Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The woes of being a teacher...

Most blogs you read are mostly positive. Sometimes a little cynical, often introspective. But not usually negative. I'm going to take a moment to vent.
 (Just a little humor to add to my negativity, of course I love my jobs (all of them))

At one of my teaching jobs (I won't mention which) I am having a huge struggle getting my students to be quiet and focus so we can get something done.

The week before last we learned 2 new steps in a 2 hour practice.


This week I told them if they could be quiet and learn 10 counts of 8 in the two hours I taught I would bring them a treat. Bribes always work, right? I mean, they always have in the past.

How many steps did we learn?

3. T.H.R.E.E. Tres, Trois.

In two hours!!!

I've been the nice teacher, the mean teacher, the briber, the buddy. I'm out of ideas.

Any suggestions?

Needless to say, I had to make these last night:

Best-Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here is the recipe. 

*My mom found this recipe on Pinterest and highly recommended it to me. The secret to the delightful texture of these cookies is corn starch! Who'da thunk? I previously posted a recipe with pudding in the batter and I think these two recipes have quite a similar texture. Definitely yummy and worth trying!


  1. oh jeez - well you're a great teacher so hopefully they'll catch on at some point!

    and those cookies look fabulous

  2. Tina! One, I have made those cookies and they are quite yummy. Two, oh girl I know and feel your pain. Today was kinda one of those days for me too...well if you ever need to vent you know where to come! Hope things get better...

  3. hahahahaha I'm laughing so hard right now because I am about 97% positive I know exactly what you are talking about. It's so frustrating! That was me last year after every class. Hang in there, you are beyond patient compared to me haha. Love you!