There is one thing that I truly hate about teaching: grading. Students always want to know if you've graded their test, and my usual nap swear is that I'm working on it. Grading is one thing that is a constant in the teaching profession. It really doesn't matter if you teach college or high school, you still have to grade. I have a large stack that needs to be graded right now. I even brought it home to grade, and I despise bringing home work. By the end of the day, I can't stand to look at another paper. I especially find it exasperating when I've said something many times in class and the students stills don't know it. Nothing drives me insane quicker than to spend time preparing for class, doing my best to make things interesting, and the students just don't care.
Apathy is the ugliest disease in America. I think seriously think that apathy will be the downfall of America. Students, and you see it in their parents too, want to be told how to think and what to think. The problem is that they listen to the wrong people. If they'd only listen to me, this world would be a better place. Haha!
Seriously, though, it is frightening how little students care these days. It's scary how little respect they have for anything or anybody. It worries me that America's youth want to only do the minimum. So few of them have the desire to be better, just average at best.
More and more, I've been thinking that I am just not cut out to teach high school. I just don't have the patience or the energy. I much prefer to teach college, but so few jobs are out there and so many applicants vying for the same job. The whole thing becomes discouraging.