Things NOT to Say to Teachers by Melissa Keir

DAnn1Thank you for having me on your blog. I’ve been a teacher for over twenty years. It never ceases to amaze me the things people say to me about teaching and teachers.

  1. You’re so lucky you get paid to sit around all summer.

Teachers use the summer to take classes to retain their teaching permits and prepare for the coming year. I always write to all my students over the summer as a sneaky way to keep them reading and writing. They love getting letters and I love hearing about their summer while it’s happening.

  1. It must be nice to only work until 3:00.

A teacher day often begins before the students arrive. They must set up the classroom and have the materials on hand for the day. Likewise, their day ends after the students leave when they clean up, grade any papers, make phone calls, write notes, meet with families, meet with administration, etc. I arrive at 7:15 am each day and leave around 5 pm with a twenty minute lunch. My day is filled with action but also fun. I’ve never walked out the door right behind my students.

  1. Why didn’t you tell me about [Child X]? Or Tell me about the consequences for the other child.

When children have problems or get in trouble at school, teachers can’t share that information. It’s private. Parents wouldn’t want a teacher sharing information about their child with other parents, so it always surprises me when they demand to know about other children. Some things are not their business. I use a standard response- I’m sorry. I can’t tell you that it’s private but I can assure you that it’s been taken care of or that I’m taking care of things.

As you can see teachers face some interesting comments. I’m sure that other jobs also face these strange opinions. What’s one that you’ve heard? Or what do you think of the interesting comments made toward teachers?Dann2

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Can love shine through the clouds of treachery and misunderstanding?

Advertising for a wife seems like the answer to all of Burke Dawson’s problems. He wants a wife and kids without emotional attachments, but he has no idea how much havoc one woman can cause.

Annie Douglas has her heart set on her hunky cowboy’s love and she isn’t about to stop until she gets it.

Take Me Home, Cowboy by Krista Ames

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy a growing attraction or show them the way home?

Ally Kincaid returns to Rock Creek, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with Matt Gentry—her father’s foreman—instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.

When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?

Honeymoon Ranch by Cheryl Gorman

Can two reluctant partners ride off into their own blissful sunset on Honeymoon Ranch?

When wedding planner, Summer Conroy, discovers she has inherited half of Silver Creek Ranch, she is stunned to learn the other half is owned by sexy cowboy, Bryce Jericho. Her idea of turning the ranch into an exclusive wedding and honeymoon destination is met with a wall of resistance from Bryce who doesn’t want his ranch ruined with a bunch of wedding nonsense. He is determined to conceal his vulnerable heart that beats in fear of being betrayed again. Will this woman with dreams of happily-ever-after in her eyes transform his fear into love everlasting?

Chalkboard Romance by Melissa Keir

Will a One Night Stand prove to be their disaster or their salvation?

Lauren Walsh, a divorcee and elementary teacher, wants to feel sexy again after her ex tosses her aside for a younger woman. Her best friend encourages her to sign up for The Playhouse–a renowned dating agency. Forced to stay away from his young son, Mac Thomas lost the ability to trust. After the death of his wife, he returned to care for his son but his sister wants more for him. She sets him up with The Playhouse.

Passion ignites but Mac’s a parent of one of Lauren’s students. A teacher and a parent dating could cost Lauren her job and her chance at happiness. Will Mac be able to convince the school and Lauren, that love is the most important thing?

Until You Fall in Love by Lyssa Layne

Can a longtime friendship suddenly blossom into love?

Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn’t know how she’d survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He’s the father her son never knew and he’s the rock she’s always leaned on.

When Abram’s father suffers a heart attack, it’s Abram’s turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she’s become and not the little girl he grew up with.

Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?

The Cowboy’s Baby by D’Ann Lindun

Cat wanted to keep her baby: Tanner insisted she give it up…can they find common ground seventeen years later?

Cat O’Brien left her heart in Granite, Colorado, seventeen years ago—her first love, Tanner Burke, and the baby girl she gave birth to at sixteen. Suddenly, both Tanner’s high school sweetheart and the teenage daughter they gave up for adoption are back in his life.

Cat is adamant their daughter keep her baby; Tanner isn’t as sure. Just like seventeen years before, he and Cat are butting heads over the fate of an unborn child.

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13 Responses to Things NOT to Say to Teachers by Melissa Keir

  1. mathlady68 says:

    One of my all time favorites was an irate father who asked very loudly why the teacher (a preschool special needs teacher) couldn’t just supply all of the stuff the classroom needs, why should he have to donate anything? This teacher was asking for baby wipes, tissues, paper towels, Gold Fish crackers, construction paper etc. Nothing was outrageous. I turned to that man and said that she couldn’t because she doesn’t make a million dollars a year and she is already supplying tons of stuff to students who can’t afford basic supplies or clean clothes or a toothbrush! He didn’t like that answer. Teacher deserve to be supported by parents, not fought every step of the way!

  2. kristaames says:

    thank you so much for hosting us!!

  3. ELF says:

    Folks never lack for a way to stick their foot firmly in their mouth. Thanks for your diligence and hard work, I think teaching can be both a frustrating and incredibly satisfying profession (at the same time, lol).

  4. Clare O'Beara says:

    My teachers were annoyed with my parents because I had learnt to read before going to school. They said it made it harder for them if the class wasn’t all learning at the same rate. I’d started reading aged two; were my parents supposed to stop me and make me push blocks around until I was four and started school?
    Another family, my friends, were enrolling their daughter, aged four and asked what she would be taught in her first year. She would learn to read, write and count to ten, was the answer. This girl was reading, writing, and counting to ten in English and in French.

    • Melissa Keir says:

      Obviously that was the wrong school. My job has always been to take students where they are at and move them forward… I was teaching middle school math and reading in 3/4th grade. 🙂

  5. Michelle D says:

    It was a teacher who introduced me to The Hobbit. She was my homeroom teacher in the seventh grade and read this book to us in homeroom every day. Still one of my most favorite books.
    My favorite thing about a cowboy? Jeans that fit just the right way showing off a body built by hard work

    • Melissa Keir says:

      I love when I can introduce a book to a student…even more when they find a series that they can love year after year!

  6. Melissa Keir says:

    Thank you for sharing our box set! At only 99 pennies… six cowboy stories and six happily ever afters….Wow!

  7. How did I miss this, Melissa? I love this cover!!! And I hope you have lots of sales for this anthology!

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