Teaching is a profession like all other profession, enthusiasm fades through experience and time. From my experience, the experienced teacher who entered teaching profession more than ten years tends to ignore or overlook the anxious feelings of the new beginning teacher.
I work in my organisation for almost six years, and encountered all types of students and parents. I work with the only main teacher who obviously sick of her profession as years and years of teaching in the same organisation. Frankly, as a more newer assistant teacher, I was made to cover all types of miscellaneous jobs that came across to me; including teaching younger students (3-4) how to hold pencils, beginning writing, and tracing, recognition of the alphabets and numbers. I often became the subject to listen to the complains of the main teacher, who poured out her anxiousness and concern over the circumstances of the students and parents. Imagine this, someone pours out their anger and frustration to you, how do you feel? You end up being a subject of frustration and anger whereas the other one benefits with finishing up the jobs with flying colours and attracting fans. Not fair. I told myself that I was making my self silly. Why should I take up others’ frustration and anger? Why the other as an experience teacher could not think of the consequences she did to other worker? Instead, damaging the others’ career and enthusiasm?
I sum up; she could not be a teacher anymore. She needs time to stay with her husband and children. A Pouring out of ones’ anger and frustration is not a way to solve the problem. It is a selfish and unprofessional behaviour. She should see from the perspective of the new beginning teacher who fights for survival, who needs career to feed her own family and who strives to teach the new generation.