Stress, teachers strive to end year strong
By this time in the school year, students are extremely tempted to “check-out” of anything pertaining to work. They would be just fine with showing up and sleeping throughout the day, or at least not participating in class. But, for some teachers, this is crunch time. They must pack everything they can into these last few weeks, hoping that they can checkoff the final lessons of their curriculum.
Our classes are jam-packed with lessons, lectures, projects and assignments. Teachers are piling on the workload, and the stereotype of “coasting” through the end of the year is no longer a possibility.
We find ourselves taking tests when we’re not prepared, and this is of course is reflected in our grades. Is it a fair representation of what we know when the teachers aren’t spending the necessary amount of time teaching just because they have an agenda to complete?
Surely when kids that have consistently scored well throughout the year, start to struggle in the class, someone would notice, right? Wrong. This has been a reoccurring issue from year to year, and we, as students, begin to expect this end of school stress.
Teachers, it is your job to teach. When the majority of your students are not doing well on a subject, it is not a reflection of our work ethic. Give us a fair and reasonable workload and amount of time to complete it, just like what is expected throughout the rest of the year, and maybe do a better job of planning in the future. After all, we go to school a considerable amount of days over the required amount by the state, but that’s a different story…