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Avoiding taking the teacher home with you?

For many of us, I know that grading and lesson planning at home is a non-negotiable. Otherwise, nothing would ever get done. I’m curious, though.. do any of you find yourself bringing your “teacher personality” home with you? I work with a particularly difficult population of students and I am constantly on the defensive. This requires me to take on quite a harsh teaching persona which I don’t really want to emulate in my personal life, but sometimes it’s hard to draw the line.

When I come home, sometimes I am so quick to jump at anyone who annoys me even slightly that I turn a 2-minute talk into an hour-long restorative discussion of why they shouldn’t have said what they said to annoy me. (Yep, it happens.) It could be a friend, relative, spouse, anyone. I’m not usually this touchy on weekends where I can let things go a lot easier. On weeknights, I’m just hopeless… I know that the people who love me would really prefer I left Snarky at school where she belongs.

So, Tumblr teacher community, any tips on leaving the “teacher” at school?

  1. missescargotpudding answered: I’m at the point that my school requires me to use so much of my personal time to complete my teacher ‘requirements’ that I’m always ‘Miss E’
  2. caffeinatedinsanity reblogged this from thesnarkyschoolteacher and added:
    Be a nicer teacher and you wouldn’t have to worry bout bringing your bitchy teacher persona home
  3. from-tutor-to-teacher reblogged this from thesnarkyschoolteacher and added:
    What I personally do is on my drive home I’ll usually listen to really loud rock or metal music. I’ll also make sure to...
  4. imightstillbleed reblogged this from thesnarkyschoolteacher
  5. as-bold-as-love answered: For me, it’s about intentionally making the choice to turn it off. In the car, I think about my mood, and purposefully change it if I need to
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