By cacheson - 21/11/2018 01:04
Today, as a kindergarten music teacher, my principal came in to observe and evaluate me. I thought I'd gotten the hang of managing 23 5-year-olds, but it was a zoo the whole 30 minutes and I didn’t manage to teach anything. I'm not sure I'll be keeping this job. FML
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Yes, and after working on my classroom management strategies for younger kids my teaching is going much better now.
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By  RichardPencil  |  27

Did any of the “animals” get an injury that was serious enough to require outside medical attention?

If not, you’re meeting the job description of a kindergarten music teacher. I hope you weren’t expecting a roomful of little Mozarts.

By  ojosRojos  |  24

As a music teacher myself, I can definitely relate to this! Sometimes those days happen (especially in kindergarten). Just yesterday, I had to stop my lesson with my kindergarteners because they were so wild. I used to be a second grade classroom teacher, and I had a very similar observation experience. When I met with the principal, she was understanding and gave me another chance. That’s what a principal should do, so I hope that happens for you too! Don’t give up!

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By  ojosRojos  |  24

As a music teacher myself, I can definitely relate to this! Sometimes those days happen (especially in kindergarten). Just yesterday, I had to stop my lesson with my kindergarteners because they were so wild. I used to be a second grade classroom teacher, and I had a very similar observation experience. When I met with the principal, she was understanding and gave me another chance. That’s what a principal should do, so I hope that happens for you too! Don’t give up!

By  RichardPencil  |  27

Did any of the “animals” get an injury that was serious enough to require outside medical attention?

If not, you’re meeting the job description of a kindergarten music teacher. I hope you weren’t expecting a roomful of little Mozarts.

By  Deez_Knots  |  10

The principal has to understand the circumstances that it’s too difficult to round them up and keep them still. Ask for a teachers assistant or something. I think you’ll be alright. Good luck

By  Razell  |  13

If it makes you feel better, one person is way too few to be riding herd on that many 5-year-olds. 1 adult every 5 or 6 children would work much better.

By  PenguinPal3017  |  18

I was always very aware of these situations. Even in second grade I remember feeling bad for the teacher when students misbehaved during class with someone watching in. It didn't seem like anyone else realized that we were making her look bad.