Monday, 20 October 2008

Teasher dont teash me nonesense!!!


Selzy teacher!!!

So teaching practice has officially started,woke up this morning and headed off to my school o! it took like 30 minutes to get there, the school is surrounded by a refuse dump,and water...a swamp and so we have to climb...some kind of unsteady wooden bridge like this...very scary but i survived..so i'll be teaching two JSS2 classes...

Its the first day and i am already scarred....in the staff room, i saw a teacher powder her thighs....and another woman continously rub the breast of another, and i couldnt hear word...yoruba from when i got there till i left...gosh those women talk too friggin much....gosh its so boring..i dont know if i can be a teacher oh...as in sitting in one position from 8-2pm....thank God i had my ipod...tommorow ill be taking a novel....some women were complaing that i wasnt interacting with them...wetin i for talk now..i can't speak yoruba,if i start speaking english it wil be like am acting all uppity and shit...


Well the English teachers were very nice and accomodating, i was later introduced to the students i was going to teach...gosh they were so many in the class,like 50 and there were like only two desks...everybody else was sitting on wrappers on the floor...how are those students supposed to learn in conditions that are so not conducive for learning, it was just a sorry sight..at least they shud get desks for these students...they are treated like the dont even matter.

Of course there were the mischievious ones and the ones that were eager to please,coming over to me and calling me aunty and asking me questions...i just hope for the short while that i am there i can make some kind of impact on these kids.

"Good morning aunty you are welcome to JSS2C God bless you!" lol..never did i think id be the recipient of that greeting...it felt weird..

After the introduction i went back to the staff room...to listen to more yoruba and be hella bored..oh yeah i had to get my lesson note in order so i did that....when it was time for my class, i was adviced to take a cane..cause some students dont listen till they see a cane...lol...i sha carried the cane...when i got to the class.i 'frank' face like say deres no tommorow and i was twisting the cane like i use it frequently..like yall better behave or else ill have to use this thing on you..lol..like i even know how to flog...like i will ever...i dont know.....

I was later told the time table was changed and i didnt have them today..drats and i was looking forward to getting the first lesson out of the way..i have a double period on wednesday...hate double periods i swear...


All in all my first day was okay....looking forward to actually teaching on wednesday..wish me luck.

31 comments:

bumight said...

ok, so your post cheered me up a lil.
I'm very sure you'll do fine, at least you're teaching JSS2 students not SS2 students.

is the situation that bad that u'll only have 2 desks in a class of 50? my God!

scomiss said...

what's the name of the school and where is it located?

exschoolnerd said...

@bumight..yes o! same reaction i had!!

@scomiss..kosofe junior high school..its near ketu.

Stingess said...

I can't imagine teaching. I would have loved to have that experience just to see how i would do.

You'll do fine, i'm sure of that.

Anonymous said...

dont worry jo...she its just jss2 students...u can deal with them. how come you are teaching..are u done with school?

Invisible said...

Lol @ not interacting with the other teachers. That's a sorry sight indeed o and as for that cane, I went to Command, abeg, if anybody misbehaves, I'm flogging him/her like there's no tomorrow.

Tigeress said...

as for the condition of the class room- thats a dang shame. But thank God u're in Naija cos if u had been sent to one school in the gherro here- we'd have to be worried about ur life.

As for the other teacher rubbing up on each other and talking their life away- better u than me. lol! pele.

mizchif said...

Selzy teasher! God save u at least it's jss2. But na wa o, upon all d noise of BPE only 2 desks in a class!

thenine09 said...

hang in there and you'll do just fine!! :)

ChiefO said...

1st day and u r already complaining about staff room chitchat. wait till u hear them talking about other teachers behind their backs. 2faced ppl.

miz-cynic said...

i have also taught before.in the north for tht mata. situation was worstier(if i can use tht word)there was even one nauughty boy or should i say man who made it a point of duty to come and denge in a front seat to start winking at his teacher silly boy.ill blog abt him one day .

exschoolnerd said...

@stingess...i hope so o!

@anonymous..no m nt done with school. its a 400 level course!!!..am in English Education.

@invisible..come and teash me how 2 flog cause i have a feeling sum students r gon be testing me...dey no even fear all 6ft 1 of me dem still dey test me...

@tigeress....abi o! fear for d cash me cause of heard bout them schools!!

@mizchif...m not celebratng too earlier oh...These lot look like dey have wahala....bt hopefully ill win dem over.

@thenine09...thanks dear!

@chief o...i wont be hearing their chit chat nemore so if they like dey cn tlk about each other even me..id have my ipod on...i cunt shout!


@miz-cynic..lol at the boy winking..come 2 think of it..der wa sone yeye boy cutting me eye and another one who said what's up....i was like shuooooo!!! who r u wasuuping...i look like ur mate...

exschoolnerd said...

dere r alot of mistakes in my reply above...olodo like me...i was watching t.v while typing..no vex!

LG said...

pele dear but wait o'i nor undastand dis part' ...........and another woman continously rub the breast of another;
wetiin dey happen? or na part of 'una' syllabus????? :-) :-)

norrin do u sha'
take kia

~Sirius~ said...

I always wanted teach, dunno why,
what's up with the powder between the thighs??? huh.
Js2 imps, nothing do you.

badderchic said...

Please please please let me come and help you teash for one day, I could teach thm history, how Tupac and Biggie died, how Anini was feared, the days of Shim=na Rambo, social studies how not to tif somebody's tin yoruba, how in the days of old it was important to have white bedsheet on wedding night ati be be lo. so when can I come and teach them reproduction?

CaramelD said...

Wow at the no desks part! Can't they even get benches then the kids can write on their laps? Anywhos good luck! I think the kids will be fine, it's the other teachers you should kep an eye on!

FFF said...

mehn, can i feel u on dis! i've tot b4 & God it was wack! i tot b4 service, i tot during service, daz like 1 year all together. i think i make a terrible teacher. lol. am not patient @ all. & if i flog dem here eh, kai. lol. it's well

abeg, no go speak english 2 dem oh. u go become instant enemie. those school 4 such schs, na small thing u go do enter their trouble. just learn 2 smile sheepishly & u'll b fine

olu said...

Someone powdering her thighs?! Sounds fetish to me.

Students sitting on the floor! WTF is the over-rated Fashola doing then?!

Abeg, be careful on that unsteady wooden bridge o!

rayo said...

at least d kids wont b so tuff. wats dis abt mats? thot they were doin sumtn abt al dat but obviously not. thats so sad.

aloted said...

"Good morning aunty you are welcome to JSS2C God bless you!"

i can imagine that u found that weird.....hope they wont change it soon to "Who born you ma" lol

continue to bone face for them o...that way they wont take u for a joke...i think

all da best girl

Miss Definitely Maybe said...

am jealous of the hair...amazing hairdressers where i live are few and far inbetween, sometimes i feel like flying out to Ghana or Nigeria just to get my hair done......wow Teacher, I had no idea, am sure with your fiesty personality you will make an excellent teacher, as for me im too timid, have only attempted being a teacher during role play in bed lol

Rita said...

If this was not real, I would have ROTFL...

Try oh!

I was a teacher for 1 year during my NYSC. The teachers were speaking Urhobo in the staff room. Me and other NYSC teacher did not even bother getting a seat in the staff room. We worked from home. The teachers complained but we were not moved. We did not need further complications. It was hard enough that we were teaching students older than us who could not speak english (imagine teaching physics to people who do not understand english. Where would I start from).

The good thing about teaching is that you impart lives in very great ways. With your great personality, I feel you are a blessing to the school. Wishing you all the best.

Just...Toluwa said...

i'll be too scared too teach..i wld even laugh at myself with a cane..lol! i cant!

but u seem like u like it!

2desks, 50students? wow!

FineBoy Agbero said...

Tisha!!! So na to tish u dress up like dis? And u dey complain abt no desks?

Abeg be a true philantropist and sell ur clothes to buy desks for d poor shildren. Kilode?!

Teachin is fun as u'd soon find out...

Femi B said...

HOw much do you think it is going to cost to get desk for all the students in that particular class? Please can you find out?

Pelli said...

So how was d first day of real lectures, as U put it? Hope U good though. Take care and try to enjoy the experience. Ciao

exschoolnerd said...

@LG ..the thing wonder me oh..i dey fear say na me dem go call up next for some filling up....me i dont play that way oh!



@Sirius..r u foreal...u always wnted to teach...who would have known..ud have ,made a good teacher sha..me too i no understand too o..i sha dirrin look 2 much..b4 i turn to yam.




@badderchic ..sweerat u know if it were possible id invite u to come n kuku do the teaching practice for me sef..the kids wud absolutely love you.

@CaramelD....na so i see am dear..i just dont understand...abi o the teachers have scoin scoin..


@FFF..am taking ur advice dear..but m tryna be a lil firm with them..cause if u smile too much they'll think i m soft n start misbehavng...so i do a bit of both.


@olu
I M scared of that bridge oh...its really horrible n surrounded by a swamp..n kpoto-kpoto..i just pray i dnt slip one of these days cause it'd just be horrid i tell yer.




@rayo
dotn say that oh..the kids have brain touch..i dont know how sumone cnt just sit down for 5minutes without talking...

@aloted
thnx sweets...

abi oh make dem no go disgrace me..especially when my supervisor comes...that'd be horrible.




@Miss Definitely Maybe..thnx dear wen ur in naija..if ur interested id hook u up with Iya Sikirat..she does bunz braids....makes house calls and all...
lol at playing the teacher role in bed....hmmmmm!!! naughty girl!


@Rita
gosh i cant imagine oh...id lose my mind..but some of the students understand english sha..so its okay...i dont have to speak pidgin or sum oda language...my problem is dey dnt hear word..play play has scattered their head.



@Just Toluwa
its okay...i dont looove...i dnt think id like teaching..but i have to so am trying to make the most out of it....


@FineBoy Agbero

how i take dress oh??

teaching is fun? its fun if u really love teaching sha....like i said ill try my best sha...try to make the most out of the experience..of which shey u go dey available to come over to the schl n help me threaten the students well well make dem behave or else ull show dem strong thing..



@Femi B
ill try and find out....n gt bck to u.

@Pelli
lectures were ok..bt the kids r a handful..hopefully with time ill get the hang of it.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Kai!!
Laide dey teach? E don sele.
I'm wondering what kind'a kids will be produced from her tutelage.
We might need lunaticide in the future to quarantine and clean up our kids.

'dara said...

welldone! Teaching can be very daunting, some of us still have not mustered the courage to hack it.
I know this is abit out there but if you watch freedom writers - the hilary swank movie you get an inkling of what a courageous teacher can do. Now am not asking you to single-handedly revamp the school but just think about the immense impact you could have on those kids.
GoodLuck!

Woomie O! said...

Mummy, I envy you...NOT!lol.
I was (and still am) a tutor, it's hellish! and considering the fact that I deal with adults, I don't envy you one bit.
The chairs, Swit, we gotta do something for the kids. Seriously. Write a letter to the LGA, SUBEB, SG, anyone, anyone who's willing to listen. Shey you're teaching them how to write formal letters? let everyone of the students write letters to who's in charge of providing desks...(I'm hoping they're even more than 50) We have to bombard his (or her?) desk with letters. It's pathetic.
None of us would be here if we didn't have desks in junior high.
Can I come visit???...I want to see the kids... and take pictures with you!!!!
Who's down?!!!??!!