First, I'm not a teacher; I've never felt this was my calling. Still, what the teachers on this board have to say always grabs and holds my attention.
What I'm sure would put me off most in this occupation isn't the students but -- you guessed it -- some of the pushy stage-moms and stage-dads.
So how do you deal with this? Do you refuse to take certain kids when you run into this challenge? Or do you agree to take them -- provided that the parents keep away and let you run the show?
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