9.11.2009

WOW, how times change!

i had my first class for my teacher certification this past tuesday night.
yesterday, i was doing some of my homework and came across this chart in my textbook.
i was amazed! i wanted to share this with everyone.

RULES FOR TEACHERS, 1872
1. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys
2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day's session.
3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils.
4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.
5. After ten hours in school, the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.
6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.
7. Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.
8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved into barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty.
9. The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty-five cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.

I mean WOW! i don't think i will ever complain about being a teacher, once i finally am one :)

Chart quoted from Kronowitz, The Teacher's Guide to Success, 2008


2 comments:

Kelly Downey said...

Too bad you're not a man..then you could take a night off to "court".

Adam said...

Ha, that's funny. I can see you cleaning the chimneys and reading good books. Yeah right! Good luck on your new adventure.