Originally Posted by patteeu
I'm not saying that it doesn't ever happen, but when someone tells me that their spouse's "typical" workweek as a teacher is easily 65-70 hours, I'm calling
If I'm wrong about Mrs. pr_capone, then she's so atypical of the profession that she shouldn't be used as an example.
The people like he describes (you can drive by the school on a Saturday or Sunday and see their car parked out front) are people for whom teaching is their life.
Many of them don't have kids of their own, so the students become their kids. They may not have much of a social life, so the school is their social life. Teaching becomes much more than a job for those people, it becomes their lives. I know teachers (many of them with kids who have left home or have family's of their own now or maybe without kids) who do some kind of school related activity nearly every night, whether it's a ball game, club meeting, or fund raising activity. It's kind of crazy (to me).