Monday, September 24, 2012

Dangerous Jobs

1. Fisherman
2. Logger
3. Farmer/rancher
4. Structural construction worker
5. Sanitation worker
6. Airplne pilot
7. Roofer
8. Coal miner
9. Merchant mariner
10. Miller

Special Education Teacher might not be one of the top ten most dangerous jobs but it might be close.

I love being a special education teacher. It has its ups and downs and occasionally it gets below 'down'. Everyone has bad days but when a child who already has heightened emotions has a bad day, as a special education teacher, you need to pay extra attention to their reactions.  

After some screaming, tears, spitting, things flying through the air and a change of classroom, energy was released and the student was able to talk again. 

It was a little rough in the middle but by the end of the day we were all smiles again. 


  1. Aw Maddy, I love to see days ending well. I know exactly what it feels like...maybe not as big of kids as I'm used to but I know how...interesting it can get. :) Hope you are still doing well despite the ups and downs and all in betweens of this year. Still praying for you, the kids and the TAs.

  2. I’m glad that you are quite happy with your job. I guess when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. And I think workers who belong to the list also feel the same way. Despite the danger, they still do what they do. And that’s what makes them extraordinary. :-)

  3. We all have some sort of dangers at work, some are just bigger than others. Like your neck, spine, and your eyes could get injured for sitting 8 eight hours straight in front of the computer and doing spreadsheet. Regardless of the industries we're in, it's our employer's responsibility to ensure our safety at work and to provide an action plan in case of emergency.