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I’m becoming a school teacher.

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posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 01:05 PM
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My brother in law went into teaching in his mid to late 30's. It was a real challenge for him dealing with the students and parents we have today. Both behave like nothing we would have seen allowed when we grew up....and I would consider this school pretty rural although in an artsy town. After a few years, he was just fed up. He took a job teaching the GED classes at the women's prison. Other than having to go in and out of a prison to do your job, he said the women were a breath of fresh air because they actually WANTED to learn. In his first month many of them thanked him and said they'd never learned so much in their lives. Not trying to discourage you at all. Just suggest you go into K-12 with your eyes wide open, and to make sure you add some skills and tactics to mentally deal with the way many kids/parents behave today to your arsenal. Best of luck in your new career!



posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: KKLOCO
a reply to: Assassin82

That seems very positive.

Definitely try and get a job in a rural area. Kids are less ‘woke’ out there. I couldn’t imagine teaching in a big city.


You obviously have not lived in a rural area in the last five years.

They are just as woke, sassy, rebellious, and plugged in.



posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: JourneyAbout
My brother in law went into teaching in his mid to late 30's. It was a real challenge for him dealing with the students and parents we have today. Both behave like nothing we would have seen allowed when we grew up....and I would consider this school pretty rural although in an artsy town. After a few years, he was just fed up. He took a job teaching the GED classes at the women's prison. Other than having to go in and out of a prison to do your job, he said the women were a breath of fresh air because they actually WANTED to learn. In his first month many of them thanked him and said they'd never learned so much in their lives. Not trying to discourage you at all. Just suggest you go into K-12 with your eyes wide open, and to make sure you add some skills and tactics to mentally deal with the way many kids/parents behave today to your arsenal. Best of luck in your new career!


I’ve been substitute teaching all age levels for a few months now. I haven’t seen it all yet, but I’ve seen there’s a lot to learn about teaching. At the end of the day my goal is to educate and inspire as many young people as I can to succeed in life no matter what they choose to do or who the want to be.



posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 01:59 PM
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you should also consider becoming one of those monks that walk around flogging themselves all day.
kids can be brutal



posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: acackohfcc
you should also consider becoming one of those monks that walk around flogging themselves all day.
kids can be brutal


Kids are products of the world around them. Their behavior should be mostly attributed to those who surround them and the world as they observe it. Their misgivings are a direct reflection of all of us.



posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 04:28 PM
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Good luck!

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posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 04:36 PM
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I wish you the best of luck. Your pursuit is an admirable one.


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posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 05:41 PM
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I have a teaching credential. Practice teaching during the Ed. block was enough for me to know I had made a serious mistake. Classrooms are just glorified babysitting. I found being a tutor for wealthy folks kids was much more lucrative and enjoyable.

Best of luck, the system needs good teachers.










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posted on Feb, 10 2021 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: Assassin82

Excellent thread, instant star and flag!

You seem clever, hard-working and in general just cool. Happy to read that people like you become teachers. I wish you a great day and an interesting career in the schools!




posted on Feb, 11 2021 @ 07:05 AM
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I have to agree with you. Every time I want to blame this on today's society, my brain dredges up memories of "To Sir With Love".

I was lucky to grow up in a time, and in an area, where education was taken very seriously. We had open classrooms, before anyone really knew what they were.

I think it is was what stopped a lot of the problems that plagued learning for many areas. We were poor, and there really wasn't a lot of hope that us children were going to do much better than our parents, but we did.

The majority of us did exceptionally better, and it started in those classrooms. The open classroom allowed each child to advance at their own pace in pods, in a single classroom.

Even though I was teased mercilessly, about a classmate named Michael, because we were always placed together in a cubicle in the back of the room, I loved school. I loved learning, and still do. I remain to this day, as nicknamed by my friends, the information junky.

Michael was my competitor. We viciously vied for the title of "The Smartest". This kept us very busy, as our competition pushed us past the studies of our classmates, and we were into college level classes, and still pushing each other to the end.

Teachers are under paid babysitters when they have no support from family or the educational systems, but they have the potential to be craftsman in the art of planting of those seeds, nurturing them, and growing amazing future generations.

You can't grow a mighty oak from an cherry seed, but they both can be beautiful trees, with a great purpose, if provided the right environment and the proper care.

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