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agreed. i like the words but he weirds me out.
"Phys-ed? You majored in physical education? Get out, seriously"
Not my line, but funny in a cruel sort of way...
Let me give you some advice.
You can be friends with your teachers by getting to know them. Talking to them. Sharing funny stories with them. Being AUTHENTICALLY friendly with them. If you open communication with people, there`s a lot less chance you`ll misunderstand each other and higher chances you`ll get along better because of it.
Life isn`t only about learning facts, but about learning to live well. Teachers can teach that.
Now, look at someone who works a full year job, and take out weekends and holidays, as well as two weeks vacation. That`s about 240 work days in a year. Multiply that by $405 a day, and it`s nearly 100k.
Not only that, but some teachers unions have ridiculous benefits and even better retirements. In my first 5 years teaching I put enough money into a TDA with a fixed rate so that when I`m 62 I will have over 900k dollars waiting for me. And that`s only if I don`t save any more money.
Also, itsallfake, not all teachers feel the need to make sweeping changes. Many are satisfied with making small positive changes in many young peoples` lives.
Life isn`t only about learning facts, but about learning to live well. Teachers can teach
Then there`s the other hand: The moment a public school tries to cater to teacher with competitive wages, free form lesson learning, or the freedom to actually challenge students, the PTA, boosters, other parental organizations and the government immediately steps in and complains that the school is being too hard on students because it shows that MOST people are of AVERAGE intelligence and not fit for much more than manual labor thus shattering the crystal dream that their precious snowflake is going to graduate to CEO of fortune 50 company...
I think most of us went in with the thought that we were going to change the world around us. Make a difference in people`s lives and educate. Maybe we had bad teachers we felt we needed to replace. Maybe we were inspired by a teacher and felt the need to bring that kind of inspiration to others. Whatever the reason being, it gets torn apart pretty quickly...
In one hand: The system. Think you`re going to teach "real" american history? Try again. Think you have a revolutionary new mthod of getting kids to learn? Leave it at home. The system is in place and has been for a very long time and not you or anyone else is going to change it. Sure you can slip in the occasional material outside the approved text, but don`t press your luck. Your lesson plan must be approved.
anyway, I`m happy to see someone remembers how to spell "definitely" like I do"De-finite-ly"HURRAH!
Not every poem should rhymeTo write such a poem takes timeNot to mention hard workSo don`t be such a jerkBeing that stupid should be a crime
Would it be wrong of me to go all Grammar Nazi on a comment about what makes a good teacher? Meh, I`ll leave it.
[quote]What a jerk. "I can make a C+ feel like a congressional medal of honor and I can make an A- feel like a slap in the face" - yeah, based what kind of MOOD he was in that day.[/quote]
Wow, way to miss the point there, buddy...
100% Grade A awesomeness.
my family asks all the "why don`t you do something that will make a lot of money? you`re wasting your talent." i`m wasting my talent? shouldn`t kids have intelligent and passionate teachers?
this is our future we are talking about. the attitude of "those who can`t do, teach" has played a role in why america`s education system is failing children. so why am i wasting my talent? because i can do so much more good inspiring and encouraging the future of america. that seems more fulfilling than bringing home a large check.
However, it has to be said there are some frigging awful teachers out there as well.
Depends what you teach. If you get a 2.2 or 3rd degree in life science you go and be a teacher or a technician or a pharmaceutical salesman or an administrator. If you get a 2.1 or 1st, you do a Ph.D and become a post-doctoral researcher and hopefully eventually a PI, or go to med school. I have met one good scientist who actually wanted to teach, but only one and that was in about 10 years. That`s talking about secondary school (high school) teaching and below, obviously not university lecturers, they have to become PI level researchers first.
A difference. Why, what do you make? Money? Pfft, yea THATS hard to do..."
lol, badass. I almost wanna be a teacher now just to maybe one day get to use that line on someone!