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Discussion in 'General Education' started by SLC13, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. AlwaysAttend

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    That's a lot of generalities being offered as fact.
     
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    I'll say it again, because no one else is saying it.

    Do not shell out $40 thousand in tuition because you think you want to be a teacher. Teaching is tough, unappreciated, and underpaid. You will make twice as much with most any other four year degree.

    Do a good deal of substituting, and do it at a variety of schools. Be certain to substitute in economically distressed areas, areas with a good deal of racial integration, and other areas identified as being "tough" to teach in. Get a large, accurate picture of what you will be in for BEFORE committing tens of thousands of dollars and years of your life in preparation.

    Don't base this decision off of others' "teaching is great" or "teaching is terrible" advice. Get out there and see for yourself!!!
     
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  3. AlwaysAttend

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    What degrees are those? Every other part i agree with.
     
  4. MathGuy82

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    I have to agree with this! It's a lot more than just "teaching" in some ways. As Amy says, you must do research on environment, even though one principal can require this and that while another principal won't require this but require that and so on. You also must do a lot, including student teaching without getting payed, having to deal with varying workloads at times. It's a lot of work and a rewarding profession but make sure you think about it. Teaching subjects like middle/high school math and English require state testing in public schools, and teachers get evaluated with that. Oh ya, the pay can be good for only working 9 months, but is the salary good for the work we put in and for our needs? Something to always think about.
     
  5. Lavanya

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    Yes teaching is great choice, more patience required to handle the kids
    and one of the best job ...
     
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