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Old 12-09-2012, 04:45 AM
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Thank you all for the help! I feel much much better now
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:00 AM
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It sounds like you and I are a lot alike. I'm nowhere near the typical image of a teacher. I'm casual and down-to-earth, and, let's face it, a total nutjob . I'm mature, yet immature. I feel like I've found a good balance, though.

For example, if a kid is getting b*tchy and/or sassy with me (or another kid), my go-to line (which unfortunately has become famous where I work) is "Check your sass. Don't you come in to my class with those claws."

It's almost impossible for me to be super serious when teaching, ESPECIALLY when I'm teaching theatre.

You'll figure it out! If I did, anyone can.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:48 AM
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I had always worked with little kids. I like it, but I never had that maternal click. Now, when I work with high schoolers, I totally feel it. It's almost a big sister feeling. I want them to do well and succeed and try not to make my mistakes etc.... With little kids, I can't seem to see past the behavior to the joy. With older kids I feel more connected to them and can see how goofy and wonderful they are. I really feel like I was in the wrong age group. You might find that when you get to actually working with them, you find an age level you love.
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