How old were you when you started teaching? (1 question survey)

Discussion in 'General Education' started by alentaught, Feb 18, 2021.

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How old were you when you started teaching?

Poll closed Feb 25, 2021.
  1. 21-22 years old

    7 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. 23-24 years old

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. 25-26 years old

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. 27-28 years old

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. 29 years or older

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. alentaught

    alentaught Rookie

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    I'm a middle school teacher looking for some data regarding the ages that teachers began teaching.

    I'm going to use the data for my website. I don't want to post the article or else it will probably get blocked or flagged.
    If it's okay for me to post the article please let me know so. Appreciate this!

    THE QUESTION: How old were you when you started teaching?
     
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  3. mathteachertobe

    mathteachertobe Cohort

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    I was 51.
     
  4. catnfiddle

    catnfiddle Moderator

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    Polls are just fine. That's why we have them!

    I was 33 when I started subbing and 36 when I got my first full-time position.

    :atoz_love::welcome:
     
  5. CaliforniaRPCV

    CaliforniaRPCV Comrade

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    Another interesting question might be how long did you teach? Is there an association between how old you were when you started and how long you stuck to it?

    So many possibilities.
     
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  6. alentaught

    alentaught Rookie

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    Thanks, I didn't want it to be considered "spamming". Im using the data for an article I published. Science teacher here so I want to add some real data to the article.
     
  7. alentaught

    alentaught Rookie

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    That would be interesting to see. Maybe the next poll. This data I need for an article I wrote about how young teachers are when they start teaching.
     
  8. alentaught

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    Nice and young, the best teachers!:cool:
     
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  9. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    I started teaching at 20, retired at 65.
     
  10. Pi-R-Squared

    Pi-R-Squared Connoisseur

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    38 for me.
     
  11. Missy

    Missy Aficionado

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    Started at 41, after a career change.
     
  12. blazer

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    34 when I started teaching
     
  13. CaliforniaRPCV

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    21 when I started, 23 when I stopped.
     
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  14. Guitart

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    That's pretty much me too. I was 45 in 2011 when I started as a para. Went back to school f/t in 2012. Earned my license in 2014. Was sub 14-15 year. Got my own classroom in 2015-16 school year and have been in the same district since. BEST JOB EVER!
     
  15. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Virtuoso

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    Started at 22.
    Retiring at 51.
     
  16. Tired Teacher

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    I started at 23 and retired after 30 yrs.
     
  17. mrsf70

    mrsf70 Companion

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    I started at 35.
     
  18. blazer

    blazer Connoisseur

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    And still at it at 64!
     
  19. waterfall

    waterfall Virtuoso

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    I was 22. I'm 11 years in now.
     
  20. TeacherNY

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    I was 22. A week after college graduation I started subbing then teaching the next year.
     
  21. OhioTeacher216

    OhioTeacher216 Rookie

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    29 and 5 years in.
     
  22. CaliforniaRPCV

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    Interesting that so many here came in later. How representative is this forum I wonder?
     

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