Just quit my job

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by Southernese, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Southernese

    Southernese Rookie

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    I just opened up a job for one of you. After a horrendous year, I quit my job teaching high school English. I'm moving onto the college level, so I think I'll be much happier. But to anyone in Georgia, there will be at least one more job on the market.
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    As long as it was the right thing for you, we're thrilled.
     
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    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Too bad you weren't in TX.
     
  5. 2cutekiddos

    2cutekiddos Companion

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    Too bad it wasn't for special ed so we could hook up MommySerenity UP!!! :)

    Good luck with the college kids!
     
  6. Southernese

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    Thanks y'all. I came from teaching college 2 years ago and tried to transition into teaching high school, but I never quite adapted. I think I'll be much happier at the postsecondary level. I do frequent this board, though, because I've looked for a job every summer as far back as I can remember, and I always root for you guys.
     
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    What was it about high school compared to college that you felt you didn't fit in?
     
  8. Southernese

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    It's just a different planet, really, and after two years I realize that I just don't have the skillset for high school. I'm a very laid back teacher who was accustomed to students who would come in and be respectful and give a good effort. I wasn't at all prepared for students that would try to sabotage my class at every turn. I'm not a disciplinarian at all. I mean, I have learned to be one, but it's exhausting, and I don't like what kind of teacher it makes me, and at the end of the day I felt more depressed than satisfied.
     
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    I'm glad you feel this would be a better fit for you as a teacher.
     
  10. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    What do you plan to teach in college? Education? Or a different field?

    If you're teaching students to become teachers: If you aren't able to handle a tough crowd, how will you prepare students to be prepared?

    If you're teaching students in a different field: How are you going to prepare them for the issues that will arise when their customer isn't happy?
     
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    I taught college before I taught HS (and I still teach college summer classes).

    I have the same expectations as you in both my hs and my college classes: be respectful and give a good effort.
     
  12. Southernese

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    I teach English, not education. I plan to teach grammar and literature, and not customer service.
     
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    Ha! That one made me smile. I'm a bit jealous. I think that is going to be the next step for me, except I'm leaning towards supervising student teachers.
     

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