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    (Original post by rbnphlp)
    Do you have free time outside school for yourself? Roughly how much if any? Thanks
    If I'm really well organised I'll have Saturday or Sunday free. That's about it during term time.

    (Original post by deborarosa)
    do you teach in london...*emoji eyes*..
    Nope.

    (Original post by The vampire)
    If I tell you I love you, are you going to tell the head teacher that I'm being inappropriate lol
    Of course.

    (Original post by ChildInDisguise)
    What awkward encounters have you had with girls? How did you deal with the situation of them liking you?
    Can't go into much detail... Sometimes it's quite cute when they have a crush and it means they try really hard because they want to impress you... Obviously it's very awkward and needs to be deal with it if they are ever open about their crush.
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    What kind of teacher are you?

    (Subject and primary or secondary school?)
    Secondary maths.

    (Original post by purple_panther)

    Do you teach at GCSE level or A-level? Doesn't it annoy you that you learned so much advanced maths at uni and now you don't use any of it and it's all back to basics?
    GCSE and A-level (only AS level at the moment). Yes, I do think it's a bit annoying that I learned all about Newton, Lagrange, Fourier and all that lot and now it's useless.

    (Original post by deborarosa)
    How do you control your temper in the class room? I know if someone was rude to me, especially due to the fact theyre younger than me, there would be an even ruder comeback
    Know that if I do answer back that I could lose my job!

    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    Any advice on being the super awesome teaching everyone likes?!

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    Also, do you feel teachers get paid enough for the job?
    Have you ever had to break up a fight before?
    If you hadn't become a teacher, which career would you likely have chosen?
    Would you recommend anyone to get a career in teaching?
    1. No we're underpaid.

    2. Yes I've broken up a few fights including some during lesson time. You have to be careful to not actually touch the students though or else you could get in trouble yourself.

    3. No idea.

    4. Yes as long as it's a good school.
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    (Original post by demx9)
    Do you notice mark differences based on student ethnicity ?
    I don't notice any but then again there's very few non-white students at my school. About half of the extremely badly behaved students are black though. :eek:
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    I don't notice any but then again there's very few non-white students at my school. About half of the extremely badly behaved students are black though. :eek:
    hmmmm you say you dont teach in london but your school is majority minority ethnicities....hmmmmmmmm
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    I don't notice any but then again there's very few non-white students at my school. About half of the extremely badly behaved students are black though. :eek:
    Definitely in London
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    Secondary maths.



    GCSE and A-level (only AS level at the moment). Yes, I do think it's a bit annoying that I learned all about Newton, Lagrange, Fourier and all that lot and now it's useless.



    Know that if I do answer back that I could lose my job!



    1. No we're underpaid.

    2. Yes I've broken up a few fights including some during lesson time. You have to be careful to not actually touch the students though or else you could get in trouble yourself.

    3. No idea.

    4. Yes as long as it's a good school.
    How do you stop fights then :lolwut: and damn you badically didn't answer my question before, but yeah I get why
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    Not to mention we teachers write you a reference for your university/further education so it's worth getting us on side!
    I'm doing my AS next year and when it gets to sending references to universities (AS/A2 I don't know which) do all of your subject teachers send a reference each, or is it the Head teacher or someone else?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by deborarosa)
    hmmmm you say you dont teach in london but your school is majority minority ethnicities....hmmmmmmmm
    (Original post by The vampire)
    Definitely in London
    I said there's very few non-white students at my school although admittedly I shouldn't have used a double negative.
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    (Original post by ChildInDisguise)
    How do you stop fights then :lolwut: and damn you badically didn't answer my question before, but yeah I get why
    You stop fights with great difficulty. You sort of have to just stand between them and tell them to stop; they always do eventually. The law is too vague on what is an acceptable level of physical contact so it's best to give none.

    (Original post by Sulfur)
    I'm doing my AS next year and when it gets to sending references to universities (AS/A2 I don't know which) do all of your subject teachers send a reference each, or is it the Head teacher or someone else?

    Thanks
    I think it's your form tutor who does the reference mainly.
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    Do you have a social life or time for your hobbies? Meet up with your friends etc
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    I said there's very few non-white students at my school although admittedly I shouldn't have used a double negative.
    Good thing you're not an English teacher :rolleyes:

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    (Original post by rbnphlp)
    Do you have a social life or time for your hobbies? Meet up with your friends etc
    Now that it's summer, I can. Sadly a lot of my friends use up all their holiday time when I'm teaching because it's cheaper so I don't have much hope of going abroad this year unless I go by myself or with my brother.
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    (Original post by The vampire)
    Good thing you're not an English teacher :rolleyes:

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    jk..don't give me a detention. I'm sowwie
    Listen to me.

    When I say that there's very few non-whites it means that most are white. :mad:
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    Do you think it's weird or good to date a fellow teacher at your school. In my school, a lot of the teachers that are now married or dating met working at my school. aaw cute
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    Listen to me.

    When I say that there's very few non-whites it means that most are white. :mad:
    I got that eventually.You shouldn't say things in an overcomplicated way!
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    You avoided my question on how to be the super awesome teacher everyone likes. :sad:
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    Well that's a bit stupid. What if they're properly at each other? Surely they shouldn't have a problem with it as your actually protecting them from themselves.
    Btw, if my name had any unconscious affect on your previous answer... I'm a child at heart. Not actually a child
    Someone at my old school was actually suspended for messaging a teacher on facebook for telling him she loved him as a joke :lol:

    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    You stop fights with great difficulty. You sort of have to just stand between them and tell them to stop; they always do eventually. The law is too vague on what is an acceptable level of physical contact so it's best to give none.

    I think it's your form tutor who does the reference mainly.
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    Have you ever told a sex joke in class? What was it? (If yes)
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    One more q : what was harder for you in terms of workload , pgce or a day to day life as a teacher
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    What do you teach?


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