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    (Original post by tg0896)
    Do you make a seating plan and sit two students together who you think fancy each other?
    I always have a seating plan but I wouldn't deliberately sit two lovebirds next to each other. Then how would they ever get any work done?

    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Which do you recommend - primary or secondary teaching?
    Which is easier?

    After getting a pgce , can you teach anywhere in the world?
    Primary sounds easier in terms of workload. Afaik you can teach anywhere in the world with a PGCE, yes. But don't quote me on that as it's not something I've ever looked into much.

    (Original post by Ruffiio)
    Can you tell me about the paperwork, is it a lot?
    Yes. It's ridiculous.

    (Original post by MissB26)
    Did you find it difficult to get on with students or to get them to like you and your teaching style?

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    Boys tend to get on with most teachers unless they're emotional (and, to be honest, feminine). Girls are challenging particularly Year 8 and above. They try to make everything really personal including homework, your detentions, who gets the rewards, who you pick when you have hands up.

    (Original post by 29Bilal96)
    how much do you talk about students outside of lessons?
    At home or out with mates - not at all. In the staff room, we talk loads about the students.

    (Original post by moecandy)
    Do you teach sixth formers?
    I've taught Year 12 but not Year 13 yet.

    (Original post by beyknowles)
    what year(s) do you work with?
    Y7-12
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    This is a first.
    Are there some kids who you wish you could hit?

    Is it easy to recognise the kids with no friends, kids with the bad home life, kids who are trying to fit in etc?

    Do you have any interesting parents evening stories?
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    (Original post by stargirl63)
    Are there some kids who you wish you could hit?

    As annoying as they can be, I would never hit them. I don't really ever hate them either. Every student I've taught has had at least some redeeming qualities.

    Is it easy to recognise the kids with no friends, kids with the bad home life, kids who are trying to fit in etc?

    Yes and you can feel helpless sometimes when you recognise this and realise that, bad home life in particular, is something you have no control over.

    Do you have any interesting parents evening stories?

    Parents' evening is always painful for me. There are always 2 or 3 parents who come in angry at my alleged picking on their daughter. The parents of boys are okay though usually.
    See answers above
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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    I worked as a primary school teaching assistant for a year on my gap year in 2010/11.

    I can summarise a primary teachers work week for you in terms of paper work/hours spent working.

    Bare in mind, paid hours were 9am-5pm.

    Monday - Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Tuesday - Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Wednesday -Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Thursday -Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Friday -Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Saturday - Mark books most of the day and begin writing lesson plans for the next week.

    Sunday - Finish lesson plans for the week/maybe get the day off if you've been well organised throughout the week/on Saturday.
    Mine's, in a way, worse than that because I'm never organised enough to get all my lesson planning done over the weekend so I end up doing a lot of my planning the day before the lessons get delivered.
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    (Original post by LostGear)
    Teachers are professionals
    lmao at thinking being a teacher will override primal animalistic instincts that have been around since the dawn of our species

    god you lot are dumb
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    (Original post by Doob)
    lmao at thinking being a teacher will override primal animalistic instincts that have been around since the dawn of our species

    god you lot are dumb
    I hope you don't become a teacher then...
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    (Original post by Autistic Merit)
    I hope you don't become a teacher then...
    i dont want to
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    When students talk while you are speaking, does what they say sound like the whispering of Lucifer instead of mediocre kids? I'm yet to understand the source of burning rage that ignites inside the souls of teachers when they catch students in the heinous act.
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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    I worked as a primary school teaching assistant for a year on my gap year in 2010/11.

    I can summarise a primary teachers work week for you in terms of paper work/hours spent working.

    Bare in mind, paid hours were 9am-5pm.

    Monday - Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Tuesday - Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Wednesday -Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Thursday -Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Friday -Arrive at work between 6:30-7am. Leave work between 5-7pm. Get home and mark books until you go to bed.

    Saturday - Mark books most of the day and begin writing lesson plans for the next week.

    Sunday - Finish lesson plans for the week/maybe get the day off if you've been well organised throughout the week/on Saturday.
    You've almost put me off primary teaching now. How the hell do you get time to relax and unwind with your partner/relatives if all you do is mark after school?
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    (Original post by Fact)
    When students talk while you are speaking, does what they say sound like the whispering of Lucifer instead of mediocre kids? I'm yet to understand the source of burning rage that ignites inside the souls of teachers when they catch students in the heinous act.
    If you don't stop them then even the good students will start doing it. If they're talking while you're talking then, chances are, they're not listening to you.
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    this vampire girl is ****ing thirsty
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    What's the hardest thing about teaching?

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    (Original post by zuzu096)
    What's the hardest thing about teaching?

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    Behaviour management - in particular, pack mentality.
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    What do the teachers really speak about in the staff room?


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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    You've almost put me off primary teaching now. How the hell do you get time to relax and unwind with your partner/relatives if all you do is mark after school?
    I exagerrated a little, but honestly only a little. It's not far off. To answer your question about when you have time to unwind, half term and summer holidays.
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    Why did you get into teaching?

    Best thing about teaching?

    If you have people in Yr 12 do you ever tell them to use TSR for it's university information or study help?

    Do you ever search for your homework questions to see if they appear on TSR from your students asking people for help?
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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    I exagerrated a little, but honestly only a little. It's not far off. To answer your question about when you have time to unwind, half term and summer holidays.
    Can't that timetable potentially ruin relationships (like marriages) as the couple have like little to no time to communicate as the teacher in the relationship would probably be shattered by the end of the day?

    Is it possible to mark straight after school so you don't have to do anything at home?
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    (Original post by Amphiprion)
    I wanted so bad to write "mark boobs untill you go to bed" changing one simple little letter could turn that from a nightmare job to the best job ever.

    A lot of people(probably mostly guys) like the idea of roleplaying a student/teacher fantasy or watching it via porn

    Would watching this type of porn make you feel uncomfortable, given that you're a teacher yourself?
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Can't that timetable potentially ruin relationships (like marriages) as the couple have like little to no time to communicate as the teacher in the relationship would probably be shattered by the end of the day?

    Is it possible to mark straight after school so you don't have to do anything at home?
    Yes, it can. I know quite a few teachers who are in relationships with other teachers so it's sort of a mutual suffering thing and not the fault of anyone person if they dont get an awful lot of time.

    Quite often I'd stay behind after work to help mark (not really supposed to as a TA) and try and lighten the load. It's possible to get free time in the afternoons just not an awful lot of it. My dad taught untill he was 60 and would always just stay up really late (2amish) to get time to watch tv etc.

    Again if you're really organised and work really hard then you can free up time. I'm personally too lazy and disorganised to operate at that level of intensity for any long period of time, just to get my weekends off.
 
 
 
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