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    Hello y'all

    I need some advice whether I am making the right choice or not! I've applied, accepted my offer to start a PGCE this September. Straight after my masters, I managed to get a 2 years contract working with a famous group leader in a renown lab. I was passionate about working in a lab, now not so much..I do not see myself doing a PhD..Hence I decided to become a science teacher. I am keen in becoming a teacher (my work experience at a comprehensive school went great and I do see myself becoming a teacher), however I am worried that I might not enjoy it because I'll miss the lab environment, I am worried that I might be wasting all my years of studies and experience to teach kids that might not respect you...underpaid and stressed all the time.
    I wanted to know if anyone of you had these doubts, any advices you could give me.
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    That's what I sometimes ask myself, if I'm doing the right thing or am I wasting my time and so on. What helps me to get through is that I believe "you'll never know if you never try". Look at the brighter side and think of pros rather than cons, because teaching kids might be the best time in your life. Anyways, you are the one who is in charge of your life, no one knows what is better for you than you do!
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    (Original post by DonnaN)
    That's what I sometimes ask myself, if I'm doing the right thing or am I wasting my time and so on. What helps me to get through is that I believe "you'll never know if you never try". Look at the brighter side and think of pros rather than cons, because teaching kids might be the best time in your life. Anyways, you are the one who is in charge of your life, no one knows what is better for you than you do!
    Thank you for your advice, I've been thinking about it and I am sticking with it and like you said, I won't know until I give it a try! There is always a lot of options after obtaining the PGCE degree, if I don't like it.
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    The lab experience will be great for you to inspire others. You'll be able to bring in real life stories for them to hear and can make science fun because you know more about it.
    The added experience will help you professionally too and you'll be considered a subject specialist. You can always do a PhD later and work part time as a teacher.

    I have experience or working in a prison and alongside mental health patients. My psychology students love that I can link it back and provide first hand stories.

    Join the teacher training group in my signature.
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    (Original post by D.Roy)
    Thank you for your advice, I've been thinking about it and I am sticking with it and like you said, I won't know until I give it a try! There is always a lot of options after obtaining the PGCE degree, if I don't like it.
    Wishing you the best of luck!
 
 
 
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