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    hey, all
    i am interested in becoming a teacher (of english), and i just wanted to know what i could expect, and what being a teacher is like, so please tel me!

    "Flush" <[email protected]_SPAMBOTclara.net> wrote in message
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    [q1]> be running around in darkened rooms munching magic pills and listening[/q1]
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    Uh...that's how I spent last Saturday night.....
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    "Flush" <[email protected]_SPAMBOTclara.net> wrote in message
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    [q1]> "Da_Psyco" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
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    [q2]> > hey, all i am interested in becoming a teacher (of english), and i[/q2]
    [q2]> > just wanted to know what i could expect, and what being a teacher is[/q2]
    [q2]> > like, so please tel me![/q2]
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    [q1]> Before embarking on such a course of action, may I suggest that you[/q1]
    [q1]> brush up on both your capitalization and, of course, punctuation.[/q1]

    Give the guy a break, he is LEARNING.

    Nick

    I think you will find there is training for teachers. It is also the
    case that we write things in emails we would not write in an essay or a
    letter of application. Wot do u think m8 :-)

    On Mon, 17 Dec 2001 19:53:03 -0000, "Flush"
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    [q1]>brush up on both your capitalization and, of course, punctuation.[/q1]

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    Da_Psyco wrote:
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    The best two things about being a teacher are July and August. Also
    good: you get to talk about things that really interest you to young
    people who, mainly, are coming across these things for the first time.
    Often, that's a genuinely exciting thing to do, as well as just being
    pure fun. It's also good fun working out how to explain things that are
    difficult in a way that children can understand ... even children who
    find understanding difficult. Children love you for this when you
    succeed, I suppose because people really enjoy learning things. So
    that's a plus ... everyone likes being loved. It's pretty much of a
    thrill, too, when you think seriously about initiating youngsters into
    some of the greatest achievements of the human race so far ... we get to
    do that quite a lot, and it's worth stopping and thinking about now and
    then. And you also get to set these new generations on the path towards
    their own achievements, big and small.

    If you've got children of your own, you can manage things as a
    teacher so you see lots more of them as they're growing up than
    people in many other jobs. That's worth a lot: I know lots of people
    (mainly men, I have to say) who spend/have spent so much time
    succeeding in their (non-teaching) career that they miss out on their
    own children as they grow. Teaching allows you the chance, at least,
    of living with your family.

    In many parts of the world (not so much UK, I know, but still ...)
    teachers are respected members of society. And, thinking of other parts
    of the world ... it's very easy to travel around to interesting places
    and work as a teacher. Lots of autonomy about where you want to live is
    a big plus.

    There is a downside, of course. When you start out as a teacher (and for
    quite a long time after) the job is intensely tiring, more so than those
    who've never done it can imagine. In some circumstances (in UK, but also
    elsewhere in the so-called 'developed world') it's difficult getting to
    the point where you're able to enjoy the sorts of things I've mentioned
    above because of difficulties children have overcoming other, mainly
    societal, problems. Put simply, sometimes you have to spend a lot of
    time and energy just getting children to participate in learning at all
    ... that's hard work (though commensurately rewarding when you succeed,
    if you do).

    (Particulary in UK) you'll have to expend a certain amount of time and
    energy on useless paperwork. You'll come across fools who believe that
    education is just a commodity the buying and selling of which requires
    managing like an industrial concern ... and often those fools will be in
    positions of authority. (Again particularly in UK) you'll have to work
    extremely long hours.

    And so on. If you're lucky, teaching is a wonderful way to earn a
    living. If you're unlucky ...

    I wish you luck. And I wish everyone a merry christmas ... fools,
    religious believers, those with peculiar names, everyone. Best wishes
    to you all.

    Bob

    Pro: You don't get any fun.

    Con: You don't get any fun.

    --

    Regards

    Blake Reynolds At home on:- [email protected] uk

    Clark wrote:

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    [q2]> > like, so please tel me![/q2]
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    Nah... the best thing about being a teacher is.... its like banging your
    head against a wall.....its so nice when you stop. Roger ) (retired)

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