(Closed) Any other teachers on here?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FoxyBride14:  I teach 9th grade English. I totally understand the “sad” and I get sad to owhen they leave, but my overpowering emotion at this time of year is PRIDE. I love meeting them as freshman and seeing the awesome people that they have turned into. I love hearing them talk about college and what they want to do with their lives.

Also, rest assured, they do come back and visit! I have had a ton of former students visit as colleges let out for the summer. I even have some former students from years and years ago that are in their mid-20’s now and we’ll meet up and get a beer together (that’s weird!!!! but totally cool too).

I am also willing to be Facebook friends with (some) of them. They have to initiate it, and it has to be AFTER they graduate. But it’s a really great way to just keep track of what they are doing and how they are.

Post # 18
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I teach middle school, 8th grade. I remeber a lot of my kids from last year and I am amazed how much they have grown. Today I realized that the first set of students I ever taught will be graduating from highschool this year. I wish I could go see them and observe all the progress they have made. 

Post # 19
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@FoxyBride14:  Thank you for the positive teaching thread! I feel like the threads I see on here about teaching are always from people who are looking to leave the profession.  I know it’s not for everyone, but it still makes me sad when people want to quit. 

That being said, I am ready for a break from some of my students! I will have some of them again next year so hopefully after the summer I’ll be ready for them again.  That’s one of the things I love about teaching, the summer is obviously a nice break for many reasons but it really helps you recharge and feel ready to tackle the next year.  And getting new students helps too! Though in my subject I often will have some of the same classes from year to year. 

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@SnowInApril:  Are you me? I’m also 29 (or about to be) and finishing up my 7th year!  And yes, my students are DONE. So am I for that matter. I am in highly distracted mode right now with the wedding planning.  

 

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I just finished teacher’s college the first week of May, i officially graduate June 14th, then the ‘fun’ of supply teaching begins

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am elementary trained, taught 11-13 year olds in NZ for a couple of years. Now I teach English in Japan. I’m looking to get my US credential because I’m in the fiancé visa process. Hoping for an elementary job next year.

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