(Closed) I'm so lost on what I want to do for school

posted 8 years ago in College
  • poll: Which degree would better suit me, based on the pros and cons?

    B.S. Corporate Communications

    Masters in English

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    Worker bee
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    @aicila:  

    You beat me too it…plus you used caps and bold. You win Wink

    Post # 63
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    Busy bee
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    @beelicious26:  You can’t compare your actions (calling them ghetto) with your students’ actions (calling you racist, all the violence and name-calling you mentioned). You are the TEACHER. You’re supposed to be more mature. You’re supposed to understand that your students are coming from various and difficult places.

    Your students’ bad behavior is unacceptable — and all teachers have dealt with that kind of behavior. But to label them ghetto is dehumanizing and a stereotype. I think that we are all just hoping that you see your students as individuals with the ability to be successful; unfortunately, you are not coming across that way.

    Just one more thing — you might want to consider the effect that “failing 30 people” has on your students. Students in different areas react differently, so that might be an effective motivator to your students, but to my students, a failing grade in the beginning of the term made them want to give up. Again, I taught at a school where all my kids had already been kicked out/dropped out of school, so perhaps their mentality was different — just food for thought!

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    Honey bee
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    @beelicious26:  I think because having a Master’s can open certain teaching opportunities.  I’d recommend adding a “Neither” to your poll, though, as a few of us think that’s a better option.

    Post # 66
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    Helper bee
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    I agree that teachers should not be calling their students ghetto, or have the very negative view that you have. I am a teacher myself and would NEVER see my students that way. They all have stories (some of them quite horrific) and need compassion.

    Also, it is not our job to “correct them”, as you say. Inspire, yes. Encourage, yes. Nurture, yes. Motivated, yes. Corrected, no.

    If you do stay in the teaching profession (it sounds like it’s not for you, though)…I suggest you read “Lost at School” by Ross Greene. His method for dealing with explosive children (or any child who is struggling) is revolutionary and trust me, it works.

    Good luck to you and your students. 

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    Busy bee
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    @beelicious26:  I know the culture I am from that culture, I am that culture.

    I realized within the first few months of teaching that sometimes you have to be their teacher, parent, aunt, therapist, best friend, and sometimes their worst enemy. There have been times I’ve been all of those things at once.

    It doesn’t sound like you love the kids you work with our the community you work FOR. Find another job in another district.

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    Buzzing Beekeeper
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    @aicila:  I don’t want her teaching any kids.  No one with the attitude she has should be educating the kids in our country.

    Post # 71
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    Busy bee
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    @beelicious26:  a english professor, huh? Not an english professor?

    Post # 72
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    Busy bee
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    @beelicious26:  It has a lot to do with the home enviroment. Yes, even a pregnant 17 year old is still a child.

    I thought your class was wonderful, stop contradicting yourself.

    Post # 73
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
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    @laurn88:  +1

    Post # 74
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    Worker bee
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    leaving this thread to go get ready and celebrate the end of the summer 🙂 Have a wonderful evening ladies and good luck to all the teachers starting up the school year next week!

    Post # 76
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    Bee Keeper

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    @beelicious26:  i didn’t vote because i don’t think either is going to give you much of an advantage, but you will incur a lot of debt.

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