i don't do, i teach

I will be a teacher next school year. All I did before was private tutoring. Any piece of advice ? I'm excited but terrified :-) (what if I suck?)

again, i’ve answered similar questions in this tag.

everyone sucks when they first start out, but this is true for everything.  you don’t just become an amazing teacher overnight, or because you happened to learn a little bit of child development and pedagogical theory etc..  it takes practice, patience and commitment.  if you’re passionate about what you do and you’re willing to admit your mistakes and learn from them, then you’re on you’re way.

goodluck!

xteacher

My younger sister is a year 7 at secondary school. Her school doesn't allow girls to wear trousers they have to wear skirts all year. Do you think that's fair? Also they're not allowed unnatural hair colour, her friend has bright ginger hair and the school forced her to dye it saying that it wasn't natural. The girls if they don't comply to those rules get sent home. Is it really worth it?

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any advise for a education major in college as she enters her semester of student-teaching and beyond?

peruse the tag ask: teaching advice, i’ve given some advice on various things there.

goodluck!

xteacher

Hey there, I'm a college student (about to start 2nd year) and I really want to teach. I've talked to some of my old teachers, both high school and elementary, and every time it tell them about my plans they tell me to stop trying to become a teacher. They say they regret it and I have potential to be so much more. I trust and value these teachers because we were very close. Am I making a bad decision about going into teaching? Is it worth it?

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ummmmmm i think that’s a terrible thing to say.  i understand where your teachers are coming from, but honestly whether you should be teacher or not is up to you.  it’s a very difficult job and can be very demoralizing at times.  but it can also be incredibly rich and rewarding (by rich i mean rich of experiences and some sort of intrinsic worth or whatever, not like money cuz you ain’t gettin any of that as a teacher).

whether it’s worth it is only something you can decide; other people can’t tell you what will make you happy or find rewarding.  and to find out whether it is a good job for you, you kinda have to actually do it.   you can start off small: try providing tutoring or volunteer in a classroom or get a (part time?) job as a teacher’s aid/teaching assistant.  that will give you some insight.  for instance, i was a babysitter when i was younger (in highschool) and i learned from that there was no way i would last very long as an elementary school teacher.  so there you go.

xteacher

Hi, I'm in college now but my little brother is at the secondary school I used to go to and he just told me that the dress code there has changed so that girls (or boys) aren't allowed to have hair longer than the middle of their chest or something. A girl was sent to student services and they called her mother and told her she needed to cut her daughter's hair. Do you think that's fair?

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Hey I'm looking for advice from the perspective of a teacher on their old student. If you were invited to an old students graduation at another school after they moved from where you worked would you go? said student emailed you 3 years ago saying they love you and were overwhelmed by the feeling. 3 years since you last saw the student he's now 19 he won't bring up the past and wants to be you're friend he's moved on is going to college and says he understands if the answer is no. wwyd?

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