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    Courage is immortality Valiant's Avatar
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    Are you a teacher?
    Are you studying to become a teacher?
    Why did you want to become a teacher?
    Do you consider yourself a good pedagogue and speaker?
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    As many of you know, I live in Sweden. We have a different school system up here, wich causes me to lie if I said I was studying to become a college teacher in english, but it would be close enough. In two and a half years when I am finished with the english, I will pick history. Thus making me a teacher in English and History. There is also the possibility to become a lector, PhD and professor in pedagogy or my fields of knowledge.
    I will probably work as a teacher for a longer period and then go for a doctoral degree.

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    Are you a teacher?
    I teach teachers, so it's close. I spend a lot of time in urban classrooms with children ages 10-14, and then more time training adult educators. And I teach college courses. Does that count?

    Why did you want to become a teacher?
    I would have, but when I was in college we were told there wouldn't be jobs, so to major in something else. I wanted to teach because I love literature and dreamed of helping students learn to love books. So I majored in English anyway, and Business. But my doctorate is in education, so I ended up teaching after all, many years later.

    Do you consider yourself a good pedagogue and speaker?
    I have to say yes, because my students and participants say so. I'm far better now than when I taught my first college course. I learned a lot on the job that semester!!

    In what field do you teach?
    I've taught business writing, finance. In classes for teachers now, I teach leadership, coaching and differentiated instruction (i.e., tailoring instruction to meet the needs of each student). In urban schools, I mostly work with math teachers. Yesterday I co-taught a problem-solving strategy to 11-year-olds who still struggle to make sense of simple word problems. Challenging for us and yet so rewarding when they start getting it! That's why I'm involved with our schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YourLocalJesus View Post
    Are you a teacher?
    Are you studying to become a teacher?
    Why did you want to become a teacher?
    Do you consider yourself a good pedagogue and speaker?
    In what field do you teach?
    1.) Not yet.
    2.) Yup.
    3.) I want to teach kids how to think. I want them to have an education that they will value and enjoy gaining. I want to be that influence that drives kids to be successful.
    4.) I do well with presentations and facilitation. I was actually a trainer in a classroom setting for a while at my last job.
    5.) I'm hoping to teach history or lit to high school students. My major would support teaching either one.
    "If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning." Catherine Aird

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    Are you a teacher?
    Yes. I just started teaching about 5 weeks ago. I was hired by the Spanish dept. of my university to teach SPAN 1001. It's been quite a learning experience!

    Why did you want to become a teacher?
    Hmm originally I didn't. At all. However, as I've gotten a little bit older I realized that I really like school. Actually, I have always liked academia. I love books, and language, and foreign cultures so language education kind of envelopes all those things. Also, each student is different, so it's like working a giant rubics cube to figure out what methods, activities, books/lessons work best to promote learning. Teaching is a job that constantly challenges you to find better ways to do things, and while it can get repetitive with the planning and grading, I think it's WAY better than sitting in a cublice all day and running "the rat race." Finally, gotta love summer vacation time!

    Do you consider yourself a good pedagogue and speaker?
    Overall I'd say I'm ok with it. I'm still new to the job, but for being an introvert I am surprisingly comfortable and "at home" in front of my class. I talk to my students as if they were my friends, and try not to ever talk down to them. We joke around, and for the most part I feel my class is interesting to them even despite all the grammar and vocab. Really, I like the college-aged kids (from 18-25)...they've been great fun to work with!

    In what field do you teach?
    Right now I'm teaching beginning-level Spanish, and have been loving it! However, I'm studying to teach English as a Second Language, but I may drift between the 2 languages as job availability changes. I think I also want to become certified in Mathematics at the middle and high school levels.

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    mi madres is a teacher. she seems to enjoy it.

    i have nothing else to contribute to this thread.

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    I'd like to be a teacher, but for now I am the student--just started my first year of college.
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    i am a teacher, but today i am grumpy about it, so i'll get back to you on that.
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    I am a trainer which basically means I am a teacher for adults.

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    I teach people how to make things disappear. So i guess you can say im a teacher and magician.
    My cold, snide, intellectual life is just a veneer, behind which lies the plywood of loneliness.

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    No.

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