Are there any teachers out there

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Just curious if any of my fellow ET posters are teachers, be it from kindergarten to grad school....

I am taking my Massachusetts teachers exam next month...
regards


Tarn Stephanos
 

Paul Rogers

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Hi Tarn.

Don't know if this counts: I'm a trainer in Financial Services for a bank. Sort of a teacher, I guess.

Good luck with your exam in June. (I'm still sitting exams myself - it never ends!) What sort of age group will you be teaching, and are you specialising in any particular subjects?

Regards,
Paul.
 

Bill Willard

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Hey Tarn!!

I am! I am!! And our last day for students is TUESDAY, MAY 25!!!! Summer here I come!!!!!
 
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Alex McLean

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Tarn,
I taught kids at a primary school last year. Just net skills and whatever, but often when the teacher was busy, I'd take over the class, about 25 kids at about 12 years of age. Does this count?
Bill, have a good summer, and Tarn, good luck with your exams.... sir.
My best,
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I wish I could hook up with my teachers for better grades! I suffer from draw so much Titanic you get an F in chemistry syndrome. Haha I know my teachers want me!
 

Bob Godfrey

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I might hold the record here with over 30 years service at the chalkface as a lecturer in 'adult' education (mostly 16-19). Now retired to a quieter life. I have mixed memories - when it was good it was very, very good. And when it was bad ...
 
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I've been a college professor since 1972, another four and I think I'll swallow the anchor. The past two years have been better because I got to teach an elective course on Titanic. We use the Titanic to illustrate points from other classes.
Regards,
Charlie
 
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I have taught (kids, teens and adults) and still do in a voluntary capacity. As much as I love my current job, teaching is one thing it's lacking. Totally agree with Bob that when it was good, it was very, very good. That's why I still do it, even as community service.
 

Kate Bortner

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Yes, I'm a teacher. I teach high school English and Composition and Middle & High School Drama. I slip Titanic into many parts of my teaching. This past year I showed a documentary on the sinking on 4/12 and asked for essays answering the question "why did so many people die?" I got some wonderfully insightful and empathetic responses! (I also got the typical "because the boat sank" responses, but that was to be expected.)
Hope you all are enjoying your summer; I, myself am lounging in the sun and still getting paid for work I accomplished in 10 months! Gosh, being a teacher looks like the best career in the world!
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-kate.
 
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I just passed the MTEL test- the test one must take to aquire a teachers licence in the state of Massachusetts.
I have great confidence, as over 50% of Massachusetts teachers are at retirement age, and we will have a massive teacher shortage in the next few years- thus finding a teaching job in my state should not be too daunting a task.....I hope to teach history- rest assure Titanic will pop up in discussion. Teaching ESL is also something I enjoy...

regards


Tarn Stephanos-

ps- any Massachusetts teachers here?
 
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Harriet Collingham

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Yes, hearty congratulations.
a good teacher can make all the difference in the world, and I am sure you'll be great!
 
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Thanks Harriet & Lee
My hope is to be a teacher by day, and continue my grad studies at night...
I just know teaching is my calling....
I can teach, and still visit the Titanic wreck..
I had long hoped working at the Titanic exhibits would make my dream of diving on the Titanic wreck come true- but over a few years on a teachers salary i could save the $$ to afford the Titanic dive for the public.

thats the plan stan....

regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
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Harriet Collingham

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Good luck. I hope one day when I swallow the anchor (assuming I can become a Deck Officer in the first place) to become a teacher, although from what I hear from British teachers the benefits are increasingly few. A worthy occupation though.