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Monday, March 8, 2010

Thinking of a Career in Teaching?

Trying to figure out what you want to do with your life can be a very challenging experience. We are experiencing the trials of this task right now with our second child, who graduates in June and will be attending college. Parents can only be of so much help. Yes, we only know so much. Our public school DOES have some resources for him to research. The problem; getting a high school senior to use others resources. (In case you don't know, they know EVERYTHING!)

Sometimes children DO know what they would like to do, but it's not always easy to give them a full idea of what they will be doing. Thanks to a site called, perspective teachers can get some insight from seasoned teachers. City Towninfo has put together a free 64 page e-book about being an elementary school teacher.

This book contains real life experiences from elementary teachers all over the country. They list their pros of teaching as well as the cons. These teachers are from many different walks of life and I feel that their experiences can be valuable to those thinking about going into teaching.

If you are thinking about going into the teaching profession, take a moment to read this book over. Or, if you know of someone that may be thinking about teaching, share this with them as it may help answer some questions they may have.

To all getting ready to begin this journey, Good Luck and Have Fun!

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Jen said...

What a neat resource! I knew the minute I stepped in a classroom (during college) that this is where I was meant to be. It took me a while to learn this though. I originally went to college for broadcasting- glad I changed my major! I think it is so difficult for an 18 year old to make this big decision- luckily they take basic classes first. Thanks for stopping by today. Yeah- my little man is handsome, huh? and so sweet. We are truly enjoying him.
Enjoy your Monday, Trish!


Teacher Tom said...

It took me almost 40 years to figure out I wanted to be a teacher! I tried all kinds of things from wearing a tie and sitting in a cubicle, to wearing jammies all day working as a freelancer. Sometimes I think it all prepared me to become a teacher. Other times I think it was all just sturm and drang between then and now.

It wasn't until I had a child of my own going to school that I realized I'd found my home. I wonder if a book like this would have helped me come to an earlier decision or if I would have still had to try everything else first.

Annie's Alphabet said...

Super fun! I love your site!