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Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Sly Saffy:" Yep, yep. I did amazing in band, English, psychology...etc but my math and science classes? OMG And ... [snip!] ... is better suited for how I learn and operate so I'm doing way better in college than any other point in my academic life."

Sounds like me. I did well in science though. What I really did terrible in (besides math) was history, which is hilarious in hindsight since I LOVED it at university. I got one professor my first term who flipped a switch in me and I fell in love with it. He made it come alive, whereas k-12 history was just boring, out-of-context memorization. If I were to go back, I'd get my degree in history and maybe even do a Masters.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Interrobang!?:" Sounds like me. I did well in science though. What I really did terrible in (besides math) was history, ... [snip!] ... was just boring, out-of-context memorization. If I were to go back, I'd get my degree in history and maybe even do a Masters."


My issues with science is that I was light years ahead of most of my peers. When I'm correcting the teacher? Yeah.



I'm majoring in elementary education and minoring in general elementary science. I hope I can use my experiences as a smart but bored student to keep my students engaged in learning.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9982 posts
status 14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" My issues with science is that I was light years ahead of most of my peers. When I'm correcting the ... [snip!] ... elementary science. I hope I can use my experiences as a smart but bored student to keep my students engaged in learning."</blockquote>




There's a need for more teachers like you :)

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" My issues with science is that I was light ... [snip!] ... but bored student to keep my students engaged in learning."</blockquote> There's a need for more teachers like you :)"


Even in Australia? :P



I don't want to stay in the US if I can't get a job teaching in the area I've lived for most of my life. :oops:

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9982 posts
status 14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" Even in Australia? :P I don't want to stay in the US if I can't get a job teaching in the area I've lived for most of my life. :oops:"</blockquote>



Yes!




Seriously, my daughter came home from school today and I asked hernif she did her work and what she learned today... She said she learned more "cr" words...



That's kindergarten work! What is going on with the education system these days? They are dumbing it down.. And it's horrible.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
14th Jun '13
Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sly Saffy:</b>" Even in Australia? :P I don't want to stay ... [snip!] ... That's kindergarten work! What is going on with the education system these days? They are dumbing it down.. And it's horrible."


I'm considering offering free tutoring to the elementary kids in the district I volunteer in. Not right now and I'd have to work around my work and school schedule but I'd like to offer it as I learn how to teach.



I'd obviously have to take a limited number of students but I would not be opposed to basically running a one room school house as a tutoring session if the district would okay me doing so.



It would cost them the use of a classroom and that's about it.