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DrCarpenter October 19th, 2013 4:35pm

Do you have what it takes to be a high school teacher?

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coachgeorge95 Texas
10/20/13 5:15 pm

I would say yes, I have what it takes. I teach AP classes and I have the highest AP test scores in a district with 6 high schools. I am also the defensive coordinator for our varsity football team.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/19/13 7:12 pm

I do too, but unfortunately I am one.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/19/13 12:27 pm

Not the knowledge and certainly not the patience

willthehuman Suburbia
10/19/13 11:35 am

I'm probably smarter than most my teachers.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/19/13 11:51 am

Being smarter than someone who does teach doesn't mean you would be able to. It takes an incredible amount of dedication and a specific skill that very few have (even though many think they do have it).

willthehuman Suburbia
10/19/13 12:25 pm

That may be what it takes to be a great teacher. Very few teachers have what it takes to be a great teacher, that being said, I have what it takes to be a great teacher.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/19/13 11:24 am

I'd say I do. I don't plan on doing it, though.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/19/13 10:46 am

No I don't, I'd get fired for smacking the shit out of some kid.

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presleyc5 tejas
10/19/13 10:23 am

Being a cosmetology instructor is pretty much the same thing. Most of my students have been right out of high school or close to it. I think I'd be ok.

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DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/19/13 10:15 am

What are you planning on teaching?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/19/13 10:04 am

For anyone that's interested, there is a book called Stories From A Teacher, a collection of stories from the authors four years of teaching. Could make you reconsider teaching....

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bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 10:24 am

I often wish I'd started writing down stories from the get go. I think I could make mucho dinero from a book called "Things I've Overheard in My Classroom"

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/19/13 10:28 am

It's never too late to start! I'll be your first customer. :)

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 10:36 am

Lol - I just might. Most the these stories are made better by the simple fact they are said by students at an all-girls, catholic school

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
10/19/13 10:00 am

Yesterday, I heard someone say that anyone could be a teacher. I found it to be hilarious.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/13/14 10:23 am

Emily - are you the one K keeps referring about lately?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/13/14 10:25 am

Hmm... Not sure. What has he been saying?

chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/13/14 10:28 am

Oh dear. I thought it was about you. He keeps wringing about his beautiful butterfly in my poll a few days ago. He made similar comments in other polls. Thought it was you:(. Are you still visiting?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/13/14 10:32 am

Nope... Not me.

Plans are up in the air. There is a SOH gathering in SF the only weekend that we are both free, and we might go there instead... If not, the trip will just be postponed until a later date.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/13/14 10:37 am

I thought u talk to him every day? Wouldn't he tell u about his butterfly? Did u see my poll

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/13/14 10:45 am

We do talk every day. I'm not sure why he wouldn't have.

I did see your poll, yes. I guess I got to it before he commented.

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/13/14 10:47 am

No, she has a boyfriend.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/13/14 11:23 am

Let me ask you. If you "kik" someone and the D is still there - is possible that they never received it or are they just ignoring you?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/13/14 11:27 am

Light "D" means their phone has received the message, but they haven't read it or opened the message sense.
Bold "D" means they have opened the app and seen the notification and not read it.
Both are possible... It's a sketchy app at times.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/13/14 12:14 pm

I have no luck with that. Two people I have dealt with didn't anymore. Left me hanging :(

chickencookie Jihad Joe
07/13/14 12:23 pm

Is it possible that a "1" motivation on the app didn't show and so they didn't open it. When people say the never received it it is not the same as not getting message at all or just notification?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
07/13/14 2:20 pm

If you try to open a message from the NC, the message won't appear in the app at all.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/19/13 9:50 am

The question is could I handle middle schoolers. I can handle high schoolers. I'd like to stay out of jail, so I could not choose middle school.

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citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 9:51 am

Middle School students are hilarious, though.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/19/13 9:54 am

Yeah, they were pretty funny. They're awkward sometimes, too. I've always said that if I taught, I would have to teach high school because I could relate better. I can't remember the hell years too well, but high school was amazinf

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 10:30 am

The hilarity is usually created by their awkwardness.

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 9:48 am

Lol - I'd say yes, since this is my 5th year as one.

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citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 9:44 am

The number of yes votes is comical.

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bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 9:48 am

Cracks me up - so not true of most.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 9:50 am

" I just stand up and talk some, then go home when the bell rings. What's the big deal?"

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 9:53 am

Oh, totally. Easy peasy.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 9:54 am

It's polls like this that show why our education system is so messed up.

And why so many teachers quit in their first few years.

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/19/13 10:21 am

Bingo. Its so frustrating when people who know nothing about education try to tell me how to teach. And even worse when our laws are dictated by those with zero experience as anything but a student - often decades ago.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 9:44 am

Fully certified. Just waiting for an opening at a school I want to teach at. Currently teaching middle school with colleagues I get along great with.

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JennaAwesome Book Lover
10/19/13 9:41 am

What aspect of it? I'd need to go to college and study but as far as "role model" type, yeah

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/19/13 9:40 am

I think I can say "How do I teeach these keeds." enough to be a great one.

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