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Dilemma

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have wanted to be a teacher but I have been thinking wether would I be better in Secondary. I am quite good at a few subjects and I do want to teach but I have been thinking quite a lot and was wondering if I could handle little kids, the shoe laces and the runny noses and stuff that generally happens to little primary kids. I can't get another Work Experiance week either coz that's over and I didn't do it in a school.

I would speak to a member of staff, say my guidance teacher but she doesn't seem to be around much and I'm already having trouble with subjects because two subjects I wanted would clash with each other and I got put into a totally different subject at lower level sinci I'd never done it before so if I don't complain I won't have the qualifications I need to get into Uni to study a B Ed.

I'm kinda scared of seeing the Career's Adviser cos I've seen him twice in the space of a couple of months and I dont want him thinking that Im just changing my mind all the time.

I'm just so annoyed that I didn't think this through, all I knew was that I wanted to teach and I just jumped in without really looking into it and now it might be too late :(

Sorry about this rant but I just wanted to ask if anyone could help.

ETA: I have now decided that if I actually do go for secondary, I would prefer to teach Business Studies or Computing.

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    speak to the carreers advisor, its never too late.:)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wee wuman
    speak to the carreers advisor, its never too late.:)

    But I don't want him thinking that I'm a time waster. Or that I just change my mind at the snap of my fingers.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ask to sit in and observe a few lessons at your local primary school. explain you're thinking of teacher training but aren't sure what age group, and a lot of them fall over themselves to help.

    also remember that primary school goes right up to age 10/11, and at that age, kids are really quite grown up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by kaffrin
    ask to sit in and observe a few lessons at your local primary school. explain you're thinking of teacher training but aren't sure what age group, and a lot of them fall over themselves to help.

    also remember that primary school goes right up to age 10/11, and at that age, kids are really quite grown up.

    :chin: That might work actually. The thing is I might not be allowed.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Jazza Bing
    :chin: That might work actually. The thing is I might not be allowed.
    Only one way to find out isn't there :)
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    Originally posted by Jazza Bing
    :chin: That might work actually. The thing is I might not be allowed.

    i did that in my old primary school. the teachers there were ace and they were really helpful and forthcoming with advice on teaching and whether they thought i would be able to hack it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes you may get snot and little kids teaching them while young but if you go to Secondary school they'll all be teenage gits and wont want to learn.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Another thing is, if I get the right grades, I may be able to teach certain subjects. It would be silly if I got the right qualifications but didn't take them further. Would it?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Jazza Bing
    Another thing is, if I get the right grades, I may be able to teach certain subjects. It would be silly if I got the right qualifications but didn't take them further. Would it?

    not necissarily, by all means if you want to teach the specialist subjects etc then do so but just because you got the qualifications you don't have to. Then again, there's no real benefit from teaching other subjects.. I'm confused :confused::(
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