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Excellent

“The best job in the world!”

published 07/03/2008

ProVariety, holidays, job satisfaction

ConsLoss of social life, tiredness

Before I start - a little warning that this is going to be a long review! BACKGROUND: Teaching wasn't something that I wanted to do. When I was younger I wanted to be a solicitor because that's what my Dad did. When it came to applying for university I really couldn't face the thought of studying...

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Excellent

ProSatisfaction, holidays, pay

ConsSome snotty parents, ribbing about holidays

Ah teaching, my friend and enemy all at once. Before I launch into the finer details of Primary Education I first need to stand up and say...'Hello, my name is MiniMinx and I am a teacher. My Mum is a retired teacher. My dad is a retired Headteacher. My brother is a teacher. My mother-in-law is a...

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Excellent

Prosee opinion

Conssee opinion

This might well be one of the toughest opinions I have ever written. I would like to be utterly professional, as befits someone in the teaching profession, so I will state now that if I mention the name of any school it will be fictitious, as will the name of any pupil that I mention. Teaching is...

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Excellent

“Do you want to teach”

published 28/08/2001

ProUltimately satisfying in the long run

ConsCan be gruelling, tiring and pressured hard work

Ok – I know that some of you are by now fed up of my constant references to teaching (and languages) but a couple of people out there have actually followed-up the teaching bit of my random personality as they have aspirations of becoming a teacher themselves (good luck to them – I...

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Excellent

ProHolidays, better pay than you'd think, relatively...

ConsLong hours at times, time constraints...

Having always wanted to pursue a career in teaching I'm delighted to say I've realised my dream and I'm very happy to share my thoughts and views on the profession with you now. Having studied social sciences at the University of Glasgow (so as to allow me to teach in a secondary school if I...

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Excellent

Pro13 weeks holiday, an understanding of various soci...

Consreading endless reports, writing endless reports, ...

I’m not going to sell you the usual stuff about how fabulous it makes you feel, how you feel you have achieved everyday. How difficult it is and that the holidays are spent working long hours. All of this is true but often irritates those who have nine to five jobs. I’m simply going to tell you...

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Excellent

“Teaching in Vienna”

published 06/09/2001

Protext

Constext

Hello! Firstly I have to tell you that I am a native German speaker and from Vienna that's why my grammer isn't the best one in English. I made my final exam last year and thought a lot about what I should do for the rest of my life - I mean the job, so I decided to become a teacher. I'll start...

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Super

“Diary of a Mad Woman”

published 12/05/2001

ProLots of lovely holidays - and the pay's not bad

ConsIt can be a 24 / 7 job if you let it

I love teaching. Most people who know me and are not teachers think I am mad - hence the title of this op. Before I go about dissecting the pros and cons of this profession, I'll first give you an insight into the highs and lows of a week in teaching. Everything I am about to report is true. I...

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Excellent

Prothe children, making a difference, fulfilling a dr...

Conspaperwork, restrictions

I thought I would write about my 8 years as a teacher, I intend not to put anyone off or to recommend it either really. As it is so personal you need to make up your own mind if you are considering it as your vocation. Note the choice of words – teaching is not a job, anyone who considers...

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Good

“Here's looking at you kid”

published 16/10/2003

ProVery few

ConsStress

I have been reading through some of my old ops and this is one that I had forgotten about - Now I wonder how could I have done that.. We have recently had CCTV installed in our school. Not in the classrooms yet! But in the school playground and the surrounding areas covering the gates part of the...

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Excellent

“Family Literacy”

published 04/05/2001

ProTeaches you to understand how your child learns

ConsNot available everywhere

The Family Literacy Course is run in lower schools, and although it is not run nationwide yet, it soon will be as it has proved so popular with the schools that have already taken part. Most of you won`t have heard of this, so I`ll attempt to give as much information as I`m able. It was very...

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Good

ProYou can make a small difference to a few people if...

ConsHard work, stressful,not great money...

Job decription: This position requires you to work long hours for an average salary. You will work overtime at a moments notice for no extra money. You may well be subject to verbal or physical abuse which you will not retaliate against. You will have large amounts of pressure heaped on you with...

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Excellent

“Why do we do it”

published 30/04/2001

ProTeaching the youth of tomorrow

ConsToo many think teaching is a doddle

Man being a teacher is an easy life, only working 9 till 3, having all those holidays and all you have to do is teach a few snotty kids to add numbers together and spell a few words. W R O N G!!!!!! To all the people who have that attitude towards teachers, I say a big get stuffed. I’m on a...

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Super

ProRead the opinion.

ConsIt's still not a lottery win.

You'll be relieved to know that I am not going to go all misty-eyed and tell you what a fantastic job teachers do. Half of 'em are bone idle and most of the time are not worth their wages. (I do not exclude myself from this - occasionally I don't deserve paying.) What I do want to say here is...

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Satisfactory

ProGuaranteed holidays and short days

Consnational curriculum which is inflexible, poor entr...

I am going to do something radical. I am going to challenge the assertion that teaching is one of the most stressful professions that can be followed. I am going to challenge, at the same time, the status quo and argue where teaching as a profession is failing and suggest why. In doing that...

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