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anyone here teach? (my masters is useless)

blue tapeblue tape Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
edited December 2008 in Social Entropy++
So I'll have my MA from U of Chicago at the end of this year, and I need to make some plans for my "gap year."

I'm still not sure if this whole professorship thing is something I can deal with - at least the politics of it.

While I (re)apply to phd programs, I think it'd be cool to get a little teaching experience under my belt. More and more I'm thinking of teaching high school not as a backup, but as something that could be kind of fulfilling.

Where do I start? Does it blow goats? Would you let me near your children?

tl;dr: it says "everything is shit" on my wall

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I hate teaching anyone under high school.

    And even then it has to be private lessons.

    Because fuck if I'm going to teach a group of uneducated fools.

    But when I find amazing talent and can give my level of skill to it? Fuck fucking yeah.

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    Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle whoa, god has a picture of me! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Try to teach AP/IB kids, they're a lot more smarter and motivated although you will get ones who aren't (speaking from experience of being in AP/IB classes)

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    i'm a master's student right now (math) and teach a precalc class of mostly freshmen college students

    it's ok, pretty frustrating sometimes

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Kids are jerkoffs who will do nothing but either try to ingratiate themselves to you or circumvent everything in the laziest, stupidest, most frustrating way possible

    And any of them smart enough to be worth your while are likely to be weiners

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Try to teach AP/IB kids, they're a lot more smarter and motivated although you will get ones who aren't (speaking from experience of being in AP/IB classes)

    as an AP/IB kid, ramen noodle is sure he is much more smarter than you

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    try to get work at a notorious inner city school where the kids need a teacher with a fresh attitude and a new way of teaching for them to practice their stabbing on

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhead wrote: »
    Try to teach AP/IB kids, they're a lot more smarter and motivated although you will get ones who aren't (speaking from experience of being in AP/IB classes)

    as an AP/IB kid, ramen noodle is sure he is much more smarter than you

    I was an IB kid and I will tell you all right now that I am not smart

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    what the hell is ib

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    covert camwhore thread

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    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    irritable bowels

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    simo wrote: »
    what the hell is ib

    International Baccaleureate

    It's dumb

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    RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    IB basically means AP with a shit ton more homework and four years of a foreign language.

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    be a substitute teacher

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    I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fandyien wrote: »
    redhead wrote: »
    Try to teach AP/IB kids, they're a lot more smarter and motivated although you will get ones who aren't (speaking from experience of being in AP/IB classes)

    as an AP/IB kid, ramen noodle is sure he is much more smarter than you

    I was an IB kid and I will tell you all right now that I am not smart
    i want to sig the last half of that and use it entirely out of context

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Also you have to do community service to graduate.

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    ap was pretty good, got me out of a lot of college prerequisites

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    RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Once you have that IB diploma tho....you are pretty much gold.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I took a bunch of AP classes and I find intro chem hard

    lattice energies what's that

    tells you something

    I'm dumb as fuck, son

    Teach a class that kids will only take if they want to

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    IloveslimesIloveslimes Everett, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You can also check out community college teaching. It's good money without as much bullshit.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, as much as I hated my IB middle school and governor's high school, having the latter on my college application did wonders to make up for my gpa of like 1.9

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    simo wrote: »
    ap was pretty good, got me out of a lot of college prerequisites

    I just discovered this

    I took the tests pretty much just for the hell of it, but I found out last week that my scores on those AP tests are going to save my ass and let me get out of this crappy junior college in 2 years even though I really fucked up this first semester

    so I love AP tests now

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhead wrote: »
    simo wrote: »
    ap was pretty good, got me out of a lot of college prerequisites

    I just discovered this

    I took the tests pretty much just for the hell of it, but I found out last week that my scores on those AP tests are going to save my ass and let me get out of this crappy junior college in 2 years even though I really fucked up this first semester

    so I love AP tests now

    I wish to God I had taken AP classes in high school or more classes at the community college last year

    Trust me when I say you will be so happy to skip a lot of 100 level classes in college

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    blue tapeblue tape Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You can also check out community college teaching. It's good money without as much bullshit.
    Yeah, I was thinking about this too. AP is kind of out since I hated AP as a teenager, and preparing a bunch of little shits (no offense) for a test all year is not my idea of awesome.

    I was thinking of looking around at charter/private schools, so I wouldn't have to stick to the state's ass curriculum. Then again... private school kids.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The main problem I have with teaching high schoolers is that despite the fact that I really am trying to do nothing other than give them a taste of my skill set so that they don't have to go through the stupid that I had to go through to get to my point of understanding and help music as a whole, invariably the girl will want to bone me.

    Dammit girl you are 16.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Just don't teach a catholic school

    One hundred and fifty boys thinking about football and dipping in class

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    i didn't have to take any english, econ, science, math or foreign language classes thanks to ap (though i majored in math and minored in italian so the last two didn't really help)

    though for some reason boston college didn't give history credit for us history, only modern european, that was pretty dumb

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    lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Just don't teach a catholic school

    One hundred and fifty boys thinking about football and dipping in class

    what if it was an all girls catholic school?

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    you should come teach at my old high school

    that place has got to be a teacher's dream

    the kids there are all so good

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    Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle whoa, god has a picture of me! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhead wrote: »
    Try to teach AP/IB kids, they're a lot more smarter and motivated although you will get ones who aren't (speaking from experience of being in AP/IB classes)

    as an AP/IB kid, ramen noodle is sure he is much more smarter than you
    haha fuck that, i'm taking 2 ap classes this year and have low b's/c's. i'm not that smart.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    lostwords wrote: »
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Just don't teach a catholic school

    One hundred and fifty boys thinking about football and dipping in class

    what if it was an all girls catholic school?

    The same thing only they're thinking about sex and probably on valium

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Just don't teach a catholic school

    One hundred and fifty boys thinking about football and dipping in class

    also they pay much, much worse than public schools

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhead wrote: »
    Try to teach AP/IB kids, they're a lot more smarter and motivated although you will get ones who aren't (speaking from experience of being in AP/IB classes)

    as an AP/IB kid, ramen noodle is sure he is much more smarter than you
    haha fuck that, i'm taking 2 ap classes this year and have low b's/c's. i'm not that smart.

    uh

    did you get it

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    The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I would love to teach biology at that school.

    Easiest job ever.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    you know what my BoTP from last page stands true.

    What the fuck high school girls. I know from experience there are high school guys who want you too.

    Why do you want so bad to bang me.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    In high school one of my best buddies dealt drugs to all the kids at his catholic military high school academy thing

    Every single one of them I met was an absolutely horrific douche

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    blue tapeblue tape Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Just don't teach a catholic school

    One hundred and fifty boys thinking about football and dipping in class
    I will never stoop this low.

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    Yakumo FujiiYakumo Fujii Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm getting a Masters in Ed, and student teach this spring. 6 weeks at a middle school, 6 weeks at a high school

    I've done a lot of observation and TAing, and have actual taught a few classes so far. I think I like the middle schoolers more so far.

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    KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm getting a Masters in Ed, and student teach this spring. 6 weeks at a middle school, 6 weeks at a high school

    I've done a lot of observation and TAing, and have actual taught a few classes so far. I think I like the middle schoolers more so far.

    Middle schoolers? Really? Maybe it's just me, but I cannot for the life of me imagine actually being able to impart the level of knowledge required to mean anything to people that young.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Middle schoolers are such assholes

    Everyone was a little tiny precocious prick in middle school

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm not sure I'm comfortable with someone with a sig like yours teaching middle school, fooj

    middle school kids are bad enough already

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