Back To School?

@Fishmomma (11521)
United States
November 29, 2016 12:25am CST
I have been thinking about going to college again and wondered how many of you would attend college now? I'm thinking about updating the teaching requirements, as haven't taught in a long time. Years ago taught American Sign Language and Reading. I haven't decided what level would like to teach yet. Several friends have suggested to teach at college where students want to attend and you aren't teaching to a test. I'm certain don't want to teach to a test and really am considering Private Schools and Church Schools.
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
29 Nov 16
So you plan to go back to college to teach, not to study something new. I would not go back to college now.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
29 Nov 16
I haven't decided yet whether to get another job, sell something like Avon or go to college to teach again. My husband told me we would find the money to deal with the electrical problems; however, I know the plumbing and roof cost a lot more than I expected. The electrical is a problem because if you turn on to many things at one time the electric goes out. I don't think this house is up to code and think that will be costly to solve. I decided to post and see if there are solutions I haven't considered. I'm positive that my husband would like to retire in the future, so need to solve issues that this house has before the end of 2017. We have talked about traveling overseas and see the places where he was stationed so many years ago. He speaks fluent German.
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@LadyDuck (147879)
• Switzerland
29 Nov 16
@Fishmomma In my opinion teaching (even part time) is a more sure income that selling something like Avon or Tupperware.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
29 Nov 16
@LadyDuck I sold Avon years ago and really thought it was hard. I had an area that bought, but orders were hard to deliver. I'm sure that it must be even harder today with both parents working to make it even more challenging to get orders delivered. I know a few people that have an online site to place orders, so orders would be easier that way. I just don't want my husband to put off retirement because of house costs. Several couples we know put off traveling and ended up never being able to travel. Thanks for the help.
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• United States
3 Dec 16
'tis wonderful to get back 'nto such, hon. fer myself? i'd love to go, but such jest aint possible. i've nary a clue's to what direction i'd head anyhow. i'd feel more 'kin to a greenhorn with great indecisiveness. i dunno 'bout the college teachin'? reckon there's pro's'n cons with all? no doubt such a service'd be greatly 'ppreciated'n yer community.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
7 Dec 16
I haven't decided the direction to take yet. Its just time to find another way to earn the income for the wiring problem. I'm going to get estimates to see exactly what this problem will cost. All of the others were more than expected; specially, the plumbing problem. The plumbing problem took 3 plumbers and the city showed up, so it was stressful and expensive. Leaking pipes all over the place and each plumper fixed a problem the last one made. I now have a shut off valve and its not leaking. No faucet at the front of the house, but told my husband I can live with water faucet at side of house.
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• United States
7 Dec 16
@Fishmomma ol pipes, wirin' 'n ol' water wells can truly run'p a huge bill. seems ya fix one part'n then that puts more stress'n 'nother 'n the cascade jest continues. keepin' ya'n my thoughts ~ big hugs!
@deadreak (604)
• Dagupan City, Philippines
7 Dec 16
My suggestion is go back to school and tech for sure income, and you can still sell on Avon even you're teaching. i know you will still have time for that Avon. I have read that you have a problem with you electrical, If only i was in your place i can help you fixing your electrical problems and put it according to the code. for free!
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
7 Dec 16
That is sweet of you to offer help. I can't believe how the people that lived in this house before us decided to save money. We have already solved a roof, plumping and a tree on top of a bush. The tree and bush were placed so close to the house we were relieved to learn the foundation is alright, so that was good news. I sold Avon for quite a few years and my husband was surprised when I decided to earn money online. It worked well a lot of years; however, its time to make a change. I'm not sure yet about teaching or may even take a new direction. I am exploring many ways to earn money and still have time to do other activities.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
29 Nov 16
My mother got her Masters when she was forty. My dad was a little older than that when he too went back to school for his Masters. It was one of those programs where you only go at night. A couple of nights a week, for a four hour period or something.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
29 Nov 16
I think attending school at night would be a great way to attend school. In my Undergraduate Degree I enjoyed taking a variety of classes and had quite a few television classes, night classes, classes off campus and day classes. A few classes required a lot of travel to visit vineyards and farms.
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