Teaching is a difficult job

@averygirl72 (16655)
Philippines
November 6, 2017 5:09pm CST
When I decided to be a teacher I never thought it would be difficult. I look now at teacher as nannies because you have to take care with a lot of kids during the day. You need to have a powerful voice because you need to talk most of the time so students will hear you. Would you like to be a teacher?
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
7 Nov
I was a teacher for over 30 years, both general education and special education. It's much more than being a nanny and having a powerful voice.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I simply admire you for enjoying teaching for that long years. I wish I was as lucky as you
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
7 Nov
@averygirl72 I'm happy I'm retired.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@DianneN Don't you miss the busyness of being a teacher? I think you are enjoying your retirement now
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@louievill (18387)
• Philippines
6 Nov
Sorry you are not happy with your job, perhaps you have other passions and inclinations, it's up to you to discover what will make you happy and what you really want to do with your life, good luck.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I really don't have plans to be a teacher. I was just push by my mother to get that course. Right now I love cooking
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@louievill (18387)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@averygirl72 at least now you know what you really like, hope you can make a lot of money from something that you enjoy doing.
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@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Nov
Actually, I wanted to become a lecturer but I could not. I became an Administrator. This is a noble profession. The more you teach the more will be your exposure to the Global affairs. One needs such dedication and interest. Otherwise, this is not advisable to stick to this job. This is really a tough job.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
You are right it's a tough job
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@iridion9 (6923)
• Philippines
6 Nov
What level of school you are teaching? Elementary? HighSchool? College? in my opinion it's not, if it is your passion then it's not. Otherwise it's hard.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
6 Nov
Elementary. I think you are right. Some people look haggard being a teacher some look good because the job is easy for the
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@iridion9 (6923)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@averygirl72 WoW, elementary? That's really a problem a head ache LOL XD I'm trying to imagine now in my head those naughty kids. HA HA HA XD
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@iridion9 I experience a batch of kids where there are really naughty kids. It's making teaching challenging. Can you work as a teacher?
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@kobesbuddy (43603)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
At one time, I was in college to become and elementary teacher. Now, I think it would be extremely hard, with children being so different from at that time and harder to communicate with.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I see. Did you finish the course or took something else?
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@kobesbuddy (43603)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Nov
@averygirl72 No, I didn't finish. Instead, I worked doing daycare, for pre-schoolers.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@kobesbuddy It's challenging but preschool is fun based from my experience. It's like playing with little kids
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@AmbiePam (48647)
• United States
6 Nov
Handling students is hard work. Getting kids to pay attention and learn nowadays is harder than ever before. At one time I wanted to be a teacher, but my sister actually is one.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
Oh I admire your sister. It's challenging if you have naughty kids
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@YrNemo (11747)
7 Nov
I have always got a powerful voice (from years of being leaders in my classes). Everyone suggested that I should be a teacher, I told them, 'no way in hades!' - Now reading your post, I think I did the right thing, stay far from that path .
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
Oh why didn't you try? You have the potential. I should not go to that path it's my mistake
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@YrNemo (11747)
7 Nov
@averygirl72 Teaching now and then is fun, teaching the same thing over and over again would kill me for sure. I can't live with that life.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@YrNemo Doing the job over and over again can be boring
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@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
7 Nov
I agree with @DianneN, teaching is much more than being a nanny and to need a powerful voice. I would have liked to be a teacher, I decided for another career.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
So what is your career. You have to have a strong personality to be a teacher
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@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
8 Nov
@averygirl72 I am retired now, I have worked with my husband in the financial field during all my life. You need a strong personality to deal with the banks and the clients.
@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
8 Nov
@LadyDuck I see interesting to know
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@jstory07 (66042)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Nov
I went to college to be a ore-school kindergarten teacher. It is a lot of work being a teacher.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
You need to prepare lesson plans and learning materials
@kepweng (13267)
7 Nov
i Thought you hired as a teacher Online?
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
No I don't teach online. I just tutor kids in my home
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@dpk262006 (56105)
• Delhi, India
7 Nov
Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. There could be nothing more satisfying than imparting education to kids, spreading knowledge and make them aware about their surroundings. Every profession has its flip side also, same goes with teaching. Given the choice, I would like to be a teacher.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
That's true. Teachers are admirable for their dedication. It's good to know you like to be a teacher
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@dpk262006 (56105)
• Delhi, India
8 Nov
@averygirl72 Teachers are always respected by their students.
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@Marty1 (32513)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Nov
I always wanted to be a Literature teacher for a college level. I never really got to finish my degree but am thinking of going back for my Ph.D. Literature so I could teach as that is all I ever wanted to be
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
That's good to know. Some find it easy to teach college students. I have stage fright so I can't be a good teacher
@rubyriaz007 (3420)
• India
7 Nov
Yes, I would like to be a teacher. I love to teach. Yes, we need a powerful voice to control them. Children are naughty and it is very necessary to control them. We must not be very lenient to them. A teacher's job is not easy.We need lots of patience also to handle the children.
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
Patience is the key to be a successful teacher
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
7 Nov
Teaching is a good profession, but it's not my cup of tea...i find it very difficult
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
That's true it's very difficult for me
@youless (90959)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov
Of course it is never be easy to be a teacher. I am not a patient person and therefore I know I will not be a qualified teacher. This is why I didn't choose it as my job. I know myself and I am not suitable to teach others because I am impatient
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@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
Yes we should assess ourselves if we are qualified for the job. It's too late when I realize I don't fit for the job
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Nov
I tried applying to be an online Teacher, the sad part has I never had the chance because of the background noise. But sometimes I like to be a Teacher. Lol
@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I think it's easier to work as online teacher. My house is dark it's not good in video chat
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
7 Nov
@averygirl72 You can put a light into it. Since you are a Teacher it would be easy for you. You can apply at 51 talk.
@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
@JustBhem Maybe I will try it someday
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@DEMI12 (590)
• Guangdong, China
7 Nov
how old are you? teaching is good, it makes you feel very accomplishment to be a teacher. you teach a lot. not only lessons but also life principles. I will never forget some of my teachers, 2.they are so important in my life
@averygirl72 (16655)
• Philippines
7 Nov
I still have love for teaching only I find it difficult on my part. It's a fun and challenging job
@DEMI12 (590)
• Guangdong, China
8 Nov
@averygirl72 You will like to be a teacher!
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