Would you work in the school where you studied?

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
March 4, 2008 8:10pm CST
Well, if given the opportunity... would you work in the school, as a teacher or any type of job, where you once studied... like in grade school, middle school, high school, or even college... Wouldn't it feel awkward to have your teachers be a colleague when in the past they were treated like second parents or even as enemies... or would you feel honored in coming back to your school as a professional and finally proving to all those there that you have done good in your life... Have you ever experienced this?...
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@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
5 Mar 08
Yeah... why not? I enjoy to teach elementary and high school students for subject math and biology... i like children expression how they react with the environments... they are more sensitive and easily attract to the new things, that is why they like to learn many things. I do like little children who want to learn how to read, alphabets and count numbers. I never teach in the school until now, but i do tutor and teach little children to read and to count.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
Teaching is really for people who love kids or who love to be around them... i taught high school for more than 7 years... and i enjoyed it very much... but how would you act infront of your former teachers who are now your colleagues?... would you still call them Ma'am... or by their first name?... thanks for the response..
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• Hong Kong
7 Mar 08
No I wouldn't because that would make me feel like I have never graduated at all and I don't really enjoy that "comfort" feeling. I love to explore new environments once in awhile and I would changing environments. So I don't think I could work in the school where I studied, that would make me feel bored!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Well, you are the first to say that... those who responded would actually love to work in the school where they studied... and i quite agree with you with the feeling of like never graduated if that is the case... well i think it really depends upon the personality of the person... thanks for the response...
• India
7 Mar 08
its happy to work in school/collage. Its respective job you can do teach your knowledge your experience to the new fellow's. You can be the inspiration for them thats not awkward, if your friends feel let them feel they are not your life you choose write side. they will feel when they get know about it they lost every thing. the happy days gone for them but for you its been in your diary a memorable days you can remained them at your entire life. its gooooooooooooood..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Working in a school is indeed a very respectable job... and working in one where you once studied is like a bonus feature... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot... i hope to see more of you here... just keep on posting... but don't forget to read the mylot guidelines...
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
7 Mar 08
That almost happened to me. I ended up teaching at Willsden Primary School, although I was never a student there, I was a student at a nearby school. I taught the son of a teacher who taught me. One year, I was teaching in a school that my own daughter was in.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
It must be a little weird to be the teacher of the child of your former teacher... in some cases... a lot is expected from you... but i think it is an ideal situation to be employed to a school where one's children are studying... but in my case i wouldn't want to be my child's teacher... since that might create a little controversy... thanks for the response...
@SViswan (12071)
• India
6 Mar 08
I was just saying 'Yes' I definitely would when I read the rest of your post about my teachers being my colleagues...and I was like....'hmmm, now I need to think'. I haven't taught at a school where I studied....but my husband taught at a college he studied at and he's very friendly qith his professors now.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
It would seem a little odd to be like best friends with a former teacher... because of the age gap... and the student-teacher relationship that transpired in the past... When i went to study my M.A... one of my classmates was my english teacher in high school... and i still called her ma'am... although it was totally weird to ask her if she did her homework...thanks for the response...
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
How I wish I could. But I like my work now and no idea of transferring, but I am planning to try teaching in the same school where I graduated from college. I like my school where I graduated although it is not one of the top ten schools in the city. It is more on technical but I took up my business administration course there. It is nice seeing the terror teacher and the employees whom we are dealing with before.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Maybe you can teach there part time... like evening classes only... that would certainly add more income... and feel great to be working even for just a few hours in the school where you graduated from... thanks for the response..
@Swaana (1208)
• India
6 Mar 08
I really look forward for that opportunity, especially to work in the school where I did my middle school and also in my college. I want to make a go back as a professional and make them proud that I have been moulded well by them.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
That is a very good reason to go back to and teach in your old school... your teachers and other school staff will certainly be proud that you were able to do good in life... and to go back there as a teacher is like a plus factor for them... thanks for the response...
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I actually worked in the cafeteria at the first junior college I attended. I worked there my second semester of college, and I didn't know many people, so it wasn't too awkward. It was a little strange cooking for my teachers, but it provided a paycheck, which is all I was worried about.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Well, that is indeed strange... but if it brings you the money that you need... and there are no hassles... that i think it is worth it... did any of your former teachers know that you were working there?...thanks for the response...
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Well, I am working in the university where I have graduated. I have a degree in Business Administration as well as a Masters Degree. I teach in college and it is really fun! I never thought about working as an educator but I absolutely enjoy my job!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Good for you... i haven't got that chance to teach in the university that i graduated... but actually i did... but it was quite a different program...not academic but more like social service subject... but being a teacher/educator is a great job... there is so much to do, learn, and many people to meet... thanks for the response...
@JAY020582 (410)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
for it is ok to work in the scool where I studied, if think that i can do it well why should't I, working with my former teachers as colleagues? well! its fine with me, I know they'll be happy to see that one of their student follow their career path. I wont work In my former school just to prove anything to somebody, I make my own decision and I don't want to make decision just to impress anybody.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
When i was still teaching... my former teachers were quite happy when they found out that i followed that career in life... although some were quite sad because they know that there is no money in being a teacher... and i am glad that in your case... you would want to prove anything to anybody... make you like a person who is secure with yourself... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot...
• Canada
5 Mar 08
Haha this is funny. Well to be honest, I have thought about it before .. Becoming a teacher and going to teach at my highschool. I don't really know if I would do it for sure or not. I know a few of my teachers who had used to go to my highschool before. I think that it's kind of cool .. They must have really wanted to come back or something. I think it would be cool because I really like my highschool, especially after the new addition it looks really nice! It was like an 8 million dollar addition so it's all top of the notch! I would have to say yes, that I would work in the school that I studied. Elementary, now that is another thing .. NO! Haha.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Well, going back to one's old school is a good way to enjoy the improvements that were never there before... and this is one of the reasons why i want to work in the school where i studied before... it is so different now in terms of facilities... but a lot of my teachers are still there... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot...
@greentfv (14)
5 Mar 08
sure thing- not kindegarten or elementary school though, cannot stand 3-9 year old prats pretending to be cute. Middle school will certainly be amazing although probably wouldn't work there long term..
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
I love small kids but to teach them is another thing... i am more of a middle school or high school teacher... so we are in the same boat with regards to this... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot... i hope to see more of you here...
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I don't WORK per se in the schools, but my kids go to the schools that I did. And I have done a lot of volunteering in the schools! There are a lot of kids that I went to school with that are working in the schools, either as teachers or support staff. There are even teachers that were teaching me, that are teaching my kids... and I thought they were old then! LOL
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
I think what you are doing as a school volunteer for your children's school is great... makes you more involve in your children's education... thus, you get appreciated by them more... Well, one of the minor reasons why i quit teaching is that... i do not want it to get to the point that i will be teaching the children of my former students... that will certainly make me feel very very old... thanks for the response...
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
I never have experienced that yet, professionally. But back in college, we were given the chance to teach little kids as one of the requisites in one of our subjects on college. But if I'd be given the chance to do it professionally, I would definitely grab the opportunity since I would like to be a part of the school again.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Wow... i love teaching little kids... but not very long... i am more of a high school teacher... and yes, if indeed an opportunity to teach in you alma mater arises... i would advice you to grab the it immediately... it would do a lot of good for you career... and the experience is priceless... thanks for the response...
5 Mar 08
It's good idea to work in school where you studied. I'd like to try. But this is not my plans to the nearest future.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Welcome to mylot... i hope you to see more of you here... and i am certainly sure that you will enjoy your stay... thank you for the response... and a lot of those who responded to this discussion agree that working in one's former school is not only a great idea... but an honor as well...
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
5 Mar 08
I would say I would like to take this opportunity to work there. I am still a student and never have that experience yet. But I think I will feel honored in coming back to prove that I have done good. Maybe I can tell my students my old story when I was at that school as well. Honestly, that's something I would like to have a try. May it realize one day.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
It is indeed an honor to work in one's former school... and to be able to show former teachers that we did good in life... partly because of them... it woul make them feel better... since they were able to produce good citizens... i hope you can go back to teach in your old school someday... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot...
@msanin (131)
• Canada
5 Mar 08
i would love that, even though i wouldn't like to be a teacher.. it would be fun to tell ur students yes i came to this school and that teacher there that used to be really mean she was my teacher lol.. would be Fun, to prove bad teacher that ur better than them .
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
It would be fun to go back and work there... but i don't think it is will be nice to do that to your old teachers... they may seem mean then... but were like that because they wanted their students to learn and be disciplined... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot...
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 08
I am a primary school teacher. It think that it would feel very awkward to teach in one of the schools, college or university that I have been a student at. Over time work places change and especially the primary school I went to would be very different now. I did go there when I was a teenager to go to a jumble sale and it was interesting to get chatting to some of the teachers that knew me. However I imagine that most of them would have changed schools or retired now. I think that if I taught in my old secondary school I would be shocked by poor behavior. When I was there the head teacher was very strict and I have heard that he retired years ago. In my teaching career so far I did a short term teaching contract in 2001 at a school. Then in 2004 I was teaching at another school when the head teacher retired. Who was the new head teacher it was the one that had been head teacher at the school I had taught at in 2001. Her approach was very different so it was unsettling to see how she changed the school. For example she got rid of book shelves in the corridor and got rid of many books that my class of children missed. So to work with an old colleague can be interesting.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
In the past... i also had a chance to chat with my former teachers... it was nice but a little embarrassing since they would sometimes remind me of how naughty i was back then... but kids today are like 100% naughtier... I also agree that working with an old colleague can be very interesting especially when the positions at work are like shifted... thanks for the response...
• India
5 Mar 08
Why not? At present I am working in a school. But my school is not this school. But My children are studying this school. I could work in my own school also. NO matter. http://free-articels.blogspot.com
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
Wow... it is so nice to work in the school where our children study... it is like an extension of the home... so i think your family is very lucky to have that kind of set up... But i must say that being a newbie in mylot... it is not good to add a site to your response... there is a risk that your rsponse or the whole discussion may get deleted... even the latter did not break any mylot rules... so i hope you won't do this anymore... Thanks for the response...
@haryana (112)
• India
5 Mar 08
i will manage the dicipline in the school i studied to keep the dignity of my school,even i will see that the teachers are teaching nicely or not...and look over each and every change that must be bring.i will make recess of 1hour
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
Your plans are quite idealistic... and why would you make recess 1 hour?... i seem that, like me, recess is your time in school (joke)... but how would you treat your teachers?... welcome to mylot and thanks for the response... i hope to see more of you here...