Originally Posted by Cacowgirl
^Posted before I was done-bad computer! My other thought is that you would make an awesome teacher Paige. As another posted though-maybe a private school where the kids are motivated. I can't read a book that is poorly written, but when one just flows, I am sorry to finish it.
That is one of the perks of living in Arizona. We had an abundance of charter schools (similar to private schools, but they are free to attend). I would definitely want to teach at a charter or private school. I never attended either, but I was a motivated student that loves to learn, so I learned a lot on my own. My mom told me a few years ago that if charter schools had been around when I was in school, she would have sent me to one.
My son attends a charter school. He's nine-years-old and a third-grader. He is in advanced math, advanced science and advanced English. When my brother and his boys came to visit from Georgia, they have one boy who is a year older than my son and one who is a year younger. I was honestly impressed with how much more advanced my son was than either of his cousins.
My niece (the one I mentioned before...I only have one) told me once that she would have LOVED it if I had been her English teacher. When I asked why, she said "Because I would have actually learned something in high school!"
Foxhunter, I know exactly what you mean about not being able to teach kids who don't want to learn. The sad part is, it isn't entirely the kids' faults. Their parents may have hated school, so they refuse (often subconsciously) to instill a love of learning in their children. Or even worse, they just don't care or want to take the time to care. Posted via Mobile Device