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Old 07-07-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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You might be surprised at the number of teachers you work with who are from other areas. Many NC districts recruit heavily and have many teachers who are from the Northern states. You probably will experience some culture shock- but hopefully you will experience the warmth, welcoming and hospitality the South is famous for. Unfortunately, as in most extremely rural areas and urban areas, the struggle to make ends meet is the focus of the home....there simply isn't the energy or time to make education a priority. To be an effective teacher- keep an open mind. In my school, many of the teachers who come from other states- particularly unionized states- have a hard time adjusting and can be extraordinarily annoying constantly telling me and my co-workers how "wrong" things are in my school and how "right" things are in their state.

Good luck!


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