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Old 08-06-2022, 01:52 PM
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This is way way way too late for me but I still thought it cute.

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Old 08-06-2022, 02:02 PM
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That's funny!
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Old 08-06-2022, 03:55 PM
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So very true for teachers, at any age! My retired teacher friends and I still make jokes about the blood born pathogen training.
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:32 PM
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I was 63 the last time I had to move classrooms. It was brutal!
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:57 PM
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Funny, but so true.


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Old 08-06-2022, 06:25 PM
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My parents (both teachers) have been saying this for YEARS. They've been asking me my whole career what my "back up plan" is going to be, "because nobody teaches for 30 years anymore."

They really wanted me to improve my Spanish so I could be an interpreter. They still bring it up. I minored it in college- actually for that reason. I was in college in 2008 when thousands of teachers were applying to each job. I thought I could interpret while waiting to get a teaching job after graduation.

Then, I met people who had studied abroad multiple times, studied the language for years upon years, etc. who said they were still very far from being fluent, and I realized it wasn't realistic. I'd have to go live in a Spanish-speaking country for years (and not spend a bunch of time speaking English with people who knew the language) to become fluent enough for that.

When I was in college, my mom also wanted me to look into being an SLP. She worked in private school and had just met one for the first time. She went as far as asking this woman if I could come meet her . I actually regret that I didn't listen on this one. That would have been a very smart move.

We had a few teachers leave for corporate-type jobs this past year. I wasn't super close to any of them, so wouldn't stay in touch, but I hope I hear through the rumor mill how it's going. I'm so curious about if the grass is really greener.
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