I’m chuckling here. Had you actually read my piece in its entirety, you would have seen that one of my main arguments against academic essays was that companies like yours exist.
If I can pay for an essay, what good does it do to use them in an academic setting for evaluation? Especially when that’s the form across nearly…
True. And you gotta have a class you can connect with because the system is so broken, the only thing keeping you coming to work every day is the kids. When you get a class of asshats, it makes the year even harder.
And happy hours more frequent.
There are too many stories like this. There are plenty of teachers who know how to put on a good show. But when it comes to teaching on the regular, they fall short. And the opposite is true as well.
Your statement about cookie-cutter kids rings true. It’s while I’ll never go back. I work in…
It is quite the experience. I started out as a history teacher. Not because I knew history. But because they didn’t need an English teacher.
If your curious about what to expect. Bored. Or just have a dark sense of humor, I wrote a book about it. I got a link to it somewhere. It paints a pretty decent picture of what to expect.
Would my credentials as a novelist and graduate student with an MA in English from a prestigious university make a difference to you? They don’t tend to matter to people unless they’re academics.
Much like academic writing.
Absolutely. The fear of lawsuits is…ridiculous. And something inherently American. It’s just not as crazy outside of the US. There’s also the understanding that properly educating children requires resources.
That means not having your teacher handle everything. I think my problem with admin is that they often expect you to…
Your response reminds of that old adage about the frog in the boiling water. And I think that’s a HUGE problem with teaching. Many teachers stick around and learn to accept the tragic conditions they live and work in.
The truth is I want to make a difference for teachers, which is why I left. I wrote a novel about my…
I’m a copywriter and novelist. One pays the bills, one hopefully will one day. After “selling my content” to my students for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, I realized that I learned to be extremely persuasive. I get to use words, which I love doing, and I get to make a difference in people’s lives. The other pluses are, no drama, lockdown drills, or surviving paycheck to paycheck.
I’ve thought about it from time to time, but my problem with going back now is that I work as a copywriter and I see that most of the stuff I taught in the classroom, most of the tested stuff I taught, hold no value in this world. I feel like I can do more good for schools on the outside. Someway. Somehow.