View Full Version : Job Story: No wonder there is a teacher shortage!...English Teacher
09-30-2003, 04:00 AM
I am a teacher also. Mostly college.
Have taught in Costa Rica and now have a chance to manage a college in China.
I would love to correspond with you
08-13-2004, 04:35 AM
08-13-2004, 04:48 AM
It comes as no surprise that there is a teacher shortage in the US. I currently teach in public (high) school and think of quitting all the time. I've been teaching for nearly two years and find the job stressful for several reasons. I don't mind the extra work, and I don't have issues with admin. Rather, I can not accept the level of disrespect from students to teachers. Yes, we all get our weekends, holidays, and summers off. That does not mean you have to give away your dignity as a person.
I view students like this: Imagine a person (STUDENT) is stranded in the open ocean, struggling to stay aflot. Along comes a boat (TEACHER). Not only does the swimmer not get on the boat, he swims away from the boat. This is the illogical nature of public schools today. Students are more worried about rap music, reality television, and disgusting displays of underaged sexuality then they are with building an academic foundation for their futures.
Most teachers I know are hard-working, intelligent people. They don't need the constant abuse from students, parents, the media, and politicians. Teachers can do better for themselves finacially and health-wise by leaving the profession for one that does not assault their dignity and surround them by superficial, self-centered morons.
05-06-2005, 03:33 PM
I have taught English for six years, in Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Although I adore the prfession, I am sick of ungrateful, incomepetent owners of schools and colleges, who are in the buisness for the money, rather than the desire to educate. Why is education treated like its the last item on an agenda? I'm a South African and cannot teach in Europe or America beacuse of visa contraints (the ignorant, bias, uneducated and racist "free world"...ha!), so I teach mostly where education is a dire need, rather than a run of the mill, daily and common occurence. I teach people who WANT to learn (mostly) and who realise that without educating themselves they would'nt be able to secure a bright future. This is truly amazing, almost addictive. I love it. I would teach in a high school or college in my home country at the drop of a hat, if only I could actually find a job! Teacher shortages will alwayse be a reality of our times. As long as employers, governments and politicians keep treating the subject of education and our proud professions with disrespect, wiht the blase "we don't have funds" and "teachers get long holidays" and "these bloody teachers always want something", wake up world! Most of our current problems exist because of ill-education and inopportunity to learn. Yes...it's more important to produce another crap American movie and send politicians around the globe on private jets. Education? But we have schools! What's the problem?
05-13-2005, 06:45 PM
I totally agree with you and I am a african american. We need teachers like you, who love to teach, and appreciate the fact that students need to learn.
It is a loss that you donot have a visa to teach in the u.s a loss for the students
08-01-2005, 08:31 AM
Here's a thought, come to Taiwan and work in a quiet mountain atmosphere where teachers are loved, respected and looked up to. This program in Taoyuan County, Taiwan is special and unique and not like any other teaching program in the country. Teachers will teach the aboriginal school children. The aboriginal population live in the mountain areas near beautiful lakes and lush green surroundings. Parents and children alike have seen few if any foreigners and will appreciate your presence. The government has begun a new program to bring English to this population. Fifteen foreign teachers will teach in the public school system in small remote schools and with the help of a managing company, ensure that teachers get all the support, materials and resources they need. This program is not for everyone. It is only for those who have a valid teaching certificate in their own country and are not afraid to be independent and those with courage and stability. Try a year in the mountains of Taiwan and it will change your whole attitude about teaching abroad. Please visit www.teachworldexperience.com
03-13-2006, 08:16 AM
i really happy for that they ask that job just i need know to cantact with you just i'm read to register . and i need your help ok bye.
08-21-2006, 04:52 AM
For an English teacher, you might want to proof your writing a little more. You have two serious grammar errors in your article.
Good luck finding that right male companion.
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