Are there any Hype Members who are Teachers?

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  1. raybia Signing off

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    I have decided to make a career change into education and I have returned to college in order to get my teachers certification.

    I'm really looking for suggestions of books as supplemental reading to help me become a really effective teacher.

    To give you a little info about me, I am an African-American male, and I will be going into elementary education and the students I will be teaching will probably be 60% minority in a district that has a high drop out rate for all students with African-American males constituting the highest group.

    Please direct me towards books, journals, and websites that will help me plus any suggestions that you would give to a new teacher in my situation.

    Thanks,

    Raybia
     
  2. Figs Registered

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    Don't know any teachers Raybia but I wish you the best of luck in your new career path.
     
  3. StorminNorman Registered

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    I believe Babs Gordon and Kel are teachers.
     
  4. The-Dark-Knight Registered

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    I think Bella is a english teacher, though i could be wrong.
     
  5. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Kel is a school tyran...I mean, teacher.
     
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  7. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    I am in college to be a teacher...Im my 4th semester right now.
     
  8. raybia Signing off

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    Any advise you can give me concernng my 1st post?

    Thanks
     
  9. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Look for things on the subject of Educational Psychology. I have no books to suggest to you, but look up books on the subject and see what you think would help you. The textbook I read in my Edu. Psych class gives great educational advice.
     
  10. Dangerous Registered

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    (I am not a teacher)
     
  11. PLAS Registered

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    I've been a teacher for the last 12 years, I mayored in pedagogy with a specialty in social studies

    read a lot on child psychology and teenager psychology, teaching techniques and the like

    I teach from 8th to 12th grade, so here's a little bit of advice

    be patient, be tolerant and most importantly make sure you throughly understand the subject you are teaching and learn from your mistakes

    of course, don't forget that you are responsible for a child's development and can be a bigger influence in their life than you may think
     
  12. Dew k. Mosi Hype Award Winner

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    this is the main reason I didn't go into teaching, even though both of my parents wanted me to. I would mold their minds into weird shapes
     
  13. Victarion Iron Captain

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    pfft...you'd inject hormones into their milk and cookiees that turn them into cheap service labor for your pengiun army.

    Raybia, I'm just a college freshman but in my senior year I had an hour where i was a teacher's assistant. Patience is a virtue in that field.
     
  14. Dew k. Mosi Hype Award Winner

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    that too
     
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    Its ironic that both of you mentioned psychology as I am currently enrolled in an Educational Psychology class.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  16. The Original Bamfer Big, Bald and Beautiful

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    For a long time I've considered teaching (art,) and it's still something I might be interested in doing. I think it would be incredibly fulfilling to know that, by educating these kids, you've played a part in the development of our future. So, I'm impressed that you've made the decision to be a teacher. Of course, I hope you stick with it and make a difference in these kids' lives. :up:
     
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    Bella and Kel are the two who pop out in my mind, though I am pretty sure there are others, they are the only two I have talked in depth with about their careers.
     
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    I taught for a year and a half after spending 5 years getting two degrees to do it. I know a lot of people on here have had very positive experiences with teaching. Mine was VERY far from positive (at least the last 6 months or so before I left).

    Elementary has a different set of challenges than the 11th and 12th graders I taught - the chief one being that most parents expect you to be the "parent figure" for their child when they can't or won't be for themselves.

    You will need LOTS and LOTS of support as a new teacher. As a male elementary teacher you are guaranteed a job. My only bit of advice would be to hold out for a place with a VERY STRONG new teacher support system. :up:

    If you want for info, or more background on my story, PM me. I don't want to rain on the happy thread :)

    And yes, Babs Gordon is a teacher too but I don't know if she still posts here at all...
     
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    LOL!


    My gf is a fourth grade teacher for 3 years. She enjoys it for the most part. It's a b*** if your administrators suck at their job. Also, teachers put in a s*** load of time after they leave school, at home and taking classes at least in the summertime. It can be rough.
     

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