Career advice for graduates

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  1. mareeh

    mareeh New Member

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    Hi everyone, I am in the process of writing a book for graduate teachers. In it I am hoping to offer advice and guidance to help them overcome the hurdles and insecurities that cause so many to question their decision to enter teaching. I really struggled in my first few years and would have loved some advice and support from a mentor. I am writing this post to seek any words of wisdom, tricks of the trade, tried and true teaching strategies, things you learnt along the way, stories of things that went wrong and well as things that went well. If you have any of the above that you are willing to share, I would really appreciate it. You would have your story published and hopefully it would go a long way to helping our new teachers realise they are on the right track, and that everyone has been in the same boat at some stage. If you would like to contribute please let know. Any information will be gratefully received. Thank you in anticipation. Maree
     
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    One of my education professors asked us to let him know in an email, after we had gotten a job as a teacher, if there was anything he had missed in preparing us for teaching.
    My answer: bring some money to work.
    I was prepared to pay out of pocket for odd and ends in the classroom. I was surprised to discover that I would be asked to kindly contribute donations to so many causes. I have donated for co-workers and students - sick, deaths, accidents, families in need, boss' day, secretary day, and food for all to share. I do not mind giving and now that I'm used to it, I keep a hidden cash stash in my desk so I am not caught unprepared. Also, comes in good use during GS cookie sales!

    In my previous career, the companies I worked for took care of these expenses. All I had to do was sign a card.
     
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    You were lucky to have a professor willing to help you. We were pretty much left to our own devices once we graduated. Money? Absolutely! Didn't mind as I could claim on tax anyway, but paid for many classroom treats, birthdays etc. Made me feel a part of a community by doing things like that. Thanks for your reply.
     

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