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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

becoming a teacher

Since I don’t have much to blog about these days, I’m going to bring you on the journey of becoming a teacher in Ireland.

First of all, why do I want to become a teacher? Lets look at the pros and cons of going down the road of teaching.

The Cons

  • Dealing with kids all day
  • Some kids don’t like to learn
  • The pay
  • Bureaucracy
  • The nicknames
  • Dealing with parents
  • Lack of respect among other educated professionals
  • Car getting keyed
  • Early mornings
  • Uncertainty in the current economic climate
The Pros
  • Teaching people
  • June
  • Influencing them to do my bidding once they have grown up (may involve subliminal messaging in my teaching methods.. haven’t quite figured this one out yet.. I’ll keep you posted)
  • July
  • Job satisfaction
  • August
  • Job security once you have one

D 411 Connected Classroom
Photo owned by sridgway (cc)

So I’ve now talked myself into taking the first steps and consciously making the decision to become a teacher. What is next?

I need to be trained. More next time..


  1. Don't become a teacher... It means years in college and of course dealing with kids is a very big con!

  2. Correction. It is only one more year in college and even at this it is half spent in school!

  3. Now it not the time... I know a cople of people that did the HDE and cannot find any secondary school teaching jobs in Co Cork, or indeed Ireland.

    However, considering your impressive CV :) it might be different for your goodself.