Thursday, December 29, 2011

This Week on Hello Giggles: On Being a High School English Teacher



This week I'm talking about my experience being a high school English teacher, and what I learned during those six years. Head on over to Hello Giggles and check it out!

18 comments:

  1. I loved this, Dani. I, too, was a teacher (elementary!) before having Ryan. Never thought I would miss it but I do. It's such an incredible profession. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy
    http://6thofapril.blogspot.com

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  2. I am just now finishing up my second semester of student teacher! My first day in August, I felt that same way - especially when I was first being observed! oh my!

    It turned out the be the best experience I have had yet and I am looking forward to my last semester with new kiddos :)

    xoxo

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  3. I would LOVE to be an English teacher. Too bad I'm soooo shy. Grr, wish I could talk in front of people!

    xo,
    Amanda

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  4. I can't seem to leave a comment on your article but I wanted to share so I thought I'd share here!
    I work with special needs children and I feel a lot of the same feelings. I quit a well-paying job right out of college to go back to this one which barely pays me more than minimum wage. I don't get any benefits, I've worked there for four years and have never seen a raise (in fact, I've seen two pay cuts) and I know better than to ever expect those things... but things I learn every day, and the look on the face of a child who just mastered something everyone they know has always told them they'll never master? I would do it for free, over and over again, if it weren't my job.

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  5. omg you write for hello giggles??? LOVE that site! & zooey!!

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  6. LOVe this!
    I was a college professor before starting law school,
    and am hoping to start it again once I graduate this summer.
    There really is NO job more fulfilling than teaching.

    Well- I suppose being a mother must be!
    Can't wait to try that job out too ;)

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  7. Yay!

    I emailed you quite awhile ago about my decision to become a teacher and you gave me the kindest response. I'm so happy to read you talking more about it!

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  8. So cute! I've thought about being a teacher many many times. Can't wait to go read your post. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  9. thank you so much for posting this...and at such a perfect time! after graduating 5 years ago with a bachelor's degree in graphic design, i decided to go back to school for a graduate degree in education teaching visual arts. well, almost 4 years later and a lot of time and money invested, i will begin my student teaching in less than 2 weeks! i am SO nervous, excited, doubtful...tons of emotions. your article had lifted my spirits a little and had given me a sense that i might just be on the right path.

    thanks again, jamie lynn

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  10. 1. LOVE your Hello Giggles article--I am a young English teacher too--woot!
    2. Also LOVE your style; I am so glad I'm not the only lit. teacher with tats.
    3. I bookmarked your blog!

    Have a lovely New Year!

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  11. so funny, I always joke with my classes that I have super-sonic hearing!

    xxoo

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  12. Thanks for sharing, I hope to be an English teacher as well, but jobs are hard to find these days.

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  13. This is lovely. I'm an English teacher as well and this post sums it all up. :) I remember student teaching and being SO SCARED - a crazy kind of scared. But, at the end, they were my kids and they cried when I left, which of course made me cry, but it was the best experience of my life because I learned so much. Glad to see someone else in the world got to feel that feeling.

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  14. It took me a minute to find you in this picture!!!

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  15. Este blog é uma representação exata de competências. Eu gosto da sua recomendação. Um grande conceito que reflete os pensamentos do escritor. Consultoria RH

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  16. I love reading your Hello Giggles articles. You are an amazing writer.

    P.S. It took me awhile to find you too lol

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  17. you look like one of the students! hee!

    off to read the article...

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  18. Found you via Hello Giggles, and as I am yet another one of those idealistic and still (mostly) happy English teachers, I loved every line. Thanks for bringing such positive attention to the profession. Cheers! :)

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