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I am eager to break into the teaching profession.I hold a master's degree in English.I want to teach grammar and composition. Can anyone direct me toward any kind of materials that would help me learn about the day-to-day running of the modern classroom? having this knowledge would allay much anxiety. Daniel B. Fears

Nov 19, 2015 7:55am

  • English Language Arts
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  • English Language Learners


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    • Nov 23, 2015 6:56am

      I would watch some of the videos on this site and then use our community to help refine your thoughts.

      How about becoming a substitute teacher, so that you can get your feet wet? Some school districts only require a college degree and board approval to be added to the sub list.

      Another thing to consider is observing/volunteering in a local classroom.

      • Nov 25, 2015 8:36am

        Don't have any fears, Mr. Daniel "B(e) Fears"! Actually, I can understand why you would be anxious. To cut in the anxiety, you have to be extremely prepared and knowledgeable and this goes beyond the aspect of content. There are many teachers and professors that are credentialed up to their eyeballs but if you don't know the students and whom you serve, it's all for nothing. Sorry, I don't mean to create that fear or anxiety because teaching is not for everyone but should you venture, I would suggest that you pay heed to Tom Jenkins' idea. Get out there and get your feet wet! And don't buy into "Those who can't do, teach" mentality if you got the Midas touch or be a pied piper for creating that thirst for knowledge in others.

        • Dec 3, 2015 8:13am

          Thank you all for your constructive comments.