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  1. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I got a recommendation to be a review group leader, which pretty much entails doing what a professor does, and I've never had it in me to be up there in front of a bunch of kids, teaching on any level.

    But I know I need to do this for my life.

    Are there any teachers here, ones without kids (obviously that would make it easier), who can give me some advice?
     
  2. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    As a coach for over 18 years.... no hugs, only fist bumps, high 5's or a pat on the scalp. Even though it is ok for one family to give hugs, one parent who might not know/trust you sees a kid hug you and freaks out,.. could be a problem. I coached my niece and nephew for 2 months and a parent on the team thought them hugging me was inappropriate (not knowing they were related) and reported me to the facility. Fucking headaches ensued.
     
  3. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  4. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    Talk about the Power Rangers. Kids eat that shit up.
     
  5. Hudson

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    Parents are fucking nuts too.
     
  6. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I'm not afraid to admit I'm scared shitless, even though it's not a real class or anything. There's the responsibility of condensing 2.5 hours of material into less than 1 hour of it. The condensing worries me more than the teaching.

    "Her life is in your hands, Dude"
     
  7. Hudson

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    what are you teaching/mentoring?
     
  8. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Anatomy and Physiology.
     
  9. Ballbuster1

    Ballbuster1 In The Danger Zone...
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    I'm not a teacher but I was a scout leader
    for years. In that capacity I did teach.

    Be confidant in your self. Kids smell fear.
    Know your subject going in and be able
    to talk in terms they understand and you'll
    be fine.
     
  10. Hudson

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    yup
     
  11. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I've been an instructor a few times for my old high school marching band and for some of my friends's bands when they became high school directors.

    Like anything else with kids, just know what you're doing. Confidence means everything. If you were a shrinking violet when you were their age, you might have problems. If you had self-confidence when you were that age, just bring that to the forefront.

    Sent from my phone via Tapatalk. Apologies for any misspellings.
     
  12. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Funnily enough I've found some odd sources of confidence in the last semester.

    Ever seen what a cockring can do to your manhood? It's mesmerizing.
     
  13. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    I teach elementary school students how to do math incorrectly. I hope to permanently cripple their ability to do math and, in the process, ruin their chances of getting a good job. It's a hobby.
     
  14. Konstantin K

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    Where's that Mikefrombx guy with his awful spelling and grammar? Doesn't he teach algebra to darkies or something?
     
  15. Absolutely

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    I was hired to be a Substitute Teacher for 1st grade-12th grade about 2 years ago. I have literally 0 teaching experience, just 2 different degrees, and it only took like 60(?)college hours to be hired or something.

    Anyway, I did it twice. 2nd grade class and 8th grade class. Not knowing anything about teaching or being in front of people, etc it didn't go well...
    I wanted to leave the 8th grade class about 5 minutes in just because it was weird. Two years ago I was 26, and you know how you dealt with Subs, it's like, "Who's this fuck... We're not cooperating today"

    There's your pep-talk.

    How old are these "kids"? I'm confused as to what you're even doing. Are they college kids? What's a group leader?
     
  16. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Heh I'm guessing you're not very happy with what they pay you.
     
  17. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Oh. Yeah. I'm reviewing for them the course I just took last fall. I get paid 9$/hr for sitting in on their class, then 9$ for reviewing it twice a week for an hour. Then 9 bucks for one hour to "prepare".

    That bugs me more than anything. I'm insanely good at cutting down my study time for my courses, but I'll probably need like 10 hours prep time because it's hard to live up to the expectation of the guy who recommended me - who I've found to be the greatest teacher on the planet.
     
  18. Absolutely

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    Oh, I get it now.
    So you're kind of like a T.A, except you actually will be providing assistance to the students and not being a douchey grad student with more important things to do.
     
  19. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    I should be paid at least $6 million a year.
     
  20. Hudson

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    DON'T FUCK THE STUDENTS!!!
    1) You are there to teach, not be a pal.
    2) That doesn't mean you have to be an asshat.
     
  21. Konstantin K

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    How do I reach these keeeds?

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  22. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    The more I think about it, the more I think I'll need to keep in mind I *could* fuck them like they haven't been fucked. It will help drive my fears away.
     
  23. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    You aren't working at a grade school so you wont have to worry about thinking about fucking your students. Just sayin'.
     
  24. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Bah there's always a catch. Always.
     
  25. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    Here's what I want to say.

    2 semesters ago I took a zero on a 15% presentation because of my terrible faith in myself to speak publicly. I didn't do the thing.

    1 semester ago I made it through but only because it was a group project with about 7 other speakers.

    Now I'm going to practically teach. I'm diving in but it feels insane.
     

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