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Old 04-07-2014, 05:23 PM
even sven is offline
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: DC
Posts: 19,401
Four years in the classroom.

I loved the act of teaching. It's exhausting, exhilarating, challenging and eye opening.

I didn't like being a teacher. I disliked the way the years rolled past, one after another, all different but all kind of the same. It always felt so depressing to start another year-- which would be just one of a pretty set number, up till I retire. And all that on a pretty set pay schedule. It all felt depressingly low on outlets for ambition.

If the pay were better and I'd have had freedom to develop my own curriculum, I might have stuck with it. It wasn't a bad gig, but it was a lot of work for something that was a bit of a dead end job.