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Subject:  Re: Millionaires, Billionaires, and Teachers Date:  12/12/2012  3:41 PM
Author:  ariechert Number:  659727 of 876437

"You have an excellent point. But it does not take a doctor's degree to do that. My DW is not degree'd and she would not have a problem with it. She home schooled all 3 of my kids and spent about 7 years teaching Sunday school at an inner city church. I could handle boys. Did enough of that with over a decade of youth coaching. Now the girls? They are scary. I can't look them in the eye and intimidate them like I can boys. <g>" - decath

Actualy decath I think you have a point. I think that people who have been parents probably make better teachers. They've learned how to be consistent and hang in there and not quit.

I on the other hand, childless, with a plethora of Education courses, both undergraduate and graduate, was a disaster at teaching. I was inconsistent and eventually just gave up. For me it was like going into battle. The kids never got tired of trying me. It was almost a game with them.

I'm fairly certain you would a much better teacher than me. By the way I had a double major in undergraduate school, B.S.A. and B.S.Ed and then while working at the University of Tennessee took and additional 30 Semester hours of graduate courses in Education to renew my teacher's certification. I have 45 undergraduate hours in Education from the Uni. of Georgia 30 Graduate hours from the University of Tennessee in Education.

I still think you'd make a better teacher. You wouldn't give up like I did.

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