T10 or teaching?

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T10 or teaching?

Postby confuzzled888 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:53 pm

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Zapatero
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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby Zapatero » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:55 pm

I don't think that anybody on here can really help you. You need to do what you think will make you happiest. Good luck!

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:08 pm

K12 teaching is a horror story IMO. Look very closely at both careers before you let the economy scare you away from law.

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby englawyer » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:12 pm

confuzzled,

IMO you should try teaching to start. if you love it, you can stay with it. if after 1-2 years you realize that it is bad, or you want a more exciting career or whatever, go to law school.

this is a much smarter path then going to law school, working 1-2 years of biglaw, and realizing you want to become a teacher :P

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:13 pm

teachers are more important than lawyers, if that matters

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:15 pm

I think you have like 5 more days till the last teach for america deadline.
apply to teach for america and teach for two years and find out if its what you want to do
also almost all schools will automatically defer your admissions for two years if you do teach for america

or if you want to reaply schools will compete for any teach for america alumn.

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:23 pm

Where would you teach? What kind of school?

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby confuzzled888 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:27 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Where would you teach? What kind of school?


mainly high school. Although I might need to get a masters in teaching..

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby confuzzled888 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:28 pm

s0ph1e2007 wrote:I think you have like 5 more days till the last teach for america deadline.
apply to teach for america and teach for two years and find out if its what you want to do
also almost all schools will automatically defer your admissions for two years if you do teach for america

or if you want to reaply schools will compete for any teach for america alumn.


this is actually a very good idea... I didn't think of doing that. Thanks :)

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Re: T10 or teaching?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:01 am

High school teaching can be fun but if you're looking for something intellectually or academically challenging you're probably going to be disappointed.

Most of the stuff you'll teach in high school you can do your sleep if you're good at what you do.

I teach and I'm pretty bored most of the day.

Also, look into Obama's Race to the Top plan...and get to know how NCLB and the combo of the two will affect your job.




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