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What are the advantages and disadvantages to being a teacher??

I'm thinking of being an elementary teacher because I love children, but want to know what advantages and disadvantages come with teaching. Also, do high school teachers get paid more than elementary teachers???

Asked By: Tennis2127 - 11/17/2006
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Where I live, pay is calculated based on years of post-secondary education and years of experience. Elementary and secondary teachers are on the same pay scale... More
Answered By: Jetgirly - 11/17/2006
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Answered By: Oxymoron - 11/17/2006
 
weird i just did a report on this ADVANTAGES get to help people possible tenure good pay get summer off community respect DISADVANTAGES you do tons of work work outside of school lots of training some training during career well good luck!
Answered By: Cece S - 11/17/2006
 
hi, my wife is in her 3rd year teaching, and let me tell you.. its got to be one of the best jobs... we live in the chicago land area. the only disadvantage would be that around here... there seems to be a low demand for elementary teachers. we have a few friends that have graduated in 2004 for elementary ed. and they... More
Answered By: nickcap23 - 11/17/2006
 
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Answered By: Timmy - 11/17/2006
 
The main disadvantage of beig a teacher is that aftr a few years,you get bored in repeating the same things again and again year after year,The main advantage is that you have huge psychlogical satisfaction by teaching so many students and watching them grow up in front of your eyes and the respect they pay to you... More
Answered By: sarkartapas2005 - 11/17/2006
 
There is no difference in pay between elementary and high school. Pay is determined by your experience or years worked. You need to be totally dedicated to your job, and be willing to put up with disrespect from students. Not from all of them, there are some real great kids out there, but you have to learn how to deal... More
Answered By: kiki - 11/17/2006
 
You get to go back to school at your own expense year after year in order to keep your certification! You hone your negotiating skills with unreasonable, irrational parents or administrators! You are challenged to develop patience by the unruly youngsters!
Answered By: atheleticman_fan - 11/17/2006
 
That's kind of a loaded question, only because I think it depends totally on what kind of school you teach in and what grades you teach... More
Answered By: Tess O - 11/17/2006
 
it is a good profession if you want to get satifaction from your job. Drawbacks....sometimes cutbacks means your job goes bye bye..even if you are doing great at it.
Answered By: Chase Manhattan - 11/17/2006
 
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