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WHY PRIMARY AND NOT SECONDARY TEACHING?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by A89, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. A89

    A89

    I'd really appreciate it if you could answer the above. Cheers x
     
  2. A89

    A89

    I'd really appreciate it if you could answer the above. Cheers x
     
  3. trinity0097

    trinity0097 New commenter

    What about middle years?
     
  4. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    Personally, I couldn't teach the same subject for 5 hours a day, and have to try to get through 200 kids every week.
    For me it's more about the pupils than the subject, so I like to mix'n'match what I'm teaching while really getting to know a (relatively) small number of pupils well.
     
  5. A89

    A89

    Not possible, just wanted to know why people chose primary over secondary... x
     
  6. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    What's not possible?
    Why are you asking?
     
  7. A89

    A89

    Trinitys reply! sorry thanks for your comments.... x
     
  8. i chose primary because secondary pupils are taller than me!
     
  9. trinity0097

    trinity0097 New commenter

    Why is training in middle years not possible, lots of universities do middle years courses that set you up to be a generalist in KS2 or a specialist in KS3, lets you make your mind up after having actually hada decent opportunity of teaching in both age ranges.

    Once you are in a primary school you can make the move to younger pupils if you wish and if you decide to get a job in a secondary school then you can expand into teaching A-Level as you gain experience.
     
  10. I chose Primary because I find younger children much easier to work with.

    They're more likely to respond positively to behaviour management strategies (in my experience)

    I prefer working with kids who are still fresh and new when it comes to learning and don't think they know it all already.
     
  11. Agree would hate to do one subject or two a day.
    like the overall care you get with being with same kids all day every day
    Enjoy primary age you really do think you might make a difference by secondary i think its often a case of damage limitation as should have had problems dealt with earlier
    Dont really like teenagers in general but as own grow into them do hope i can change this !!!!
     
  12. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    Taught secondary for nearly a decade, loved the kids but grew to dislike the restrictive, over-prescribed curriculum which led to teaching to the test as children got older. Moved to primary and ........

    How dumb was I?
     
  13. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

  14. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    Too cruel, tk!!
     
  15. LOL, becktonboy!

    =:cool:[--{
     
  16. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    please stop, I'm drowning in this tidal wave of sympathy!!
     
  17. Had a conversation similar to this the other day - our GT was thinking about accepting a job in Middle and we started talking about the difference between subject specialism upper Middle/Secondary and Primary teaching. A senior memeber of staff said it comes down to what your first love/absolute passion is ? children or your subject.
     
  18. Sillow

    Sillow Senior commenter

    I am going to have a similar problem next year... Already sorting out my wardrobe to make sure I stand out and am obvious in the room when they're all standing!
    As for why primary, I just feel as though I'm too sensitive for secondary. I can be silly with my class and not worry about them looking at me as if I'm a freak!
     

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