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AIBU to be curious as to why there are so many teachers on Mumsnet?

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TurkishDelighted Mon 09-Oct-17 13:00:27

Is it because Mumsnet is particularly appealing to members of the teaching profession? Maybe, there are just a lot of people working as teachers and therefore they are likely to be well represented simply due to sheer numbers.

I enjoy reading the teachers' perspective as I currently have school aged children. It is always interesting to see things from another perspective.

TidyDancer Mon 09-Oct-17 13:05:03

I’m not sure there are many more Watchers than there are other profession tbh, it’s just that the subject matter on this site would lend itself to a teacher revealing themselves more iyswim.

TidyDancer Mon 09-Oct-17 13:05:28

Bloody iPhone. Watchers meant to be teachers ffs.

CharlotteBilberry Mon 09-Oct-17 13:06:46

Good question.

I think a lot of teachers are parents, and are naturally drawn to internet searches for resources and such like.

I used to post on the TES forums and I recognise a few names.

FakePlasticTeaLeaves Mon 09-Oct-17 13:07:15

I think there just seems to be more, as there is more reasons to announce you are a teacher on here, as there are threads about schools/children.

It has never been relevant to say what my career is.

thecolonelbumminganugget Mon 09-Oct-17 13:10:07

Teachers would also stand out as a lot of topics covered on here are relevant to their job.

I imagine there are vast numbers of accountants on here too <waves at fellow accountants> but the opportunity to wade in with relevant insight into changes in financial reporting standards dont come about that often. dreams of starting a thread on GAAP conversion

CharlotteBilberry Mon 09-Oct-17 13:30:48

There are a lot of "As a teacher ... " posts smile

SloeSloeQuickQuickGin Mon 09-Oct-17 13:32:18

Ex teachers.
And a lot of TAs wink

AppleTrayBake Mon 09-Oct-17 13:35:13

It is always interesting to see things from another perspective.

You answered your own question smile
I came here years ago before I had my own kids (now school aged) and found it fascinating to read things from a parents PoV.

BlackPepperCrab Mon 09-Oct-17 13:37:38

I’m not sure there are many more Watchers than there are other profession tbh, it’s just that the subject matter on this site would lend itself to a teacher revealing themselves more iyswim.

I agree with this. None of the threads here tend to have any relation to my profession, which is why I've never felt the need to mention it.

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