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Am I crazy to want to teach English? (Scotland)

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textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 01:51:08

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TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 04-Jun-15 17:44:27

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MrsUltracrepidarian Thu 04-Jun-15 18:10:21

If you love reading, be prepared to do a lot less of it! Not much time for reading for pleasure. (And you will get heartily sick of 'Of Mice & Men'!) grin

Lidlfix Tue 09-Jun-15 07:03:59

Not crazy at all , it's still a rewarding job this side of Hadrian's Wall. To a certain extent you are (in the BGE) restricted by your book cupboard and in the senior phase 20 per cent of the Nat 5 and Higher courses are the SQA set Scottish Text.
But there are many ways to personalise what you teach eg Carver and Hemingway to introduce short story writing, essays from The Sunday Herald for persuasive writing and close reading skills. If you have an interest in media - that engages reluctant learners really well.

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