to still call myself a teacher if I only teach 1 day a week and do other stuff the rest of the week?
Orlantina · 07/07/2017 21:23
Only in a class 1 day a week.
Tutoring in evenings
Non educational work as well during week.
I called myself a teacher today. Am I?
Do you stop being a teacher?
Pengggwn · 07/07/2017 21:24
This reply has been deleted
Message withdrawn at poster's request.
kaitlinktm · 07/07/2017 21:34
I only teach one day too (well, two half days) and the rest of the week I'm retired - I never know what to put on my insurance application. If asked I still say I'm a teacher "but only part-time now".
The other day someone said "Oh, but of course you must do something on the other days surely?" Nope - just fannying around doing stuff for my 2 mornings and a shitload of admin so it seems
kaitlinktm · 09/07/2017 08:08
That does seem very odd - I wouldn't have thought teaching was more of a risk than being a receptionist. I wonder how they work it out.
I wondered if it would have been better to say I was retired, as I am drawing my teacher's pension, but then that might cause a difficulty if the car wasn't covered for travelling to "work". It's a guessing game!
Eolian · 09/07/2017 08:43
Once a teacher always a teacher . I know what you mean OP. I was a ft secondary school teacher until I had dc. These days I do a bit of private teaching, a bit of primary and am mostly a cover supervisor. Part of me feels a bit of a fraud for still calling myself a teacher because I don't feel like a 'proper' teacher any more (but am bloody glad I'm not one, in the current climate)!
Trills · 09/07/2017 12:45
If you're a teacher one day a week and a cleaner or a firefighter or a wedding planner 4 days a week, I can see why you might feel a but disingenuous describing yourself as "a teacher".
If the other job is one that does not use your skills, or that you are less proud of, I can see why you would prefer to call yourself a teacher. Especially if your aim is to do more teaching and less of the other thing.
If the other job is one that does not lend it self to "I am a X", it might simply be easier to SAY you are a teacher, because it's easier to put into a sentence. :)
MaisyPops · 09/07/2017 20:01
If teaching is your main profession and you are doing it part time (and a mix of things the rest of the week) then yes you are a teacher.
If you are working 4 days a week in another job then whilst you are still a teacher, I wouldn't introduce yourself as a teacher.
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.