Quick question, though I'm in England so it may only be relevant over here;I'm an engineer and I am going to be made redundant at the end of 2008 and I'm looking for a career change, would you advise teaching High school? or should I not spend the 2 or more years studying and do something I already know what to do?I am leaving it in God's hands but that doesn't mean that I should sit on my rear end and wait for Him to give me a job.If He closes this door I'll look elsewhere.ThanksSte
I'm going to surprise some people here... since my wife and I are big proponents of homeschooling... but perhaps the Lord IS calling you to teach high school. While I do not ever recommend public schools for Christian children, I think it is a wonderful mission field for Christian teachers. The only problem I would have myself is if I was forced to teach something that I know to be utterly false... such as evolution.But if the thought has crossed your mind, perhaps it's a thought that the Lord has planted there.Mind if I ask what type of engineering you do that will be obsolete next year? I know technology is moving fast, but wow...Krispy
It's not the engineering it's the fact that in easteren Europe they work for a week what they pay us for an hour!I realise what you said and I too fell the tug, but it's such a jump, I want as much input as I can find. Actually if I'm honest, I'm wanting people to say 'hay I started teaching and it's the best job in the world!' rather than 'I've been teaching for 5 years and I'm trying hard to get out of it!'If God wants me in this, he'll have to alow me to survive on about 20% of my current earnings. The future's looking interesting... ;-)
would you advise teaching High school?
Thanks Diane, yes, I've worked with youth since I was 15 (23 years) 8-12's most recently but teenagers for more than 10 years, though mostly in a church youth group. I spent 3 years 'policing' older teens at an open council run group but that's the other extreme. What am I heading into if I teach teens in schools now-a-days? I do love working with young people but the 'red tape' does worry me. I'm hoping that my age and worldly wiseness will help me, as opposed to those young teachers who come out of University into schools and bomb out after a few months of pulling their hair out.
I am not a high school teacher but I am the computer technician in a New Jersey high school. I have been here almost six years and I love it! I know all the teachers, a few who are christian, and they love it also from what I have heard. I say go for it.GOD B lessJohn