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Topic: Switching careers?
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the Human Race

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Switching careers?
Posted: Sep 28, 2000 11:48 PM
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I am in my 11 th year of teaching (math). I finished my degree and student
teaching at 45. I have never regretted for one minute the decision to
become a teacher. I will admit that 25 + years of "real world" experience
causes me to have a different perspective than most in education. And many
in education find my different perspective uhhh annoying.


Bob Houston
1759 Cuba Road
Bridgeport, Texas 76426
Matt Olson <> wrote in message
> I am turning 30 yrs old this year and am going back to school to hopefully
> finish a degree in Secondary Education (Math). Am I to old to be doing
> this? I am trying to finish and be teaching by the time I turn 33. I

> in the Minneapolis area and my wife teaches Talented and Gifted students
> grades 1-6. I'm curious if anyone has started later in life (over 23 or
> yrs old) and what you found. I love teaching and am really looking
> to hopefully accomplishing my goals.
> Thanks for any advice you can provide.
> Matt

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