Should I go to bed right now?
Better explanation: How would you feel about teaching at a school you had attended as a student? Would your opinion be shaped by if the current principal was your principal or if the teachers you had were still there?
My elementary art teacher is retiring this year. I’d be a shoe-in for the job.
But I can’t. It’s just too weird.
My mom’s boyfriend (manfriend?), who also happens to be my old fifth grade teacher, still works there. Too weird.
The majority of my elementary teachers have retired, but I don’t think I could do it. I have no idea if I could successfully separate my experience from the way it is today. The school has changed radically; demographics, curriculum, and instructional style are nothing like when I was there.
I did it. It made it a lot easier for the kids to develop relationships with me since I was “one of them” at one time. Also, I knew exactly what to expect from staff members that were there when I was a student.
Good question! Help me out! What do I need?