Too Young To Teach?

I’m just past the mid-20’s mark. I know there are teachers under 20 out in some classrooms. But I occasionally think I’m too young to teach. Now what does that mean? I feel like in general young teachers might not get as much respect as older teachers. On the other hand, I think they can be respected and be part of a healthy classroom environment because they might incorporate more technology or be able to relate appropriately to the students.

In my case I literally feel like I’m too young to believe in myself as an efficient, quality disciplinarian. I also realize that I shouldn’t have cracked a smile before Christmas.

I think I’m doing a great job of bringing in technology and balancing learning with fun in ways they can relate to. I have a website that I put up the homework, reference links, and also online games and activities they can hopefully enjoy (while they’re texting and IMing and watching TV and everything else).

I’m not good at being stern. Sometimes I’m too tired to care. Other times I’m more tempted to laugh. And I do not have a good teacher’s look mastered.

It’s something to think about, and I’m not married yet, and I’d like to be someday, and I’m not going to find anyone at the school to get into a relationship with- they’re all either married or old 🙂

I could see myself coming back to it later, but maybe I should give it 4 more years! before I hastily give up. We’ll see how the next few months go.

One Reply to “Too Young To Teach?”

  1. I bookmarked your blog site the first time I visited it. I am a student teacher of French out here in California. I worked in the corporate world for years before deciding to return to my first love (teaching French) last year. I hope to be able to find a job after I earn my credential in a few months. Thereafter, I will be able to live my dream while studying for my Master of Education program.

    Your site contains a lot of information that I’ve found very helpful, and I will keep visiting it as often as I can. I hope to seek your advice from time to time. Please do not despair or give up. The beginning is always tough, but you are doing a heck of a job. And to imagine that you’re so young!

    Regards,

    Nelson

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