Done with teaching!!!!

July 9, 2007 at 5:24 pm | Posted in English | 3 Comments
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And who knows for how long, probably the rest of my life? Having been a teacher for three years now (lecturer according to my card, but I’ve said it before: that was a lie and a huge overstatement, definitely on my paycheck – on leaving I learned that I made 800 Euros less than what the alleged salary for lecturers is at the institution to which I am saying good bye now; gender pay gap in Vorarlberg, bigger than ever), and employed as one for six more weeks, I am now very much inclined to say that this is true:

THOSE WHO CAN, DO.
THOSE WHO CAN’T, TEACH.

So I am also leaving this place to show myself than I can… yet need to find what that is. Or was. I forgot. Three years of teaching fried my brains.

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Last Day of the Forum

June 14, 2007 at 8:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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So today I am going to go home and leave the forum. While I am writing this, I am eavesdropping on a phone conversation between the owner of this internet café who is calling his daughter’s teacher to complain about her incompetency as an educator. Quite interesting. Parents in Germany have become VERY concerned about the quality of teaching their children receive, meaning that the teaching profession is becoming increasingly difficult. I am glad that I am not the one who has to decide between what’s true or false in this case. He’s talking to her right now – or has been silent/silenced for a while now. I am sooo looking forward to a future where I won’t be in charge of and responsible for someone else’s education any more (as people seem to increasingly believe that going to school means to give the responsibility for your learning to someone else).

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