As unpopular as it might seem, your right. The younger the teacher is, the stupider they tend to be. Maybe 30 is pretty old, but certainly teachers over 24-25 are much less likely to do something really stupid than those younger ones. I started teaching when I was 28, and life was so much easier. If I had started when I was 22, I would have been fired and lost my license by now.
Well, the younger teachers usually have more enthusiasm (because they don't know what's expecting them yet...)
So let me guess your a teacher who is 30+ and your ticked because they hired some younger teacher than you...what a narrow minded ignorant comment...i hope for the kids sake your not a teacher.do you teach your kids ignorance? my wife is a wonderful teacher and she is in that catagory of yours that shouldnt be teachers.Just because your situation put a bad taste in your mouth doesnt mean you should stereotype "all" young teachers as so...grow up
because the older teachers get, the meaner and less caring they are with their students
well said dan da man- im not a teacher, but i want to be as soon as i can so i will fit into that category that "shouldnt be allowed to teach" Also, lots of my teachers at the moment are probably younger than 30, and theyre really good at what they do, have lots of enthusiasm about their subjects, and can identify more with the students as to what methods work/ dont work and know how to make it more interesting for a class
I would guess part of it would be a budget factor...more experienced teachers get paid more.
Cheaper to hire! That's the only positive factor.
Many young teachers brought fresh, innovative ideas to our school district. They are sometimes fresh out of school, or here from a stepping stone job somewhere else, and have the benefit of all the latest practices right at their fingertips. There are highly qualified teachers in every age bracket, and in most subjects.
Shame on you for your lack of common sense.
You are such a narrow-minded person. Younger teachers teach the class material so much better than older teachers. The best teachers I ever had were 27, 29, and a few in the low 30's, but when they've just graduated, they understand the students. They can remember what it's like being a student because it was so recent for them. Older teachers don't have that advantage, and so it's much harder for students to connect to them, and much harder for them to teach the students. The best teacher is a teacher who understands the students and knows how to teach them so that they all reach their maximum potential, not someone who doesn't know the first thing about who their students are.
To say that younger teachers "teach the material so much better than older teachers" is just as narrow-minded as to say "older teachers are better than younger teachers"
I am a full-time middle school social studies teacher in my later 30s...I also train new teachers (both young and old)...the best teachers are the ones who continue to grow professionally...
Yes, there are some things that may be easier for a younger teacher (such as connecting with the students), but I have seen plenty of young teachers NOT be able to connect with students...it is about personality -- NOT age.
There are also many things that may be difficult for a younger teacher (such as classroom management) that now come easy to a veteran teacher.
Bottom line: it is not about age...it is about being a professional.
You know people that say younger teachers are bad influences on students. I know people who have thought that older teachers are out of teach with today's youth and can't connect with them.
Looking at a large group of people and assuming that all of them are bad because you have heard that they are bad influences is stereotyping. One of my best teachers was about 25 years old. He was able to relate with the class but was also able to control his students.
Assuming that all people between ages 20 to 29 will have a bad influence on students is a negative outlook and a slap in the face of every great teacher who is that age. Some people will be a bad influence, but they won't all be between the age of 20 to 29. Having an age limit will prevent some great teachers ever being able to help mold the minds of students.
First of all, I don't know any teachers under about 23 - you do the math... Next, what a dumb suggestion - teachers can be good whatever their age - and can be a bad influence whatever their age... Teachers may tend to be a little less "friendly" as they age, but only cause they have their own families and problems to deal with. Sorry they can't hold your hand through your entire education... wait until you get a BOSS! LOL
What about 30 is magical?
You can't make any generalizations about teachers based on age. They all have earned the same qualifications. If you are suggesting experience. then the 30 year olds would come to the profession with no experience giving the same results.
I have been inspired by what I see some young teachers doing, as well as in awe of a post-retirement teacher.
Then you know people who are just as stupid as you are. Why set an arbitrary age limit when there are perfectly capable teachers who are younger than that arbitrary age limit? They're only bad influences on students if they have bad character- and bad character is something that can be found in people of all ages.
Yeah.I'm 22 and teach high school (all grades). Guess I should just quit now huh??
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