Some personal good news I wanted to share

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Some personal good news I wanted to share

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Hey MotherFAQers, I was recently given an offer for a teaching job. I am very excited and very sad. I am thrilled because this means new opportunities. I love my library job but I was feeling stagnant. I will miss my coworkers. Many of them new of my KISS and comics fandom. Even the kids. LOL. I learned so much about the realities of the job. I worked alongside professionals who inspired me.

I will be teaching 8th grade US history. I will be at a charter school. My teaching philosophy is to be nice until it's not time to be nice. I know there are some posters here who work in education. I need to refine my classroom management. I know I am good at fostering relationships and incorporating student interests into my lessons/lectures/activities. I would say that that is my strength. What are some reasonable consequences for this age group? There are always those students who are attention seekers. I know that I need to redirect. I once had a student who had a probation officer and I was able to make him put his phone away. I did it by looking him in the eye and speaking in a low voice. It was scary as Hell but I know I can do it.

Any tips?

EDIT: I know my grandmother would be proud.
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No tips from me because I know nothing about teaching.

Congrats on the job and for posting a positive thread :)
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Congrats!
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I wish you nothing but success!
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Congratulations to you. My late father, my brother, daughter and several family and friends have either worked or are still working in education. I’m afraid I still know little about it.

Life tends to work out. Best of luck to you.
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Congratulations and best of luck to you!
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Congratulations on the next step. 🍻 Thanks for sharing your success.
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Good luck. I had the decision to be either a teacher or in a band. I chose the band. I chose poorly. lol.
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It's awesome to hear some good news!

Congratulations and kick the shit out of it.