Maggie, I know you are a great teacher and I think that it is fine to say
that you are not happy with teaching middle schoolers, and you can say that
without hesitation. Some people are great with that (MS) age group and some
are not. You taught at the high school level and were used to it so when
you tried the middle school level it was different and you wanted to go
back. Not a problem. I think that middle school teachers are saints, and
are able to put up with more than I care to and still get fantastic
results. That doesn't have to be everyone. If you want to teach high
school then I think you should explain your position on middle school and
they might think you have made a good choice. I know you can do a great
job at any level, but stick with what you like.
> [Original Message]
> From: Maggie White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Date: 4/6/2006 2:17:17 AM
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Why did I leave?
> Hi, all,
> I'm starting to apply for actual jobs these days. I have "good excuses"
> for leaving my older, previous positions, but what do I say about the MS
> that I fled last year? "Didn't like MS students" doesn't sound too
> good. (This past year I've been subbing and basically taking a
> sabbatical to try and see if I ever wanted to teach again.)
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