bigduke6 wrote:Puppet wrote:bigduke6 wrote:How many? over the last 25 years? Hundreds, probably. Certainly many dozens.
Well, looks like my projections were pretty spot on
As I said, one percent of one percent of one percent. Probably less over 25 years.
BTW, I would say the comments I hilighted, do show some contempt for foreign English teachers.
I see more contempt for the system (which I also share).
It does bring people over, sticks them in laughable week long training (if any at all), then lets them loose to "teach."
Now, out of that system, I have seen good teachers grow. I was horrible at it when I got out of the Montessori classroom. But I had to learn how to adapt and chance and learn what I needed to learn.
Will kids be fine in most of these instances? Yes. But we really do have to admit that most jobs are not teaching jobs, but over-paid babysitting with English on the side. That's something most 20-something year olds are qualified for. But I do see most that come over and stay a while as being adaptable and wanting to learn. As the years go by, I am actually finding fewer people that come just to fuck around for a year.
I agree with you. The system is screwed up. However, there are many jobs where you are required to teach and not be a dancing monkey. I have yet to have a teaching job where this is the case. The same applies to most teachers I know.
There are also very highly qualified foreign teachers as well. I know many.
I just get mighty irritated when I see posts calling teachers, the help, the kitchen staff, the help taking kids rollerblading,them not being seen as teachers etc, etc.
To me that's just taking the piss, and shows ignorance and ridiculous assumptions based on seeing a couple of inept teachers in action.
Secondly, if a poster makes certain statements, said poster should have the Jacobs to stand by these statements, and not try to explain them away after the fact.
I think most people who read Sandman's posts here, will get the feeling that he is referring to all, whether he denies it or not.
I enjoy reading Sandman's posts, about 95-98% of the (thereabouts)
much the same way I enjoyed reading sam_wong's posts (where did he go anyway? to thailand to find girl boy?)
I think close to 100% of each of their posts have the same goal: to be entertaining.