Re: Useless at 54
I really feel that I can offer some school alot of background and knowledge. At 54, I do not have another 30 years and would like to get at least a good 10 years in and make a difference somewhere. I would love to bring some extra knowledge to a class. For example, I have always been big on reading and Orthography. Orthography is where you can break apart new words for meaning such as the word "perimeter." Peri means around and meter means to measure. Perimeter means to measure around. Knowledge of word parts can help a student with new words as well. I used it with my own kids. Our public district here is in trouble with low testing scores. I am amazed at the lack of basic skills such as counting back change. One girl in a store gave me $7.35 back from a $10 for a $5.60 sandwich. Since the store was empty at the time, I told her that she was not correct and she protested that the cash register said she was. I taught her how to count back change and she said nobody ever taught her how to do that. Yes, I went to a corporation after college because back then I had a family to support but I always dreamed of returning to teaching. Districts wonder what they can do to get quality teachers who care. I am available and love helping kids learn.