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  1. Teaching is Soft and Mushy Gary Tsuruda

  2. INSERT CARTOON HERE

  3. TEACHING IS SOFT AND MUSHY A. STARTLING FACTS ABOUT TEACHING B. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH C. WHY YOU SHOULD TEACH

  4. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING In the last two years, the State Dept. of Education has issued more than 50,000 emergency teaching credentials.

  5. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING In the last five years, there have been only 8 fully credentialed teachers for every 10 teaching positions in California’s public schools.

  6. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING In California during the 2000-01 school year, 1 in 7 teachers had no credential or the wrong credential for the subject they were teaching.

  7. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING 20% of all new teachers quit within three years…

  8. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING 20% of all new teachers quit within three years… 50% quit within five years.

  9. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING Those teachers who scored in the top 25% on their college entrance exams were nearly twice as likely to leave.

  10. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING One-third of teachers in a nationwide poll said that they would not go into teaching if they had a chance to do it over again.

  11. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING The life expectancy of a teacher is four years lower than the national average.

  12. “Teaching is the most responsible, the least advertised, the worst paid, and the most richly rewarded profession in the world.” — Ian Hay

  13. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH Teachers are grossly underpaid.

  14. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHERS ARE GROSSLY UNDERPAID. Teachers earn 29% less than other workers with B.A. degrees.

  15. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHERS ARE GROSSLY UNDERPAID. An entry level job in Silicon Valley pays as much as a 5th year teaching position.

  16. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHERS ARE GROSSLY UNDERPAID. A beginning engineer makes $47,112 in California while a new teacher earns $26,225.

  17. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH Teaching is undervalued by society.

  18. “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” — George Bernard Shaw

  19. “You don’t have to think too hard when you talk to a teacher.” — J. D. Salinger

  20. “Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.” — Oscar Wilde

  21. “Education: the inculcation of the imcomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.” — John Maynard Keynes

  22. “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” — Jacques Barzun

  23. “One out of every three students in the United States scores below the 34th percentile in math.” — Bobo the Clown

  24. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH Teaching is complex.

  25. “We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.” — John Sculley

  26. “Teaching … is not only the hardest job in the school, it is the hardest job there is.” — William Glasser

  27. “Unless one has taught, it is hard to imagine the extent of the demands made on a teacher’s attention.” — Charles Silberman

  28. “People sometimes say, ‘I should like to teach if only pupils cared to learn.’ But then there would be little need of teaching.” — George H. Palmer

  29. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT Providing for success vs. Providing a challenge

  30. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT Computational skills vs. Calculator use

  31. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT Traditional tests vs. Performance tasks

  32. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT Coverage of topics vs. Depth of understanding

  33. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT Algebraic thinking vs. Algebra 1 for all eighth graders

  34. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT Real learning vs. Test preparation

  35. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH TEACHING IS COMPLEX. THE BALANCING ACT State Standards vs. Common sense

  36. WHY YOU SHOULD NOT TEACH Teaching is stressful.

  37. STARTLING FACT ABOUT TEACHING Teaching is the third most stressful occupation on earth behind only air traffic controllers and surgeons.

  38. “50 years ago, teachers said their top discipline problems were talking, chewing gum, making noise, and running in the halls. ...

  39. “The current list, by contrast, sounds like a cross between a rap sheet and the seven deadly sins.” – Anna Quindlen

  40. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn

  41. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum

  42. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum 3) Making noise

  43. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum 3) Making noise 4) Running in the halls

  44. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum 3) Making noise 4) Running in the halls 5) Cutting in line

  45. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum 3) Making noise 4) Running in the halls 5) Cutting in line 6) Dress code infractions

  46. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum 3) Making noise 4) Running in the halls 5) Cutting in line 6) Dress code infractions 7) Littering

  47. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1940 1) Talking out of turn 2) Chewing gum 3) Making noise 4) Running in the halls 5) Cutting in line 6) Dress code infractions 7) Littering

  48. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1990 1) Drug abuse

  49. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1990 1) Drug abuse 2) Alcohol abuse

  50. TOP 7 SCHOOL PROBLEMS 1990 1) Drug abuse 2) Alcohol abuse 3) Pregnancy