I shouldn't laugh too much though, cause growing up a Hank Jr. fan I have one of his rebel flag with the title of his song "If the South Would've Won We Would've Had It Made."
Does anyone know anything about teaching abroad? If the right situation presented itself I'd consider that.
China I know has lots of opportunities. We had a rep come talk to our edu department when I was still in college. I actually considered it for awhile. I would have to look into that a little more as I don't remember much about it.
I think it both cases the teacher just teaches English.
"The Hall of Fame is there to keep alive the memory of people. You don't need to do that with people like Buck [O'Niel] and Joe [Nuxhall]. Nobody's forgetting those guys."
- Joe Posnanski
Can anyone give me any info. on the state of teaching in Florida? Hard to get a job, easy, any other info. that might help.
As other posters mentioned, special ed will give you job security, but it is HARD work. Social studies is my first passion but I've never even attempted to get a job in those content areas as the market is soooo tough.
I've been teaching music for eight years and finding a job has always been fairly easy. I've had to move cities several times (Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati) for personal reasons. I think the reasons I've had very little trouble are 1)I have a K-12 license in a relatively underrepresented subject area, and I'm willing to teach K-8 which a lot of my fellow music teachers are not. 2) I have technology skills that the schools find useful. I've served successfully as a tech coordinator and it really pads my resume.
Sorry to ramble. I guess what I am getting at is that the more diversified your skill set, the more marketable you are. The midwest is tough, but there are jobs to be found with persistence and marketability.
Edit: The jobs grow on trees in Florida. Half of my graduating class teaches there.