How would you respond?

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How would you respond?
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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 9:04pm

How would you respond if you were the teacher?


Recently, in my third grade class, we were having the "What do you want to be when you grow up?" conversation.

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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 9:08pm
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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 9:14pm
Well, my response to the teacher, firefighter, police officer type choices was to give information about how much and what kind of education is required for that.
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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 9:29pm

My 8yo ds wants to be a dad some day.

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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 9:38pm

May I ask why you felt it necessary to tell the kids that thier dreams of being a pro athelete were very small? It seems to me that in grade 3 all my kids wanted to be a singer/actor or wrestler. Heck Adam is 12 and wants to be a football player. It just seems a bit insensitive to tell an 7/8 year old that thier dreams probably wont come true. Its not like they are college age and filling out career choices, they are in garde 3. JMO.


I would have said the same thing I said to all the other kids (as long as it was positive) to the little girl. That was my dream growing up, being a mum was all I wanted to do. But as I grew up I realise I could be a mum and still have a career.

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Sat, 01-26-2008 - 10:30pm
I work in a school where 98% of the kids are on free and reduced lunch.
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Sun, 01-27-2008 - 1:18am
Same as for the other choices. It's a legal, honorable choice, like the others. Why do you ask?

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 7:45am

I'd ask her what she wants do to during the years before she's a mom and after her kids grow up.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 7:47am

Being a mom is not a career.

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Sun, 01-27-2008 - 7:56am
but bear in mind these are LITTLE kids -- would you really say all that to an 8 year old?

 

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Sun, 01-27-2008 - 8:13am

Yes.

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