IntotheWild Posted May 11, 2010 Share Posted May 11, 2010 I've worked just about every odd job I can work in order to avoid teaching. I've avoided it because of the anxiety of having to stand up in front of people. I taught in grad school and although I think the anxiety lessened over the time there, it never fully went away to where I was 100% comfortable. But in the Fall, I'll be teaching college math as an adjunct. Even though there's the anxiety factor, teaching has always felt important and so I know I can stick with it. I just have to face my fear. I have two options to get out of this city: 1) Get accepted to a MFA program for creative writing somewhere. This is my preferred option, but there are no guarantees here. 2) Teach long enough so that my experience will let me get a job somewhere else. In this case, I don't know how long is long enough. Is one year enough? Two years? More? What I'd like to know, from other people's experience and intuition, is how long will I need to stay with this first teaching job before my experience will allow me to be employable elsewhere? Thanks. Link to comment
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