TP Week 11 Discussion 2
“Will I teach at a school on the East Coast or on the West Coast? Maybe I will teach abroad. Will I teach at a large university or a small liberal arts college?” In terms of a teaching setting, your teaching predecessors, who were embarking on a teaching career in the 1970s or 1980s, likely had these kind of reflections when considering the setting in which they would teach. Thanks to the pervasive impact of technology and the Internet, you now have the option to teach students from nearly all of these settings in the comfort of your home. Or you may pursue the collegiate atmosphere of a position teaching in person.
For this Discussion, review and study this week’s Learning Resources, including the Instructor Position Scenarios document. Then consider the following scenario: You have been offered the opportunity to apply for two teaching positions (assume for the moment that you are interested in one of them). After reviewing the Instructor Position Scenarios document, select two questions from those presented for each position and reflect on how the answers that were given might influence your decision. Finally think about which position you would choose and why.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the two questions you selected from each teaching position that influenced your decision. Be sure to include in your response the answers that were provided for the questions you selected for each position. Then offer a different question you might ask at your interview for each position. Finally, explain which position you might choose and why.