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    47-and focused
    By Jackie

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    I sure hope age isn't the problem, even though I haven't found a job yet. In my interviews so far, I acknowledge that it could be considered a disadvantage. But we ALL have obstacles to overcome---students, teachers, and even administrators! I CHOOSE to see it as an advantage: I am as enthusitastic as any first year teacher; but not "flighty". I have the presence (and battlefield/substitute experience) of an experienced teacher---but can't be set in my ways yet! And when my students say, "We really won't have to know this for "the real world...." I can look them squarely in the eye, having been there for the last 20 years and say, "Oh yes you will!"

    Age? Judging from the reactions, I don't think THAT has been my problem..... It's how YOU perceive it!

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