6 Pros And 6 Cons Of Being 'The Teacher's Kid'

6 Pros And 6 Cons Of Being 'The Teacher's Kid'

Mom, I promise I mean no harm by these cons.
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Look, I won't even try to sugar coat this. I have severe writer's block right now. I've spent days trying to figure out what I would be writing about and how I could make it relatable to people, but honestly, I failed.

Between work, school, school work, and l just could not for the life of me find that one amazing topic! So with that being said, I just decided to think of the pros and cons of being a teacher's child. It is exactly what you expect: early mornings, late nights, and a LOT of extra time spent at school.

Whether it is the school your parent teaches at, the school you attend, or both for that matter. You, as a teacher's child, are somewhat always expected to be one step ahead. But, it doesn't always seem so terrible. Think about it, when your parent is a teacher you have the world at your hands!

Pros:

1. You have a free tutor at your hands.

Sorry mom, but thanks for the help! You'll never know how much I appreciate the help (even when we argue over something).

2. If your teaching parent works at another school, you have twice the ability to make friends.


3. If you need literally anything, you know email is the quickest mode of communication.

If I have learned anything throughout the years, it is that teachers ALWAYS check their email.

4. You have access to twice the amount of help in courses you may not understand.

Whether it be your mom, her coworker, or any other teacher, you get all the help you may need.

5. You potentially call two schools home because you are there so often.

It's a great thing to grow closer to your own school as well as the school your parent teaches at. I love MCHS and BHS equally (well, maybe).

6. Teachers have the same holiday breaks as students so you always have a parent around.

Cons:

1. EVERYONE knows you.

I wish I was joking. Walking the halls at the school my mom teaches at, random people know who I am. All I can do is say hello and keep walking.

2. Other teachers treat you differently.

3. Your parent finds out about things within your school before you do.

Have you ever been asked about something that happened at school and not have any idea what he/she is talking about? Yeah, me too.

4. You feel the need to be extra cautious.

5. Expectations are set higher for you.

You are expected to act and behave differently than the other students. If they are the bad kids, you have to look like a saint. If they make bad grades, you better have A's.

6. You have to talk about school even when you aren't at school.

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I Learned Forensic Science In One Day For HOSA SLC 2019 And Still Placed Top Ten

We all have those days where we have to cram for an exam you know nothing about the night before, but have you tried to study for it the day of the exam? I never knew I would find myself in this situation until I went to HOSA SLC. With minimal study time, my partner, Kasey Park, and I were still able to place in the Top Ten in Georgia.

Joel Lee
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As a member of my school's chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), I went to SLC (State Leadership Conference), where members all over the state of Georgia come to Atlanta to compete in a variety of competitions in the field of Science and Healthcare. All members can pick only one competition to participate in, and the guidelines and rules for each event are posted on the HOSA website.

The event I chose was Forensic Medicine, which requires a team of two people to take a written exam about Forensic Science (Round 1) and write a death report for a case study (Round 2). You must pass Round 1 to move on to Round 2. I worked with a good friend of mine, Kasey Park, for this event. HOSA recommended two textbooks to study for the event: Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations 2nd Edition and Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition.

Kasey and I both had the books, since Winter Break of our sophomore year (2018-2019), and we both agreed to start studying during winter break. Instead, we both completely forgot about it and when we returned to school after the break, we knew we still had time to study, since SLC was in March. We made a game plan of what chapters to read and when to read them, and we agreed to meet for reviewing the chapters we read. But, it didn't happen.

This procrastination continued about a day before we needed to leave for SLC, and we both realized we needed to study two thick textbooks in about 24 hours. We both knew at this point we just needed to cram as much information we could possibly fit into our brains.

The way we crammed was we both read the textbook as fast as possible and absorbing information as we go. Even though will not understand everything, we can still get a lot of information that can help us do well.

We studied on the way to SLC and before the Round 1 exam, so we can have the best chance possible when taking the test. My partner and I took the Round 1 exam during the afternoon, and we both we did alright, but not good, so we were worried about whether or not we made the second round. We got a notification in the evening that we made to Round 2. Kasey and I started to study all night and during the morning to cram as much information as we could. A little before noon, we took the Round 2 Case Study Test, and we thought it was a breeze.

Since we finished our event, we could finally hang out with friends from our school, as well as students from other schools. I meant so many new people at HOSA SLC. The next day, we went to the award ceremony, and my partner and I did not get in the Top 5, so we were not recognized. But later we were informed that we got 9th place, which we were happy with since we did not study very much for this exam.

From my experiences ar HOSA SLC, I have learned many things and met many new people. I would recommend that if you have a testing event, you should start to study prior to SLC to give yourself the most amount of time to study before the test. I feel that cramming last minute at SLC is ineffective and very stressful. I also think that you should try to meet new people since the conference is for members all over the state of Georgia.

If you are a middle or high schooler, I would recommend attending HOSA SLC, as it will be a memory you will never forget.

Joel Lee
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