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Postby guy17 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:20 am

i was always confused of what i wanna do in life, when i was young i wasnt that good in school, still i was amazed by a career of a teacher, but never told to somone cuz i was ashamed because i knew i wasnt capable... but with time i did well in school. last year i took Biology GCSE... i was doing extremley well, but i skipped a bit of lessons and failed to gain the exam, also because i sucked in experiments.

my dream of becoming a teacher had grew with me, and it seems that can't fade away lol... and biology was the most subject i loved, i constantly read the biology book i used, and i just love it. i love the varios topics there are... the human biology, the environment we live in, nutrtion... everything... except the soil topics... i finded them boring!

so what i'm trying to ask... is it a hard road? is Biology hard to understand? i think i'm capable to gain the GCSE exam of it, i find it easy to understand it... but i'm afraid it will be very very hard in Advance level and even more at university...
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Postby far-out » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:36 am

This road is hard but easy roads won't give you satisfaction afterward.

You know, in Ukraine (where I live) average earnings of biology school teacher is about 80-100 dollars a month. People who love it are willing to work though.

Biology is not uniform. There are always something that is hard to understand but there are nothing impossible.
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Postby victor » Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:36 am

Yup...I agree..as long as you love biology, there's nothing in Bio is impossible for you to learn...
The satisfaction in learning biology is not the goal, but your struggle to achieve the goal..well, that's according to me.. :D

Feel free to ask anything about biology here and discuss it with us, we'll gladly help you to understand it.. :mrgreen:
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Postby rye » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:58 am

we are in the same situation. actually, im not very interested in biology before. afer my high school, i accepted to furter my study in matriculation and slowly my interest to biology begin to build up. it because i forced myself in the beginning in the matriculation to study hard for enter to university. then, i think i found my field and now im in university taking my degree in appied biology. i hope u will try your best to get your aim . remember this "not easy to catch the thing. it not come to you, but you must go for it"
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Postby Enzyme » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:55 pm

Biology is a science. As it is a science, it isn't a simple and uniform field as careers related to languages, etc.

If you want to be a scientist or a sciences teacher (in this case, a Biology teacher), you have to take in account that you'll have to work hard to reach a poor result (but a satisfactory result) and you'll have to be continuously 'studying' (time runs and when time is passing new discoveries appear, so you have to be updated, he he).

If you love Biology, you'll catch it with a lot of courage and you'll put a lot of effort. These two things are the only things that you have to apply if you want to reach your goal: courage and effort. So if you want, YOU CAN.
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Postby blankscreen » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:52 pm

If being a biology teacher is your dream, then go for it. Even if the road might be hard. In fact, having to go through a hard journey to achieve your goals only makes your victory sweeter in the end. So don't worry about any potential obstacles and just go for it!

Good Luck!

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Postby honee_v » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:34 am

that's an interesting thought... :D

know what?? i almost flank my biology in highsch but to their surprise i took biology for my Bachelor course... funny to think... :lol:

i took it as a prep course for medicine.. but in the end i changed my mind...

i got so engrossed with the topics i learned from it... it made me admire life more than ever... (*smiles*) :P

and i coudnt wait to share it to others that i became a biology teacher *smiles* :wink:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:15 am

I love Biology, that's my life, because I teach Biology to survive, but too much Biology kills me :lol: I mean I need something offtopic not to deal with it everytime :D
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Postby 小天& » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:17 pm

I am a chinese student,i love biology and i think we can get more knowledges in the nature.The teacher is a window for us to start our way,so i am still truly grateful to my first biological teacher.
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Postby mkwaje » Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:25 am

Teaching in itself is a calling. Having an interest in biology is really the most important factor in becoming a biology teacher. Passion for teaching will come later. When I graduated high school, I thought I knew a lot about biology stuff. When I took my college biology subjects, boy was I so wrong. An interesting thing that you'll notice in biology is that, the more stuff you know, the more you realize the less you know. So you dig in deeper and deeper with questions buzzing in your mind stimulated by your readings. Being a good biology teacher will inspire your students to ask and learn more about biology. And that's just it, the rewards of teaching is in the knowledge of the students; no matter how crappy a teacher's salary is, fulfillment comes when you see the light shining in the eyes of your students.
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