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  •  You are better than you think (0+ / 0-)

    Ken, I can't believe that you can't get some type of part-time job in an independent school. They are always having emergencies and would be grateful for your help. Try again. Also, parochial schools have lower standards for teacher certifications than public schools and would probably welcome your help. Are you limited in what you earn because of your social security? If you were a little younger, a boarding school might be the answer.  There are many different types of teaching jobs that don't involve the traditional classroom. Why don't you contact Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) to see what they would have in the DC area. As far as tutoring, there are lots and lots of students in the DC area that could use AP prep that didn't go to your school. And why is using your talents to help middle class or upper middle class kids succeed such a bad thing? These are the kids that will be running the country in the future. If your wife couldn't work and you were really stretched, you might think otherwise, so why not now?  I think you are just worn out and exhausted from what has happened in the last few months. Changing your life style is just the ticket. Exercise would help also. Helping others would make you feel better and work on the shyness.  What about helping prospective citizens with their citizenship test.? There must be some of those classes in your area, and we will have an increased need for those in the future.
    Try out some OpEd pieces, or letters to the Editor in the last ten newspapers in the country.  Your life isn't getting worse, it is just going to be different.I would like to read something on why we don't need the 2nd amendment anymore.   I am your age.  Ann  PS. This is my first comment

    •  remember, I am married (0+ / 0-)

      with a wife with a career and her health care providers here

      I do not mind paying penalties on what I earn over the social security limit

      there is a surplus of teachers right now because some districts had financial problems, and most of those out there are (a) younger and (b) have made far less

      I can apply, but that does not even mean I will get an interview.

      So far in having applied to 15 independent schools and had one phone interview

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:00:56 PM PDT

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