As much as country service sounds exciting, I do notice some rhetoric surrounding it that perpetuates ideas that rural/remote teachers are somehow less respected compared to their metropolitan colleagues.
By this, I am referring to the opinions that “you HAD to go country to get a job”, or that beginning teachers only teach in rural/remote areas because of the job-seeking competition in the city.
Is this true? Does the teaching community actually feel this way? Will teaching in rural/remote propel my teaching career forward?
Have you heard these opinions yourself? If so comment below about how you responded to them!
- Yes, I have heard people say those opinions.
- No, I have only heard positive things about rural/remote teachers.