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What State Should I Teach In? I am Not Quite Sure Yet

What State Should I Teach In? I am Not Quite Sure Yet

Where to teach?

In November I will finish my teaching certification through the Teacher Ready program in the state of Florida. However, I am currently living in Texas where I will be doing my student teaching. And I am really open to where I will wind up teaching in the end with three distinct possibilities.

Florida

I lived in Florida for a short time a few years back. I know the panhandle area well because that is where I spent my summers when I was young. My parents grew up there and my grandparents lived there for many many years. I still have family there including my sister. I do not know much about the rest of the state however, but I’d love to learn.

As a whole Florida is a nice state to live in. While the teacher pay isn’t as good as some other places, the cost of living is low for the most part. There are many positives including some really nice beaches and lots of sunny weather. I’m also a huge baseball fan and Florida has a lot of great baseball on pretty much every level.

Texas

This is home to me. It is where I grew up and where I live currently. There is nothing like Texas anywhere in world. The people here are the best I’ve ever met anywhere, not that other places don’t have nice people. The food is great, and there is really only one downfall in my opinion, the heat.

While Florida has its share of heat, the worst part there is the humidity. Texas is just blazing hot, but I still love it and it is hard to leave. Every time I do leave I am drawn back for one reason or another.

Alaska

The only state on the list that is not hot but rather extremely cold. I’ve been researching a lot on Alaska lately and it seems like a place I could live, at least for 2-5 years. I like the cold, although I have never been in cold quite like the Alaskan winter. I love the snow and prefer mountains over the beach. It is definitely on the shortlist.

I am not limiting myself to just these three states, but they are the first I will search for a job in. Other places that I would love to live include Colorado (I loved Denver when I lived there years ago), South Carolina (I have family there), Georgia (it is sort of centrally located with all of my family in bordering states), or even somewhere overseas is a possibility but not high on the list right now.

Who knows where I will wind up. I am open minded to go just about anywhere and I am excited to see where I actually wind up.

About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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