#16. What is your preferred age to teach?
I'm not sure I can answer this question with complete certainty, as I've only ever taught 10th graders. I taught 9th and 12th in student teaching - but 9th were HONORS 9th, so I'm not sure they were a completely valid portrait of a freshman class. A teacher neighbor/friend taught 10th grade and now teaches 12th, and she assures me I would LOVE seniors. And while my sophomores would frustrate me from time-to-time, I am pretty happy with them. If given any choice, I think I might choose juniors.
I am tempted to try middle school; I loved the sixth graders I had a practica with. And some of my own most memorable teachers were during those middle school years. When I think about those sixth graders again, I absolutely melt. But I didn't have to TEACH and MANAGE them - mostly I got to have fun with them, so again, my perspective might be skewed. I guess my answer to this question is...I am too experienced to really know for sure. I just know it definitely wouldn't be kindergarten thru third.