In my opinion, besides robbing the general public, scammers using the telephone are putting an end to worthwhile and honest telemarketing. Just the other day, for example, a manly sounding gentleman claiming to be from the Paralyzed American Veterans called. Because we have been receiving five to six scam calls per day, partway through his speech, I said: "I can't tell whether you're a scammer or not. Please forgive me, but I'm going to hang up."
Based upon my 35 years in seventh- through 12th-grade classrooms, and based upon the 17 years I've spent thinking about what happened in my classrooms, I have advice for prospective teachers. Many individuals who become teachers were once model students. If you were a model student, your experiences may not parallel the experiences of the students in your classroom. Don't hold in contempt those students who misbehave or are not active learners. They will sense your contempt, and you will lose any chance you had of educating them.