My department head mentioned to me that there may be a high school teaching position opening in the future and they think I'd be good for it. I'm not sure I'd want to make the change because I've only ever taught middle school, (14 years!), and wonder how big the change in student attitude and behavior would be like? This year though, the kids I have are really draining and it's got me thinking. Would high school students be the same crazy behaviors or would their maturity make a big impact?

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The options to describe me and my duties were not the best. My position is actually District Counselor/Mental Health Counselor and I serve grades Pre-K through high school. I travel among our five schools in the district and provide assistance to the school counselors and their students as needed.

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I posted a disparaging remark about disliking the teaching profession earlier. I truly apologize-I’m having a hard time finding a good position and it’s hard to be separated from a career you really love.

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Does your district have the”Teacher Coordinator for the Provisional Teacher Program” position? If so, were any of you teacher coordinators and can you tell me your experience?

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My role is as an extended learning opportunities coordinator at a small high school in NH. I work in setting up students with internships, job shadows, and all experiences outside of the school building.I was a classroom teacher and a special education administrator. I have been a teacher since 1983.  Are there others who have similar jobs?

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I verbally accepted a teaching position in a small district that will require me to have a longer commute. The same day I was offered this position I received a phone call from my dream district to set up an interview. The interview is tomorrow! If I am offered a job in my preferred district can I take it? Am I obligated to teach in the smaller district? I have not signed a contract with the smaller district yet, that appointment is next week. TIA!

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Applying for open positions seems like an exercise in futility this summer. I took a non-teaching (but still education related) position when COVID-19 hit because our hiring at my district stopped and contracted due to funding. Now that we're gearing up for the fall, I've applied to all open positions within my certification, and so far not one single request for an interview and 2 pos closed. A colleague at my current job applied to two, and got a job offer within two weeks. I have an MEd?

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Hello! I’ve just accepted a new position with 1st grade language learners (at this point, all have a first language of Spanish). I have been teaching middle school for the entirety of my career and find my self anxious to start planning, but also at a loss for where to begin! Any advice for a new ENL teacher AND new first grade teacher?

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This will be my first year as a math/science coach for a K-5th grade elementary school. What are some things you would like your math/science coach to do to support you as a classroom educator? If you are an academic coach yourself, what tips can you offer to someone coming into this position?

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I’m applying for a new position. It says TAP certification is preferred. Where can I get that??

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I am always surprised and disappointed by colleagues who act like friends, but as soon as you change either grade level, school location, or career position, you never hear from them again. What is your take on this?

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Looking AP Spanish position, Spanish 101, -400 level Spanish. Florida, Tampa area. Thanks.

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Would you change districts - including a potential decrease in salary, along with a longer commute…to teach the grade level/position you want?

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Why is that you see people rise in the profession of teaching who prosper to Principals. Is it What they Know? or Who they Know? with a Masters and with Honors my district has never even considered my Principalship even though I completed all the requirements. The rule: Principal recommendation- I will never see a Leadership role. This is due to my role as a Lead for the Union. Not Fair - Teachers for Teachers - turned bad for future roles.

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I just recently resigned my teaching position for a position in another state to be closer to family. I will be making a lot less money (about 1/2 as much). Am I crazy to give up a high paying teaching position that took me 12 years to get to on the pay scale or is being closer to my family worth the pay cut? Anybody ever found themselves in a similar situation? I gave up tenure too. Honestly, I wasn’t happy living in my home town making the most money I've made. I guess it’s a leap of faith!

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Any tips for negotiating a starting salary? I was just offered a principal position. I’m young, but I’ve been teaching 9 years. Honestly, I’m excited no matter the salary, but I don’t want to sell myself short.

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Dilemma: I applied for a high school position. It looks like it went to someone else. I was contacted by the principal of another high school, same school district. This principal really wanted me to sit for an interview. Problem, though, is there is a TOXIC teacher in the department who I use to work with. So, I declined the interview. I think the principal was shocked. It's a great school. Would you have turned down a job because of ONE person?

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I am currently a 5th grade teacher and have an opportunity to move up to a middle school science and technology position. Anyone here move from elementary to middle school? What are some key things I should know if I take this position?

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Is anyone an Elementary Science Specialist? What is the role like? I am interested in a position that would teach all grade levels (TK-5) science at least once a week, at two schools. That’s nearly 1300 students... I don’t see how it’s possible! Any insight would be super appreciated!

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How many years should you be a substitute teacher? Since I will have my master’s degree this year, I hope to get a full time position soon.

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Does anyone have any connections to elementary public schools that are hiring in the twin cities area in Minnesota? Thank you so much for your help!

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Advice needed. I’m leaving an incredibly toxic work environment (admin, students, parents, etc) for my dream job. I already resigned, but my students don’t know yet. I knew if I told them, their behavior would be even worse. How would you explain to the kids you’re leaving? I don’t want my P to know I’ve been hired elsewhere, so I don’t want to tell them I have a new position, but I also don’t want them to think they ran me off (or that I got fired, lol). I’m leaving next week.

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I am getting very annoyed that districts are hiring so many teachers without credentials & who are barely beginning the credentialing program. No student teaching experience, but just an intern. And it wasn’t easy for me to land my first job. What happened to requiring actually being qualified to teach? Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t know what other career fields do this. I feel like all the hard work I did to become a teacher isn’t valued. I don’t know if I’m explaining myself well.

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After seeing a news story about a teacher in New York who was “relieved” from his position for speaking out against a school policy he didn’t agree with..... it makes me very nervous as a teacher to speak publicly whether it be on social media or elsewhere about anything that could be deemed as political.  I 100% percent feel that your students should not know your political affiliation, but don’t I have the right as an American to question policies that are seen as political?

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I have had an aide for over a year. She tries to befriend kids instead of playing an adult role. She can’t tell them no and gives them whatever they want, even if it’s interrupting my lesson. I’ve asked her to do simple tasks and she doesn’t seem to be able to, I either correct her work because she can’t do it right or do it myself. She sometimes goes from 0-100 on a kid who is not listening to her, which makes me uncomfortable. Instead of saying no she deflects to me so I seem like the bad guy.

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Ready to leave my position. Is it worth it to speak with my principal about my concerns? I don’t want to overstep/sound incompetent.

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I was brought in as a sub for my district because they needed subs. The admin had a convo about hiring me for a specific grade next year. About two weeks later, in a staff meeting, the admin announced they hired 2 teachers for the position that was offered to me for next year. After talking privately with the admin, they said they thought I would do better with a different grade and want me for that grade instead. I don't know what to think? I'm not sure I trust them?

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What is your position: Should a teacher inform his or her principals and assistant principals if he or she is merely inquiring about a position and has not yet set up an interview?

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I am starting in a classroom next week for my first teaching job. Any suggestions on how to be successful? I've reread First Days of School again, but any other reading suggestions or experiences I can learn from? I'm transitioning from a Classified Position.

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I feel like there is an easier way to do this on line learning. Same grade teachers at the same school should be one big group. For example: One teacher has the discussion or lecture and does the presentation to all classrooms. One teacher mans the computer to answer questions that come in and handles any tech issues. Another teacher grades assignment and takes role and handles the admin part. Wouldn’t this be easier? Teachers could rotate or just stay in one role.

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I started a virtual position two weeks ago. I was coached to make my background cute. I need (cheap/ free) ideas that show up well on camera. I share space with intervention, I'm starting from scratch, and need to avoid too much flash. I diy, but usually have more time and resources and never had to fit decor into a camera frame. Any ideas? I am normally VERY good at this, but tbh, my new class is students from several other classes, so community building and assessment have been my priority.

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How would you feel it this happened to you? Today, was like any other day, but at the end of the day things went to crap. I received news that one of my student’s siblings had tested positive for COVID. Family is keeping him home now. He took his COVID test today, and I will know in 3 days if he is positive or not. I was told to continue working till we get the results back. I am beyond worried tonight. I just wished teacher didn’t have to be in this position

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How has your school made you feel appreciated and understood this year? Are they hiring?

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When I get home, I'm so exhausted, I don't have energy to do chores/clean the house. I'm thinking about hiring help but it's also expensive. How do you all have the energy to do it all or do you just leave it for the weekends?

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It's hiring season and I'm sick of being at a dysfunctional school. I've applied to several districts and I'm awaiting an invitation but in the meantime, how do I know if those districts are better and not just as dysfunctional? What can I ask THEM at the interview?

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So... I already accepted a position, but then got offered another job that I like better. Can I change my mind and what should I tell them?

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