Anyone taught GED/Adult Ed?

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  1. Kay75

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    This year I am teaching Special Education English. I came from a background of teaching Adult Ed part time and really miss it. I now realize my district has full time GED teaching positions. I feel like so much of my job is about my caseload and nor actually teaching. I am considering going in the direction of teaching GED next year.

    Anyone have experience with that and what were your feelings? I teach inner city SPED kids, so I am fairly certain the kids will be similar. Do you think they work less or harder than regular high school kids? Also, does your district work on a FT schedule Do they go the same hours? Finally, do you have to teach all 4 subjects? I'm sure it varies by district, but I am curious about your experiences as I consider my career path.

    *Btw, I could not find a thread for this post, so I put it here.
     
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  3. MathNrd

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    I taught GED math for a few years and it was very rewarding when my students got their "diplomas". I did taught it in addition to teaching High School math. I always drove home wishing that my high school students were more like my GED students. I would totally recommend it.
     
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    I would guess that those in a GED program were there because they wanted to be. Which is a huge thing when you look at all the high school students that are just hanging out (and sometimes causing trouble) because they have to be.
     
  5. Kay75

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    Thanks for the insight. This is helpful as I consider career moves. I honestly just miss teaching. I don't mind the kids with problems, but I do mind staying up til 1 am doing paperwork for IEPs.
     

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