Been offered a job - advice

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  1. sizzla_222

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    Hi guys,
    I have been offered a job teaching 3rd grade next year at the christian school i currently work at. I am very excited to be offered a teaching position where I can have my own class and own kids to teach. I will be teaching all subjects - english, math, science, social studies, bible. I will mostly be using the abeka curriculum which is good but can get very boring after a little while.......

    Do you think it is still ok for me to look for public school openings as they come open? I would love to stay at this school but I know that one day I might have to leave for a higher paying teaching job. My wife is a teacher at a public school so we have enough to get by and pay all the bills etc. We also get insurance through her job.

    Not really sure why im posting but oh well.... lol
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Congratulations on your offer.

    You may get different opinions, but I strongly feel that once you have accepted a job, you stop looking.
     
  4. sizzla_222

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    Ok, I understand. I guess i haven't accepted the job.... kind of hard as I already work at the school. I met with the P and he said that I have done a good job etc, and they would like to be become a classroom teacher. I also made it clear that that was what i wanted eventually when i was hired. I would study for the praxis teaching test in front of school administration etc lol.

    The school is also very close to where I live and I know that would be very nice! I will probably ride my bike to school on the days I can.
     
  5. mopar

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    Congrats on the offer!

    Once you accept and sign a contract, I would stop looking for the year. You can always look again next year. However, if you haven't signed a contract, continue to look just in case.
     
  6. newbie23

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    I'm a firm believer in honesty being the best policy. If you do decide to keep looking, you owe it to your current school to let them know.

    Think of how you would feel if the shoe were on the opposite foot. Say they tell you you're going to get the job and maybe you even commit to it in some way. Then, all of the sudden they had Ms. Easy, Breezy, EducationGirl walk through the door and they decide they must have her. They let you know, "thanks, I know we said we'd hire you but we found a better option." Obviously it's not quite equal considering there are a surplus of applicants and shortage of jobs but it is at least comparable.
     
  7. chasisaac

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    If you have contract you really have to stop looking. My former principal once said: In my state, you can lose your license for a year if you break contract without cause. It was about someone who did what you are suggesting to do. I know she did not push it as it was a very tough school. We went through 4 english teachers and 2 math teachers in one year out of a fully staffed 6 teachers and 1 principal.

    The honorable thing is once you have a SIGNED contract you stop. prior to that all bets are off (on both sides).
     

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