Developmental English Instructor

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  1. mommyre

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    I just wanted to stop in and say hi! Beginning tomorrow I will be teaching two sections of Developmental English at the Community College level. I am very excited about this position. I am also returning to school myself with the ultimate goal of a Master's degree in English. I have an MAEd in Special Ed, but if I want a full time job at the CC level, I need the English Master's. Any encouragement, time management tips or other information is always welcomed!
     
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    Congrats, mommyre!! That's eventually where I'd like to end up.
     
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    Thank you! I am excited. I only need a Bachelor's in something related to English (Elementary Education counts) in order to be an Adjunct instructor, but I really need a full time job. I am going to LOVE the Community College where I am teaching. They seem to have a great team, and great support. I have never left an orientation feeling that PUMPED about a new year!!
     
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    Awesome!! I have what I need to be an adjunct, just have to find a job close enough.
     
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    Good luck with your classes! I work with some people who have taught at the community college level, and they have enjoyed the experience. One of these days I will look into teaching some history or education courses as an adjunct, too.
     
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    Thanks. I have taught at other community colleges, but I think I am really going to fit in at this one. I liked the others, but I was teaching ESL at one and it was a roller coaster ride with classes being available then cancelled altogether, then available. I also taught Dev. Reading at one, but they require a Master's in English to even be an adjunct now, so I don't qualify anymore. And I taught Compensatory Education at one, and LOVED it but budget cuts ate that position. I hope I am at this one to stay, I can't handle any more roller coaster rides right now!
     
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    Best of luck! When I retire from teaching full-time, I'd like to be a part-time adjunct.
     
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    FYI, My first day went well. I am still super excited. Right now though I am super tired!
     
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    Great! :thumb: I always find the first class to be the most difficult since you don't know what type of group you are getting.
     
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    How exciting and congratulations! I hope things are still going well!
     

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