Extra duties beyond your classroom?

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  1. WindyCityGal606

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    OK...we all have to do it...you know, all those extra chores around the school building that have NOTHING to do with instruction?
    Here's my list...
    1. Three hallyway bulletin boards in various locations of the building.
    2. Classroom blurb/update in monthly school newspaper.
    3. Morning duty....this is supervising playground activity for 30 minutes before school.
    4. Social Committe...this is planning, organizing, and buying all for every special occasion at school.
    5. Breakfast..this is a sign up for cooking/buying breakfast for the staff once during the school year along with 4 other teachers.

    I know that even though we complain at my school, many of you have many more extra duties.

    Let's see who has the longest list!
     
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  3. cheeryteacher

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    Lunch Duty :(. My district pays us to do extra duties. I quit that this year. I kept my after school club, joined a committee and I want to coach a team, but the coach of the team I won't won't give it up!
     
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    1. site council member (committee of teachers, parents and administrators)
    2. NCA reading chair (5 year cycle of school goals)
    3. StuCo faculty sponsor
    4. Sr. Project coordinator
    5. Department chair
    6. Mentor teacher
     
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    We are required to have 90 days of a 15 minute yard-duty per year, and we need to sign up for one of the committees at our site. That's it! Everything else is optional. We don't do lunch duty. Now that I'm thinking about it...this may change because of the budget this year. We may have to do more yard duty.
     
  6. Caesar753

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    I have no extra duties other than the committees I volunteer for:

    1. Teacher Advisory Council representative (I bring teacher concerns to the committee and we come up with solutions.)
    2. AB521 Committee member (I sit in on a hearing to determind whether a teacher has just cause to request the removal of a student from his class permanently.)
    3. Mentor Team teacher (I help mentor new teachers.)
     
  7. shasha379

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    New teacher mentor & fifth grade field trip coordinator. Classroom teachers don't have morning or lunch duty, but we do have to stand outside our doors in the mornings. We are responsible for our own students at recess.
     
  8. teach_each1

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    tutoring 1hr/week (stipend available)
    leadership comm.
    recess duty
    car duty in pm (I'm also a caller for this)
    curriculum writing (1 week in summer)
    technology fundraiser
    building health team member (responsible for reporting information, changes...to faculty)
    social comm. lunch (1x a year with grade level)

    umm...I think that's it
     
  9. Go 4th

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    bus/car duty in afternoon
    literacy team
    student support team
    we have to attend 2 PTO/afterschool functions per year
    I don't know how we are doing morning duty--last year it was a rotation
    We have recess duty with our class every day.
     
  10. Ima Teacher

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    Well, not all of mine are non-academic in nature, but here is my list from last year.

    1. monthly committee meetings
    2. monthly department meeting (I'm department chair.)
    3. team leader (stipend)
    4. writing trainer (stipend)
    5. site-based council member (elected post)
    6. gate worker for two ballgames
    7. two academic matches (volunteer for this)
    8. one day a week available for after-school (stipend some)
    9. after-school busy duty 2-3 weeks per year
    10. before school cafeteria duty 2-3 weeks per year
    11. after school second run bus duty 2-3 weeks per year
    12. daily restroom duty between two periods
    13. mentor teacher for intern (stipend)
    14. supervisor for student teacher (stipend)
    15. one hallway bulletin board (one month)
    16. professional book study
    17. assessment team
    18. instructional discipline team
     
  11. giraffe326

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    Lunch duty, recess duty and after school car duty. None of them by choice!
    I did tutor for free after school for about 8 weeks.
     
  12. Tasha

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    We rotate a duty for a week at a time with 1 week of the 6 being duty free (no lunch duty). They include various morning/after school duties, none more than 20 minutes a day. All teachers supervise their own recess times. They encourage you to be an active part of the school/district committees, but you aren't really required to join.
     
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    Team Lead
    Mentor
    President local reading council
    RtI team
    DIBELS team
    Bulletin Boards for reading council/team
    bus duty
    Coordinator of family nights
    Book club coordinator
    Highly involved in promoting/supporting PTA events
     
  14. INteacher

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    My only assigned duty is Junior Class Sponsor and school improvement committee. I receive a stipend for coaching our Academic Super Bowl team and I volunteer to sponsor the Chess team.
     
  15. kkuchtah

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    We have to sign up for atleast 2 committees and we have to work out our own duties for our grade level
    Afternoon duty Every other week
    Recess duty every other week
    Curriculum meetings 1x a month
    Staff meetings everyother week - they last passed the time we were paid for so I count them
    Tutorials - 1st sem - TUes and thur
    2nd sem - Mon-Thur
    Not paid
    Campus impovement
    Two of us each month had to stay for our Pals night- PTA - We got 20 to stay till 6
     
  16. Chef Dave

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    I have to make breakfast for sale in our student restaurant. I also supervise our culinary arts students during our lunch sales ... and do not actually get a lunch break. Since I'm always busy during breakfast and lunch, I don't have morning or afternoon duty ... and since I don't have a lunch break, administration hasn't saddled me with after school duty either ... so I figure this to be a good trade off. :)

    I'm one of four teachers responsible for sponsoring a class. I was assigned in-coming freshmen last year and will now have them as sophomores this year. Any school related grade level activity that involves the entire sophomore class ... such as dances, fund raising, and building a float for home coming ... will require my presence.

    This coming year I will also sponsor ProStart which is the education foundation of the National Restaurant Association. If I can organize a team, we'll go to a culinary arts cook off where students will have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and other prizes.
     
  17. loves2teach

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    -bus duty once a week
    -union rep
    -teacher rep for my school for my district (we meet and discuss school issues)
    -academic team
    -mentor
    -faculty meetings 1x a week
    -grade level meetings 1x a week

    I taught afterschool this year, but will not this upcoming year.
     
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    I am the ye old happy journalism advisor for grades 4-5. This year I am hoping to take our journalism staff online. (That would elate A-Z... lol :) )
     
  19. Ems

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    Well, between being in a nonunion state and the complete inability to say no to anyone, I know I do too much:
    1) afternoon bus / car duty daily
    2) Lunch - we have to eat with our students daily
    3) School improvement Team
    4) Leadership team
    5) PLC team
    6)Grade Chair
    7) Student Assistance Team
    8) Media and Tech advisory Comittee
    9) mentor
    10) Recess duty (every day the class has recess)
    11) County Reading association treasurer
    12) Pyramid of Intervention Trainer
    13) Website Trainer
    14)Peer coaching

    :)Ems
     
  20. RugRats

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    The private school I worked at in Georgia required every teacher to have 1 daily duty, 2 two day a week duties, and two manditory committees to be on. I had afternoon carpool duty everyday, lunch monitoring and playground monitoring twice a week (4 days total), and I was a member of the Nature and Social Committee. It was exhausting!!!!!

    The school I am at now requires no duties of us. However, I am Social Co-Chair (breakfasts, gatherings, birthdays, etc.) and Lead Teacher for my grade level. I'd love to do more, but with twins at home I'm strapped for time!

    Oh yeah, I'm a mentor teacher for high school and college students as well. :)
     
  21. cutNglue

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    No fair, I don't get to join. As an aide mine are "other duties as assigned." I confess, most of the time I love it so I volunteer quite a few extra hours. Am I nuts?! Probably. I have to be a little nuts to volunteer to write/type up the weekly newsletter laying in bed with a cold. I also tutor (college), teach a sign language class for hearing students (elementary) at the base youth center and I volunteer for an advisory council on base. No wonder I stay up all night doing homework.

    Oh...and I'm leading a PLC (professional learning community) for 8 weeks this year. In the past 3 years I haven't seen an Aide give a workshop. That's been soley a teacher thing. I taught one last year and now I'm leading a training or a series of workshops geared specifically for Aides. I already have an outline. The last workshop I am especially excited about. I'm planning to wrap up the series with everyone filling out an informational sheet and writing something about themselves and then, with the help of the computer guy to make it all go faster, build a webpage that highlights all the Aides and post it on our school website.
     
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    Last year it was:
    -3 hallway bulletin boards
    -daily lunch duty
    -daily recess duty
    -hall monitor
    -attendence committee
    -safety committee
    -Autism Network Team leader
    -behavior intervention plans for other teachers
    -collaborate with Alt. Ed.
    -serve as OT for kids who didn't qualify for OT and ditto for PT
    -purchase items for social committee
    -donate food items to monthly pitch-ins/potlucks
    -attend district wide meetings on autism and then present the information at staff meetings
    -write a column for the school newsletter
    -develop a sensory diet and sensory integration plans for all autistics
    -bus duty (AM & PM)
    -bathroom monitor
    -several evening activities: Read with Me Night, Open House, etc.
    -collaborate with after-care for the kids with special needs
    -train other sped. teachers in use of computer based IEP's
    -attend DIBELS training, even though my kids don't do DIBELS
    -and announcement committee

    Do I get to count all the medical procedures I had to perform? tube-feedings, shunt monitoring, scoliosis monitoring, blood testing, etc.

    Those are the extras I think. Don't count the hours on the phone with doctors, therapists, and parents to coordinate therapies, treatments and reporting progress or lack thereof since it's part of the job....even when they call at 9:00 in the evening:huh:
     
  23. Mr Flamingo

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    1. Lunch Duty (we must eat with the kids each day)
    2. Afternoon car line duty (stand in traffic and help direct traffic and call for kids) every day.
    3. Grade Chair
    4. Yearbook Chair
    5. Red Ribbon Week chair
    6. School TV show advisor
    7. Staff meeting 1x a week
    8. Grade level meeting 1-2x a week
    9. School webmaster
    10. SPMT Team
    11. Recess each day with class
    12. Dress up as Clifford/Curious George (or other character) for book fairs and other events.
    13. Math and literacy nights (1 each per year)
    14. One bulletin Board somewhere else in the school
    15. Was on Student Assistance team last year... not this year.
    16. Co-ITS (Instructional Technology Specialist)
    17. Grade level musical (Must attend at night)
    umm... there is probably more that I can't think of right now.
     
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    -update school website
    -keep track of AR pts & hand out prizes for school
    -fall & spring bookfair chairperson
    -organize family night
    -decorate showcase in hallway
    -write in newsletter twice a month
    -faculty meetings twice a month
    -organize 6th gr. monthly guessing contest
    -videotape & sell dvd's of Christmas & spring music programs
    -place all Click! software orders
    -run the Battle of the Books competition
    -judge spelling bee and sometimes speech/writing contest
    -join 2 or 3 faculty committees each year
     
  25. kpa1b2

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    Let's see:

    1. School Improvement Team, I'm the science sub-committee co-chair.
    2. Behavior Plan Committee
    3. Parent Volunteer Committee

    I've also been a mentor teacher, this last year I wasn't officially. Last year was also the 1st year that we didn't have to do lunch, before we ate lunch with the kids. We dismiss from the classroom, so I guess that counts as parents have 15 min. to come pick them up.

    All the above with no extra pay.

    4. After school program, 3 days a week.
     
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    Or the shortest list? I seriously have very few 'extra duties'-

    I have one BB in the hallway outside my room- I change it often but there are not hard and fast rules about how often it must be updated- I have a colleague who does one generic board in the beginning of the year and that's it...

    Once a month faculty meeting (I don't think that could even b e considered 'extra duty')

    That's it.

    I do traffic duty but I volunteered to do that- I get paid a stipend for it. It's not a requirement.

    I also mentor student teachers and new teachers, serve my union on the Exec Council, volunteer on many committees, teach professional development workshops, teach an after school enrichment class ($$), tutor... but these all are what I want to do for myself professionally, not required 'extra duties'....
     
  27. glen

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    -lunch/recess duty (2/3 weeks, only if parent volunteers don't show up)
    -morning yard duty (once every 8 weeks)
    -afternoon bus/pick-up duty (once every eight weeks)
    -recess detention (once a month)
    -after school detention (once a month)
    -year book contribution-class will, superlatives and photos, where will they be in 20 years
    -plan week long trip to DC
    -chaperone week long trip to DC
    -Plan grade level Mass (one per school year)
    -Plan graduation (8th grade)

    I'm sure there's more, I just can't think of them now!
     
  28. soflgal

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    Wow, I am a complainer when it comes to doing things that don't pertain to teaching or my actual work day, but when I look at some of these lists I guess I have it pretty easy.

    1. Car line in the PM
    2. Chaperone 3 concerts at night during the year
    3. Full day trip from 6am till 11pm to Kennedy Space Center
    4. Faculty meetings once a month
     
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    Two 25 minute recess duties a week.
    1 faculty meeting a month
    Grade level meetings after school once a month
    professional development 8 Wednesday afternoons a year
    That's about it i think...
     
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    Required:
    AM and PM duty one day per week :down: Not a morning person!
    Lunch and recess with my own kids
    All PTA meetings
    Trunk or Treat and Spring Fling
    Faculty meeting in Wednesdays

    Volunteered:
    Student Assistance Team 3-5
    Technology Committee
    Writing Committee
    Co-sponsor for student council
    Mentor teacher (stipend)

    This year supposedly anyone on the student assistance team will not have AM or PM duty! :2up:
     
  31. Ms. I

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    Back when I taught special ed for a year, we all had the same permanent yard or bus duty every single morning/afternoon all YEAR LONG. There was no alternating or taking turns. I wish it did alternate.
     
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    Leadership (90 min. meeting every month)
    Knitting Club (my baby!!)
    morning or afternoon yard duty (every other week)
    Planning the 6th grade trip
    Planning the 6th grade promotion
    BTSA
    I'll probably end up doing a homework club mid-year, usually starts when kids stop doing their homework!
     
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    Hallway duty (morning-before school)
    After school bus duty! (we all have to do it!)
    K-1 Assessment team (district)
    Reading committee (district)
    Science committee (district)
    Mentor Teacher (district)
    Sunshine committee
    Kindergarten Roundup
    Aimsweb leader (LAM)
    Fun Night Teacher Leader
    Back to school night (picnic)
    Spirit meetings (PTO)
    Early Childhood staffings (this year I had to go to 14-which last at least an hour after school)
    PLC facilitator (1/2 hour every week)
    PLC team (1/2 hour every week)
    Hallway bulletin board (supposed to be changed every month)
    Staff Meeting (every other week-1/2 hour)
    Grade Level Meeting (2-3 times a month)
    Plus others I feel I am forgetting!!
     
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    We each choose between a bunch of commitees. We are expected to do two minor duties and one major duty. The choices range from student success teams, union rep, art commitee, science commitee, GATE, and a whole bunch more.
     
  35. TX Teacher

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    Wow! I will never complain about my duties again. I am a class sponsor (no big deal until Jr. and Sr. years-we are going to be seniors this year), also I have 2 weeks of hall duty each year. I am on the ESL review committee, but we usually meet during the school day so that doesn't really count and I attend most ARD meetings on my campus. I can't believe all the duties some of you have each day. How do you get anything accomplished?
     
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    I do it because I think these things are important. Also we are non-union. I'm at a charter school. Our employment is at will. So by doing these things I help to secure my employment.

    This last year I sometimes had meeting or after school tutoring 4 or 5 days a week. It really makes you apprepriate the free time you do have. Because I'm at school so long, I try & make sure that my weekends & breaks are my own. :cool:
     
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    Wow! Just don't wear yourself out. ;)
     
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    Oh, I've done that. My plan this year is once I get the school schedule & my own kids' schedules that hopefully, I can go visit my parents in Arizona during mid-winter break. Come February I'm starting to burn out, but then I pick up again around Easter. Mid-winter break would be a perfect time to take a vacation in the sun. I think I need more sun in the winter. I may ask my doctor about a sun light.
     
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    Required:
    AM Duty every other week (for the full week, 15 mins long)
    PM Duty every day (walk out with class at dismissal and stay with them)
    One hallway Bboard twice a year
    One faculty meeting per month
    One grade level meeting per month
    One morning breakfast w/ grade level team each year

    Volunteer:
    1 day per week working Afterschool Program (paid)
    3 days per week running test prep program (paid)
    Co-chair Social Committee
    Faculty Representative for PTA (monthly meetings)
    Pancake Breakfast Committee (winter each year)
    WeeDeliver Committee (all year, but most work in Sept)
    Attend PTA events (Trunk or Treat, Pajama Reading Night, Fall Family Fun Night, etc)
    District KidsVoting Coordinator during Election time
    Advisor of Junior PAWS Spirit and Service Club

    There may be more...lol...I have trouble saying no, can anyone see that? :) But I love what I do! Somehow I did all of this for the last few years while going to grad school. :eek:hmy:
     
  40. MsWK

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    Working in a private, non-profit, young children's program, the idea of itemizing our duties is totally beyond my comprehension. I disagree with the idea that duties outside the classroom have nothing to do with instruction--of course they do, since they keep the school running effectively, thus allowing for instructional time. Let's just say that I (and all of my teachers) are teachers, nurses, cooks, plumbers, janitors, repairwomen, therapists... etc. I couldn't even begin to keep track of all the things I do that fall "outside" my job description (nor would I want to).
     
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    Lunch duty once a week, usually we are assigned to the lunch our own class is in.
    Recess duty once a week - same as above.
    Bus duty either in the a.m. or p.m.
    Hallway duty, at different areas around the building.

    Usually the bus duty gets changed midway through the year so that those who are outside don't get stuck out there for the entire winter!
     

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