How common are cart teachers?

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  1. Geologygirl

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    How many people on here do not have their own classroom? I am on my 5th year as a cart teacher and it is getting old fast.
     
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    I'm not, but every year I've taught there have been teachers on a cart at my school.
     
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    How long do they remain cart teachers before getting a room? Also do you share your room
     
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    We don't have any strictly cart teachers here, but almost every teacher shares a room, except for the one oldest teacher in the department. Every teacher also has to leave their room and teach in another for a period or two so it's fair. Some teachers bring a cart with them for those one or two periods they are out of their rooms, but for me, it's more trouble than it's worth so I just throw everything in my bag.
     
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    I think it is common for high school teachers to share rooms. My friend teaches off of a cart and it is tough for her to stay organized.
     
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    Cart teachers?! Lol!

    I can’t believe this is a thing. Completely unacceptable.
     
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    We don't have any. But where I went to high school we had college-style scheduling, so no teacher had their own room. Every teacher had an office, but taught in whatever classroom best fit the course.
     
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    When I started teaching, it was very common for high school teachers to travel. I’m not sure they have that issue any longer because they added several classrooms.

    I shared a room for several years at my middle school. I was part time, and I shared a room with an itinerant teacher.
     
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    A quarter of our smaller school's teachers are on cart, technically, although it amounts to using empty classrooms when available. Do they love it? No.
     
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    It depends upon the school, subject and enrollment. I'd say that four years has been the longest I've personally seen. We have a pretty high turnover of staff so when someone with a room leaves, those on a cart get first dibs before new hires. Generally.

    I've had to share my room lots of times. It's not easy but I'm sure it is easier than travelling myself.
     
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    Very common, here. Often specials are on a cart, especially in smaller schools that lack space. We are lucky that my school has rooms for Art, Music, and Language right now. However, they're talking of adding 2 homerooms to 2 different grade levels and I suspect Art and Language will go to a cart next year. (Unless they magically plan an annex I know nothing about.)
     
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    I have an office which I share with 3 other teachers but don’t have my own classroom. Students go to different classrooms for every lesson depending on what lesson it is. I quite like it that way. I’m not obliged to “decorate” any room which I think I would loathe to do. Hats off to teachers who do that every year but that’s not me.
     
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    My first time ever hearing such a thing.
     
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    Me too...
     
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    We have 7 of our teachers, including the French and ELL teachers, without classrooms. All have shared office space in one of 3 locations and usually teach in the students' classrooms. There are two shared spaces for pullout groups. We are bursting at the seams in our building--even though the school is less than 6 years old. There simply is no available space to provide non-homeroom teachers with classrooms, even though admin wishes that there was. We have 2 portables this year and will be adding at least 1 more next year, simply to accommodate homeroom classes.
     
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