How far do you live away from your school at which you teach?

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  1. d_anne5

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    Just curious. I live about ten minutes north of my school. I just hop onto one main street, and it's a straight shot south. However, I know many people who live waaay further out than I do. I couldn't do it. I like leaving at 7:15 a.m. . . sometimes 7:20 (or 30) if I'm REALLY procrastinating. lol.:D

    Aaaannnnd. . . even though I live somewhat close to my school, my apartment is in a different district and a ritzier part of town. I haven't ran into any of my students in my area at all.:)
     
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    I live in a rural area.

    I have a 15 minute drive. I love my drive, it gives me time to prep the brain before I get to school. And, it gives me time to unwind before I get home.

    I usually leave at 6:45 so I get to school at 7am. I can get a lot done in the morning. The first bell rings at 7:50, but I usually have a handful of kids that come into my room to eat breakfast.

    I typically don't see students outside of school EXCEPT many of them work at WalMart.
     
  4. MsMaggs

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    I live about 40 minutes from my school. It's a long commute, but an easy one...straight stretch on the highway. Sometimes as I drive by the school near my house two minutes after I leave and I wonder what it would be like to not have this commute.... But, then I get to my school and realize that I am exactly where I want to be! I LOVE everything about my school! The drive is worth it to work where I am!
     
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    I'm 10 miles away which is 20 minutes drive on the weekdays, or 10 minutes drive on weekends or late in the evening.
     
  6. Weazy

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    I have 40 minute commute, one way. It doesn't bother me--nice prayer time and reflection about the day.
     
  7. shouldbeasleep

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    five minutes and a few light years
     
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    If I make the lights, it takes 12 minutes :)
     
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    If I hit the lights right, about 6 minutes. Never hit them right, though, so, after stopping for a coffee, I'm parking my van at the school about 15 minutes after closing my front door behind me.
     
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    Today, with the snow, I'm looking at a longer commute. But I can't leave until the sitter gets here.

    Ah well, I get there when I get there!
     
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    Mine is 3 miles down the road....I LOVE it!
     
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    I usually at school within 5 minutes. My first school was a 15 minute ride while it wasn't bad I much rather the drive I have now.
     
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    Maybe a mile. Back door to my room door is 5 minutes if I don't need to stop at the crossing guards.
     
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    50 miles. I leave my house at 6:00 am and get to school by 7:45 if the traffic cooperates. Coming home is about 15 minutes shorter since I leave school about 3:30 and miss most of the commute. (I'm commuting into the heart of the Bay Area.)
     
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    I live about a 1.5 miles from my school. It takes me about 15 minutes to get there because Dunkin Donuts is slower than death! If I skipped DD it takes about 3 minutes.
     
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    Holy smokes! That stinks. Is BART an option for you?
     
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    1 mile, no lights, 2 left turns...
     
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    I have a 40-45 minute commute, depending on weather. I don't mind it since I made the choice to move to a rural area. Great down time-prayer time-singing to my iPod tunes time!!!
     
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    I live about 11 miles from my school. Takes me about 20-25 minutes to get there, but I always leave about 15 minutes earlier than I need to. Gives me alittle 'breathing room' since I travel down lots of busy, accident-prone streets. I have been driving the same route for 29 years and try to vary it so as not to become too set in a routine.
     
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    I don't live any more than 30 min from any of the schools I sub at, but when I was a resource specialist, the school was only 10 min away!
     
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    I work about 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic. Easy commute. I used to work around the corner which was great.
     
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    My commute is about 15 mins. I work from 9-6 so I miss all the traffic and it's great!
     
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    Currently I live about two minutes away, by car.

    However, I plan on moving this summer. So I'd be happy to keep my commute a 1/2 or less. :)
     
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    I'd have to drive about 20 miles to get to the closest BART station, then take a bus once I got to Berkeley.

    I really don't mind the drive...it's the only alone time I get during the day. I listen to books on tape, drive-time news radio, dictate ideas for lessons or my novel into a voice-to-type program (which gets e-mailed to me) or just enjoy the quiet.

    I've done this for 20 years...it's just routine now.
     
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    my school is 12 miles away, another county, though, and enough distance away that I almost NEVER run into a parent wherever I go
     
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    It's 4.1 miles to school, but only 4.0 miles home. :confused: I make all left turns going to school, and all right turns coming home . . . and it's mostly curvy, rural roads.

    If I catch the stoplight on red, I can listen to an entire song before I get to work. :lol:

    We only have one district in the entire county, so I'm used to living near my students. I can see 5 houses from mine . . . one is empty, one is the retired transportation director, and the other three house three of my current year students.
     
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    My school is 30 miles away, about a 30 minute commute. It is mostly all freeway. It is my half hour time alone between kids and family. I wish I taught closer but I don't want to give up my seniority or switch districts.
     
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    The school I tutor at is a 10 minute drive (if I catch the lights right) from garage to front door of the school.
     
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    I live right at 5 miles from school and it takes about 8-10 minutes to make the drive. It is almost all rural highway. This morning, with the packed snow on the road, it took about 15 minutes. I can't go anywhere without seeing kids or parents. We were at a gas station outside of Kansas City last year, about 2 1/2 hours from here and there was another teacher there. I saw a student at a rodeo in Springfield, 4 1/2 hours from here.
     
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    I live a few miles away from school. It takes me about 8-10 minutes depending how badly my red light curse is working that morning. It is rare I go straight home after school, so I am not sure if it takes me the same amount of time as in the morning.
     
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    22 miles, 35 minutes.

    I moved closer in November. It was 41 miles/60 minutes.
     
  32. Sarge

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    45-55 minutes by bicycle. 25-30 by car.
     
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    30 mins drive

    1 hour drive on a snow day
     
  34. Mrs. C.H.

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    I live two and a half minutes away. Our house we're building is about six-seven minutes away. I'm usually running late, though. :blush:
     
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    according to mapquest 0.93 miles. It's about a 2 minute drive or a 15 minute walk. Perfect commute! :)
     
  36. MsMar

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    A bit less than 30 in the mornings. About 35 minutes after school. It takes longer to get home because of all the cars by the school at the end of the day. I leave at 3pm most days to get my kids off the bus and detention gets out at 3pm so there's a decent amount of cars and kids around. I get to school half an hour before the time I have to be there most days so there's not much school traffic then.

    A shorter commute would be nice, but the 30 minutes doesn't really bother me.
     
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    I was at about an hour each way with my last school. It was really too long of a drive. About 20 minutes of it was stop and go traffic.
     

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