How long have you been teaching?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Caesar753, Jun 7, 2008.

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Number of years teaching

  1. 0: The 08/09 school year will be my first.

    8 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. 1: I just finished my first year.

    14 vote(s)
    16.3%
  3. 2

    9 vote(s)
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  4. 3-5

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    22.1%
  5. 6-10

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    20.9%
  6. More than 10

    18 vote(s)
    20.9%
  1. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    I'm curious to find out how long everyone has been teaching. You can include whatever teaching experience you think is relevant (i.e. work as a regular classroom teacher, sub, para/aide, tutor, whatever).

    I've been a high school teacher for 2 years; next year will be my third. I'm not going to count my year as a graduate assistant and two years as a college teacher because it wasn't full-time.
     
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  3. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

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    I'm going into my 4th year as a classroom teacher. I was a para for 2 years prior.
     
  4. INteacher

    INteacher Aficionado

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    I just finished my 13th year in the classroom. I am not counting 2 years of subbing.
     
  5. 3littlemonkeys

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    I just finished my first full year as the sole classroom teacher. :) Last year, I was hired mid-year as an aide and then took on teaching some subjects, and before that, I volunteered in my kids' classrooms, but I feel like this past year is what has really "counted."
     
  6. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    Going into my 10th year at my school. Had one strange year before that.
     
  7. cinaminsweet

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    This was my fifth year teaching.
     
  8. wig

    wig Devotee

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    About 36 years PK-8 but 10 years in 1st and 20 years 5-8.
     
  9. agdamity

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    I just finished year number 4. :)
     
  10. Calalilys

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    I just finished up my 7th year of teaching.
     
  11. cMcD

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    I just survived my first year!
     
  12. ~~Pam~~

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    I just completed my 4th year and in some ways it seems like wayyyyy more! ;)
     
  13. Doug_HSTeach_07

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    Just got done with my first year- what a marathon! :)
     
  14. New3rdTeacher

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    FIRST YEAR!! YAY
     
  15. Brendan

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    This will be year #20, I taught Middle school for the first three and then High School and Middle school combined for the last 17. I have always taught History, but over the years I have taught English (various times), Spanish (I and II), and Algebra I. This is my 2nd year as the department chair of the SS department, I teach at a medium sized school that is low on teachers so I help out where I can.
     
  16. Miss Kirby

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    I just finished 2 1/2 years. I just counted it as 2.
     
  17. Deb06

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    I have just finished my second year. :)
     
  18. bluelightstar

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    08-09 will be year 4 for me. I spent my first year in a middle school and the past 2 years teaching high school.
     
  19. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    I have been back in the classroom for 11 years after staying home for 13 years with the youngun's. Before that I had taught for 5 years.
     
  20. Budaka

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    15 years, I can't believe it!
     
  21. ancientcivteach

    ancientcivteach Habitué

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    I just completed my 13th year of teaching at two different schools. Two of those were as a media specialist, 1 as a seventh graded teacher (bless those of you who do this!), and the rest have been with my ever-interesting sixth graders. History, the entire time I've been in a classroom.
     
  22. MrsC

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    I am 3 weeks away from finishing my 7th year. Before that, I had a long-term assignment for 1 year and was a day-to-day sub for a year.
     
  23. JaimeMarie

    JaimeMarie Moderator

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    I taught pre-K for one year, subbed full time for three years, was an aide for four years, and now I have had my own classroom for two years.
     
  24. MrsMikesell

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    Will be starting year 12 in the fall.

    Gosh, that just makes me feel old.

    Kelly :)
     
  25. loves2teach

    loves2teach Enthusiast

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    I am starting my 5th year in 5th grade :)
     
  26. DaTeach

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    I finished my 22nd year this year. It goes by so fast!
     
  27. buck8teacher

    buck8teacher Devotee

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    Just finished my first full year! I was as LTS for about four months last year.
     
  28. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    I began in 78. So about 30. All in elementary but my first year (taught math in the middle school). Except for the Fla heat in Aug. I still love it.
     
  29. Mr D

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    I have been teaching 2 1/2 years in 4th and 5th grade. I also substituted for 2 1/2 years while I was in college, so all together, 5 years.
     
  30. Hoot Owl

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    Just finished my 19th. Second career, first was a mom.
     
  31. cheeryteacher

    cheeryteacher Enthusiast

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    I just finished up year 3.
     
  32. terptoteacher

    terptoteacher Connoisseur

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    subbing 2 year
    interpreter/education assistant 4 year
    half time teacher 1 year
    multi-age self contained deaf ed 2 year
    fifth grade 1 year
    first grade 2 years
    Total 12
     
  33. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I'll be starting my 3rd year.
     
  34. Ms. I

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    Subbing - About 6-7 yrs

    Special Ed teaching (RSP) - 1 yr
     
  35. mclaugcr

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    Four years as a special ed tutor (full time, so it counts)
    Two years as a resource room teacher (still special ed)
    Just finished first year as a 4th grade teacher!
    I love it! :wub:
     
  36. each1teach1

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    08-09 will be my first year and I'm VERY excited. Not really sure what to do first since I haven't seen the curriculum or the classroom yet. Guess I'll have to wait...
     
  37. Irishdave

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    I just survived my 34th year! AND retired !!!!!!!
     
  38. Brendan

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    Dave,

    I would like to thank you for the years of service you have put in, I envy you.
     
  39. jw13

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    1 yr. substitute teaching K-8
    1 yr. Instructional Aide
    6yrs. 1st grade teacher
    4 yrs. At-Home Service Provider :)
    currently searching for an elementary position
     
  40. Proud2BATeacher

    Proud2BATeacher Phenom

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    I am just finishing up on my 11th year.
    - I did 7 years as a special ed. consultant for both the public and catholic school districts and for special needs preschoolers whose program was getting educational funding
    - I am on my 4th year as a self-contained special ed. teacher

    * I also did 3 years (could be more...it was so long ago :lol:) as a teacher's aide working 1-on-1 with students in early childhood programs and in kg.
     
  41. queenie

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    I subbed for 6 months or so last year, and then got a long term position for a year, so I just finished up my first year actually teaching the same class all year. Still looking for a contract!
     

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