How to explain work experience on Applitrack

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  1. newteacher99

    newteacher99 Rookie

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    Hi all:
    If I am applying for teaching jobs using Applitrack, where there is a drop down for years if teaching experience for the job being applied for. It is 0,1, student taught, clinical internship, etc. How to explain student teaching plus 3 years subbing.
    I am not sure if subbing is just a big zero anyway. So is it correct to say I just student taught?

    I am back to square one with "how to get experience without a job and how to get a job without experience".

    I seem to remember that everyone needs thar first break but where I am, jobs are scarce, and again without experience how do I get a job?:confused:
     
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  3. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Unless you have several long term subbing assignments that add up to a year (all at least 6 weeks or more), I would stick with student taught.
     
  4. houseofbooks

    houseofbooks Companion

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    I agree with giraffe326. When I was job hunting, I had many longterm positions and figured they counted as 1 year. None of the principals ever cared. :) So, yeah, I would stick with student taught unless you have a lot of longterm jobs.
     
  5. newteacher99

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    Thanks for the replies. I was not sure if I was supposed to count the subbing, and it turns out I was correct.
    Now to try to get a long term position. they are hard to get these days as well.
     
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    The first is the hardest to get. They sort of keep coming after the first, assuming you do a good job. I subbed for a year and a half in 2006-2007 with no long terms. When I moved back to my state (after teaching several years), I didn't get chosen for a permanent position in a certain district, but they did call me a few weeks later to offer me a maternity leave. After that, I had 4 more LTS offers, but took a permanent job with a long (180 mile daily) commute.
     

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