Now What?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by TeachingTy2010, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. TeachingTy2010

    TeachingTy2010 Comrade

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    What should I ask the principal once I got the job? Like about the class, first grade, the school, etc?

    And since I haven't signed the contract yet do you think she would let me see the "room" I will be teaching in?
     
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  3. njteach41

    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    -class lists (# of students)
    -ask to come in and see your room and walk around the building to get a feel for things.
    -what resources are available to me and what I need to get on my own
    -meet the office staff
    -find out when you can come in to start working on your classroom
    -ask about the different curriculum for the various subjects
    -ask if a supply list was given to your incoming students.
     
  4. Southern JC

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    I would simply ask anything that I'm not sure about. However, you might want to find out who your department head or mentor teacher is and get in contact with him/her. They are expected to help you and answer questions that you may have. You'll be working with this person, so don't be afraid to ask questions. I don't see why there would be a problem with showing you the room. Depending on the time of the school year, the class list might not be established just yet. Good luck and congrats on your new job.
     
  5. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Ty, you've asked this same question in many threads. It will be easier for you to keep track of responses if they are all in one place.

    As others have said, ask anything that comes to mind--get a notebook and start writing things down as you think of them.
     
  6. smurfette

    smurfette Habitué

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    Golden advice! I would also keep that notebook throughout the year and jot down things that you want to try/change for the next year.

    (Yeah, I didn't realize this was in two forums. I replied in the other, I guess. I saw the topic again and wondered why my little check wasn't next to it, since I already replied.)
     
  7. msmullenjr

    msmullenjr Devotee

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    Its actually in five different forums. :confused:
     
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  8. each1teach1

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    I'm actually in the same situation except that I teach high school. My contract wasn't ready to sign until after I'd left the country for the summer. Some of the things I've been wanting to ask:
    -is there away to access the curriculum via internet so that I can plan?
    -Has the master schedule been created and if so what will I be teaching and when?
    -Will I have my own room or float?
    -Can I get a copy of any teacher's edition I will need?
     

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