Number of Years in Education

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Ranchwife, Dec 16, 2008.

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How many years have you been in education?

  1. Student in k-12

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    0.0%
  2. Teacher Ed Program

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    6.2%
  3. Substitute Teacher

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    1.2%
  4. 1-2 years teaching

    21 vote(s)
    25.9%
  5. 3-5 years teaching

    17 vote(s)
    21.0%
  6. 6-10 years teaching

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    13.6%
  7. 11-15 years teaching

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    9.9%
  8. 16-20 years teaching

    6 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. 21+ year veteran

    12 vote(s)
    14.8%
  1. Ranchwife

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    I haven't been a member of this forum for very long so I am curious about how long members have been in the teaching profession. Thanks for your replies. I think this will help us all know our forum's demographics.

    12 years for me at the same school since day one.
     
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  3. JaimeMarie

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    This is my third year with my own classroom but before that I was a para and a sub for 10 years.
     
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  4. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    This is year #23.

    I took 6 years off as a SAHM, or I would be nearing the big 30
     
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    I am going on my 9th year next month. WOW!
     
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    February marks my 7th. it has gone by very quickly.
     
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    WOW! This is my 23rd year too. I took 10 years off as a stay at home mom. Sometimes I wonder if I would have made it to 33.
     
  8. Ima Teacher

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    I'm on year 16.
     
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    I've had my own classroom for four years (including this one), but then I did a year of student teaching before then. The teacher was going on maternity leave, so she basically handed me the classroom in Sept. and spent the year in the lounge, bowing out around March to have her son and take the rest of the year off. I was the permanent sub from March-June. So I count that year when I refer to my experience, although I don't include it when asked on job applications. But it really was like running my own room.
     
  10. giraffe326

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    I put 1-2 years, as this is my second year in my own classroom. But, I have more than 2 years in the classroom. The wording is a bit off- either years teaching or years in the classroom, as they are not the same (yet the title is one and the poll is the other). Because, if you want years in the classroom, it would be about 9-10 (I have subbed, ST, interned, was a cadet teacher in HS, volunteered, etc...).
     
  11. Alesia

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    I started my first year as a lead teacher in a child care center.
     
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    This is my second year, and loving every minute of it!
     
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    This is my 9th year, and I still love middle school!
     
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    This is my second year as a middle school teacher, but my 7th year at the community college.
     
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    Does subbing count too? If so, than 2 1/2 yrs. If not than 0 yrs. lol
     
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    Oh my goodness. I am humbled.
    I don't actually think too much about leaving education, but at the same time I can't visualize teaching for 23 years!

    I think of myself as having been in education for a while because a lot of the people I know are just starting out, whereas I started in private, unlicensed positions, then went for a 4-year degree, including lots of meaningful fieldwork, and continued teaching midway through that. But around here I am in my infancy... at least here I can meet my match instead of feeling like the only competent person on staff...
     
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    I am in my fourth year.
     
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    This is #30 for me. The good part is that I love my job. The sad part is that I still am no closer to being able to retire!
     
  19. mandagap06

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    I am not saying that this is possible for everyone. It certainatly is not for me. If you get out of highschool at age 18(I did @ 19) and go right into college(I did not waited a yr). Then go full time for 4yrs(I am parttime). You should get out in a perfect world @ age 21. Doing the math would put a 23yrs of teaching teacher @ only age 44 wow!! Mind if I ask how old some of you 23yrs or plus teachers are?
     
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    I have had my own classroom for 2 years. I have subbed for 3 years, and did student teaching for a year.
     
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    I am in my second year teaching and like mentioned above started my job at 21... hopefully my job is steady and I could be retired by 44! Can't even imagine myself retiring that early though.
     
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    I am 51-just shy of 52. I started teaching right out of college and never took any years off.
     
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    year 17 here
     
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    I am 38 and started teaching when I was 22.
     
  25. maroki

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    This is my third year teaching.
     
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    I graduated from college at age 21 in 1980.

    I taught until 2000, when my 2nd child was born. ( I was 42) That's my first 20 years in the classroom.

    I took off from 2000-2006. I returned to my old school in 2006, at the age of 47.

    Three years later. I'm 50. (The dates are a bit off because my birthday is in the autumn, shortly after school starts.)
     
  27. MrsC

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    I'm on year 10 this time around (after taking 10 years off to stay home with my kids). Before my son was born I worked for 4 years at private schools.
     
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    I believe that this is year 23 for me too.
     
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    I have been teaching for 22 years.
     
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    I'm 48. I took off about a year from college when we had our 1st child.

     
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    I'm 45.
     
  32. scooter503

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    This is my first year, but I have 6 years of subbing experience (including multiple long terms, one for over half the school year), and I did a semester internship in place of student teaching. So, I actually have 7+ years experience in a classroom.
     
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    I taught RSP for only 1 yr, but I've been subbing for 6-7 yrs.
     
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    I'm 37 and have been teaching 16 years.
     

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