Out of Curiosity.....

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  1. Teacher234

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    What grade/course/setting do you teach?
    I am wondering about the different grade-levels, courses, and settings that teachers on here work in.


    Here I'll Start:
    Special Class Setting: Grades 2-4, SDC, Mid-Elementary Academic Delay Classroom
     
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    I'm so glad to see this question finally surface! It can be especially relevant to anyone that wants to know something about the professional background of those who respond to their posts. Many of these posts are from desperate individuals seeking advice for serious career decisions, workplace problems and specific grade level issues. Knowing a respondent's background would lend credence to the advice that may be offered.

    Special ed. teacher, orthopedic disabilities, 6-8
    Special ed. teacher, self-contained day-class, PreK-2
    Special ed. teacher, learning disabilities, K-5, 6-8, 7-12
    Self-contained 5th grade teacher
    Bilingual middle school teacher (science, math, English, social studies), 6-8
    Principal, K-3, K-5, 4-8, 6-8
    ESL instructor, community college
    Settings: Inner-city (low SES), rural (low-moderate SES), urban (ultra high SES), U.S. naval base
    Retired :)
     
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    Are you looking for current position or a list of all education jobs one has held?
     
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    Good question! Didn't read carefully enough. Currently retired, so please disregard my earlier response if your post is addressed to only those who are currently employed.
     
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    Currently - English 11 Honors, AP Lit, DE--Low SES, Urban
    In the past - English 9-12, All Levels, AP Lang, AP Lit, Speech, Music, Drama, ESL, Mostly Low SES, and urban, though 1 suburban
     
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    Currently HS self-contained SPE/ID all subjects.

    Before that preschool SPE all disabilities.
     
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    Currently CC master tutor for chem, writing, Spanish, remedial math, bio, and all ed. -related classes.
    Previously 1-on-1 aide for a state college student with disabilities and ESL evaluator.
    My internships were grade school and junior high band and music, urban, low SES.
     
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    For clarification purpose, I would like to know current and pasta positions.
     
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    Currently: Grade 7--all subjects other than French, Music and Phys Ed
    Past: 7 years Special Ed; all grades from 5 to 8
    Next year: Grade 7/8 combined grade--all subjects other than French, Music and Phys Ed
     
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    Currently: 5th grade, all subjects—the general education teacher in an inclusion classroom, suburban school
    Previously: 4th and 5th grades in an inner city school
     
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    Current -
    Preschool For All in low SES area
    Past -
    Head Start (low SES),
    private Pre-K (very affluent area)
     
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    In the past, I have actually taught high school, middle school, and for 1 year......prekindergarten (considered elementary in my district.)
    I have actually been a special education teacher since '04-'05.
     
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    Currently - true for my entire "full-time" career - I teach fourth grade in a suburban area. My student teaching and maternity leave position were in intermediate split classrooms.
     
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    Master Pre-K

    Lead Teacher - Head Start (Ages 4-5yrs)
    Type 04 - Early Childhood Ed (Ages 0-8yrs)
    ESL Approval, Sp. Ed. Approval
    Urban Middle/Low SES
    State of IL - Professional Provider

    Previous experience:
    Head Start Teacher II
    Head Start - Education Coordinator (Field Monitor/Trainer)
    Master Teacher - Pre-K
    State Pre-K
    Sp. Ed Pre-K, Kdg., 2nd Gr., ESL 2nd
    Catholic School - 3rd. Gr.
    Lutheran School - 2nd Gr.
    After School Teacher - K-3rd Gr. and
    Family Services Coordinator -
    Latino Social Services
    Substitute K-8
    One-on-One Sp. Ed Paraprofessional
    Paraprofessional
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    Food Services - Cafeteria worker
     
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    Current
    • 8th grade language arts
    Past
    • 7th grade language arts
    • 6th grade language arts (one class, one year)
    • 7th grade reading & health (one year, one class)
    • 8th grade reading & health (one year, one class)
    • 9th grade English
    • 11th grade American Literature
    • 12th grade British Literature
    • K-12 Homebound
     
  17. czacza

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    Pasta- kind of depends upon the sauce...
    Fettuccini alfredo
    Pomodoro on spaghetti
    Penne vodka
    Bucatini Norma
     
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    Currently: Science, grades 7-12, TOSD, EBD, residential program, private school. Includes general science, biology, environmental science, earth science, and physical science.
    ESL, EBD residential program, private school
    Previously, CP and Honor's Biology and Environmental Science, Public school, suburban district
    In the past:
    Middle school - Science, ELA, SS
    Elementary school - Grades 2-5, all subjects
    Preschool Handicapped, SPED ages 3-5.
     
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    The pasta positions are making me hungry! Sono Affamato!

    Thank you Teacher234 for posting your curious question. It's nice to have a professional "face" to associate with each member. I hope everyone will respond - and don't forget to include pasta positions!
     
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    Lasagne is my current pasta :D

    Still working on the spinach lasagne. The pre-cooked/oven ready noodles and frozen spinach isn’t working for me.

    Organic wheat-flat speghetti is 2nd.
     
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    I think retired teachers are a treasure chest of information. :)

    Posted my entire resume! Or is it a curriculum vitae? Left out suburban school districts, and home respite care aide-Sp. Ed aide.

    Edited to add: Thin whole wheat spaghetti and linguine.:p
     
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    Mostaccoli and small shells.....

    Side note - Pasta is great for school! Art work, musical instruments, math, empty boxes for House Keeping Area, etc.

    I toss it in my sand table!! Raw of course!:rolleyes:
     
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    I prefer a good old cheesy macaroni.
     
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    sorry about the typo. You have good humor, though.
     
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    Ok, very funny. Thank you for finding my typo.
     
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    Wow, the teachers on this website have excellent humor and really are good at making a typo hilarious (and not embarrassing).
     
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    Humor makes the world a better place. :D
     
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    Something weird happened where my reply appeared to be your reply.
    So, @SpecialPreskoo, here is my reply.

    I agree!!!!!!
     
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    Science, mostly chemistry but also some Biology and Physics.
    Currently 5 weeks into a 9 week subbing contract.
    I have One year 7 class, one yr8, one yr 9, two yr 10 and two yr 11 classes. (In the UK our yr numbers are 1 bigger than the US so yr7 = 6th grade).

    Currently have a free period so taking a sneaky peek at NHL on the fly!
     
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    I am currently a literacy coach for my district.

    As far as pasta, I prefer spaghetti squash as a substitute (being a vegetarian who tries to also avoid gluten & sugar).
     
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    A thread about our favorite pastas and current/previous teaching positions and/or teaching experience.
     
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    Interesting. Over my 25 years of teaching, I have taught in several different settings/grades/courses.
     
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    Mariano's has an entire aisle dedicated to gluten free foods.
     
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    Sorry, how do you delete a duplicate post?
     
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    4 years of Head Start
    8 Years K-2 ED
    Currently: Special Needs Preschool
     
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    Kindergarten
    Aide for an afterschool program
    Substitute teacher mainly for elementary
     
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    I am wondering....how was reading and health merged together?
     
  40. Ima Teacher

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    It just happened that all of the reading teachers were certified K-8, so they could teach health. We didn't have a health-certified teacher at the time. Kids had health for one grading period and reading for three grading periods. Basically is was teaching reading with health-related topics.

    I'm secondary English certified, but they let me teach health because they had 30 kids too many to fit into the other classes. I taught those kids in both 7th and 8th grade. Those kids are in their mid 30's now, and two of them work with me.
     
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    1. Wow, it is awesome to hear your former students work for you.
    2. Scheduling difficulty. Ok, that makes sense.
    Thank you for replying and explaining the situation to me.
     

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