Out of Curiosity.....

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Teacher234, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. teacherintexas

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    Self contained- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
    Math and science- 3rd, 6th
    Math only- 3rd
    Reading and writing- 4th
    Writing only- 4th
    Summer school- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th
     
  2. blazer

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    I can go better than that. I currently work for one of my former pupils! The job interview was interesting!
     
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  3. Teacher234

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    ...sounds a little awkward, but awesome
     
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    Currently: self-contained math and ELA, reading intervention (3rd and 4th), resource (5th)
    Past: 6th grade science, 6th grade reading intervention
    Past TA: self-contained ED (1st-3rd, 5th-6th)
     
  5. creativemonster

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    current - (low ses - Inner city)
    12th grade ELA
    10-12th Eng Lang Development

    Past: 10-12 ELA
    6th grade ELA/History
    before credentialed did substitute 6-12 all subjects did long term (semester length) in ELA, PE (Lots of PE), computers, and robotics.

    University: Theater & Dance (in my career before being a k-12 teacher) (This was mostly higher ses and mostly suburban to my knowledge, although not full knowledge on my part)

    pasta - always great with pesto and olives!
     
  6. Teacher234

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    I want to become a college professor for psychology sometime down the line.
     
  7. creativemonster

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    I was an adjunct - which makes great dinner party conversation but makes k-12 salary look very generous. I also worked in a post college theater school and that made the University look like a good paycheck. If you decide to do it, go for your final degree first. or have another income to supplement it. I won't lie - The prestige was nice. But it did nothing to help put food on my table.
     
  8. Ms. I

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    So other than subbing for over a decade, I was briefly an elementary-level RSP teacher. Then, I went back to school and switched gears to SLP and was a Speech-Language Pathologist for 3 yrs.

    SLP is the field I'd stay in. I don't plan to return to special ed teaching and I won't even start general ed elem teaching even though I have a credential for that too.
     
  9. Been There

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    You're so right! I once spoke to the provost at the local state university and learned that a newly-hired associate professor earned less than a kindergarten teacher! Salaries may have changed by now, but the pay in higher ed. didn't attract me at all several years ago.
     
  10. Master Pre-K

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    I often toyed with the idea of teaching at the college level to Early Childhood students. Somewhere along the way, I lost interest. I was working for a jr. college, on-campus center that provided ST and observation for their students. Thought I would like to do more in that job.

    I was certified to teach college in CA. (Yes, perhaps I should have stayed!) I never figured out the requirements to teach college in IL. Very suprised to learn salary for college teachers is not higher than salary for elementary teachers.
     
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    Past - 2nd grade
    Current - 3-5 intervention; mostly 3rd grade reading intervention
    Future (because I'm excited and just found out yesterday): 1st grade!!!
     
  12. Teacher234

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    Whoa...I never saw this angle of it. Thanks for the words of cautious. (If that was not your intention, then.........giant pancake!)
     
  13. creativemonster

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    I did not mean my post to keep anyone from looking into adjunct teaching, and like BeenThere said about looking into it, I was in that world a while ago...however, I don't think it has changed for the better. BUT, it was fun. I actually really loved it. The students were inspiring. And there was a LOT less out of classroom prep time compared to my current job. Hmmm...probably if I broke down the time I spend prepping and grading currently, the pay might be about the same!
     
  14. Teacher234

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    Sorry for thinking this. I am going to try to become an adjunct professor, but enjoy my special education students. I want to bring a new edge to the teaching world in colleges.
     
  15. nklauste

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    Past: 2nd grade, 3rd grade
    Current: Reading Specialist grades 3-7
    Next year: Reading Specialist grades 3-6 and Title Math
     
  16. Sped Sheets

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    I teach high school special ed. A couple years ago, I taught a course on assessment for students with disabilities for a few semesters at a local university. I have to say it was not worth the money. I am glad I did it though. It was a good experience and surely good for the resume. It is also something I am very honored to have been asked to do. If you are only doing it for the money, however, there are many other ways you can make your time profitable.
     

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