Planning for after I quit

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  1. lucybelle

    lucybelle Connoisseur

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    Next week is my last week at my school!

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!! :celebrate:

    Since schools in CR run Feb-Dec, I'll be leaving mid-year. The English director who has been very good to me in my time here has asked me to write some plans for after break. ("Winter" break is three weeks in July) They're having trouble finding someone to replace me and so the English director might have to cover my classes for a while.

    I'll be honest, I've checked out. I checked out a while ago. And I really don't feel like planning science classes for someone who doesn't know science. But I figure I can plan a few classes. What do you think would be enough? Maybe a week of plans? Two? I really don't want to do the whole month.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. Peregrin5

    Peregrin5 Maven

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    A week or two sounds fine to me. It's not your responsibility to hire somebody qualified. It's theirs.
     
  4. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    When taking over my LTS, I was provided one week of plans. I think that is sufficient. If you get to more and feel like it, great. If not, you got them started.
     
  5. 2ndTimeAround

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    I think one week. And to make things easier after that, maybe loose plans that would be more in her specialty - a research paper on a scientific subject???
     
  6. catnfiddle

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    This is also when you can hit the internet and find those fun experiments that will keep the students occupied and engaged. Try to find ones that don't involve open flames.
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    I wouldn't do more than 2 weeks since you're not getting paid any extra for the extra work.
     
  8. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Two weeks = very generous.

    In my opinion, one week is sufficient.
     
  9. teacherguy111

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    Are you moving to another school?
     
  10. Upsadaisy

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    One week is fine. Do two if you feel generous and it's easy to do.
    Where are you going, lucybelle?
     
  11. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    One or two weeks should be fine. I would probably make the plans as general as possible and go with a lengthy project that could be broken down into parts as the fill-in teacher sees fit.
     
  12. teach1

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    One is great. Two is going above and beyond. Depends on what you have time/energy for :)
     
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    chebrutta Enthusiast

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    When I left mid year, I left a month of plans. They weren't terribly detailed.

    Leave a week worth of plans. If you feel like it, write out a sketch of topics for second week.
     
  14. MsMar

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    One week of general plans is fine. That'll be one week more than I got with the LTS position I had six years ago :).

    The only reason to do more is if you think it'll have an impact on a letter of reference or anything else pertaining to a future job. If you think she'll hold it against you, then be more generous with the amount you leave.
     
  15. lucybelle

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll write up a weeks worth of plans, and a general overview of a second week.

    I'm moving back to the USA! :cool:
     
  16. scmom

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    I think it would be great if you would give them a syllabus or plan or what you would have taught for the rest of the year so they know what they need to cover. As a teacher who started for another teacher mid-year, it would be doing the kids a great service.
     
  17. kcjo13

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    Knowing that this school didn't pay you for a significant amount of time, and has generally been buttheads about a lot of things, I'd be hard pressed to do more than 1 week. I would leave my syllabus, with perhaps a list of topics left to cover.
     
  18. Upsadaisy

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    I hope the move goes smoothly, lucybelle.
     

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