Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by CFClassroom, Aug 10, 2013.
Aug 10, 2013
aside from "teaching?"
Do you have daily or weekly duties?
I am a Service Team Leader. One rep from each grade level meets once per month, and we take on extra responsibilities throughout the year as they come up.
I'm also on the Building Literacy Team.
We have bus duty about 5 times per year.
That's about it!
We have 60 minutes per week of supervision duty. This could be before or after school, at recess or at the beginning or end of lunch hour. We do have some input into when/where we prefer our duty.
I have recess and bus duty once a week, and I'll have 2 new positions on leadership and staff activities.
We're not encouraged to hold more than 3 outside of our teaching and recess duties, and we can't hold the same job more than once in a 6 year rotation (to give everyone a chance to do a job at least once); which is new for many people, but such a great thing for encouraging others to know that they're needed and not one person needs to feel like they need to do everything.
New school: Dismissal duty daily, morning/breakfast duty every other day, and who knows what else. The school has only been open a week.
Old school: lunch duty daily, recess duty daily, dismissal duty every other week.
Most of my duties are things I've volunteered for (committees, union positions) or receive a stipend for (dismissal duty).
Recess duty every other day. After school duty one day a week for 8 weeks (or something like that).
Recess duty once a week, 2 or 3 committees that I volunteer for (morning meeting, character Ed/bullying,) and I am on the Ex. Board for my union. I can also mentor and run a before school club for which I would receive stipends.
I have lunch duty every single day (but no recess duty -- yay!). Every fifth week, I have morning duty before school, which means either helping unload cars (door opener) or supervising all of the students until school starts. I hate door opening, but don't mind watching the students in the multipurpose room.
10 min. morning duty every day
15 min. (usually ends up to 20 min.) morning recess duty (we take out own class out whenever we want to) every day
30 min. lunch or recess duty every day
1 school assembly (or 2 if I do it with another teacher)
1 academic committee (usually involves sending emails regarding workshops)
I have lunch duty every other week (this is new at my school this year). I also coordinate the Science Fair.
Daycare duty everyday
building union rep
student service organization advisor
sunshine committee member
I have after school walking duty each day for 10 minutes. I am to walk a group of students to the edge of the school grounds, and supervise them until they are out of my line of vision. I am also responsible for supervising my students during the last five minutes of recess.
I also volunteered for the Parent Involvement committee.
I have lunch duty every day. I'm a mentor for new teachers (stipend at end of year).
Recess duty every day, morning duty twice a week (1 playground, 1 bus) and duty every afternoon until my students are all gone. We also have to join a number of committees and/or clubs. I'm part of our RTI team, running club sponsor, Urban Survival sponsor, and a part of the discipline committee. I'm doing a lot more committees and clubs this year to help get hours for my admin internship.
*Bus duty (dismissal) every day
*Lunch dismissal/clean-up supervision one day a week
*PM recess duty twice a week
*Play the organ for our weekly chapel services
*Direct the K-4 musical (not every year, thank goodness!)
Since we only have 9 teachers plus our principal, we don't really have many committees. This means that for large projects like curriculum mapping and accreditation reports, we all need to help. When other things come up throughout the year, we volunteer as we are able/interested. We all get along and work together really well; it never feels like someone isn't pulling their weight.
30 minutes a week of Morning Duty (breakfast).
Recess Duty (We rotate being outside, workroom, and off)
1 week per year lounge duty (cleaning the lounge)
Aug 11, 2013
Last year I had no lunch/recess duties which was really nice. Our kids only got 15 minutes for both of those and we're contractually obligated to get a 30 minute lunch, so they couldn't ask us to do them. We didn't have buses so there was no bus duty. At the end of the day I was required to stay with any students who were not picked up until 4, which is when our contract time ended.
My first year since I wasn't a classroom teacher I had recess and/or lunch duty every day, and I'm sure it will be similar this year. What I always hated the most about that was I never had other teachers to eat with because I was always doing duty during their lunches.
In my first school I was officially the RtI coordinator, and at my school last year I pretty much ended up in that position by the end of the year. I'm sure I'll get roped into that one at my new school too... for some reason there is a severe lack of training in RtI around here so it ends up that by default I'm the only one that knows much about it.
- Hallway duty before school and inbetween classes
- Bus duty after school
- Team Leader
- Various Committees
- Homebound Teaching
And unofficially the lounge cleaner - no one has said anything about our illegal coffee pot, but I also make sure I clean that area every day before I leave.
Last year I did -
1. Daily reccess duty
2. Wrote math and reading lessons 3 days a week to teach AFTER school for a program run by our reading specialist
3. Sunshine committee (we collect money for parties, to buy people gifts when they're getting married/have or adopt a baby/lose a family member)
4. Green Team (we collected paper and plastic products once a week and drove them to the recycling committee. we also came up w/procedures to reduce garbage)
5. ''TRT'' committee (basically we served as a liasion between the P and all the teachers. For instance, the P decided to limit the copy machine where people could only make 100 copies a week and you had to put in a code she assigned to your name for the machine to turn on. Teachers of course HATED that, so our committee recorded the complaints and met w/the P)
6. Grade level chair alternate: because i have only 1 year less senority than my grade level chair, when she is unable to perform her duties due to absence, i have to cover for her. which includes attending a weekly meeting w/the P and all the other grade level chairs after school. it goes for about 2 hours. Yuck.