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Old 05-10-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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I just opened my email and saw the much-anticipated teaching contract for Buckland, Alaska. I have 3 kiddos and a hubby and we are seriously ready to do this!
Anyone have tips,advice, suggestions? We are going to try it for a year ( we have house sitters and everything lined out at home in Texas just in case, but we feel like this is our calling). I think the "just in case" part is to appease my parents!
Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: AK
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you may have seen these links already, but they are helpful:
http://www.alaskateacher.org/doku.php/teaching_in_alaska (broken link)
this one is from the BSSD wiki but much would still apply for you:
http://wiki.bssd.org/index.php/New_to_BSSD

general advice is to take things slowly, be on the quiet side and very observant. see how things are done already and do your best to adapt. blueberry's posts in this thread are very insightful:
New Teachers

i'm currently teaching on the same peninsula. it has its ups and down but can be very enjoyable if you're the right kind of person. just do your best to come as prepared as you can be. send me a private message if you have any specific questions.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:22 PM
 
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I just opened my email and saw the much-anticipated teaching contract for Buckland, Alaska. I have 3 kiddos and a hubby and we are seriously ready to do this!
Anyone have tips,advice, suggestions? We are going to try it for a year ( we have house sitters and everything lined out at home in Texas just in case, but we feel like this is our calling). I think the "just in case" part is to appease my parents!
Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated!
When I came across this thread I could not believe it. My login name, Buckland, was drawn from that small Eskimo village, Buckland Alaska. Was there in 1979, building a road through the village, in the wake of a then recent project school construction project there. Small world.

I see that this is an old thread, but if you happen to see it, did you ever end up going to Buckland?
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Probably not.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/hawai...ching-job.html
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:54 AM
 
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Yep, guess not. A lot can happen in a year.
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