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Old 12-20-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Any one you ever left the comfort of your current job to get a new one? Must be scary to deal with all new kids and new staff that probably wants to sniff you out and figure out your life story.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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I am giving strong consideration to leaving my current school and moving to another state to accept a teaching position. My only fear is leaving the team I have come to love and work so well with. Our current superintendent feels that any teacher who has been at the same school or position for more than five years is stagnant and I am certain he plans to break up our team at the end of the school year. I dread having to learn how to function with a new team.
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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6 positions in the last 5 years...it is all relative.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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I'm in my third job in 11 years. I moved the first time because my husband was in the Army and we moved. The second move was due to a principal change at my previous school. The board decided to hire someone that was not qualified to be a principal (no principal's license, no teaching experience, did not have an education degree at all). I saw the consequences of that decision coming down the pike and decided to move to a different school.

I really enjoyed the people at my previous school and miss them, but honestly, I am VERY happy at my new school. I was nervous that since I moved from a charter school back to a public school I'd meet unsavory characters, but kids are kids. My principal is wonderful and I'm so happy I made the decision to move.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Do you guys just continue doing what you have been doing in the past jobs? I mean, teaching the same graders is the same no matter where, right?
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Do you guys just continue doing what you have been doing in the past jobs? I mean, teaching the same graders is the same no matter where, right?
No, it is not the same no matter where. Teaching inj MAyberry RFD is way different from teaching in Detroit which is different from 90210 or somewhere in the middle.

Same material, different delivery method.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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No, it is not the same no matter where. Teaching inj MAyberry RFD is way different from teaching in Detroit which is different from 90210 or somewhere in the middle.

Same material, different delivery method.
I meant to say same material, yes.

So you can re-use all your past work?
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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I meant to say same material, yes.

So you can re-use all your past work?
That gets a bit boring, so most teachers don't reuse everything. And even if you reuse the work, it often needs to be tweaked.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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I rarely use the same work from year to year in the same school. There are some lessons or labs that I use every year, but I write new plans. Our pacing guide and assessment maps change every semester. What I taught in January 2013 in not what I will be teaching in Jan 2014. If I taught the same thing every year, I really would be stagnant.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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I meant to say same material, yes.

So you can re-use all your past work?

Each position / school has its own content materials. Different texts, different resources. Some schools HATE photocopies and worksheets, others are good with them.

I have been in some schools that gave me a key to a closet and said "Whatever you find in there you can use."
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