(Closed) FI won’t be teaching next year, super sad :(

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m so sorry! It is very hard to be a teacher these days, especially in the arts. Whenever budgets are cut, the arts seem to be the first to go. It is so sad that our education system focuses on “academic” success rather than whole body success, and success for those who are into math, language or science!

I wish you both the best of luck.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

So sorry to hear that they cut him loose.  I think it’s a crock of shit that they’re sitting there giving him nonsense excuses as to why they’re letting him go.  I’m sure it is because of budget cuts (yay New Jersey).  I really, really wish that it wasn’t going to be this way though.  My passion was teaching as well, but I know that it’s going to be a tough career to have in the upcoming years.  I don’t want to worry about my job at the end of each school year.  I don’t want to compete with other teachers and be under a microscope.  It really is a shame.  🙁

I wish you two the best of luck.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@future_schu:  Oh I could rant. I TRULY could, but instead I will send you a link about HOW CRAZY the North American education system is, and tell you that I teach “Play-Based Kindergarten” which teaches the child based on what they are interested in, not just because we have to do what the gov’t wants.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

oh my goodness that is a terrible end to a day, I am sorry, it is not an easy time to be a teacher as many pp have said, and it is an even harder time to be a special topics teacher. I have my degree in Homec Education, I work outside my field and there is only one school in 1000 miles that has an a position, and no openeing. I could rant and rave, but I know that someday the economy will get better and I will get a job in the schools again, until then I will be hoping and praying that your Fiance gets a job soon

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@future_schu:  SImilar problems to what we see in Kindergarten– each child comes in and leaves at such a wide range of development that it is hard to say what is “normal”– especially where I teach. Many of my students come in speaking NO English and leave speaking lots of English. Problem is, how can I judge their “vocabulary” or “letter sound recognition” against a student who has spoken English for 6 years vs 1.5?

 

Anyways, won’t go more into it– don’t want to keep thread jacking! *blush*

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I’m sorry for your Fiance :-(. I’m an elementary school teacher, and it’s hard to get a job ANYWHERE these days. Unfortunately, test scores are what matter these days, and many higher ups think that the arts are expendable. I think they all work together…many studies have shown that kids who take part in music are able to do better in mathematics.

  Finding teaching jobs anywhere is difficult, to say the least. Many districts around where I live have been laying off teachers. I didn’t graduate all that long ago, but in my cohort, almost all of us were able to secure elementary teaching jobs. Now, you almost have to take a teacher’s assistant job first before you can make it to the classroom.

  I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and Fiance. Hopefully something better will turn up.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This breaks my heart:( Being a teacher is such a rewarding and important job – no matter the subject.. they need more, not less. My music teacher was so influential in high school and really helped me with a lot of stuff and taught me SO much! I believe if someone is good at what they do an they have passion they will get a job and be successful no matter what. Hang in there guys <3 Good luck

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

As a person with a NJ certification and *sigh* no job, I totally feel for you.  Might I ask, how were his periodic evaluations? Did they ever indicate that he did not show passion?  I mean they can say whatever they want because they have the ability to hire/fire whoever they want with so many people looking for jobs now but I just wonder if they ever pointed it out to him in his evals before to make him aware they noticed.  I really hope you guys can figure something out!

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