(Closed) Teacher Bee's

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

*bees  ๐Ÿ˜›

Have you volunteered at all?  Are you on the supply teaching list?

You could try tutoring (either with a company or on your own) or working at day camps in the meantime.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Supply teaching is long-term subbing.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

@MissEMich:  Supply teaching is just “subbing”.  You go in for just the day.

Hopefully you can frequent a few schools and they can hire you on after they get to know you.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here, supply teaching is much longer than just one day. Sometimes it lasts months (like when the teacher goes on maternity leave).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@csperry2:  That is what we call an LTO (Long Term Occasional)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Howdy,

   It took awhile to get my teaching position also!  It is rough, and my loans KILLED me.  If you don’t have steady income and no possibility of a long-term position- you may look into deferring them.  I know it’s a last resort thing, but just keep it in mind.

   Also, you may want to check out Indiana.  I know they’re somewhat lenient (sp?) on the licensure (also sp?… I’m too worn out to really care to look it up, sorry).  We just had a new evaluation tool put into place for the state- and it is a BIG change for a lot of people.  Just asks a lot of things that are “best practice”- however, not a habit…. Which, is causing a lot of people to retire.  Most schools are back in session in my area now- so I’m not sure that there will be many positions opening up- but it may be worth looking into.  Our DOE website used to have a listing of many positions.  If you’re willing to move- Check it out.  My school alone (elementary) hired 5 new teachers. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Go to graduate school.  Puts off the loans and makes you more employable. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have you looked at teach for America?  I had two friends who went that route to get started with their teaching career.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I second subbing.  You can sub for more than one school district.  It gets your foot in the door and the schools get to know you.

The teaching profession is very tough right now.  My district just had a bunch of layoffs this spring.  They were able to bring many of the teachers back due to early retirements, but there are still a lot of teachers out of work.

One of my friends is a teacher and she was a stay-at-home mom for several years before trying to get back into the local school system.  She was unable to find a job (even with a master’s degree, probably because she didn’t have any recent experience from being home for so long) so she took a position at a tutoring center.  She has pretty flexible hours and she really likes the kids.  Her goal is to get back to a “regular” teaching job but for now this is working for her.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Look at charter schools and online schools as well.  Please use apostrophes correctly. Not that the way a person types on a message board reflects their typing 100%, but have you proofread your resume, etc?  

I don’t know much about Michigan, but on schoolspring.com there are over 300 jobs posted: http://www.schoolspring.com/searchform.cfm?newsearch=

You can tutor, which uses your degree, looks good on a resume,and pays well.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Unfortunately teaching is one of the careers where there are barely any jobs. i have been supply teaching for almost 3 years. They say here you will be supply teaching for 6-7 years before getting a permanent job. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you really want to teach, I recommend looking out of state.  I moved states for my job and I couldn’t have made a better decision (although I realize this isn’t for everyone).  Unfortunately it is really, really hard to find a teaching job right now and most of the people that I know that have found full time work have moved in at least some capacity.  If you are worried about transfering your license out of state it is much easier than you think it would be.  Also, I know you said that you don’t plan to get a master’s but I would really advise against doing that.  You are exactly right that schools don’t want to pay a first year teacher master’s salary.  I have a friend who had a year under his belt, got a master’s and has been out of work ever since. 

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