(Closed) What to do? Need advice from TEACHERS.

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say take the job.  I’m in a similar position (hoping to snag a position after a teacher retires at the school I work at (I do before & aftercare).  Subbing is good but getting that experience in the school should in theory get your the job faster-  Good luck and if you don’t want it I’ll take it! Innocent( I’m in NJ too, they are really not hiring teachers here, huh?)

Post # 4
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think this is a tough one….do instructional assistants transition to teaching in your district? Where I work, my husband was looking at doing that  here and he found that there is no mobilty between the two positions (he was told – why would they – they are getting a teacher for a fraction of the cost). I think you need to look at how it works where you are – I think it is very different working outside the district as an Aid or a tutor..as opposed to already in the system. I would keep subbing if there is any doubt of mobilty as you dont want to get stuck and you also want to be open to the entire district…not just one school.

Post # 5
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would take the position — you would get more experience of maintaining your own classroom and maybe even help in the curriculum. You can build a relationship with that school and get solid references for the future. How often do you sub though?

Post # 6
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My vote is take the job-it is always easier to find a job when you already have one. Also, having been and special ed IA and working with people with developmental disabilities I have to say, it is so rewarding. It can be strenuous work but there was never a day that I didn’t enjoy going in to work. There are many slow seasons with subbing so the uncertainty can be stressful there too. Go with your gut. If you think you would have a hard time leaving the position if something better came along or if you don’t want to settle and can afford to wait, then maybe that should be your answer.

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