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As the days go by, write a list of things you would like to do. Check out job listings on the internet and your local city governments. An out of classroom position might work for you. You could become a coach for teachers if its available in your district. Maybe a librarian or working for a text book company. There are ideas on this website too. I am in the same boat you're in. Now subbing has become competitive where I live, and I am having some difficulty getting into one of these districts. As a sub, I can work when I feel like it. I can perform or present in front of a class when I want to do it, also.

I agree. I don't want to be working on everything all day long as a regular teacher. I am disinterested in pleasing admin, parents, and students everyday. I know my next job will not be giving presentations and teaching in front of others everyday. That gets very old quickly. Teachers are now social workers, counselors,writers, presenters, data analysts, psychologists, nurses, teachers, baby sitters, and custodians all wrapped into one career. It is too much.

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Discussion Review (newest messages first)
Ucan 11-15-2017 07:15 PM

I'm not so sure that community colleges are such an attractive option. From what I've read in the college grade level forum in A-Z Teacher Stuff, the problems that community college instructors face are awfully similar to those seen in K-12!

eeza 10-23-2017 01:03 PM

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Teachers are now social workers, counselors,writers, presenters, data analysts, psychologists, nurses, teachers, baby sitters, and custodians all wrapped into one career. It is too much.
Yes, yes, yes!! I left the classroom and then became a school psych. I saw this becoming more and more the case in the education system as a whole (no matter my role) that I am seriously considering leaving education. It really is too much to expect us to do all of these jobs. I think schools have way overstepped. I'd be fine with schools taking on additional roles if they did academics well....but they don't!

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I plan on staying in teaching until my student loan is paid off and I move out of this wretched state (50th in education the US).
I had to look up where you're from, cattleya, because I was curious about which state has the honor of coming in 50th! I am looking to possibly leave my state of CA and would love to go to a state that values education more than CA does. Where do you plan to move to?
cattleya 10-23-2017 04:22 AM

I would like to get my masters in English and teach at a community college. The problem is that we are talking 20K per year instead of 40-50. My thought is that working with adults means that their parents will not jump down my throat if they fail, and if they are disruptive in class, I can call the cops or get them suspended.

There are on-line teacher jobs, but often, you need a few years as a "live" teacher before they will hire you.

I plan on staying in teaching until my student loan is paid off and I move out of this wretched state (50th in education the US).

Redday 10-22-2017 08:18 PM

As the days go by, write a list of things you would like to do. Check out job listings on the internet and your local city governments. An out of classroom position might work for you. You could become a coach for teachers if its available in your district. Maybe a librarian or working for a text book company. There are ideas on this website too. I am in the same boat you're in. Now subbing has become competitive where I live, and I am having some difficulty getting into one of these districts. As a sub, I can work when I feel like it. I can perform or present in front of a class when I want to do it, also.

I agree. I don't want to be working on everything all day long as a regular teacher. I am disinterested in pleasing admin, parents, and students everyday. I know my next job will not be giving presentations and teaching in front of others everyday. That gets very old quickly. Teachers are now social workers, counselors,writers, presenters, data analysts, psychologists, nurses, teachers, baby sitters, and custodians all wrapped into one career. It is too much.

Wonderingjob 10-22-2017 05:49 AM

Can someone tell me if a job exist in the field of education for me that is not THE teacher?

I LOVE structure, planning ahead, design, big picture goals, creating well thought out lesson plans, data (in terms of analyzing and using as a tool for students), learning and researching topics in depth.

I like kids but hate disciplining/controlling them, dealing with crazy parents and being "on" all the time.

Is there a job that suits me in the field or do I need to look else where?




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