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I am new here! I am a returning teacher who took some time off to raise a family, and I will be substituting K-6 this year.

When I left teaching, there was very little technology in the classroom, so I am trying to catch up. I'm glad I found this forum. ☺


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Discussion Review (newest messages first)
Akilah111 09-09-2017 09:25 PM

Hey everyone, I will be teaching Esl to the Sped population K-8th grade.

Breyawnee 08-27-2017 03:46 PM

Hello! This is my first year teaching. I'm teaching all subjects and I have 4th graders. I'm super excited.

Shortstorie 08-26-2017 05:23 PM

Another new teacher! I will be teaching third/fourth grade mixed at a private school this year.

gdc107 08-21-2017 05:10 PM

I will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies. I wish everyone a great school year!

SandyBrown 08-20-2017 06:02 PM

I will be teaching first grade and a new team leader and grade. I taught kg the last 3 years. I welcome all best practices and pointers! Hope to share as well! Thank you for having me!

Mothergoose 08-20-2017 11:17 AM

I'm returning to teaching after 29 years at home raising my family. Kindergarten here we go!

Dyjana919 08-19-2017 08:40 PM

I teach preschool. This will be my 22nd year.

nickygurl94 08-13-2017 11:56 AM

Hi this will be my first year of teaching. I'll be teaching 4th grade

Epuka 08-12-2017 09:27 PM

This is my 4th year teaching but first year for 4th grade. I teach at a private school.

Excellence 08-12-2017 06:34 AM

I hope you have a great school year. Middle school is a challenge all of its own. This year I will work at a charter school teaching 7th and 8th grade ELA. Good luck to us both!

Laila10 08-11-2017 12:43 PM


I am new here! I am a returning teacher who took some time off to raise a family, and I will be substituting K-6 this year.

When I left teaching, there was very little technology in the classroom, so I am trying to catch up. I'm glad I found this forum. ☺


mauiwow 08-10-2017 10:29 AM

I teach Algebra if you ever have any questions or run ideas across

Kjjames2 08-08-2017 04:55 PM

I am a new teacher for 2017-2018 school year. I will be teaching 4th grade and I am very excited and nervous.

tampamom 08-06-2017 06:49 PM

yeah!!! have a great year! i remember finally cracking into the public schools..enjoy

NANthewiser 08-05-2017 07:09 PM

Hello! I'm a 1st year Special Education CDC Teacher for Middle School grades 6th-8th. Any suggestions for starting off the new year?

tigerdragon 08-04-2017 08:08 AM

This will be my first-year full-time teaching. After many years of subbing and lots of LTS positions, I've been hired as a 4th-grade classroom teacher!

Deana67 08-02-2017 11:52 PM

This is my 3rd year teaching as a SpEd teacher. My first year was spent teaching first grade- I loved it. I love my students. Super excited about beginning the National Boards process. Hope to get invaluable information here.

NewTeacher76 08-02-2017 01:18 PM

Hi everyone! I graduated a few months ago and will begin teaching 2nd grade (all subjects) in less than 2 weeks now! Super excited AND nervous! Can hardly wait to meet my 1st students

Quan 08-01-2017 03:40 PM

I am teaching for the first time this fall, third grade!! I am so excited and so nervous 😬

pastafordays 07-30-2017 06:55 PM

Congrats to all new teachers on this thread! I know we have our work cut out for us with a steep learning curve, but I believe community with other teachers, both newbies and veterans, is a step in the right direction. I was hired for 3rd grade, but the teachers at my school decided to departmentalize in May, so I'll be teaching Science and Writing to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.

lildeby 07-29-2017 04:03 AM

I will be teaching ELA in a charter school. This is the first year they have tried having 3 departmentalized classes and the first year they have had 3 classes of 3rd graders. I feel my team will work well together but we are all a little lost when it comes to organizational systems that work best when rotating 3 classes. We like the idea of a moving clipboard that helps keep track of student behavior.

weinerdog 07-28-2017 01:54 PM

I taught many moons ago but have been home with my kids for a while now. I subbed last year and just accepted a job to be a middle school push-in Special Ed teacher! So excited!

ccstwelds 07-26-2017 04:09 AM

Technically this is my second year, but it will be my first full year. My first year was sort of "trial by fire". I teach welding, I worked in the trade for 37 years, then this opportunity came up. I always wanted to do this at the end of my career because of my welding teacher. I was prepared to go to work when I graduated. I noticed young people we were hiring weren't as prepared as I was. I had interviewed for this position previously and at that time wasn't hired. The school called me about 7 months later and asked if I was still interested, interviewed again and and was offered the position. I know my subject thoroughly, the classroom educator part was a new learning experience. I was the 4th teacher hired in a short period of time. The class of seniors I inherited were a handful. I must have been the polar opposite. I believe in a balanced classroom to shop work. They were never made to do book work and they were really behind on their certification exams. Of course I was the Bad Guy, they were disrespectful, destructive and one offered to punch me out. I started to rethink what career choice. The seniors graduated in Jan. I received a new junior class, and what a difference. They couldn't compare me to anyone and teaching became fun. I not only taught them welding but fabrication also to apply their skills to real world projects. So far, they have bought in and police themselves when a problem arises. I'm still learning. I'm currently taking the college courses I need required for my certificate. Also need to pass the praxis 1, I've taken it once, passed the reading with a 188, flunked math and writing. Sorry for the long intro.

Calentin 07-24-2017 06:07 PM

Congratulations! Nine years is a long time to be looking for a position. My goodness, George W. Bush was President when you began your search.

lissylu012 07-24-2017 05:18 PM

I have been teaching for 17 years. Pre k for 7, and first grade for 8 years. This past year I taught Kindergarten and I loved it the best!!! I hope you love it too!! Good Luck!!

NCTeacher76 07-19-2017 01:05 PM

I graduated in December 2016 and took an interim 3rd grade position in January. I just found out I have a contract to return to the same classroom. So, I still feel like a new teacher. I struggled, but learned a lot, and love the team I am blessed to be with!

I'm so excited!!

AnEagerReader 07-18-2017 06:05 PM

Congratulations to all of our new teachers!

Busybakingbee 07-18-2017 04:28 PM

Hello everyone,

I am going to be teaching kindergarten this year. This is my first teaching position. I have been a substitute for the past 4 years.
I am both excited and nervous about this new year.
Any advice would be wonderful.

pianogal80 07-18-2017 08:46 AM

Hi all! Ill be teaching 2nd grade this fall after trying to get into the public schools since 2008! Very excited!

Schoolville 07-18-2017 01:47 AM

After 13 years of homeschooling, I'm heading back to the 7th/8th grade ELA classroom this fall! I have 2 preps, so this should be fairly manageable.

PushInTeacher 07-17-2017 05:17 PM

Congrats, new teachers!

This will be my first year as a full-time teacher in public school. I'll be a push-in, resource teacher in a middle school. Can't wait to learn here!

TheNerdyProf 07-17-2017 03:05 AM

Hi all, congrats on everyone's first year. I will be teaching 2nd grade ELA. Very nervous, but also very excited. Hope everyone has a wonderful first year.

ThePoet 07-16-2017 07:11 PM

I will be teaching 6th grade and 8th grade language arts this year. I'm so excited!!!

MathNerd10 07-16-2017 01:32 PM

Just graduated in May, and beginning my first job in the fall! I will be teaching Algebra II and Geometry! Super excited!!

ccsteacher001 07-16-2017 08:33 AM

Congrats on your position! My oldest son begins teaching this year too. I don't think he has joined PT yet even though I told him he should. He will be teaching history at a high school. Probably 9th grade for the most part but he doesn't know the specific grade or area just yet.
Hope you have a great 1st year!

cali11 07-15-2017 09:05 AM


I will be teaching 7th grade social studies, Ancient Greece-The Age of Exploration.

Good luck, and have a great year everyone!

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