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Posts Made By: amherstteach
Board: The VENT 10-14-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By amherstteach
Ohio, High School Special Education. Master's...

Ohio, High School Special Education. Master's plus 10, 17 years experience, before taxes and everything is taken out I make around $76,000.
Board: The VENT 09-10-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By amherstteach
School counselors nowadays pretty much do...

School counselors nowadays pretty much do everything but "counsel." It sounds like you may want to research what a school social worker does as opposed to a guidance counselor. Either way, I'd put a...
Board: The VENT 05-20-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By amherstteach
6 more days here, but two of those are just...

6 more days here, but two of those are just finals. We typically go back the second week of August and are off right around Memorial Day. I'd much rather get out early and go back earlier in August....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-18-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By amherstteach
Leaving unattended babies outdoors is very common...

Leaving unattended babies outdoors is very common in Norwegian countries.


https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/why-danish-parents-leave-their-children-outside-in-strollers/
Board: The VENT 02-26-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By amherstteach
I had to buy maternity clothes by the time I was...

I had to buy maternity clothes by the time I was 9 weeks pregnant. I blew up very quickly. Also, even when I didn't drink a lot of water/pop/juice/etc. I still had to constantly pee from early on....
Board: The VENT 12-17-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By amherstteach
Yes, it sucks, but it happens often. I've done it...

Yes, it sucks, but it happens often. I've done it and it all works out. Once you are there longer you will have more seniority and have your own room. If you want the job bad enough you will make it...
Board: Special Education 12-11-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By amherstteach
Are you talking about the testing that goes into...

Are you talking about the testing that goes into the three year ETRs? If that's the case our school psychs do all of the testing. We provide some notes and fill out behavior checklists if necessary. ...
Board: The VENT 12-05-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By amherstteach
I'm LMAO at rewriting an IEP in 5 minutes!!! Wow

I'm LMAO at rewriting an IEP in 5 minutes!!! Wow
Board: Special Education 11-08-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By amherstteach
Our preschool is set up specifically for our...

Our preschool is set up specifically for our students with special needs. The do a Peer Modeling set up. Here is the description of the peer models!


Peer Models are children without delays or...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By amherstteach
Are you a general education or special education...

Are you a general education or special education teacher? Being "slow to learn" is a processing speed issue and is most definitely a disability. Impulsivity and not being able to pay attention...
Board: BusyBoard 10-31-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By amherstteach
My district has a license for us to use it. I've...

My district has a license for us to use it. I've used it for math. We also use MathXL eat the high school level. Both are great!
Board: The VENT 10-22-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By amherstteach
If you can't break your contract then can you...

If you can't break your contract then can you take FMLA leave? I'm sure you don't have much sick time built up to use so it may be unpaid. I'm sure you could have your psychologist write up something...
Board: Special Education 10-18-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By amherstteach
Unless the school is willing to pay for you to...

Unless the school is willing to pay for you to stay longer, I absolutely would not do it out of contract hours. It would be one thing if it was 10-15 minutes before or after school, but I'll be...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By amherstteach
I wouldn't worry about it. It may be past...

I wouldn't worry about it. It may be past practice that they don't tell each other about these things. In my almost 20 year in education the only people I have ever told about going to professional...
Board: Special Education 09-21-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By amherstteach
Do you have any IEP writing days in your...

Do you have any IEP writing days in your contract? We have 2 a year, but can choose to take a payment stipend if we don't use them.

Also, out district went to matching up out annual reviews with...
Board: The VENT 08-22-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By amherstteach
Do you think it could possibly be an oversight on...

Do you think it could possibly be an oversight on their part? I'd nicely bring it up and see what they say. It doesn't hurt to ask.
Board: Special Education 05-29-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By amherstteach
Special education teacher of 17 years here. In my...

Special education teacher of 17 years here. In my district we typically have caseloads of 20-25 students My students are in all co-taught or general education classes and typically have one period of...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By amherstteach
I'd wait until you are officially hired by the...

I'd wait until you are officially hired by the new district and have a contract. I would also say to go ahead and start teaching summer school and then tell them, but in the age of the Internet I'd...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By amherstteach
I think it's perfectly acceptable to see a sample...

I think it's perfectly acceptable to see a sample IEP during a job interview for a special education position. IEPs are so important and any new hire better know how to write one. You could create a...
Board: Special Education 05-09-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By amherstteach
The struggle is real. Many teachers in my...

The struggle is real. Many teachers in my building don't realize that we are "real teachers."

I remember one time when one of my special education co-workers worked with a regular education...
Board: The VENT 04-26-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By amherstteach
I'm guessing StuCo is Student Council.

I'm guessing StuCo is Student Council.
Board: The VENT 04-26-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By amherstteach
Yep. Never really care if it happens. It's not my...

Yep. Never really care if it happens. It's not my problem. I am allotted a certain number of sick days and professional days are assigned to me if necessary. I used to care what happened when I was...
Board: The VENT 04-26-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By amherstteach
While difficult and definitely bad timing in this...

While difficult and definitely bad timing in this day and age things like this spread like crazy on social media. I am guessing they were trying to be proactive and let the staff know before anyone...
Board: The VENT 04-18-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By amherstteach
What grade level?

What grade level?
Board: The VENT 04-18-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By amherstteach
What an awful situation. She sounds like a real...

What an awful situation. She sounds like a real winner. Perhaps she has some form of mental illness? Bipolar? I'd definitely try to find a job elsewhere.

I am curious about the comment you made...



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