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Posts Made By: TeachChicago
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-14-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By TeachChicago
We went to Disneyworld over Spring break, so we...

We went to Disneyworld over Spring break, so we aren't doing any "big" vacations soon. My parents just bought a summer home in Michigan. We went there the last two weekends - it is beautiful! It...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-14-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Thanks for the responses. It's nice to know that...

Thanks for the responses. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who has gone through something similar. I moved to a new district and had to make friends all over, which has been hard for me,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Feeling a little sad right now...

I'm feeling a little sad about a previous coworker (she was my admin) and I who became really close. Her and I had a great relationship and got to know each other personally. She ended up getting...
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By TeachChicago
I've taught 15 years and have been in 4...

I've taught 15 years and have been in 4 districts. In my current position I travel to 4 different buildings.

1 year - TA
1 year - 3rd
9 years - 4/5
1 year - 2nd
3 years - PreK-8 (literacy...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By TeachChicago
I agree with all of the previous posters. I...

I agree with all of the previous posters. I worked in an urban school for 10 years and loved it! I met some great friends and students were a joy to work with. I think they get a bad reputation. ...
Board: BusyBoard 06-05-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Mr. Sensai: Ha! Ha!! I like that! ...

Mr. Sensai: Ha! Ha!! I like that!

Greyhound Girl : I would have to work with Math and right now, my speciality is literacy. I also only have been at my current position for 3 years and feel...
Board: BusyBoard 06-02-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
The grass is always greener....

Just learned a big lesson in appreciation! I have been struggling this year with current admin (who is new). I was really close to my old admin and was upset when she left. My old admin kept...
Board: The Job Search 06-02-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By TeachChicago
That is super frustrating!! I would call and say...

That is super frustrating!! I would call and say exactly just what your old P told you. Someone is not being honest in this situation, but it is hard to know who. I think you should call to let...
Board: The Job Search 06-02-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Thank you letter question

Do I write a thank-you letter for a job that I'm not really interested in? I interviewed today (so glad it's over), but don't think the position is a good fit for me. Do I still write a thank-you...
Board: The Job Search 06-01-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
In my district, the job positing is taken down...

In my district, the job positing is taken down after the candidate has accepted the job. It happens pretty quickly. The contract and background check usually happen after the posting is removed. ...
Board: The Job Search 05-29-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Good luck! Hope you hear back soon!

Good luck! Hope you hear back soon!
Board: The Job Search 05-29-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Yes, I know the feeling! I don't do well on the...

Yes, I know the feeling! I don't do well on the spot. I never have asked to skip a question, but I was honest and said that I did not know the answer to a question they asked me. I ended up...
Board: The Job Search 05-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachChicago
I think e-mail will get there faster, so I would...

I think e-mail will get there faster, so I would go with e-mail.
Board: BusyBoard 05-29-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Thanks for your advice! I think I am going to go...

Thanks for your advice! I think I am going to go and see what happens. If I don't, I might always regret it. I am going to try my best to avoid having them talk to my current admin. Who knows? ...
Board: BusyBoard 05-28-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Interview ?

I have an interview scheduled for next week and I am having second thoughts about going in for the interview for the following reasons:

1. I don't want to start over again (I've only been in my...
Board: The Job Search 05-25-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachChicago
I started looking in February and got hired in...

I started looking in February and got hired in June. I did go on a LOT of interviews and was getting desperate, so I know how you feel. I would definitely consider subbing to get your foot in the...
Board: The Job Search 05-25-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Well, I am worried that because she does not want...

Well, I am worried that because she does not want me to leave, she might say something that is not true. I think I am going to leave a copy of my evaluations so it does not look suspicious that I...
Board: The Job Search 05-25-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Very difficult around here as well. Definitely...

Very difficult around here as well. Definitely doing some leaves and/or knowing someone will get your foot in the door. I was lucky because I am bilingual and bilingual teachers are hard to find,...
Board: The Job Search 05-24-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Thanks everyone! It is on June 2nd, so I have a...

Thanks everyone! It is on June 2nd, so I have a while to prepare :)
Board: The Job Search 05-22-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Current admin question

For those of you who currently have a job and have interviewed, how do you handle the question "Can we contact your current employer?" I have a pretty good relationship with my current admin, but I...
Board: The Job Search 05-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Interview!!!

I have an interview in 2 weeks! I am thankful to have a job right now, but the interview is for a job that is only 5 minutes from my house. :) Not sure what will happen, but does make me feel...
Board: The Job Search 05-16-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Where I live, districts will not hire you if you...

Where I live, districts will not hire you if you do not have the appropriate endorsement because you are not considered "highly qualified."
Board: The Job Search 05-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Thanks - yes I know that's crazy (and a little...

Thanks - yes I know that's crazy (and a little ridiculous). I was told that it was because the position is for an instructional coach and I would be working "very closely" with teachers. ???? I am...
Board: The Job Search 05-16-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Applied again!

I applied for a position 5 minutes from my house. I applied previously, but was told I couldn't work there because my daughter goes to the school I'd be working at. Just saw a posting for a...
Board: The VENT 05-16-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By TeachChicago
Great idea! That's what I SHOULD have done!! ...

Great idea! That's what I SHOULD have done!! Note to self for next time. I can't say that now because she'll know I'm lying. I had no idea she was going to be so persistent about it.



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