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Posts Made By: flutetoot
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-21-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By flutetoot
thank you - i will look into it

thank you - i will look into it
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-18-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By flutetoot
Effective Writing Programs?

Hi
I'm in Virginia where we don't have Common Core, but have Standards of Learning (similar to Common Core). I teach in an urban middle school where we had only a 62% pass rate on the writing...
Board: The Job Search 06-21-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By flutetoot
1. Donít take behavior personally. 2. Be aware...

1. Donít take behavior personally.
2. Be aware some middle schoolers have a LOT more on their plates than you know about.
3. Be a real person.
4. Tap into student interests right away.
5. Donít...
Board: The Job Search 02-09-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By flutetoot
Around here (VA), they usually start posting for...

Around here (VA), they usually start posting for next year in March. Some postings have already started.

As for the second interview - I wish I could tell you. I have had interviews where the...
Board: The Job Search 10-05-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By flutetoot
I moved from Connecticut (much like NY job-wise...

I moved from Connecticut (much like NY job-wise for teachers) to Virginia about 5 years ago and have never looked back. I have countless job offers every year - and I am not even looking! The...
Board: Sixth Grade 08-20-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By flutetoot
New to 6th grade LA/SS

Hi

I am new to 6th grade LA and Soc St after teaching high school and adult ed for the past few years. I need to come up with a fun team building activity for the first day fo school. Any ideas?...
Board: The Job Search 07-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By flutetoot
From my experience, the superintendent usually...

From my experience, the superintendent usually only interviews the finalists - that could be 2-3 from what I've seen. This is a great sign for you - and I hope it fares well!
Board: The Job Search 06-05-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By flutetoot
They are both English positions - but the sixth...

They are both English positions - but the sixth grade is also teaching social studies. I would have to commute upwards to 25 miles one way in order to find a place to live in the rural area. The...
Board: The Job Search 06-04-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By flutetoot
Urban or Rural?

I should be grateful I have this dilemma after searching for jobs for so many years back in New England....I have one job offer with an urban school that has many schools within the district - there...
Board: ESL/LEP 05-15-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By flutetoot
Helpful Books?

I am in the process of working towards getting an additional endorsement in ESL (I am an experienced secondary English/Social Studies teacher) - I plan on taking the Praxis 5362 as required by my...
Board: The Job Search 01-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By flutetoot
Yes - I applied online ...

Yes - I applied online
https://www.ets.org/scoring_opportunities
Board: The Job Search 01-19-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By flutetoot
Not sure how Pearson works, but ETS allows you to...

Not sure how Pearson works, but ETS allows you to choose what shifts you want to work. They do ask that you commit to a certain number of hours, but it is over a period of time. The most important...
Board: The Job Search 01-17-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By flutetoot
I work for ETS

I work for ETS
Board: The Job Search 09-26-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By flutetoot
I have had schools specifically ask for a letter...

I have had schools specifically ask for a letter from an administrator. If you can get one that is always helpful
Board: The Job Search 08-26-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By flutetoot
Elementary is very competitive from what I have...

Elementary is very competitive from what I have seen - is it possible for you to get certified in other areas?

I am 50 myself. I finally got my first teaching job at 47. I have numerous certs in...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-23-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By flutetoot
The person whose job I replaced did the yearbook...

The person whose job I replaced did the yearbook - I start orientation tomorrow so hopefully I will find out more.

Thanks!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-20-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By flutetoot
Middle School Yearbook Advisor - Help!

I have been assigned the Yearbook Advisor position for my middle school (grades 6-8). It's a new job in a new district, so I had to accept. I've only "helped" out on yearbooks in the past - and have...
Board: The Job Search 07-24-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By flutetoot
Thank you everyone for all of your support - I...

Thank you everyone for all of your support - I have decided to take the job in VA - it is a good district and I can transfer my retirement account. I am getting older and need every thing I can get!
Board: The Job Search 07-21-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By flutetoot
Decisions....

After many years of searching, I finally landed a job in VA - taught there 3 years and really liked it. Unfortunately, I did not get along with the new AP and she basically made my life H$ll while I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-10-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By flutetoot
Should I or shouldn't I?

thanks for the replies
Board: The Job Search 08-17-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By flutetoot
Thanks - good to know. I don't see a lot of...

Thanks - good to know. I don't see a lot of listings.
Board: The Job Search 08-05-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By flutetoot
Minnesota Job Market?

I might be relocating to Minnesota next year and was curious if anyone could tell me what the teaching job market is like there. I currently teach High School English, but can also teach middle...
Board: The Job Search 07-22-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By flutetoot
I moved from CT to VA - best thing I've done. I...

I moved from CT to VA - best thing I've done. I have a job I love and respect, plus I can afford to live here.
Board: The Job Search 07-16-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By flutetoot
Keep Looking - be flexible, and be patient. It...

Keep Looking - be flexible, and be patient. It took me 7+ years to find the perfect job for myself, and I ended up moving 800 miles away! But I am so happy I did.

And I am also an "older" teacher...
Board: The Job Search 07-12-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By flutetoot
I second what BohemianGal says. Keep Looking -...

I second what BohemianGal says. Keep Looking - be flexible, and be patient. It took me 5+ years to find the prefect job for myself, and I ended up moving 800 miles away! But I am so happy I did.
...



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