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Posts Made By: ms maestra
Board: The VENT 03-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By ms maestra
Craziness!

Our district was informed by our principals to look at receiving a "distinguished" as "taking a trip to Fiji" - you might get there once in a blue moon, but most will never be on that trip.

I am...
Board: The VENT 03-25-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 217
 
Posted By ms maestra
Update

Update! I have had two interviews this school year for non-teaching, college degree requiring jobs. Both interviewers did not see why I wanted to leave a secure seeming job. Both jobs paid less than...
Board: The VENT 01-02-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By ms maestra
Same here

I am in my 4th year teaching, wanted to be a teacher since 7th grade,
and knew after the first day that it wasn't me. However, I now feel stuck and
have not been able to find another job with...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 217
 
Posted By ms maestra
:(

There has to be a world out there, away from teaching. I always feel guilty when I am enjoying my own time, like I should be thinking about or doing something with school. With past jobs, although...
Board: The VENT 09-13-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By ms maestra
Do what it right for you

OP,

I hear you. To any posters who say that teaching is hard, it's always tough in the beginning, stick it out, etc etc... you will have that gut reaction in the beginning because it is...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ms maestra
One year later follow-up

Days before my second year begins in this district, 4th teaching, I find myself meandering the posts of proteacher for words of encouragement, excitement and wisdom.

My position last year was...
Board: The VENT 03-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ms maestra
thank you

<3 love this! you hit the nail on the head. thank you!!!
Board: The VENT 03-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ms maestra
I second that

I feel the same way. I teach Spanish and have the same response from the kids. Not all of my classes have been this way, but some, yes. I don't know what to do either. This is my 3rd year teaching,...
Board: New Teachers 10-10-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 86
 
Posted By ms maestra
I'm Another One

I'd love to hear what those of you who did leave teaching are doing now!

I am a third year teacher who taught for 2 years in the same district and am now starting my third year in a new district....
Board: The VENT 10-03-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By ms maestra
Anxious all the time too

Nervous,

I often feel the way you are describing, and I don't have children yet. I recently bought my first home with my fiance and started my 3rd year teaching but in a new district. I thought I...
Board: The VENT 06-19-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ms maestra
Yayyy!!!! Got it!

I did the demo lesson and was offered the position! I am SO excited and happy! It was also my birthday that day so I feel this is a good sign. I am happy at my current school but since I was one of...
Board: The VENT 06-13-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ms maestra
Sounds fun!

Thank you for all of the input! I like everything I've learned and seen of this district so far, so I am excited about teaching there whether it's in 2 schools or 1. Long term, if this is the...
Board: The VENT 06-12-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ms maestra
Haha, I like the part about the energy bars :)...

Haha, I like the part about the energy bars :) The schools are 13 blocks away; 1.8 miles, so I'd be driving. The MS Principal told me it would be very roughly am in the middle school, pm in the high...
Board: The VENT 06-12-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ms maestra
Does anyone teach between 2 schools in your district?

Hi all! I don't know the best place to post this but think most will see here. I am a 2nd year teacher and was cut due to the budget failing. I got called for a FT position at another (and actually...
Board: The VENT 05-10-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By ms maestra
June 28th :( The kids are mentally done -...

June 28th :(

The kids are mentally done - and with no air conditioning, it is torture :(
Board: The VENT 04-25-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ms maestra
Same here!

If our budget passed, we were looking at losing 11 teacher positions in the entire district - and we were already up to that many retirees. Now that it has failed, there is talk of closing an entire...
Board: The VENT 01-03-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By ms maestra
When my ICS teacher spells words incorrectly on...

When my ICS teacher spells words incorrectly on the board/handouts. It puts me in such an awkward situation!

Teaching from the desk

2-3 teachers in my hallway who shut the door to talk in 1...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ms maestra
^ Good for you!!! Feel confident in your choice!...

^ Good for you!!! Feel confident in your choice! Please let us know how the school responds to the news, and how you do with saying goodbye to the students, adjusting, and how it feels! I would love...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ms maestra
I just want to point out that this is a teaching...

I just want to point out that this is a teaching thread, and people are mispelling the word 'aggravated' - which is spelled with an 'a.' I seriously worry for our students if we can't model words...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-13-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ms maestra
Hmm ... A teacher at my school accepted a...

Hmm ... A teacher at my school accepted a position at another school and just gave 60 days notice. He was board approved for the resignation, no hard feelings. Something tells me it depends also on...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ms maestra
I feel this way everyday as well - both in my...

I feel this way everyday as well - both in my outside-of-school life and sometimes in the school building when I deal with the guidance counselors, inclusion teachers and subs. They act like the...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-29-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By ms maestra
2nd year Survivor!

I hope you feel a bit of consolation knowing that ALL teachers feel this way the 1st year! Even the teachers who have it going on and are amazing at their jobs felt this way at one point during that...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-22-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ms maestra
I have felt this before. When it happened to me,...

I have felt this before. When it happened to me, I was purely exhausted in everyway and had an anxiety attack :( It was very scary but only lasted for about a half hour and I cried and cried, then...
Board: The Job Search 09-15-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By ms maestra
I don't know if this is up your alley or not, but...

I don't know if this is up your alley or not, but I am looking for alternate jobs within the education fields instead of teaching, and many people have recommended that I look into educational...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-31-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ms maestra
oh my goodness, this is one of my pet peeves -...

oh my goodness, this is one of my pet peeves - educators who can't spell. i love your thread name - how you spelled 'tongue' ('tounge') lol ;) .. my bf & i do that all the time when we're joking...



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