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Am I Crazy to return to teaching?
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I have been a stay at home mother for 5 years and tutoring for a great deal of that time. I want to return to the classroom next year. Can you tell me what classes I should take to make myself marketable? What are best practices, the "buzz" words districts want to hear.
Is it as hard to be in the classroom and meet the needs of your family as I fear it is? Any advice would helpful.


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Am I Crazy to return to teaching?
In a word: yes; however, all of us are. Welcome to the club.
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after being home for 24 years, I returned. I am now in my 3rd year and loveing it..for the most part. There are moments but fortunately they pass quickly :-)
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I think it's crazier in some places more than others. Try to find out what the policies and practices are in your area.


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Thank you for the realistic support. Teaching is addictive, isn't it?
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Crazy NEVER!!!
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You are certainly NOT crazy! I love being a teacher, but I never let it interfere with my family. I will say that even though you are in a classroom with children that you love, your family has to take priority.

For starters, you will need training in guided reading. There are many good books available. An excellent book, that is easy to read and understand is called Guided Reading Guides Readers. It helps you to understand the GR process and differentiate instruction. It should help you in your classroom and also to support you during the interviewing process.

Best practices are instructional strategies that are research based.

Good luck and enjoy!
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