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Old 09-09-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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haha I want a job. Anybody retire and move to another state and start teaching again? Do schools hire people who are 62? I can't get my pension if I teach again in California, ... although I'm ready to bail on California anyway.

I just can't imagine not working again. Anybody else feel like this? Also, I've considered subbing, but I remember how intentionally wicked the kids were to subs, so no.


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I love retirement! But hey if you want to teach again I wish you the best with that goal. 62 is not old. Yes, I think you can be hired again. Good luck!
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You have not tired of retirement. You have just not settled into it yet.

If you really want to work, there are options. Have you looked into private schools? If you were a specialist, they often hire part time. Tutoring? I worked NAEP the first year I retired. Adult classes? Adult ESL (here you donít need ESL certification)?

Non teaching jobs are good also. One friend works two days a week at Kohlís. Another volunteers at a food bank. Meals on Wheels always needs drivers.

Iíve settled in. I do exercise class three times a week. I volunteer. My days are full. I am content.
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The part time specialist jobs do sound like a good fit. Iíve taken up water exercise and I donít know how I could quit. I sure do love it.
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It does take time to ease into the life you want. Have you thought about volunteering? Sometimes that can lead to part time work.
I'm with you on swimming/water aerobics!


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WOW! Really?
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I recently retired and I am enjoying my time. Maybe I am not getting a complete picture. How long have you been retired? Would you move to another state just to teach?


I do know just ONE person that returned to teaching. She retired last year. She did return to teaching this year in another state. Her situation is completely different. She taught for 2 years, stayed home for 10-12 years, went back to teaching for about 10 years had an admin. position the last 4 years, and retired. She had enough years and was at the right age to retire. Now she is back teaching in a neighboring state. It is about 40 minutes from her home.
Let us know what you decide. Good luck.
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I retired June 2018. My daughter and SIL are moving with the grandkids to another state and I am excited to move too. I feel like Iím not finished with ďaĒ career yet.
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I am delighted not to be working. I love the relaxed pace of retirement. It is hard to imagine working again, and it something I never plan to do.
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Subbing might not be so bad if you sub at a school with kids who know you. I tried subbing with some trepidation at my old school right after retirement and was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to manage classes. I never thought of that as my strength, and I guess I just discounted the skills I acquired over 40 years of teaching.. But Iím sure it helped that I knew some of the kids (and/or their friends, siblings, parents, or even grandparents). If I could establish one connection with one kid in a challenging class (Jeff Pulaski...is your dad George or Fred?) I was golden. (How do you know my dad???)

I quit subbing because I hated getting up early and rushing out the door. Now I give tours in a local historical museum one or two days a week, and I have the exalted title of substitute library assistant at the local library, a few hours per week maybe. I have done some tutoring and run some summer programs for kids. Itís enough to keep me busy, but not so much as to be stressful or intrusive.

I am slowly becoming less interested in working (and my financial situation is more comfortable now that I have Medicare and Social Security), so I imagine I will quit my jobs sometime in the next year or two.
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Iíve helped administer the statewide assessments in my district for the past 3 years. I think Iíll not return to that because of other responsibilities.

And then I fell into one-on-one testing for the districtís special ed department. I administer the Woodcock-Johnson tests. That is a sweet deal - I can pretty much make my own schedule for when to rest each child, keeping in mind their schedule and testing deadline. No discipline issues.

Do you have an after-school program in your community? Ours is ALWAYS looking for experienced help and most are paid positions.


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I just retired in June and have been subbing a lot. I was worried about the behavior but surprisingly the students have been pretty good. You may have one or two every so often. I have enjoyed it.
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I have a Facebook friend I spent summers with. She lives in AZ, retired from teaching and went back to do ESL, I think. I know she is excited about working again. Not sure if she retired from another state and re-located to AZ, or how it works with their pension system. In NJ, they make us wait 180 days before we can sub in our home district, not sure if there is a restriction on other districts in the state for subbing. And you can't return to a regular job and keep your pension.

I personally have no desire to teach again or sub. I love my personal time, and teaching was just to labor-intensive for me at the end. Sometimes, I think about smaller, temporary jobs like being a poll watcher for the election, or helping a fellow retired teacher set up for her estate sale business. But right now, I just don't want to work.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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retired in Nevada and moved to Arizona to be with her kids and returned to principaling. She collected full Nevada retirement and her Arizona salary. Sweet. But more ambitious than I feel.

You might consider moving to Nevada. We are ALWAYS looking for teachers and subs. Especially in Las Vegas (Clark County SD), but Reno-Sparks (Washoe County SD) is on the hunt as well. Awhile back, Las Vegas was even giving signing bonuses to help people move there. Not sure if that is still happening.

BTW, there is no state income tax in Nevada, it's in our state constitution! AND a former senator from here (Harry Reid) passed a federal law preventing California and every other state from taxing income earned elsewhere if you've moved--that works for new residents of every state. For awhile good ol' money hungry California was taxing pensions earned there even if you moved out of state to retire.

A note: because of less taxes, there are fewer state government supported programs than in California such as social services, local mental health services, supports for handicapped children, etc.

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On so many levels, I just can’t imagine!

I love the ease of retirement. When I feel like working (I have been a hard worker my whole life), I do tasks around the house or go for an extra walk. But I’m settling into relaxation quite nicely.

I love California. It makes me kinda sad you don’t. I’ve lived in suburbs of L.A., San Francisco, and San Diego and have LOVED them all.

Good luck with moving and your new job.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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Munchkins retired, moved to South Carolina, and is teaching again. She wasn’t really ready to retire and would continue teaching in a different place.

Transition to retirement can be difficult. Do you miss working, being with other teachers, helping kids, or having a schedule? Narrow down what you miss and go from there.

The beauty of retirement is that you get to do what you want to do. Work, volunteer, take classes, read, write, exercise, travel. I love this stage of life!
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:08 AM
 
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Just make sure it won't affect your pension. Personally, I love being retired and do not want to be tied down to a schedule.
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...felt like this ever since I retired: "I just can't imagine not working again. Anybody else feel like this?"

But for the first time since we retired in June, I might be able start understanding the idea of "retirement." Last night hubby and I were sitting on the patio reading books and eating dinner, and we looked over at each other and started discussing "is this it?" Is this what retirement is? Being able to read in the evenings instead of prepping or grading papers? And being able to start a chore - in this case, yesterday, sawing and splitting wood - and because the chain saw chain broke, we had to stop working and go to the store for a new chain.

But this time, it wasn't such a frustrating moment, because we didn't have to rush back home to finish the wood before the day was over - we just got shopping chores done since we were away from home anyway. We got home too late to work on the woodpile.

There was no panic when that chain broke (have to get it done have to get it done have to get it DONE because there's simply no other time to get it done - arrrggghhh!!!) We might finish that wood pile today...and we might finish it tomorrow...

That feeling, to me, to us, is what retirement is all about, at least so far (smile!)

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I started to tutor adults, which I enjoy very much, I do volunteer in my old school one or two days a month, and getting involved in our local politics in my city. Volunteering is awesome, find something you are passionate about and do it, get involved and have fun.
However, if you really want to continue teaching, do it...life is too short and we must be happy and have that fulfillment in our lives....Good luck to you in which ever state you end up in.
Have fun................
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I recently retired. June 2019. So far so good. I am subbing, reading, and exercising.

I had a pang of sadness the other day. What I realized was that my life has changed. For me, I thought about the part of my life that was over. It was more about life between the ages of 30 to 60. It was about having children, raising children, being a younger teacher and having a younger look.

It is a transition time.

Subbing has been good. I am refusing to get involved in the drama of my old school. Now that I sub I see and hear more than when I was buried in the classroom under data, papers, and emails to answer. Just the other day one of the paraprofessionals was questioning me about this and that. Why was I helping? How long was a assigned to the task that was assigned to me. I was kind and vague with this lady and thought this is a big reason I got out. I meditate with a phone app. I had to use my breathing to center me. I feel the stress of my old friends and I am thankful I am out of it.

So keep everything is perspective. Settle into this time. Being healthy, having freedom, and doing what you want.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:14 AM
 
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Just the thought of waking to a daily alarm makes me shudder! Also, I'm just too busy in retirement to work!
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You could try subbing or apply at a private school. I also did not want to give up working altogether. I have a part time job at the library and have applied to sub at a local preschool.
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