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Old 05-31-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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I have been teaching in a self-contained 4th-6th grade class for 15 years and teaching special ed for 21 years. I love my students and love being a special ed teacher. We have a couple reg ed positions open in my district. Should I apply for them? Thinking I may need a change but not burned out! Any advice would be helpful. The deadline is tomorrow!


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Old 06-01-2010, 01:37 AM
 
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That gives you time to really think what you want. If you don't apply, then you've already shut the door!
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I have been in special ed. for 33 years. In the begining I tried to transfer to a regular class, but found that once I was special ed. I would never be allowed to teach in a regular class. At one time we were thought to be "not so bright", now we are a desired position. I would remain in Special Education. Sp. ed jobs are easier to get that regular education jobs.
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classes enough to know what they are like, and what you might be missing? I am constantly in g.e. classrooms as an inclusion teacher, and know first hand what the pros and cons of each position would be for me.
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apply if you are interested. However, be prepared not to be allowed to. If you are very good at what you do you will be too difficult to replace. Thus is the case with me....I have found that in the past I would have to change districts, but know that I have been teaching forever, I have priced myself out of moving. yes, in this economy districts don't want to pay for experience. Good luck


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