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Old 07-27-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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Anyone tried teaching with a broken collar bone?


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Old 07-27-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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1. I think that would be completely miserable.
2. I think that your district/school wouldn't let you step foot on campus until you were medically cleared, provided the school knows about your injury
3. not collar bone, but I tore my calf muscle this summer and would have been miserable trying to teach with that injury
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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I taught with a broken leg a few years ago, but I think your situation would be much harder.
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No way--I'd be enjoying the good meds too much. Plus it's really hard to write, bend, or walk with an injury like that. It needs rest to heal properly or it will never stop bothering you. Feel better!
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Oh,my no. You need to take care of yourself. I taught with a complete torn miniscus the last month of school and was on 2 crutches. I never would do that again let alone what you have. I'm sorry. What does your Dr. say? I'm certain you need to be cleared before starting school.


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Old 07-27-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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I taught an entire day with a dislocated collar bone. I was miserable by the end of the day. I can't imanine a broken collar bone.
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I taught for 10 weeks from a wheel chair with a shattered tibia and then 4 weeks using a walker after that. I did get cleared from my doctor first. I took off 2 weeks and had a non-narcotic pain killer that I took when needed.
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I taught with a broken foot. It was very difficult because my room is so overcrowded and moving around on crutches or on the scooter thing was a pain in the butt.
I came home each day completely exhausted and very crabby.

Do what you can, have students help as much as possible and rest as much as you can at home.

I am hoping you heal quickly. xo
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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Thank you for all the answers.

I did get the answer from my Doctor, she said if I have assistance in lifting and reaching it will be no problem (because it will be almost four weeks since the injury when the kids return) but in no uncertain terms if there is no assistance I cannot return for another three weeks. I have a Dr's note to say it, so...it should be interesting. I am curious about what the principal will do, give me three more weeks of vacation or find people to help out when needed.
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