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Subject: What subject/level do you teach?
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 12:16 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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I'm just being my curious self.  I was wondering what the make up of the teachers that post here are.  I'm hoping to find out what subect you teach and what grade level.

I'll start.  My degrees allow me to teach English, theatre, and speech.  Currently, I teach Read Right (a reading recovery program) and basic writing.  I work with students is grades 9-12. 



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Date Posted: 7/27/2008 12:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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I'm licensed K-12 Special Ed, SLD.  I currently teach LD and CD students in grades K-3 in Reading, Language Arts and Math. 

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 4:59 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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Wow, you must have you hands filled.  I also work with many LD ad ED students.  My hands are always full with all my students.

Date Posted: 7/27/2008 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 11/6/2005
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I teach in a public school with two teaching partners.  We have the same kids (with some change due to mobility and scholastic considerations) for three years -grades 3, 4, and 5.  Our homeroom changes each year., as the kids move up.  I "homeroom" the fourth graders, but we teach all three grade levels.  I teach process writing and language arts, Sherri teaches Math and Science, and Kelli teaches reading and social studies.  I really like it.  I did looping before this, and this just takes it to another level.  You get to know the kids and parents so well, you have other teachers who are familiar with the same students so youcan see if the problem is with the subject area, between you and the kid, or something else. I am starting my sixth year in the program and they would have to drag me kicking and screaming back to the traditional classroom.

I also teach graduate level classes to degree holders who wish to become certified to teach.  I love it!  For one, they are there because they want to be and they are adults who bring in a vast array of experiences.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:48 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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Date Posted: 8/7/2008 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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I teach 7th and 8th grade Spanish in a public middle school in NY state

Date Posted: 8/9/2008 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2007
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Just retired after 35 years of teaching, the last  5 years, half-day.  Loved it!  Last job was at a Fine Arts Magnet School, grades 3 through 8.  I'm an Exceptional Ed teacher, Resource room, working with students with mild disabilities in my room and also in the regular classroom with the classroom teacher, certified to teach students with Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, and Intellectually challenges.

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 2:41 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2007
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Wow, lots of special education teachers here! I teach everything except social studies to students in grades 7-12 at a special needs schools.

Date Posted: 8/31/2008 8:04 PM ET
Member Since: 3/12/2007
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I am a speech language pathologist in two elementary schools.  One is a Spanish Immersion magnet school ( my sessions are in English) and the other is a Montessori magnet school. Over the years, I have worked with students at all grade levels.   I have been loving this job for 31 years.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 11:49 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2008
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I am also certified for Special Education LBD for grades K-12.  I currently work in a K-5 elementary and teach mostly 4th and 5th graders.  However, I occasionally collaborate in the early primary grades. 

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 12:58 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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It's really interesting to see what everybody does.  I just finished my first week back.  Has anyone else started?

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 3:55 PM ET
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We started, then stopped, then started, then stopped...all due to hurricanes.  We actually felt like we had three first days of school!  The 18th was the first day back, then they missed the 19, back on the 20th, missed the next two days!

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 6:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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We're starting late this year due to construction on the new high school in my district.  I go back officially on Friday and the students begin Sept. 8.  We have a new principal of whom I've heard nothing positive, so that has me a little curious as to what the new year will bring.  Keeping an open mind as we've been down this road before and the person we were so worried about turned out to be ok.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 6:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2006
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I am certified Pre-K/Primary (age 3 to grade 3) and I currently teach kindergarten.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2008
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I am certified to teach el. ed. K-6 (7-8 non-dept.) and Reading K-12. I am currently teaching 1st graders one on one in a Reading Recovery program. We started back to school Aug. 18.

Date Posted: 9/3/2008 9:21 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2008
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I'm certified to teach Elem. Ed. (Nursery - 6) and Sp. Ed. (K - 12).  This year I am co-teaching at the 3rd and 5th grade levels - a little difficult because the schedules conflict with each other but we are working through it :)

Today was our first day with students.  I was happy to find out that I would be working in 5th grade b/c I have had most of those students since they were in 2nd grade.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 11:13 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2007
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I teach reading to deaf special needs middle school students in a state school. We are also doing the stop/start thing. Teachers went back to work on August 19th, and then got three more days of vacation from Fay.  The students came back on the 25th, had one week of school followed by the Labor Day holiday. This past week we had school Tuesday and Wednesday and then sent home all the students as a precaution since it looked like Hanna was coming directly at us--but then it headed more north.  We have already been informed that we are not busing the students from South Florida back to school tomorrow because of the impending approach of Ike.  So we will have some of the students back next week, but others will have another week off!  It's frustrating!