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#3137730 - 01/24/13 04:06 PM Need input
8 Point

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 1987
Loc: Portland, TN

I just received an exhilarating, unexpected, and troubling phone call.

I've posted several times here about taking Praxis I and Praxis II tests. I've been attending school to become a HS teacher and my course work ended in October and only need to complete my student teaching. I had applied to Sumner and Robertson Counties for my student teaching and Sumner County flat said no. Robertson County said we'll see what we can do but no promises and it doesn't look good. I have been unemployed since 2011 so I finally get a temporary job. My advisor just calls and tells me that Robertson County just came through today with an assignment at Greenbrier High School

I'm trying to talk myself through this. I have a temp job that will not go permanent but I need income. We do have a small VA disability on me, SSI from my step-daughter's dad and SSI from my ex-wife. My wife makes a little money so we do have money coming in. My mom is the dietary manager at a nursing home and it is possible that I could pick up a position working for her in the evening there.

We normally get a decent tax return so we would have money in the bank to make it through. Short term things would be kinda tight. Long term I could walk right into a job but at the worst I'm more employable in a school system. All of the teachers that I have talked to ask about my credentials and when I tell them I have not completed my student teaching they tell that is the problem.

Need some input, and prayers...
"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of no where; and sometimes, in the middle of no where you find yourself"

#3137732 - 01/24/13 04:09 PM Re: Need input [Re: eweisner]
formerly bad_deer24
12 Point

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 6901
Loc: Nolensville, TN

Go for your goals. It may be hard at first but you wont regret it once you are doing what you have gone to school for and enjoy.

"Don't Be Where They Are, Be Where They're Gonna Be"


#3137759 - 01/24/13 04:25 PM Re: Need input [Re: Barrett]
16 Point

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 11641
Loc: Knox

Might be tight $$ wise at first but why go through trouble to go this far if not to follow through....

#3137762 - 01/24/13 04:28 PM Re: Need input [Re: Barrett]
10 Point

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 4285
Loc: Burns, TN

Maybe student teach in another county? Look into a student teaching at a private school? No sure where you got your degree from, but I would think you could get help from them. That's what you paid them for.
#3137763 - 01/24/13 04:29 PM Re: Need input [Re: leader]

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 26196
Loc: Spring Hill, TN

Take the student teaching position. Your experience will do you the most good right now. Compensate with part time work as you find it necessary along the way.

You need to capitalize on the investment you've started. There's more at stake than a bigger paycheck. Benefits, retirement, and tenure start when you do.
Some hunt for racks, some hunt for roasts. I hunt for sheer joy; the aforementioned items are merely fringe benefits.

#3137775 - 01/24/13 04:42 PM Re: Need input [Re: Nimrod777]
16 Point

Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 16350
Loc: over here

If you can survive, do the student teaching. Waiting will be just that, waiting. Take the opportunity to achieve your goals.
Disagreeing with me doesn't make me any less right

There is a difference between being proud and being conceited

Beware the skillet ---O

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