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    I'm not the least bit surprised that something like this came through.

    "I love this goddamn country, and we're going to take it back."

                                                           -- Saul Alinsky

    by Seneca Doane on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 05:53:08 PM PDT

    •  in a sense i am (6+ / 0-)

      i am expensive for a public system, even though they cap how much experience for which they will pay, and teaching in Maryland from which I am already drawing a pension also presents some restrictions.

      I am older, which raises an issue for some places -  I may be full of energy now, but at 67 sometimes people fade very quickly.  

      And after all, I did choose to step away a year ago.

      On the other hand, the principal who recruited me has known me in a number of capacities - we coached soccer together while he was still working in a college setting, he was then a counselor and then an administrative intern in the school where we got to know one another.

      When he had heard I was retiring from Prince George's, he raised the question whether I might consider coming to his school because of what he knows about me.  So that certainly helped.

      I will have a number of adjustments to make.  THis school uses a block schedule, so i will have extended periods = 2 of what I had at Eleanor Roosevelt.  Even if I did not have to replan because of a different text book for AP, I would have major replanning because of that.  THere are times where it will be one topic for the entire period, and others when it could be broken up into 3 different mini lessons.

      The fact that I will have to rethink what I am doing will also keep me fresh, which I like.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Tue Jun 04, 2013 at 05:58:56 PM PDT

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