Okay, I got my first BA in Kinesiology. Then I got bored. So, I went back to college and got a teaching degree in secondary PE and English. I moved out to AZ (b/c there are few to no jobs in MI). Anyway, I moved back b/c I was supposed to get married. However, we decided to call it off. Now, I am unemployed, single and frustrated at a lack of a job. So, I suppose my question is, does anyone have any ideas where I should go to get a job? I am open to moving again...I just need a job. I am at a lost where to go, what to do, etc. I just feel like I'm searching for something and somewhere where I will fit in. AHHHHH. Any help anyone can give me would be great!
Hi, I am looking for a teaching job too (certified k-12 music, want a middle school choir job). I know how much it sucks, I am from MI as well, things are still bleak..... Anyways there is a quiz you can take online, and based on your preferences it will tell you cities you might enjoy living in, this can help you refine your job search. You can find the quiz here: http://www.findyourspot.com/ good luck!
I feel ya. I was a teacher, moved years ago to help my mom, and had to commute an hour for a year because there weren't positions in my town (and this was before the recession). After that I couldn't commute anymore, it was too much. It was a good thing for me because I was frustrated with the whole system and culture anyway, so I've had time to reassess and I'm going back to school in the fall.
Maybe you could try some searches like 'cities needing teachers'? Especially with everything going on right now, you might be able to find places that are actually hiring, and if you're single and willing to move, now's the time if you can find something. Unfortunately, even with education reform, it might take a while for that to filter down into actual positions. If that search doesn't turn up anything, maybe you can search simply for 'jobs requiring BA' or similar things. You might find something you can do at least temporarily, that would still be interesting. I don't know if that really helps, but I wish you luck!! It's too bad we need so many teachers, but there's not the 'budget' for it.
Thank you both for your suggestions. I am going to keep looking around. I was thinking maybe around Boston, but I don't know. I like lots of areas. I figured the NE is good b/c it is still a shorter drive than in AZ, where I lived last year, b/c that was a three day drive! And I like to travel with my dogs when possible and I won't fly with them. So, that way I would be able to come home to visit with them more often. If anyone lives in New England and have any suggestions let me know:)
Unfortunately, as much as I love my home state, I have to suggest staying away from NJ.... things are terrible for teachers here. Best of luck on your search....teaching is a wonderful job that I have enjoyed for many years!! I am hoping just to be able to keep mine here.....
This trend to cut educations budgets is going to have negative consequences for the next generation. In NJ, right wing radio has inflamed the public for years against even the concept of public education. There exists a mean-spiritedness in the segment of the population that has already raised their kids and sent them to school to not want to continue to provide education for the next generation. I understand that paying taxes pretty much sucks but why did we pay the bankers for their failures or for the un-necessary wars or the insane amount of money that is wasted by our consumer driven economy?
sorry for the rant, I did not want to upset this thread but just needed to vent.
Okay, CNN was discussing the NASA budget for the next several years, and how Obama's cutting the budget to send astronauts into space - and it costs something like $65 million to send one person. Cut away, I say. That money could be better spent helping to solve our domestic issues than expand our space explorations. Just had to add that in. Now my venting is done!
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