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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
6:19 pm
Student teaching unpaid?
I was told that no district pays for student teaching in Colorado. Is that true??? 
8:49 am
Evaluation test scores?
When you're applying for positions, do the districts care what your PLACE or PRAXIS test scores were?

Also, anyone around here in the alternative licensing program? What's your experience been like?
Sunday, March 1st, 2009
2:21 am
New Teacher Discussion Community
Teacher's Nook: http://www.teachersnook.net

Come and help us make the community grow. It's also a way to get additional support and feedback from your colleagues. (You can NEVER have enough of that! Can you?)
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
7:15 pm
Survey: Please help me with my action research project! :)

Hey guys,

I am doing an action research project for grad school about using dramatic  activities in the content classroom.  I made a survey online for classroom teachers.  It would help me soooooo much if you could fill out the survey.

Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8D_2fKBNc9HIqM_2fVZeH6jQrg_3d_3d

Thanks so much!!!  It would help me soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!


Monday, December 22nd, 2008
1:36 pm
Alternative Licensing?
Has anyone done this, or know someone who has? I'll be starting the process ASAP. I came off the IDLA program at UNC last December, but didn't do student teaching due to lack of financial aid.

I'd love to hear from anyone who was or is in the program.
Friday, September 5th, 2008
5:49 pm
High School Science Teacher needed...
Southeast Colorado
Small, K-12 district
2K signing bonus

email m_r_sanchez@yahoo.com for more info

ETA: We're on a 4-day calendar. We go Mon-Thurs with Fridays off. Students go 8-4. Some Fridays we have inservices. (We just had our first half-day inservice today that we will get a stipend for. I believe they are scheduled for every other Friday.)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
10:04 pm
Job posting for teachers
I don't know if anyone is looking for a job, but I know of a school looking for a part time middle school language arts teacher in Denver/Glendale at a private school. The job is only part time, so don't contact them if you're not interested in only part time and if the locations isn't good for you, but I thought I'd put it out here to try to get more people aware of the job.

Friday, July 4th, 2008
1:04 am
Teaching for testing...
Here in NM, the teachers I've worked with seem to be constantly testing their students. Some teachers I've talked to were thinking of getting out of the field because according to them, there was no time to instruct students. They'd teach for a week or two, and then go right back to testing. I don't know how much of this is true.

Two weeks in March are "state testing" weeks. The whole darn lunch, recess, and activities schedule are compromised because of the stupid testing. These test go on throughout the day and we were not even allowed to take our special needs children out in certain areas because they made too much noise! But, this is something that I expect. However, in April students begin A2L testing (for the district) and this seems to go on forever! It's done on computer, so that means that up until the last three weeks of school, the computer room is unusable!

All the teachers are telling me that it is like this everywhere. I don't remember it being like this when I taught in California. Is it like this in Colorado?
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
3:25 am
Teaching again

I hope to be moving to Colorado within two years, and would like to start teaching soon after I get there. I have a couple of questions....

I found out that Colorado only requires me to pass the teacher content area test. I forgot the name. Is it available to me over here in New Mexico?

What are some of the better and some of the worst districts in Denver?

That's all for now. I probably won't have much to contribute so I apologize in advance for that. Thanks for the help!
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
10:00 am
Hi there!

My name is Jenifer, I'm 27 and I live in Denver. I am not a teacher, though I am going to school (Metro) to become a counselor for teens. I am joining this community for two reasons: a) I will probably be working closely with schools and teachers when I enter into my career and b) my boyfriend is currently studying to become a History teacher. 

I probably won't be posting much and will instead just hang out on the sidelines learning what I can. I just wanted to intoduce myself so that I wouldn't be a creepy lurker. ;)
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
12:07 pm
Hi all! :) I'm in the process of moving to Colorado from South Florida in just a few weeks! I am excited to be a part of the Colorado teaching community!
Friday, May 30th, 2008
11:48 pm
Welcome to the Colorado Teaching Community...
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