How to become a full time teacher from a substitute teacher in a Public School

I did that. I decided to take the teaching tests in Massachusetts. (MTEL). I had an engineering background so I decided to take the Technology/Engineering test.  My license after passing the test was a "preliminary" license. I got into a program at Fitchburg State University that enable me to make that license into an Initial license.

Why aren't public schools more spiritual?

There's a growing segment of the population that don't want there to be public education at all. Not saying I agree with them, but if people aren't sure they want to pay for other people's kids to learn how to read & write, how

Why do teachers at private schools in the United States get paid less than teachers at public schools?

In aggregate, this is likely true. However, there will be plenty of exceptions to the rule.  In general, tuition-based schools will have more budgetary constraints than larger school districts and the employees are less likely to have union representation.  My first job offer when seeking work as a teacher was from a small religious school

Should a teacher ever teach a class his or her child is taking in public school?

It happens.  Sometimes it can be a problem and sometimes it's not problem at all.I know in my school we have a series of policies in place in order to ensure this kind of situation has the best possible outcome.Such as - generally teachers aren't timetabled

How do public schools hire teachers?

I can't speak for every school, but I can speak for interviews in which I've been a participant or organizer. Here's what we normally do:We advertise through our website and on various job platforms.Candidates are selected by either Human Resources or a building administrator. I take a quick look to see whether they currently hold a

Are public school teachers generally worse than private school teachers in the US?

There are great teachers in both public and private schools. I teach in a public school, but I sent my own sons to a private school for religious reasons. There were mediocre teachers at that private school and I have seen mediocre teachers

What state started the public school system?

What state started the public school system?Towns in colonial Massachusetts typically had their own grammar schools, the Puritans being a bookish lot.The Massachusetts Constitution, written mostly by John Adams and the oldest of state constitutions (1780), instructs town officials to

What is it like being a public high school teacher?

It's one of the best jobs out there. Students in high school have outgrown the awkward middle-school hormone phase (for the most part) and really get engaged and invested in their own learning. You are able to form positive relationships with them and really watch them grow. Helping

Do public school teachers ever state their political views in the classroom?

State them? Like explicitly?I don't. Those are some deep waters to tread and I'm not the best swimmer.What I really like doing is helping kids shape their own views by offering alternative arguments. I've left kids mentally twisted and confused by offering counter arguments to their counter arguments to their counter arguments.One kid flip-flopped over and over as

Do public schools need more science teachers?

Yes. And more math, reading, writing, computer, history, social studies, and special ed teachers.We need more teachers, period. Class sizes, which run at around 30 kids, average, in the elementary and middle grades, are illogical for the interactive teaching that

How should public schools in the United States handle political views between teachers and students?

Carefully.That's sort of the best summary I can give.Generally speaking, we should try to keep politics out of the classroom.But we also don't need to go so far as to pretend politics don't exist either.Part of education, arguably, is training students to be good future citizens; not just

Teachers: what was your experience with students' religious beliefs in your public school classroom?

The study of religions and religious history is part of the required curriculum in many or most states. With that said, encouraging the support of freedom of religion is in our Constitution. However, any form of organized prayer in public school classrooms is illegal.

How did the public education school system fail you?

This may be a disingenuous question. I never said that public schools failed me, not directly. Besides, I attended public schools for a total of only six years, grades 1 to 6.I think those years were rather pleasant. If I have a

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a primary school teacher in the UK?

This is what my friend Tom, head of English in a primary school in London, has been telling me about his job lately.His main pain points (according to him) are:He's still a full time teacher and he's struggling balancing classroom teaching and leading a team.This is because we would like to more quickly and to

What is it like to be a high school teacher in a private school?

I have worked in both kinds of school.Where to start...The students are generally a lot better behaved in private schools, but also because they are generally better at dealing with adults and more sophisticated in their humour, they can also be cleverer at winding up their teachers, especially if they

Should I attend public school?

High School educations in general are usually terrible nowadays but I agree going to public school could be very beneficial.  There may be people at the high school who pick on you but remember that is because of their own insecurities and pay no mind to

Which is a better school Westmead Public School or Parramatta Public School?

If you stalk the school - looking at names on the school website or driving past the front gate at 855am you'll get a sense of the racial mix.For example the website told me this month's book and principals awards went to:Book Award Sanvariya 5Z, Ritika 6C.Principal's AwardSrihaas 3S, Atharv 2N, Yogi 5S, Ilham 4S, Ritika 6C,

What are the top five categories of rules for a classroom? Are there more? How do you organise classroom rules?

It is important to have two sets of rules.  One for the students and one for the teacher.  I post both sets.  I am not talking about obvious rules like hitting, stealing, cheating.  I am talking about subtle actions that over time the teacher

Are you afraid to put your child in public school?

Yes I believe I'm afraid to put my daughter in public school, there is so many different things I don't want her to get involve in. My daughter is only 2 years old, but this question comes to my mind quite often because the dangers in public schools has become a big issue. Public schools have changed so much

How open should public school teachers be about their political beliefs?

My district will write a teacher up for making their political beliefs known.If a teacher wants to avoid parent and/ or administration problems- the teacher should remain neutral. Just presents to facts of the curriculum.Students do not need to know if their teacher is Republican, Democrat or belongs to any other group. It isn't worth the hassle

What kind of teachers make more money, working in public school, or in private school?

I can only speak for Australia. I have worked in both private and state schools, and the wage is very similar. However, what you are required to do for that wage is substantially different.Private schools always take more than their pound of flesh, expecting a teacher to put

Do public school teachers ever state their political views in the classroom?

State them? Like explicitly?I don't. Those are some deep waters to tread and I'm not the best swimmer.What I really like doing is helping kids shape their own views by offering alternative arguments. I've left kids mentally twisted and confused by offering counter arguments to their counter arguments to their counter arguments.One kid flip-flopped over and over as

Should more men become public school teachers?

In the US there is a serious lack of male teachers in Elementary education, thus there is a lack of male role models which are sometimes badly needed.Teaching needs to be respected, much better funded, and much less interfered with by politicians. Changes need to be made in order to combat the 50% of teachers who leave

Do public schools need more science teachers?

Yes. And more math, reading, writing, computer, history, social studies, and special ed teachers.We need more teachers, period. Class sizes, which run at around 30 kids, average, in the elementary and middle grades, are illogical for the interactive teaching that

How do public schools pay teachers and other faculty members?

In the US the local school districts are typically supported by tax es collected for the local area and the state taxes. The percentage of each differ depending on the state. In Texas you pay taxes based on the worth of your property, whether or not you have children in school. Therefore areas with nicer houses, also have better

What are some of the biggest differences between the type of people that go to home school vs public school vs private school?

I had a booth at a home school conference two years in a row. What surprised me the most was how polite, quiet, and respectful the children were to everyone around them. They didn't race through the aisles and have to be rounded up and scolded by their parents. They stood nearby while their parents looked at academic materials

Do public school teachers dislike homeschooling?

More teachers support homeschooling now than 20 years ago. Twenty years ago most teachers assumed homeschooling was parents recreating school at home. Most teachers experience with homeschooling was kids whose parents failed spectacularly at homeschooling. The kids were coming in way behind.Now homeschooling

Do public schools indoctrinate children?

This is what is being taught at colleges and many K-12 schools. When they say we are training 5th grade

How to get more parents involved with your classroom as a public school teacher

Not a teacher but a PTA President and active in the community. Having a military & law enforcement background I tell parents what they are lacking and how other successful parents are parenting.It's my opinion but I used to be a absent parent thinking I was

Should public schools stay public or all become private schools?

Public schooling is in the constitution. That's because the founding fathers knew how important it was to have an educated electorate. They also wrote it into the constitution to allow all kids, no matter how poor, to have a chance at life. They also knew that without

Do school districts prefer to hire young teachers?

Yes they do. School districts are always strapped for cash and new teachers are cheaper to hire than those with experience. The asinine stance of our country not prioritizing education is going to bite us in the ass - and already is since we seem to rely so heavily

Should a public school teacher send his/her child to public schools only?

Former public school teacher.If its education you want, then the public school system is exactly the same quality as private schools. Those who pay for expensive schools don't get better education, what they get is contacts. Those who can afford to send kids to fee paying schools you will get rich

Are the teachers at private schools better at teaching than the teachers at public schools?

Why do you think they are? My own children had better teachers in public school, and I was very disappointed in private school. I am a public school teacher, recently retired after 30 years. I am sure there are excellent teachers in both, and poor ones in both.

Public school system?

A2A. Public school system?In the US, public schools were created to have a literate electorate. Over the years, that role has been expanded to include preparation for college or for the trades. With the inclusion of disabilities programs and the reluctance of tax payers to

How are public school teachers treated in your country?

Paradoxically, you might think, public schools are private schools in the UK. From my observations, as an outsider (non-staff member) they are treated very well as a generality. Obviously, as with everything, there can be exceptions.By comparison, state school teachers usually have to contend with larger classes and the associated issues of preparation and marking on a

Can my child video tape his public school teachers?

I assume you're asking if he can tape without the teacher's knowledge or consent. It's my understanding that students and teachers can take pictures and videos in school (not in restrooms or locker rooms) but they may not share them on social media without permission.

In Canada, do private school teachers make more money than public school teachers?

Principals (or heads, by whatever name) of exclusive private schools can earn salaries far greater than public school principals can.Public schools teachers tend to be well-paid in Canada, especially compared to many US jurisdictions. Only the most exclusive private schools can afford to pay their teachers the same or better.Principals and teachers at many private

Are the teachers at private schools better at teaching than the teachers at public schools?

Why do you think they are? My own children had better teachers in public school, and I was very disappointed in private school. I am a public school teacher, recently retired after 30 years. I am sure there are excellent teachers in both, and poor ones in both.

Why do public school teachers tend to favor block scheduling and public school boards tend to disfavor it?

Block scheduling allows room to encourage depth. It gives time to work with students personally and in groups. 40 minute periods are entirely too short. By the time you take five minutes from either end for housekeeping and the time it takes students to gather their things and tidy the room, and five

Do public school teachers dislike homeschooling?

More teachers support homeschooling now than 20 years ago. Twenty years ago most teachers assumed homeschooling was parents recreating school at home. Most teachers experience with homeschooling was kids whose parents failed spectacularly at homeschooling. The kids were coming in way behind.Now homeschooling

Can my child video tape his public school teachers?

I assume you're asking if he can tape without the teacher's knowledge or consent. It's my understanding that students and teachers can take pictures and videos in school (not in restrooms or locker rooms) but they may not share them on social media without permission.