So far I’ve been a huge fan of k12jobspot.com and the ISBE database (If you’re in Illinois)
Got any tips and/or tricks?
I had bronchitis, that was fun. And the Holidays have kept me busy. Plus it’s Christmas break at the schools, so no subbing.
still no job, and the prospects are scarce. Waiting on a call from the Video store…but I think I’m going to end up being over qualified….
Maybe then they’ll appreciate what we do.
So, with it being December, the annual “Holiday Programming” debate is in full swing.
What do you think? Should they be called Christmas Programs? Winter concert? Holiday Program?
Also- first day of Community Band!!!!!
Checked k12jobspot.com again
no new music but LOTS of other positions. If you’re looking for a special ed job in Illinois then check it out because there are alot of jobs!
Thanks so much for answering my question. I’d love to do music therapy, for you know sick children?? :)
I hope it works out and and I’m sure the kids would absolutely ADORE you! :D
AWWW Thank you! Music therapy is a quickly growing field! Go for it!
It took four years in college. I was a music ed major- I did three and a half years of classes, and the last semester is student teaching. Right now I don’t have a full time teaching job, I am just a substitute in the local elementary district (in America, though I have been looking abroad.) Hope that helps!
I subbed in a pre-K special ed class yesterday and today. What did I learn?
1) Use small words and sentences. They really only hear the last thing you say, so make sure that’s what you want them to do.
2) Hands on lessons will prevent chaos. If they are engaged, they forget to get distracted.
3) Music really does work in everything. (Ok, I didn’t really learn that- I was a music major in college lol. But I wanted to include that for others.) The students react positively to music, and remember the information. (I had a 4 year old in my class who could spell all of the main colors!) Music games are a plus too!
4) If it’s not working, move on. Don’t fight the students. Some days they won’t be on task for very long and they’ll just shut down if you keep pushing.
I forgot how small preschooler’s are. And how hard it is to keep their attention.
I decided to make a blog about teaching- which I could also expand to the general quest for employment after college, but mostly about teaching- specifically music, but I’m open to stories, suggestions, etc from all content areas.
Basically what I want to do is 1) post my experiences finding a job, and working as a first year teacher and 2) share stories, ideas, suggestions, questions, etc that other teachers or prospective teachers might have.