Re: HS Visual Arts Teacher Position Available
- "Ken, were you able to teach on a reciprocal license in Illinois while you took those two classes?-- That's what I was able to do when I moved from Wisconsin to Indiana."
I was an administrator in Indiana while I got my certification, so I didn't need a reciprocal license. I wanted to open up my possibilities by getting certification in another state. As it happened, I was able to get a job shortly in Illinois shortly after I got that certification.
--- In email@example.com, "catyo55" <cjoneal5@...> wrote:
> Hi Maedeh,
> I would try asking over at the International School Teacher Ning (http://theinternationalschoolteacher.ning.com/) There are some states that only require a test to get certified, but I'm not sure which test it is (maybe the Praxis?) or whether you have to fly to the States to take it. Someone on the IST Ning would likely know more.
> I would actually say that you could get certified in any state and then apply for a reciprocal license for a particular state if you are planning to move to the US. If you pick a state that only requires a test (like I mentioned earlier), you give yourself a cushion of extra time to deal with taking classes, etc. for states that have more rigorous license requirements. Once you are certified in one state, you will likely be able to get a one year reciprocal license in any state. (Ken, were you able to teach on a reciprocal license in Illinois while you took those two classes?--That's what I was able to do when I moved from Wisconsin to Indiana). If you just need a US teaching license for international school purposes, it doesn't matter which state you get certified in.
Question for the group: How do you at your school know who is absent or missing when a classroom group comes to you for Art? We are having a problem at our school with classes showing up and Suzie is at the nurse and Tommy took the lunch buckets and etc, etc or we have classroom teachers showing up with 20 students and they are supposed to have 22 and the teacher never told me where those 2 kiddoes are….. We tried a notebook system but the classroom teachers wouldn’t fill it out or they forgot to bring it. In todays climate it is so important to know exactly who is in your classroom at any given time due to security issues. How do you do this at your school? Do you take roll every time a class comes?
Our MS Art Teacher is leaving to teach in China so we have an immediate opening for a MS Art Teacher. This position also teaches overflow HS Art Classes coordinated with the curriculum of the HS teacher. Our school is a private Christian school grades P3 – 12th grade with approximately 1000 students. We are located in an urban environment in Tulsa, OK. Small classes, very good supply budgets and cooperative, supportive parents make our teaching environment pleasant. The 3 Art Teachers – myself (P3 – 5th grade), the MS position described above, and the HS teacher all work together and support a cohesive program for the entire school. We attend frequent professional development opportunities locally, statewide and nationally with the support of our school.
Please email me directly if you are interested and I will provide further details.
Cindy Erickson cerickson at metroca.com
- If anyone wants to take advantage of this, chapter six of my book, First ARt for Toddlers and Twos, is available in a free download. It's the chapter tha gives directions for adults to make cool stuff for kids to use for art, like a pizza box easel and a ziplock art baggie book to save art. Great ideas and fun for the kids.This is from a book I wrote and the publisher is sharing a chapter.
- Yes, I always take attendance when the students come in and leave the space blank next to a student's name until they arrive. Then if we have a fire drill, at least I know who is in the room at that time. Unfortunately, in my school, students are pulled from UA for reading and specials, so we have students coming and going and it's difficult to keep track sometimes.
- I always took attendance. I had a seating chart for each class because I would never remember names and a seating chart helps with classroom management. I would mark them absent if not present and rely on the classroom teacher to have given the absent student a pass and would assume that if they returned to the art room, they would have a pass in their hands. I never had a roll call, I simply looked at the empty chairs and then matched it with the name on the seating chart.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "The Ericksons" <familyerickson@...> wrote:
> Question for the group: How do you at your school know who is absent or
> missing when a classroom group comes to you for Art? We are having a
> problem at our school with classes showing up and Suzie is at the nurse and
> Tommy took the lunch buckets and etc, etc or we have classroom teachers
> showing up with 20 students and they are supposed to have 22 and the teacher
> never told me where those 2 kiddoes are... We tried a notebook system but
> the classroom teachers wouldn't fill it out or they forgot to bring it.
> In todays climate it is so important to know exactly who is in your
> classroom at any given time due to security issues. How do you do this at
> your school? Do you take roll every time a class comes?