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Re: What would you do?
I got a minor in English when I was in college just in case I needed a second field. I started teaching Reasearch Paper English in January 1987. The Principal really wanted me to stay and teach English. Another year, I was Asst. Band Director to a band of almost 400. The Principal saw my English certification and added a class of 7th grade Reading and a class of 7th grade English.
When times are tough, it's good to have the extra certification. Do I want to teach English? No.
But I could have.
I just got out of a faculty Zoom meeting and our principal said there was a strong possibility elective classes will not be offered next year. If this happens, elective teachers will co-teach the core subjects with the other teachers on a block schedule. I am seriously considering leaving the education field for a year or two if it really comes to this. Has anyone else had similar conversations in their district? What would you do?