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TheDon 08-07-2014 02:53 PM

Got a new job
 
So my current position I came across from
A fellow forum member, he's no longer with the company he got me hired on to, which is funny I think.

I had heard the tech ed teacher at my old middle school was looking to quit and move on to other things and that had me interested. The gentleman there now didn't teach me but I'm still friends with my middle school shop teacher and he's in a position higher up with the county so he put a word in for me.

After some informal meetings, a test, paying money for forms....I've been official cleared to be hired. I'm going to be a middle school shop teacher!!!!!

I wanted to go to school for it but not many school teach tech ed but you can't really just go to college for it, it's something you learn from being hands on and involved.

Sure I may be taking a cut in pay but this is what may be my dream job. And at that point, it doesn't matter. My wife has her dream job and loves every minute of it and so will I.

So keep a look out, I might be inquiring about some cool projected related stuff for my class.

Mölyapina 08-07-2014 02:55 PM

Congradulations! What level of equipment are middle school shop class students allowed to handle? What sorts of things will you be doing with them?

gatorblue92 08-07-2014 03:04 PM

If you love your job you will never work a day in your life. Congrats!

TwitchKitty 08-07-2014 03:11 PM

Congratulations. June, July, August and a real retirement program. I know, the students are pretty cool too, sometimes.

TheDon 08-07-2014 03:24 PM

Plus all govt holidays, hurricane days(that's like snow days), and during standardized testing week I think there are no extra curricular a too. It's a 196 day school year so it's pretty awesome. I might try and get a seasonal job somewhere just to make money on the side A Mog isn't going to just land in my lap for free.


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Originally Posted by Jooseppi Luna (Post 3369880)
Congradulations! What level of equipment are middle school shop class students allowed to handle? What sorts of things will you be doing with them?


The shop has band saws, scroll saws, a sliding compound miter saw, planer, joiner, table saw, hand tools, and some hand power tools.

When I had shop in middle school we could
Operate everything except the table saw since we weren't big enough to really
Operate it safely.

DieselPaul 08-07-2014 03:27 PM

Very cool, if you're the type of person who loves teaching the experience seems hugely rewarding. My uncle worked many other jobs but always wanted to teach, now that he is an english teacher, he's wondering why he worked other jobs for the last 20 years.

Congrats on the new gig.

kerry 08-07-2014 03:44 PM

Congratulations. That's a great job. The school district here has been closing down shops. Sad and stupid.

SwampYankee 08-07-2014 04:08 PM

Congrats, J! That's awesome. Enjoying what your doing is high on the priority list. As long as it's pays the necessary bills, of course. :)

t walgamuth 08-07-2014 05:11 PM

Good deal for you!

My son is thinking he'd like to teach at some point too.

tbomachines 08-07-2014 05:20 PM

Congrats!! Sounds like a great job for you!

Skid Row Joe 08-07-2014 06:20 PM

Sounds like a lot of fun to me.

MTI 08-07-2014 06:39 PM

Why are so many shop teachers nicknamed "Lefty?" :D

spdrun 08-07-2014 06:47 PM

That sounds like a fun job where you can do some good as well. Congrats!

suginami 08-07-2014 07:02 PM

I'm so happy for you Don. Being a teacher is a great job. My step father was a shop teacher, and due to his frugality and investments in rental property, he retired a semi-wealthy man at age 62 in 1986.

kerry 08-07-2014 07:10 PM

Do you have to have a teacher certification?

Eskimo 08-07-2014 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTI (Post 3369974)
Why are so many shop teachers nicknamed "Lefty?" :D

The Perry Bible Fellowship

TheDon 08-07-2014 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suginami (Post 3369987)
I'm so happy for you Don. Being a teacher is a great job. My step father was a shop teacher, and due to his frugality and investments in rental property, he retired a semi-wealthy man at age 62 in 1986.

Plan is lay off the town home in the next 5 years hopefully, rent it out and build our dream home and lay that off quickly too so we can buy mor rental properties.

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Originally Posted by kerry (Post 3369996)
Do you have to have a teacher certification?

I'll be teaching under a temporary certification until I get certified. The principal had me fill out some forms ($70 processing fee, and $10 for my university to mail transcripts), but once that clears I should be certified.

pj67coll 08-07-2014 07:49 PM

Congratulations. Seldom does one have the luxury of landing a dream job. A friend of mind says to "figure out what you're interested in and then figure out how to do that for a living. It makes life so much more enjoyable if you want to go to work every morning."

Seems like things are a bit different where you are. Here our district got rid of all the shop classes almost twenty years ago now. Big mistake I think.

Your description of the equipment makes me think of some kid of B grade horror flik :D Sure it'll be a lot of fun.

- Peter.

ramonajim 08-07-2014 08:24 PM

One of the people who had the greatest influence on me was my middle school shop teacher.

Here's hoping that you find the opportunity to make the sort of connection with your students that reaches them as profoundly as Mr. Jollett did me.

MS Fowler 08-08-2014 09:04 AM

Congrats on landing your dream job. If you can manage to instill some love for work you will have accomplished a great deal.

strelnik 08-08-2014 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by MS Fowler (Post 3370261)
Congrats on landing your dream job. If you can manage to instill some love for work you will have accomplished a great deal.


Congratulations!

Enjoy your job!

Keep us posted!

barry12345 08-08-2014 02:18 PM

Hope all goes really well. I try to inform young guys of what not to do with power tools when working . There should be enough in the budget to get an automatic shut down table saw if the blade sensor detects skin.

Actually mandatory here in any type commercial operation now. I have not seen a band saw yet with this feature but it may be out there as well.

Skid Row Joe 08-08-2014 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gatorblue92 (Post 3369884)
If you love your job you will never work a day in your life. Congrats!

Great advise. After completing my initial internships, that's exactly the way it has worked out for me. :)

I'm glad to see and read about others getting what they want out of life too.

A humble brag; One of my nieces just completed her initial internship with a major brokerage house - and another niece is getting her dream job starting as an elementary ed. teacher this month. A nephew just started an internship with Apple Computers this month. Great to see them succeed! :)

aklim 08-08-2014 07:00 PM

Watch out of the jailbait. You can look but you cannot touch. :D

And Congrats on the job.

MS Fowler 08-08-2014 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barry12345 (Post 3370358)
Hope all goes really well. I try to inform young guys of what not to do with power tools when working . There should be enough in the budget to get an automatic shut down table saw if the blade sensor detects skin.

Actually mandatory here in any type commercial operation now. I have not seen a band saw yet with this feature but it may be out there as well.

My shop teacher scarred the crap out of me with a story about someone who carried a saw ( the old, hand saw, crosscut or rip) in his arm pit. Stumbled and fell and the saw cut tendons etc an the person lost the use of his arm. Never thought to carry a saw that way, but it still makes my arm ache to think about it.

My 36 year old son still blanches at any mention of foreign objects in the eye. Seems he had a pretty graphic film on shop safety.

tbomachines 08-08-2014 09:02 PM

Got a new job
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MS Fowler (Post 3370540)
My shop teacher scarred the crap out of me with a story about someone who carried a saw ( the old, hand saw, crosscut or rip) in his arm pit. Stumbled and fell and the saw cut tendons etc an the person lost the use of his arm. Never thought to carry a saw that way, but it still makes my arm ache to think about it.



My 36 year old son still blanches at any mention of foreign objects in the eye. Seems he had a pretty graphic film on shop safety.


Haha! My shop teacher had an artificial leg from a saw accident. It wasn't from shop class though.

Edit: yet here i am 15 years later remembering the guy. Teachers are truly the most influential people on someone's life, at least mine.

elchivito 08-08-2014 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDon (Post 3370017)
Plan is lay off the town home in the next 5 years hopefully, rent it out and build our dream home and lay that off quickly too so we can buy mor rental properties.

Good thing you won't be teaching spelling.:D
Congratulations. I missed teaching so much after 4 years of retirement that I am back at it.
And BTW Aklim, you can't LOOK either.

aklim 08-08-2014 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by elchivito (Post 3370604)
And BTW Aklim, you can't LOOK either.

Dunno. I suppose you can do anything as long as you don't get caught.

barry12345 08-11-2014 02:03 PM

Any teacher can have a massive influence on young people with the right attitude. I gave a lot of credit to a science teacher I had and another teacher that spent years prospecting in the far north of Canada before starting to teach.

Hard to say what would have happened without their inspiration.

Simpler=Better 08-11-2014 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramonajim (Post 3370058)
One of the people who had the greatest influence on me was my middle school shop teacher.

Here's hoping that you find the opportunity to make the sort of connection with your students that reaches them as profoundly as Mr. Jollett did me.

x2, Mr. Frysinger

link 08-11-2014 03:13 PM

Congratulations! Hope you love the gig for years to come!


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