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How many years do you have to teach in order to retire?
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I have to check that out. The school district (NEISD) uses a formula.


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Re: Look at Teaching

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ManchuV wrote:I have to check that out. The school district (NEISD) uses a formula.
The reason I mentioned it is that many school systems let you pay to get retirement credit for active duty years of service. For example, in Fairfax county, VA, you can "buy" up to three years of retirement credit in the county school retirement system.
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Re: Look at Teaching

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I know I brought this up about teaching.

There are not many teachers who have combat training. In my school alone, there’s two. There are Vets, but they were trained in other MOSs.

There’s a lot of talk since the shooting there in Fl.

Some school districts are allowing teachers to carry and others are not.

I’ve worked in the school I teach in for 3 years.

The security sucks.

The resource police guy is a nice guy and, I know if something was to happen he would not wait outside; he would go in and do his best to stop the shooter(s).

Doors are open in the back. To get to the back is not hard. All the doors are glass (perimeter doors).

We had a student just last Friday threatened to shoot up the school. Cops were all over the school with K9.

When parents heard about that, they came up to the school and signed theirs kids out.

The principal did a great job and controlling that while we were able to calm the students who did not leave.

We were told that every month, we will do ‘Lockdowns’.

Lockdowns are nice for concealment, but they suck for cover since the walls are all drywall.

I tell my students that at least flip the desks over to get behind the wood.

There is no drill or protocol for if that one classroom is the initial attack.

This is crazy, but I’ve had a bunch of kids asking me questions about ‘What ifs’.

Some are great questions.

I told them to not let fear control you but to use it.

These are taught CPR in health classes, but they are not taught how to apply a field dressing.

Some of kids/staff that died bled out.

Who would ever thought that we would have times like this?
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Yeah, times like that. I think most of us would agree it's some kind of a culture problem. Whether that is the influence of social media, the internet, hell even streaming TV. Whatever it takes to distract you from your child or the opposite way. All any parent can and should do is love their kid without reservations or ultimatums. My un-researched opinion is that many of these children and young adults are absent of that love and attention. That means it comes down to the next line of defense which is the teachers. I had my issues in school but I never doubted that the teachers were there to help me, no matter how much I hated being there.

I read about this activity the teachers did at one school, you probably heard about it. I assume it was a fairly small school. I guess they put up photos of all the kids or list of names. Each teacher who knew the child or had interactions put a mark next to that child. Apparently not long after this started it became clear which children were the "Grey" ones of the school. Ones that at least deserved a hello to see if they are just shy, we had kids like that, or maybe they are a real problem. First way to solve the problem is to ID it, as well all know.

Anyway, all I got. The teaching profession is hard enough without what you have going on right now. My hats off to you and I hope some day I find the time to do the same thing.
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