What "makes or breaks" a job for you?
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|Thu, 06-01-2006 - 5:29pm|
I could use your advice and/or two cents. My boss came to me today to tell me that she will not be moving me to 6th grade because she thought that the other teacher and I have too much "Baggage" to make a good team. I agree with her. I didn't realize that I was so stressed about working with the woman until I was told that I didn't have to.
My boss has now asked me to make the decision on wether I want to stay in 4th grade or go to 5th.
Here are good reasons to stay:
I love my 3rd/4th team. My coteacher is awesome.
I know the curriculum and could continue to improve it.
I have more freedom because I'm in a self contained class. I can do what I want when I want or stop everything and read or discuss life's issues.
Here are some good reasons to move to 5th:
I *hate* my current room in the old hallway. The 5th grade is in the new hall and has a beautiful room with tons of storage. (although, I have bad feet and it is a tile floor)
The other 5th grade teacher would be OK to work with. I believe we would butt heads at first, but we would probably get along eventually. I would still be working with the 6th grade teacher periodically. That means that I would have initial problems with 2 out of the 3 teachers I would be working with.
There would be less homework to correct because I would only be teaching Math, Science, Religion, and English. It would be easier to plan, but I'd have less freedom.
What makes or breaks a job for you? Is it the people you work with? the freedom? Is it the amount of take home work? Is it the room/tools/storage availability? I feel like the choices are even, and I'm not sure what weighs more for me.
Any comments and advice are welcome.