I did a Grad Dip. in Primary Ed. last year. I didn't apply for full time jobs as I wanted to be there for my young kids, so thought I'd look at casual teaching. Wonder of wonders, I have applied to 4 relief teaching agencies in the past 2 weeks, they have said they are oversupplied or haven't got back to me. At this stage, I don't know what to do. Canvassing schools to talk to Principals is another option, but I don't think I'd be able to sell myself, plus schools I've called up have said they have their own groups of CRTs they employ. I'm starting to think the break I took from work life to look after my kids is starting to weigh heavily against me.
I've looked at tutoring as well (would add to my cv education-wise), but everyone wants experience. I'm at a real loss here. Against whatever I've decided so far, I'm considering applying for full time work, but I've seen the amount of work teachers do after hours-staff meetings, level meetings, professional development sessions....and I don't know if I can manage everything. Also the fact as to whether I'd be considered based just on this degree.
I thought there was a huge demand for teachers...looks like it's an oversupply. Also, people who studied with me who barely managed to pass certain subjects are out there teaching, makes me wonder what schools look at when hiring....I'm down in the dumps here.......