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13 English questions out of 13

March 31, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at NYC Teaching Fellows?

Pros

*Majority of tuition subsidized *Become an employee of the DOE with full benefits while completing masters. *Pre service training (PST) will prepare you for the expectations of the DOE *The support system of current Fellows and alums *No commitment to stay with the DOE once you complete the program *You are placed for PST training- but you select your school placement in the DOE (apply, interview, and decide if you accept or decline a position) allowing you to find your best fit

Cons

*Balancing the demands of full time teaching and completing a masters program *Onsite training (on the job training with a class) for PST is demanding- you have to lose yourself and be whatever the coach wants you to be (ADVICE: Do whatever it takes to pass.Once you complete PST you chose the school that fits you and allows you to develop your teacher self) *The stipend is low during training

Advice to Management

I am very happy with my Masters Program because my course work is relevant and can be applied to my pedagogy immediately. The CST webinars to prep for state certification exams and online portal checklist, and helpline were great resources to get me off to a solid strat in the program. PST onsite training is disheartening, try training staff on how to approach training adults. It honestly feels like a hazing process and it makes it difficult to refer people to the program.

Become an employee of the DOE with full benefits while completing masters.

March 31, 2019

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March 31, 2019

Does NYC Teaching Fellows offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

*Majority of tuition subsidized *Become an employee of the DOE with full benefits while completing masters. *Pre service training (PST) will prepare you for the expectations of the DOE *The support system of current Fellows and alums *No commitment to stay with the DOE once you complete the program *You are placed for PST training- but you select your school placement in the DOE (apply, interview, and decide if you accept or decline a position) allowing you to find your best fit

Cons

*Balancing the demands of full time teaching and completing a masters program *Onsite training (on the job training with a class) for PST is demanding- you have to lose yourself and be whatever the coach wants you to be (ADVICE: Do whatever it takes to pass.Once you complete PST you chose the school that fits you and allows you to develop your teacher self) *The stipend is low during training

Advice to Management

I am very happy with my Masters Program because my course work is relevant and can be applied to my pedagogy immediately. The CST webinars to prep for state certification exams and online portal checklist, and helpline were great resources to get me off to a solid strat in the program. PST onsite training is disheartening, try training staff on how to approach training adults. It honestly feels like a hazing process and it makes it difficult to refer people to the program.

Majority of tuition subsidized

March 31, 2019

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April 10, 2019

How are career development opportunities at NYC Teaching Fellows?

Pros

Great opportunities if you are incompetent

Cons

Dysfunctional opaque makes problems worse in nyc public ed

Great opportunities if you are incompetent

April 10, 2019

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April 10, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at NYC Teaching Fellows?

Pros

Great opportunities if you are incompetent

Cons

Dysfunctional opaque makes problems worse in nyc public ed

Great opportunities if you are incompetent

April 10, 2019

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August 13, 2019

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at NYC Teaching Fellows?

Pros

I met great kids. I enjoyed teaching them and I met some great summer fellows

Cons

it's a 6 week very nasty SBS session. 800 every 2 weeks. it can barely pay your bills. Lots of power plays. As to a Scripted lesson plan, I got that the day before we ended this session. I wish I knew that teacher residencies existed and that there are other ways to become a teacher in NYC. Before you enter a teaching program, substitute teach for at least a year as a lot of the stuff you do as a NYCTF, it does not come naturally. The teacher coaches who observe you , have issues. Don't answer the surveys or if you do. only say positive stuff. they hold stuff against you. Please note. NYCTF should be the last program you chose to be a teacher, Try Teacher residencies first. Please note that nyctf dismisses 15%of thier fellows. You will find out about 1 to 2 weeks after even if you have accepted a new job which you wont be able to take. If you believe you might fall in that 15%. Start applying to the residencies early... like in June, so that you can start in September no matter what., or you will gave to wait until December.

Advice to Management

your teacher observers do not know how to speak to adults. I had one that tried to speak to me like I was some kid, I just had to shake my head. SBS session should not be counted towards continuing in this program, You need a year of residency at least to learn how to manage and teach a classroom. I learned some skills and I am grateful. but I did not enjoy SBS. it truly sucked. it felt like a hazing.

Before you enter a teaching program, substitute teach for at least a year as a lot of the stuff you do as a NYCTF, it does not come naturally.

August 13, 2019

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