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Anybody else work for cyber charter schools? Cyber school teachers unite!

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Hello! I am new to the app. I just graduated from college with a degree in Elementary (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-12). I will be substituting this coming school year. Any tips? Thanks in adv… more

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Summer's only a stretch away! What are everyone's plans?

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Does anyone work with a multi-grade classroom? We have a few Montessori classrooms in our district that combine grade-levels, and I would love to learn more.

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How do you celebrate learning in your classroom? Do you have students share work with others in your school? Hold a class party? Give students a little extra free time? I'd appreciate some ideas.

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Teaching would be easier if _______.

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Tell me something good! What's something great that happened in your classroom/at school this week?

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Tips for getting through my first end-of-year evaluation? I love teaching and I'm generally an organized person, I just get extra nervous when someone is observing me.

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Has anyone felt extra stressed about the sub situation/taking time off this year?

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I've been tasked with sitting on a committee to support work around career exploration for our middle/high school students. What are some activities your school uses to help students learn more ab… more

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How do you celebrate Earth Day with your class?

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When does your school begin teaching financial education?

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Our district is trying to be more inclusive of the holidays we receive time off for. This year we're observing Eid al-Fitr for the first time. What holidays do you receive time off for?

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Do you let your students listen to audiobooks?

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Do you assign homework?

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How do you support a child in your classroom with extreme test anxiety?

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Our school no longer has a library. Students have to borrow books from our classroom. What are some ways I can get more books for my classroom without spending a ton of money out-of-pocket?

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As a teacher, I could never live without _______.

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I feel like some of the parents who don't come to parent-teacher conferences are the ones I need to talk to the most. Any tips?

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What are some boundaries that have helped your work/life balance. I completely turn my computer off and don't check email after 5:00

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Is your school requiring Covid testing before returining from Spring Break?

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What are some of your favorite field trip destinations?

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Any suggestions for low maintenance classroom plants? My room faces south, so we don't get a lot of direct sunlight.

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What technology is available to your students on a daily basis?

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Favorite songs/playlists to play in class?

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I'm thinking about working for some extra cash this summer, but I don't want to teach summer school. Any suggestions?

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My classroom is low on storage space. What do you do with small classrooms/limited space?

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I usually let students in my class decide where to sit. Two of them are extremely chatty, I've talked to them, but it hasn't resolved. I'd love some advice.

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Do you spend a lot of time in the teacher's lounge or do you avoid it?

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Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

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Do you allow retakes/redos on assignments?

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What's the most meaningful assignment you've ever given?

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What time does your school day begin and end?

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Best stores for affordable teacher clothes?

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How much of your own money would you guess you spend on supplies each year?

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Do you still use platforms like Google Classroom now that we're back in person?

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Do you give out small awards/prizes in class?

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Are you expected to teach online if you're out sick?

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I'm a busy kindergarten teacher, and I need some comfortable shoe recommendations. Help!

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Are you going somewhere for spring break, or are you having a staycation?

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