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How much money do you estimate that you spend a year on classroom supplies?

Who are your favorite teacher influencers or education related accounts to follow online?

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What documentaries have you found most eye-opening recently? Bonus if they're appropriate for the classroom!

What are your best tips for maintaining your composure when your class has just about pushed you over the edge?

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What is your favorite book of all time, when did you read it for the first time, & how many times have you revisited it?

How long has your principal been your principal? Does your school usually have a quick turnover of this position?

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Does your school offer breakfast? Is it served before school or at the beginning of the school day?

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What did the hiring process look like at your school?

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Is student performance tied to your evaluation?

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New teacher here! What are some of your tips for a smooth first day?

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Do you find most of your friends outside of school are teachers? I realized I only have one teacher friend outside of my school network.

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What is one school rule you wish you could change?

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It's my fourth year of teaching, and I'm moving from a charter school to a public school. They put me as a step 2 for my salary offer. Have you ever negotiated a higher salary? I'd love so… more

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What are some important things to include in my introduction letter to students/families?

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I'm deeply concerned about states that are lowering the requirements for certification to fix the shortage. What are your thoughts?

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Who are some of your favorite teacher comedians to follow?

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What's one of your simple summer pleasures? Mine is being able to sit and enjoy my morning breakfast/coffee without rushing!

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Are you guarenteed a salary step increase every year?

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Are there any outdoor educators here? How did you find work as an outdoor educator.

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I work for a large city district, and I would like to bring more plants into/around my classroom. Any idea where to start?

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Elementary teachers, do you teach all subjects, or do you have subject teachers? Ex. Second Grade EL, Second Grade Math, etc. I'm so used to teaching everything, but we're switching to a diffe… more

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What's your current favorite show to binge watch?

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What PD does your school require you to take each year?

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Do you continue to have concerns about learning loss from virtual learning? I was encouraged to move children on to the next grade, and I'm so worried they will fall further and further behind.

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Phew! Our last day was June 27th. I went to Target yesterday and saw back to schoool displays. Too soon! LOL

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Is your school starting before or after Labor Day?

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Has anyone made the switch form public school to charter school what were some of the pros/cons of making the switch?

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Does your school have "master teachers"? What are the qualifications for becoming a "master teacher?"

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My summer happy place is ______.

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Do you publish studetns' work online? What's your go-to site?

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What's a piece of school office equipment that gives you nightmares? Does anyone remember/use the machine for comb binders? I'm still terrified by that thing!

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What activites does your school plan for field day?

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How much time do you have to pack up your classroom at the end of the year?

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How many students did you have in your class this year? I had 28 second graders. Whew!

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Where are my fellow book lovers? Share your summer reading recommendations.

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Woohoo! My summer break has offiicially started! What's the first thing you're going to do? I'm going to take a looooong nap!

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What's something your students have done that made you feel appreciated/seen? I received the most beautiful card filled with heartfelt messages on the last day.

I'm thinking about starting a side hustle as a tutor this summer. How did you find students and what do you charge?

I am looking for Knox County teachers. I am considering a position in Knox county schools and have a few questions. Can anyone please help me?

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What's your go to summer cocktail or mocktail! I can't resist a mojito!

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