California Teachers

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A bowl for California state teachers to discuss work-life inside and outside the classroom.

I teach AP Lang but I feel like the students don’t take the class seriously. They seem as though they are there to socialize not learn. Any other teachers out there with a similar issue?

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Watched the PBS Camp Fire movie- so heartbreaking. I initially thought the same documentary was being broadcast twice, hard to believe there are two "Fire in Paradise" movies coming out this week

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LA-based teacher. Has anyone else been evacuated? I barely had time to pack anything and am not sure when I'll be able to go home. It's really frustrating and hard to get through the day

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Did anyone watch PBS' Camp Fire documentary? Came out yesterday, there is a Netflix one coming out Friday (same name). Terrifying- can't believe we're stuck in this cycle of fires and power outages!

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I am fried. 10th year teaching and I know how much longer I can do this. Annoying/demanding parents, disrespectful students, unsupportive admin. What keeps you going?

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Was anyone in the Bay Area affected by the power outages last week? I had power at school but not at home...couldn’t get all my work done trying to conserve computer battery. When is fire season over?

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Every morning I wake up anxious for the day ahead: what kid is going to be a behavior problem today? Or what struggle or difficult question will I have? Any advice on easing these negative thoughts?

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Has anyone left a job mid year? If so, advice before departing?

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Today I found out I'm being removed from my classroom position due to low enrollment. So much time and money spent over the summer, all for naught, or so I feel...Please send encouraging words 🙏🏼😢

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I have to write a made up Response to Intervention (RTI) report for my School Psych class, but I cannot find a template to to use. Any suggestions anyone? I haven't had any luck finding one.

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Today, we had our first staff meeting. Scores declined in state testing in a particular grade level. The teachers are taking it personally. What can I tell them to so they won't take it personally?

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I’m currently a language arts teacher wanting to get her art teaching credential. should I go the supplemental route or do an online program specifically for art teaching?

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Had anyone tried implementing TRIBES in their classroom? Is it a good program to build a positive community?

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This summer, I taught Summer School. It was a fantastic experience: low class size, the freedom to teach whatever I wanted based on grade level standards, and no pressure from admin. I feel alive!

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I will be taking the CSET Multiple Subject II. Does anyone have suggestions on what I should focus on or how to prepare for the math and science? This will be my 3rd time taking it July 23rd!!! 😖

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What was your biggest class size? Mine: Kinder at 32 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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