Elementary School Teachers

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I need help! It’s my 2nd year teaching and I am struggling. I have one little girl with an IEP to accommodate her ADHD and ODD and I’m just feeling like she is going to be the death of me. So defiant.

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Are or were any of your elementary grade levels departmentalized? If so, did you see it as a successful choice? Why or why not? (our school and others are facing district pressure to departmentalize).

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I am very excited that I am able to go to a week long training. I am overwhelmed with sub plans. Ugh!

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Hi! I’m miserable in my current position and am tired of being disrespected and my time not being valued. I’m thinking about quitting mid year. Any advice on leaving mid year?

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I would love to know the pros and cons of teaching in a year-round school. And...go!

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We have had no winter at all! It is not even the end of January and my students have spring fever! How to survive until May…

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How do you handle conversations where students are comparing their state testing results? It's been a confidence boost for some kids and really discouraging for others.

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I have a grandparent that volunteers in my kindergarten classroom on a regular basis. She sometimes yells at the children. She gets very upset when I step in or offer feedback. Any suggestions?

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My student teacher is so sweet, but painfully shy. I'm working on coaching her. I give her a ton of positive feedback, but I'd love some tips for how to help boost her confidence.

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How many different grades within elementary school have you taught? I've been moved around a few times, so I'm at 3 (kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade)

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I have a student in my class who is very charismatic and funny. However, other students sometimes feed off that energy and chatting/making jokes get out of control. Any advice?

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My appraiser and I cannot seem to get along. I’m doing my best, but it’s like night and day.

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Does anyone else suffer from hip and leg pain? Well I also have plantar fasciitis so I guess it’s my whole lower half!😂 I am sure losing some weight would help. Is leg pain a teacher thing?

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How do you deal with the student whose response to everything is, “I don’t care.” And they mean it? I’m not even that angry, I’m mostly just concerned at how easily they shut down.

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Guys! I just finished my masters degree! Such a relief and I'm so excited!

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We are trying to make a chart for our union members- like when to go to the union& when to go to the administration. We have had a lot of “tattling” to admin Anyone want to help with some suggestions?

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Just looking for some opinions on an issue. A public school principal decides its appropriate to hold a prayer circle during contract hours at a meeting at work. Is this acceptable?

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The biggest challenge of being an elementary school teacher is __________.

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Do you do anything special to celebrate your students’ birthdays in class?

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What’s your favorite way/app for streaming music for your classroom?

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