Elementary School Teachers

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This is a place for elementary teachers to share stories, compare notes, and collaborate!

Our classroom is freezing. Our heat works, but we have a large window and it probably needs to be replaced. Maintenance says there is nothing they can do for now. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Has anyone ever taught in a multi-grade classroom? What was your experience like?

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We have cameras all over except for restrooms. The students behavior has not change much but it protects staff, when you have students not being truthful.

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Teachers who teach in places with chilly winters, so you have extra coats/hats/gloves for students who come to school without?

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Do you have a whiteboard, chalkboard, or smart board in your classroom?

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What is your favorite way to start a Monday morning? (Not necessarily in your classroom, but something you do for yourself.)

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How do you like to prepare for NWEA (state testing)

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Fill in the blank: I love being an elementary school teacher because _________.

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School board appreciation day is approaching. At our school we make baskets for each member. Any suggestions for things to include? Last year I purchased breads from a local artisan.

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A few of my parents smoke heavily and their kids always smell like cigarettes. What should I do?

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What is your consequence for students who don’t finish their classwork for kindergarteners?

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What are some of your favorite ways to support your teacher work friends when they have a rough day?

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What are some helpful ways for transitioning from one activity to the next smoothly?

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Anyone have any good tips for teaching idioms?

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Does anyone use the Clever suite with Lexia Core 5, Dreambox, etc? What are your thoughts?

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Out of curiosity, are there more male/female teachers, or is it about equal in your building?

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Any favorite resources for teaching 5th graders to code?

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I finally found a tenure track job—& heard yesterday they are going to “resize” for next year (aka cut people). Any tips for how to survive OR alternative jobs for teachers?

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Our school recently experienced a principal change. Our new principal is a firm disciplinarian. I'm not sure how to handle jokes like "A public crucification in the beginning of the year might work"

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What are some of your favorite ways to increase your energy in the afternoon?

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