Is it okay for other teachers/staff members to ask questions about my age/retirement plans? Occasionally colleagues / my department chair ask me my age & retirement plans and I don’t plan on it soon.
High School Teachers
This week we had a Shakespeare Insults and Flattery Competition. Student Feedback: "Best. Class. Ever."
Thinking about finding a smaller school. We have over 1000. How many students do you have in your school?
Which day of the week do you normally give tests? Mine tend to fall and a Fri and kids complain that all teachers give tests on that day
Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? I'm watching Marriage Story on Netflix bc I heard it's good
I am currently teaching a unit on plants and would like to incorporate human use. Right now cbd oil is a hot topic. Anyone come across a good article I can use in the classroom?
Does anyone else have that kid who thinks he's smarter than you (and he probably is, but that's besides the point). Where's the respect?
We are starting a research paper unit and I want to use topics that will prepare them for writing in college. Any suggestions for topics?
“Replacing an average principal with an outstanding principal could increase student achievement by over 20 percentile points.” How do you overcome a constantly negative and disengaged principal?
If you could teach a different subject, what would it be? I teach English, but I would love to teach science. Genetics is so fascinating!
How often do you make positive contact with parents? by phone or email? I'm trying to counter negative news with positive...
All of my classes did not do well on their first test- I surveyed them to see how much they work outside of school on schoolwork and the resounding response was 0-15 min... any strategies to help
Are any of you in a school with high turnover? What's the main cause? What do you think would retain more teachers?
I've had a lot of success with lit circles, so I'd like to try the same thing but with film. I feel like movies get a bad rep for not being educational/rigorous enough, but I think it would be a great way to compare/contrast and make connections.