High School Teachers

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

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.

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Don't you just wish your principal would teach your class- just one day?????

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This week we had a Shakespeare Insults and Flattery Competition. Student Feedback: "Best. Class. Ever."

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Thinking about finding a smaller school. We have over 1000. How many students do you have in your school?

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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

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Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? I'm watching Marriage Story on Netflix bc I heard it's good

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Who's already in weekend mode? It's been a long week!!!!! (even though it was 4 days)

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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?

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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?

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What are the most popular majors these days? Are kids still planning to go into education?

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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?

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How often... Do kids miss your class for "school business?" It is making my job so much harder.

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“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?

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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!

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Do your students feel a free education has no value?

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My students care the most about ________________.

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How often do you make positive contact with parents? by phone or email? I'm trying to counter negative news with positive...

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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

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Are any of you in a school with high turnover? What's the main cause? What do you think would retain more teachers?

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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.

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