Illinois Teachers

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

What is your child-reading language in your contract? Are you allowed to use your sick days (as a woman having the child) while you are off of work?

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Solidarity with our fellow teachers in Chicago. What would you like to see in this next contract to help you give your students the quality education they deserve?

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I'm confused as to how to become "highly qualified" in Illinois. I've seen that it is on ELIS that you can add it but then it asks if I'm certified by HOUSS. Does anybody know what that entails?

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I have been extremely stressed out over students not listening. They do not follow the simplest of directions. In a class of 21 only about 4 are on task most times. Any advice would be nice!

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Which in state programs do you feel have strong heart teacher prep programs?

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What are your favorite “getting to know you” activities?

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I have finally decided to let go of some teacher stuff. Ideas on how to sell it?

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What are your favorite IL field trips?

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Favorite in state professional development/conferences?

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Hi! I’m a special education teacher in California who will be moving to Illinois next summer. I’m wondering what steps I need to take when I start my job search. Any guidance would be helpful! Thanks!

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I just finished my 1st year of teaching, and Im curious how long I should wait till I pursue my masters? Any school recommendations?Any advice on how to juggle teaching, coaching, and being a student?

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Are there any Assistive Technology team people out there?

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Anyone using standard based grading? Pros and cons?

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