Has anyone heard anything new about the early retirement bill, S.2783 (it’s new name)? It went to Ways snd Means on 3/24/22. If it is going to pass they should be doing it now. It seems we are being t…
Serious question: if a teacher is on contract with a school in MA and they decide to leave the job before the school year ends, mid May, what happens next? Any penalties?
Does anyone work with a multi-grade classroom? We have a few Montessori classrooms in our district that combine grade-levels, and I would love to learn more.
How do you celebrate learning in your classroom? Do you have students share work with others in your school? Hold a class party? Give students a little extra free time? I'd appreciate some ideas.
Teaching would be easier if _______.
Tell me something good! What's something great that happened in your classroom/at school this week?
Tips for getting through my first end-of-year evaluation? I love teaching and I'm generally an organized person, I just get extra nervous when someone is observing me.
Is it unprofessional to be pregnant your first year teaching? And at what point do you tell administration?
I've been tasked with sitting on a committee to support work around career exploration for our middle/high school students. What are some activities your school uses to help students learn more ab…
How do you celebrate Earth Day with your class?
Our district is trying to be more inclusive of the holidays we receive time off for. This year we're observing Eid al-Fitr for the first time. What holidays do you receive time off for?
Do you let your students listen to audiobooks?
Do you assign homework?
Our school no longer has a library. Students have to borrow books from our classroom. What are some ways I can get more books for my classroom without spending a ton of money out-of-pocket?
I feel like some of the parents who don't come to parent-teacher conferences are the ones I need to talk to the most. Any tips?
What are some boundaries that have helped your work/life balance. I completely turn my computer off and don't check email after 5:00
According to our contract, we should only work 35 hours a week. That seems impossible to me. Maybe many years ago when things were different, this worked but now, it does not. Why have we not changed…
Homework is definitely something that do not support. I really think that kids should not have to go home and do meaningless busy work. HOWEVER, how are other teachers dealing with the lack of exposur…
Any suggestions for low maintenance classroom plants? My room faces south, so we don't get a lot of direct sunlight.
Favorite songs/playlists to play in class?
I'm thinking about working for some extra cash this summer, but I don't want to teach summer school. Any suggestions?
My classroom is low on storage space. What do you do with small classrooms/limited space?
I usually let students in my class decide where to sit. Two of them are extremely chatty, I've talked to them, but it hasn't resolved. I'd love some advice.
Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?
Do you allow retakes/redos on assignments?
What time does your school day begin and end?
Best stores for affordable teacher clothes?
Do you give out small awards/prizes in class?