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Have you had any books challenged in your school? What's the process for "defending" your rationale? My school is now asking us to fill out a crazy form that ends up being almost 10 page… more

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I want to create a meaningful bulliten board my students will interact with, not just look cute. Any ideas?

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Even though masking is no longer a requirement, do you still find most of the children in your classroom are coming to school with masks?

Parents always ask me what are some of the best educational apps for kids. (Elementary) What do you suggest?

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Does your classroom receive regular coaching? How often does your instructional coach visit?

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The best part of my day is _____.

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What's one daily routine you have with your class that you feel has made a difference? We've started a system where students take a minute to write notes/a card to a child who is absent to let… more

I'm looking for a warm fall/winter playground coat. Do you have any brands/stores you'd recoomend?

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What are your best tips for working with another grade-level teacher that has a very different teaching philosophy than you?

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This week I'm grateful for ______.

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Are students in your school allowed to bring birthday snacks/favors for the class?

Do you regularly attend school board meetings, or do you only attend if something directly affects your work?

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Do you feel like you had more freedom during virtual learning? Now that I'm back in person, I feel like there are so many people coming into my classroom sharing their ideas and opinions on how/wh… more

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What grade do you teach and how much recess time do your students get?

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Our district's overall enrollment is down 27% this year. Is anyone else experiencing this? Do you think it's because more families are choosing virtual learning?

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I happen to have a lot of Spanish-speaking students in my classroom this year. I would love to learn more about how to best support elementary English Learners. Any books you'd recommend?

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I just moved from a charter school to a public school, and I'm honestly a little confused about how to make the best use of my union. I'd love feedback!

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Is your school offering anything for oversized classes? We're getting a stipend, $1000 extra per year per child over our target class size.

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How can I work to meet the needs of students with a large class size?

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I have a difficult time not taking stress from school home with me. What are some ways you separate school and home?

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I'm back to in-person learning, and I'm noticing my elementary kiddos are so much faster at completing work on the computer. I want to use technology, but I also want to make sure they're … more

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What technology are you provided by your IT department? We're given laptops and tablets, although I'm not sure how to best leverage use of my iPad.

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Does your school have any kind of harvest/Thanksgiving celebration?

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How do you work with a parent who doesn't like the curriculum your school is using?

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What are some ways I can help my middle school students build leadership skills in the classroom?

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Who is the most calming person in your building? I don't know what it is, but the lunch ladies at my elementary school always put a smile on my face.

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Big interview tomorrow! How do you prepare for job interviews and what are your best tips for success?

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What is your #1 tip for staying on track with correcting? I hate falling behind but can never seem to avoid it.

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How do you address bullying in your classroom?

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Looking to buy a new laptop, what do you use and would you recommend it?

I have quite horrific penmanship. Some might say the worst in the whole world. If you can relate, what are your best tips for giving feedback/presenting info to students. Mine is that for essays - I a… more

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Crumbled pleads quietly to terrorism and murder. I believe he’s the first school shooter charged w domestic terrorism. This will set precedent.

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I have a friend (10+ yrs) who’s put me in a bad position. She called me 2 talk about her student in my class. She ranted about a situation in another class, continued about other teachers & admin.… more

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Best tips for teaching tedious texts like Shakespeare, The Illiad, etc.? My students and I are suffering with a long road ahead LOL

I love wearing graphic tees - the punnier and cornier the better. Anyone else? What are you favorite shops for shirts with funny quotes for the classroom?

Anyone use attendance questions? Would love some fun ideas!

How far in advance should you start planning instate field trips?

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Do you have a favorite water bottle? If I forget my Stanley at home I feel distraught (and dehydrated)!

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