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Are you continuing to use Google Classroom even though you've returned to in person learning?

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What's on your classroom playlist? I'm looking for music to play for my students when they come to class in the morning, occiasionally during work-time, etc.

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Do you find most of your friends are also teachers, or do they have wildly different careers from you?

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For those of you who went back for your masters, is it worth it?

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Is your school nut/peanut free?

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How about this? You can't collect unemployment unless you are vaccinated. If you collect food stamps you have to be vaccinated. If you collect any government assistance you have to be vaccinated!

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Are there any fun and easy eco friendly inititatives underway at your school?

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What are your favorite apps for any and all things school related?

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What's your policy on late work?

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Do you allow students to take pictures of notes or powerpoints on the board?

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What's your favorite movie of all time?

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How many professional development days does your district have per year?

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Does your school provide appliances for the teachers' room or are teachers responsible for bringing it in?

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Do you put up seasonal decor in your classroom?

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How often do you get to interact with the principal of your school? Are they close to staff and students?

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Are any other high schools requiring masks for staff only? Our students have no mask mandate and pretty much have returned to normal- even having assemblies and dances. Yet, staff is required to wear … more

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Describe your teaching style in three words!

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Anyone else using Benchmark Advance in 3rd grade? What’s your opinion?

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Is your school still holding meetings virtually?

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What qualities and skills do you think are essential to being a great educator?

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What are you biggest safety concerns while working?

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I’ve always been an elementary teacher, most often in K. I have just been transferred to 8th grade English. Many of the kids have a very low reading level and if they want to work, I’m willing to work… more

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How supported do you feel by administration at your school?

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Are students eating lunch in classrooms this year at your school or back in the lunch room?

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Do you enjoy collaborating with other teachers to share activities & plans?

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This year I'm most excited about ________.

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Does your child go to school in the same building where you teach?

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Does your school district provide lesson plans or do you create your own? We create our own, and I'd love some examples of 1st grade lesson plan templates you love.

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Are you required to submit all of your lesson plans to your principal?

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Do you hold a parent meet and greet at the beginning of the year? What kind of activities do you plan?

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How is it that kids these days are so disrespectful to substitutes? I am in the process of studying for my MTTC and these kids are making my second guess everything.

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Looking for easy, healthy lunch ideas. Any ideas?

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What is one thing you wish your school would start doing?

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Our district is requiring masks to start the year. Do you have a favorite breathable mask for all day wear?

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What is your favorite piece of classroom wall art? I'm looking for some decorating inspiration.

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Is your school allowing mask exemptions? Are they easy for students to obtain?

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Dear Educators, Parents, Students and Community Members: How was your week, or the first few weeks of school? Most of us are worried sick about our students getting sick. The Michigan Educators Rank a… more

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What was your major in college?

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What jobs did you have before teaching?

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