Middle School Teachers

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

How do you go about dealing with difficult parents? Some parents believe that if you are disciplining their child then you are picking on them.

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Are any of you reading specialist/interventionists? We use LLI where we teach students to use text features as cues to figure out meaning. Is their room to still teach reading and phonics at this age? I'm worried that they're relying too much on cues.

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My students behave differently when they are dressed up. I want to take them on a trip where they must wear formal wear. Any tips, advice, ideas?

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I love rainy days because students are more sleepy and subdued. Let a snowflake fall when school is in session, on the other hand...

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What are some of the most interesting Christmas gifts you have received as a teacher?

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My class has been quite rowdy lately, so I tried a "silent" discussion where students respond to other students on paper (well, on the desks and boards, actually). It went really well and they loved the thrill of writing on the desks (with expo markers).

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Do you set New Year's resolutions for yourself as a teacher?

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What's your favorite grade/course to teach in middle school and why?

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I needed this today. I'm sharing since someone else may need it too.

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For the past 2 weeks, my students come into class and say, "What? We're actually doing work today?" What are the other teachers doing? It's not vacation yet!

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One of my student's cousins is in jail. He was like a father to him (his mom is single). How can I support him?

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What are some things that you do in your school to improve the relationship between staff members?

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Do you have lunch detention? Who runs it?

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For those teachers who are in a 1:1 technology school, has it improved student achievement? Could you ever imagine going back to NOT having it?

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How to get the best quality persuasive essays? Make the topic: How to Convince Your Teacher to Have a Holiday Class Party.

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What would you prefer: smaller classes but more preps or bigger classes with only one prep?

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I saw a toilet bowl filled with tobacco spit in the teacher's restroom. It is illegal to use tobacco on campus in my state (TX). I want to report it.

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What do you do when you call home and the parents do not speak English?

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What can we do together that is bonding before Christmas break that isn't Christmas-related?

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Do I need to count off for all spelling and grammar errors on my assignments if I am not an English teacher?

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