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How many years into teaching did it take you to find your groove?

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Do you catch up on work over winter break or not work at all?

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Does your school offer home economics or something similar?

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Are you allowed to have parent volunteers right now? We just got the go ahead to welcome parents back as volunteers in November.

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Do school board members ever visit your classroom?

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Anyone here on their school's SAP team? I am so disgusted by the amount of red tape a district must go through to get a child the mental health they need! I've been in meetings even before I w… more

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The most difficult thing this year has been _____.

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My school just got four therapy dogs, and they are incredible! They're slowly introducing them to the classroom. Does anyone else have a therapy dog program?

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Do you coach/direct any after school groups? I'm directing our school musical for the first time this year!

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Does anyone know how to create a bowl on this app?

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Does anyone have resources for grants in rural communities?

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I was talking to my friend at another school, and for now, every Wednesday is virtual. The rest are in person. The thought is it allows students and teachers to catch up on work and rest. Do you would… more

Have you ever been involved in any local or state education groups? I'm new to teaching, and I'd love to be on a literacy committee or something similar.

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What are you binging on Netflix right now?

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Due to our staffing shortage, there are days I'm on recess duty. Does anyone have recommendations for a warm winter coat?

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I am sure this has been talked about but I can't seem to navigate to find it. But I am now having to be seriously looking into taking up a part-time job. In the summer I already teach summer schoo… more

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Favorite winter getaway?

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The heat hasn't been working well at our school. We had to wear coats in class the other day. Have you ever had this issue?

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Do you have a classroom pet? What is it?

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Does anyone else have a difficult time adjusting to the time change? I'd love some tips, I'm dragging!

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What's something you're feeling grateful for right now?

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Favorite place for Thanksgiving lesson plan inspiration?

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Critical race theory has been a huge point of contention in our district lately. What is the conversation looking like in your district?

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How far in advance to have to sign up to snag a spot in the computer lab?

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Do you advise any clubs, coach any teams, or oversee any afterschool activities?

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Describe what a perfect day at school looks like to you!

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How early before school starts are you expected to arrive and how late are you expected to stay after the bell rings?

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How do you manage dropping off/picking up your own children from school?

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Do you feel supported by your department head?

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What occassions or achievements have you thrown classroom parties for?

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Does your school have a library and a librarian?

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How is it determined which classrooms or teachers have smartboards at your school if there are not enough for everyone?

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What electives are offered at your school?

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Does your school have an campus store operated by students? Is this through a club or a class?

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Do you recommend chain tutors with a curriculum (Sylvan, Huntington, etc.) or do you recommend finding an individual to tutor children who need extra support?

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Whats your favorite teacher planner?

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Favorite book to read to young elementary students (Kindergarten-2nd grade)?

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I taught/covered 8 classes today and didn’t even get a lunch. Is anyone else as burned out as I am? Thanksgiving break isn’t even enough to recover from the stress of this past week.

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Do you have a space to teach outdoors if you wanted to?

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What languages does your school offer? What grade does it start?

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