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How do you deal with a student who puts his head down and refuses to try during standardized testing? To be honest, this student is way below grade level and I understand why he would want to give up.

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Who can relate???? 🙋🏽‍♀️

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Any ideas for virtual and in person FUN activities for the last 2 weeks of school. My kids are promoting from 6th grade. One day, I have virtual field trip and virtual u plans. The 2nd day, I have a m… more

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I need to vent. How many are back in person? How many know someone who is still virtually teaching because they have a “medical” condition? How many know someone who has a way worse medical conditi… more

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Western nc CTE interview questions? How do I prepare?

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! Did you know that it's NOT an important holiday in Mexico? The More You Know!

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Any strong thoughts/opinion about nontenured teachers opting out of joining the union their first 2-3 years? Good idea? Bad idea? It’s good to have community and solidarity, but it’s a also lot of mo… more

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Does anyone use the QFT technique?

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Have you ever had a student teach a class? How did it go and did they (and their classmates) learn from it or was it a trainwreck?

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I came into my classroom this morning to find this written on my board.

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Am I the only one who has the "higher up/principals/ admin people" go through the building and pick out favorites to talk to? These teachers are severe butt kissers and it makes me sick. Wha… more

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My students can't read an analog clock or write in cursive. Is it worth it to teach these basic skills to them?

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We have always joked about it, but this last year has revealed that we are nothing more than free daycare for the working class. All this desperation from parents to open back up, and here were are..… more

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Here's a fun post: Type "I am a good teacher because" and let autofill do the rest.

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Okay, this is self-serving and petty, but here goes. I want to, at some time in my career, be teacher-of-the-year. I know that in my current district, it will never happen. TOY is a popularity contest… more

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Free and Reduced Lunch, pensions, health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, caring for your neig… more

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Anyone else NOT feel appreciated this week? Its like parents and admin thought we had the year off and are instead resentful of us. My heart is broken. Why stay in education if all I feel like is a fo… more

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I appreciate all of you! Psych Tip: people feel most value when giving

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I have a good friend who is moving 12 hours away. I know she has gone through her things and minimized possessions and is finishing packing. I would like to give her a gift of some sort for her new jo… more

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Why aren’t we talking about “critical race theory”?

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I can say as a teacher, I’m really disappointed in the video that I saw of a fellow teacher berating a police officer. She brought up his Mexican ethnicity, she called him a murderer, and many other … more

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Got this in my take out tonight. Thoughts?

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Why do standardized testing days feel more exhausting than a full day of teaching?

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Ever stopped and thought “What have I gotten myself into with teaching?”

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One of my kids today asked my why there weren’t more black teachers. I work in a school that is about 50/50 black and white, we are in the city, and we have 2 black teachers. And about 45 white teach… more

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Something is definitely in the air today. I’m a Special Education teacher in an elementary school and our kids today are just buck wild. No one seems to be listening, they are barely able to stay stil… more

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I'm burned out. My students are burned out. How can I spark some curiosity or interest in my students (and me) again?

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Is your school having all of its normal senior festivities (prom, graduation, senior night, senior trip) this year? Looks like we are!

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Are any non tenured teachers nervous to find out if they are going to get renewed next year? Waiting for the email is nerve wracking. I know I shouldn’t be worried because it’s my first year at the di… more

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Why can't parents be nice to us this week? Don't they know it's Teacher Appreciation?

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A rant: My first block kids have had time to do an assignment, and today, NO ONE was prepared for their presentations. Not a single one. I feel like they are giving up and I don't know how to moti… more

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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Teachers should be appreciated because...

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Does your Masters have to be education related to get the pay bump? Or could I get a Masters in Business, for example, and still qualify for the advancement?

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The track for education administrators should be ten years of highly effective teaching in the classroom. Same pay scale as classroom teachers with bonus for extend duty and hours. No hires of adminis… more

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I finally stood my ground! Teaching, planning, grading, calling parents for 13 classes - 4 preps, almost 300 kids. I said NO more. Someone else needs to grades the two preps that aren’t mine ( long-te… more

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Is anyone an Elementary Science Specialist? What is the role like? I am interested in a position that would teach all grade levels (TK-5) science at least once a week, at two schools. That’s nearly 13… more

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