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Do your students wear hoodies instead of coats no matter how cold it gets? We are a title 1 school, around 65% free and reduced. Is this a local or regional thing, a poverty thing, or do kids just not… more

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So we're not allowed to fail students- even students who do nothing. how is that OK?

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I feel that learning happens best the smaller the group and even more with one on one conferences. However, it's hard to find the extra time and then get kids to show up when it's virtual.

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I hope everyone is taking the opportunity to get out and vote for candidates that are PRO EDUCATION! Our votes can impact us, our students, our colleagues, etc. (By the way, our Union shared how many… more

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Agree or Disagree: The objective of engagement shouldn't be fun (although that can be part of it). It should be about making lessons relevant. Then the engagement comes naturally. If you have to m… more

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First ice storm of the year. In-person classes cancelled. Don't be too jealous because we were asked to hold lessons virtually. Say goodbye to snow days.

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Our Human Resources official is our assistant superintendent. Is it normal for the assistant superintendent to hold that responsibility? Is that not a conflict of interest?

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During this time, is it appropriate to have more than 10 students in a classroom? Am I over reacting because admin tells me everyone has 20 or more in a room. That this is normal.

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Question: Do you think teachers are more likely to vote than other demographics? I'm really hoping that like this year, our gov continues to make it easier to exercise the right to vote.

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Face to Face Instruction canceled tomorrow due to the threat of inclement weather.

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What's your policy on allowing students to redo assignments and/or assessments? I don't want to be too lenient, but then again, what I've been getting is just crap.

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Hello This is my second year teaching Spanish in a middle school I have two masters in science and management HSE, and I am also engineer, this year is my second year with the mentor mentee program, m… more

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How is it possible that I still have parents who ask me about their child's grades and don't know where to find them. It's all online now!

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What if.... we have to continue teaching like this next year? And the year after that???

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With all the educators out there. WHO HAS A SUCCESSFUL ONLINE MODEL WITH GOOD ATTENDANCE AND WORK BEING COMPLETED ONTIME???

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Who has already voted? Take a pic of your "I Voted" sticker to spread some voter pride!

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I feel bad feeling this way, but I do. So any of you have the super type A teacher that makes everything a week or two in advance and shares everything with the team. Awesome team mate. But then the s… more

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A student placed in an Honors class is labeled gifted: does not turn in his projects, daily, work, or essays on time and content is lacking. He refuses to write for longer than a few sentences. Says i… more

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Best advice for conferences with negative confrontational parents?

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I am looking to get my masters this year. I am thinking of getting it in special education. What programs do you recommend. I am looking for the cheapest possible as my district does not help pay for … more

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Washington state teachers...I have a question for you. Do you pay into Social Security? I will be retiring from teaching in CA and would like to finish my career in WA.

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Civics and citizenship- I believe or kiddos need it. How do I include it in my classroom without having kids or parents feel uncomfortable? Of course, I would remain completely neutral... but what abo… more

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Something that made me smile or laugh today was...

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What topics/skills do you think are missing from our curriculum? My opinion: media literacy, citizenship, financial literacy, statistics.

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Here's something ALL Americans can be proud of: this election is projected to have the highest turnout since 1908 with 65% of eligible voters participating.

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Anyone else have an influx of kids who were virtual coming back because they were failing? We’ve seen a 30% increase in class sizes in the last week.

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Help! I woke up sick this morning and need a quick and easy emergency sub plan! Ideas?

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Have you noticed since we’ve gone online with school, students aren’t bullying each other? They are looking for ways to connect instead. Every Monday I have students share their weekends. It seems to … more

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I had a Zoom idea I’d love to see. Wouldn’t it be great to have the option to only allow your zoom class to see the host (teacher) and not everyone else? Lots of my middle schoolers don’t want the c… more

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What are y’all doing for students who continually do not turn in work?

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Is anyone else getting new guidelines for evaluations this year? We are going with a whole new company with new everything. Just got an email today that we are having our extended evaluations before C… more

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Serious question: How do you stay calm on the outside (for the kids) when you are freaking out on the inside???

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It annoys me when students hear a direction and completely ignore it. After several reminders, they still choose to ignore. Where did the respect for teachers go?

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I vowed this year to stay an hour after school to plan/prepare for the next day so that I don't have to take anything home. BUT, I'm finding that I get so hungry for supper, I leave before I&#… more

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Question....are any districts giving stipends to teachers who are doing both in class and remote teaching. I am at first grade level and feel as if I am putting in 16 hour days in 8 yours....it do not… more

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I feel like I’m on the outside looking in and I don’t like what I see. I haven’t returned to teaching this year because I was overwhelmed by what was being asked of us and chose to use all of my sick … more

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What do you do when a coworker asks for a copy of materials/lessons that you've spent hours making yourself? I want to help her, but I'm also trying to make a side business by selling my lesso… more

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