Texas Teachers

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A bowl for Texas state teachers to discuss work-life inside and outside the classroom.

How does teaching after retirement work? Would years earned after retirement count for a second retirement?

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I had a bonus from the last funding package. So excited. Then, I realized I need new tires! 😭

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Has anyone used "Mystery Classroom" or "Asventure Classroom" ? I'm looking for something my students can use for a bell ringer each day.

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I'm in new position -instructional coach- at same school this year. Being asked by AP to observe teachers during guided reading. Any suggestions on what I should be looking for? should do/not do?

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Has anyone used Lexia PowerUp as a reading intervention? I love the concept, but I’m finding it is difficult to have ‘teaching time’ when I’m working to hit the minutes goal. Any suggestions?

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I'm the lead for my PLC for the first time. Is there any advice you have or best practices?

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What math program are you using

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My dept. is down two teachers, so they put aides to facilitate while the work is done online. I'm listed as the teacher of record and I also had to sign for all the SPED papers. Should I be worried?

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How many of you have to cover classes on your conferences? Three weeks in and I have already covered 6 classes during my conferences! So much for getting paperwork done..😬

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What in state programs do you feel have the best teacher prep program?

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Favorite place to find organizational containers for your classroom?

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I’m feeling proud of myself today. One of my students responded in Spanish y entendí lo que leía! Very well elaborated and detailed. Teach ‘em where they are.

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What reading curriculum are you using?

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Which professional organizations are you a member of?

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I know there’s a post in the main bowl, but what are your favorite field trips?

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What is your favorite way to communicate with parents other than phone, email, etc? Remind? Classtag? If you have used one or both, share your thoughts. I have used Remind for the last 3 years.

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I am doing a GT pullout once a week for 45 minutes. I am looking for possible curriculum. Any ideas? What do you do or use? This is for all qualifying students regardless of their area of giftedness.

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Hello teacher friends! I taught prek for 7 years and 3-5 math/science (sprinkled with ELARW) for 10 and am moving to 6 & 7 math this year. Yikes! Words of wisdom appreciated!

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I have taught for 16 years in grades 2-8. This year I have moved into a Dyslexia/Interventionist position. I am both nervous and excited. Giving up my classroom is a big deal...I pray all goes well.🙂

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