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Is your room carpeted? What are some tips for getting it clean or at least keeping deep old smells at bay?

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Do you make a lot of calls home? How much slack do you cut a student before you get parents involved?

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How many hours of work do you typically bring home with you per week. I'd love it to be ZERO but I'm thinking for now 2 max is a good rule to set.

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What are some tips for juggling returning to school while still working? I am worried it will be overwhelming & too much.

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Do you feel like your department head does a good job of leading & being a helpful resource to you & other teachers?

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How close does a term grade have to be to the next for you to round up?

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How tidy are the cabinets in your classroom? If you're super organized what system is working for you?

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If you could have an unlimited supply of any classroom item what would it be?

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Anyone have a standing desk? Are you able to stay on your feet all day or am I being over ambitious?

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Does your school do homeroom in the morning still? Do you think it's useful?

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Where do you go for lesson plan inspiration?

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What's your go-to morning coffee order/recipe?

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How long is your lunch break?

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The best investment I've made as a teacher is ____________

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I wish our school had a more robust arts program. What has your school done to grow funding/support for the arts?

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Are parents and volutneers currently allowed in your building?

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Do you eat school lunch or pack a lunch?

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How many minutes of recess do your students get everday?

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What is your favorite app to keep in touch with parents? Remind, Bloomz, etc?

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Do you have ESL paras available to your classrooms? Which languages?

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What morning routines are essential for you to get motivated & centered for the day ahead?

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Has anyone put a phone charging station in their room so students leave their phones there & aren't on them. I'm thinking one of those shoe holders with numbered pockets. Let me know if yo… more

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Does your school offer students volunteer opportunies around the community? I want to help my students connect & give back to those around them but am not quite sure where to start.

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Every year it seems like our February or April breaks are on the verge of being cancelled! Does your district have these?

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Favorite song of all time? GO! Mine is I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen!

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Are there any *influencer* teachers on instagram that you love to follow? Share their account!

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Do you have a reward system you utilize? How does it work?

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What tricks have helped you reduce the amount of work you bring home?

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What's been the best part of getting back in the classroom this year?

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Are there teachers around you refusing to wear masks even if it's mandatory? How is this being handled?

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If you could change any policy at your school what would it be?

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Teachers who work a second job: is your employer understanding when anything school related gets in the way?

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My school has a high ESL population without a lot of training for teachers outside of that program. How can I best help my students who are still learning English?

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How does where you live influence your teaching techniques & experiences?

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What instructional strategies do you find best help your students understand and retain a lesson?

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How often do you get observed by administration or lead teachers?

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If you could live anywhere where would it be?

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What would your ideal start & end time be?

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What's the hall monitoring system at your school like?

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Anyone else still have chalk boards in their classroom? What are you best cleaning tricks?

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