I teach PreK in a public school. Our state allows PreK programs to nap without masks if proper ventilation is provided. I have 16 children, a minimum of 3 feet apart, no masks, with two LOUD air filters, two tiny windows open, the outside and hall door open, at average in 72-76 degrees. What is your childcare classroom doing for rest time?
After teaching 14 years teaching 3rd grade, 2 years teaching 1st grade, and 1 year teaching 2nd grade, I’ll be starting a new venture as a 6th grade Math teaching. I need ideas for decorating my classroom and teaching the curriculum. Help!
Anyone use edgenuity? I'm starting Monday with students, never been trained, no guidance. Don't know how to set expectations if I don't know. ice breaker ideas? I'm not in my classroom.. media center.
anyone know how to link Google classroom and PowerSchool together? our small school cannot afford Unified Classroom
I can manage my classroom better if I don’t respond to emails outside of office hours. This gives my mind a break and by consequence refreshes me for the next day. It also sets a boundary.
Does anyone do any non-christmas decorating in their classroom? Have you had any complaints about it? I'm thinking about getting a Menorah and some Kwanza items this year, to spice it up and because I think the kids would dig learning about them. Only worry is some overzealous parent will accuse me of trying to make Christmas "woke." I just think it would be fun! Thoughts? I don't teach in a super conservative town but we have more than a few loud mouths who lean that way.
Has anyone used a classroom economy in their resource room? In the past we’ve just done jobs as they are needed, but this year my kids really want specific jobs and I like the idea of an economy.
Is anyone else returning to fully in person learning? We have been hybrid/synchronous since September, which has been very hard and not very effective. They want us to have all Kindergarten students come back in March. I want to stop live teaching over google meet all day while also teaching my students in person at the same time, but there is not enough space in my classroom for safe distancing, not enough space for movement, and sitting at a desk all day is not appropriate for K kids!
I teach a 7th/8th grade self-contained classroom and I'm looking for recommendations on morning activities, transitions, and non-core subject matter.
I have a high level of ADD/ADHD students, so I was contemplating a Morning Meditation and/or Movement to help them focus more. I also would like to work on incorporating transition periods that will allow them to more easily convert to a six period schedule in high school.
I also enjoy teaching life skills, such as investing, and would love recs
What projects are working for you on a cart? So far, weaving and fiber is going great for me. It leaves little mess in their classrooms and doesn’t require a ton of supplies on my cart. Supplies are also inexpensive.
Just went from 5th to 2nd and would love to know classroom management ideas. Anything to stay away from? Thanks!
If you’re worried about the classroom climate help with this resource. Helps kids transition back with empathy and equity for remote learners!
2nd year sped teacher. really struggling w equity in the classroom. feel like an an assistant and not like a teacher and the kids don’t see my co-teacher and I as equals. Suggestions?
In a science middle school classroom, aside from materials manager, secretary, botanist & cleanup... can you think of any other jobs for students?
So I teach Science and PE as well as do SPED. I’m on a sub credential while I finish up a couple of classes. WASC is saying that I am doing too much to provide rigor. I find that unjust and unfair. They spent all of 5 minutes in my classroom. I’m a great teacher and have been extremely flexible. Now I’m dinged for it?
I am currently teaching while I also visit schools to help with classroom management. Here is some info about who sends me out to help schools just like yours. We are doing lots of online trainings to help getting back into the mind set of teaching in a classroom again. https://timetoteach.com/
Hi all, any recommendations for an easy digital timer that I can share remotely? I had an easy one built into the smart board in my classroom. I just need a good one for quick writes, etc. Thank you🙂
We are having an outbreak of lice in my classroom. How can I keep it from getting worse?
There is no linkage between excellent classroom-teaching and National Board Certification. In fact certified action writ large is something of a joke. Prove me wrong
How do you integrate mindfulness in your classroom? Have you ever experienced a negative reaction from parents or administration?
In reference to the Valero Texas Blast, how hard would it be to transfer a personal injury practice to personal injury plus environmental? Or that plus corporate/business also? Gonna look up! Stages?
Been striking out looking for a change the last couple of months. I’m wondering if my age is one of the reasons (con’t)
Anyone use mix tiles? Any reviews?
What is like work life balance in Rakuten ? And Is there any work from home policy or they pushing to work from office. Rakuten
If you didn't have to pay off any more of your student loans what would you use the money for instead? I'm stuck between something impractical like a trip somewhere or something I need like a new car lol
Are there any schools in particular that are really good for non profit careers? I’m planning to apply to business school but wanted to specialize in social impact
What kind of dietary resources do you point your patients do when discussing nutritional changes to your patients for their annual exams?
Need people POV on following scenario - I am interested in 2 roles at Doordash for interviewing as both role seems good BUT i feel that I can make decision on the best role out of 2 only after interview so how does company look this behavior i.e. interviewing simultaneously for 2 different role , 1 is IC role and other is Manager role ? will this have impact on either of 2 role interview at DoorDash ?
Any referrals on professional cleaning services around Lincoln park? I have a 3b1b apartment I am looking to get cleaned once a month
Asking for likes to unlock DM. 🙏
Is 210 HHI enough to live a upper middle class life in Dallas? Have 1 kid, and another on the way. Curious what people think.
Looking for Supply Chain opportunities in the Houston, Tx area if anyone knows of any good opportunities please send my way. Thanks in advance!
Maybe some perspective might be of use to me. I’m transitioning out of the service and I’ve positioned myself decently to be competitive in the market. I’ve got two offers from great companies. Biotech and Healthcare, both on the Human Capital Team as an Employee Relations Consultant. I have a graduate degree pursuing a Doctorate, LSSBB, ScrumMaster, SPHR, and PMI-ACP certified. I know this is personal and dependent, but what should I be considering as a commensurate salary?
Hi tax experts. I need some help. What happens if I Efiled the tax return without the 1099 cons attachment that was supposed to go with it? Do I just amend the return re-file, or cont
Whenever the partner sends the team a late Friday / early Saturday reminder to submit time sheets (weekly billing) & confirm when done, whole team replies all. Wtf? I reply, don't reply all. Cont.
I have an offer from ReNew Power and Amazon for the same role, which is Data Engineer. Which one should I prefer ?
For those of us working these brutal hours￼ I don’t have time for a relationship, how do you find something casual to meet your needs?￼
I have been drug free now a little over two weeks. Last night I went out with some friends to party. While I was there someone offered me coke. Walking away was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Hopefully I’ll be strong enough to do it again next time it happens.
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We just sent home MAP scores from the spring test and I have parents wanting to conference about them. We have 2 days left of school. Any input on if I should actually meet or just try and discuss over email? Seems redundant when there’s not much else to be done this year...
What does educational equity mean? Does it mean that every student gets the same education?
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I had a nightmare last night that I couldn’t get my class to stop talking and half of them left the room 30 min before school was over and I was still talking. Arughhhhh
He needs to flush. But can he wear noise canceling headphones? Or go with a buddy to make him brave? Ultimately, we were able to find a toilet that my student would flush and she had special permission to go to that toilet instead of the kinder toilets.
Do you have automatically flushing toilets? I had a student once that really hated the automatics because he was never ready for it, and they are loud. I would give him a post-it to cover the sensor when he used the restroom, then when he was done, either I or another student would go throw away the post-it. Just a thought!
hmmmm is he used to someone (mom or dad) always going with him???? that would be weird, butI wonder what scares him. Can you ask him or talk to him to relieve any fears? Maybe get a counselor involved?
I have asked him if he’s afraid or if he’s scared and he just shuts down and becomes like a brick wall. He doesn’t talk and he gets tears in his eyes. Mom and dad have also tried to talk to him and he won’t tell them either mom seems to think that maybe he just doesn’t know how to say what he is feeling.￼. We do have the school counselors involved and even the things that they have tried are not working.
I sure don't know. Doesn't sound like the issue I had in kindergarten. I was scared to ASK to go to the restroom (was scared the teacher would tell me no since other kiddies abused it and would get told no sometimes) and would end up wetting my pants. 🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️🤦🏾♀️ Seems like he would at least go if everyone else is going. 🤷🏾♀️
Nice to know I wasn't alone!!!
Is it that he is afraid or afraid of missing out? My daughter would do the same because she was so afraid that she might miss...I wonder if there is a way to talk him through that or allow him to have a friend that tells him what happens when he goes to the bathroom and who he tells what happens to, when they go to the bathroom. I’m sure you’ve thought of this but is there a bathroom in the main office?
We haven’t tried having him go to the main office to use the bathroom. I have one in my classroom. It’s a single toilet and he can lock the door and he knows that. I think maybe will try to see if he’ll go in the main office bathroom. Thank you!￼￼
Have you taught him explicitly how to lock and unlock the door to the stall? Maybe it’s a privacy issue?
I had a student before who was so opposed to public bathrooms. I talked to his parents about it and asked them to help me by encouraging him to use public restrooms when they were out and about rather than going home to go to the bathroom as they had been.
I started sending him to the nurse’s office to use the (single toilet) restroom there, and then transitioned him to the common restroom.
That’s a good idea.....I will review bathroom procedures with him & see if that helps. Thank you!
Maybe the flush of the school/public toilet, since they are louder than a home one?
My son would do the same, because the school restrooms were nasty. He said their was always pee in the floor.😳
Ugh! I wouldn’t want to go in those bathrooms either! Our bathroom in class is a singular toilet and is usually kept really clean. Maybe it is the flush. I’ll see what I can do to help him with that. Thank you!
I had a student like this. The loudness of the flush was definitely a problem. It was a problem all year. This child also refused anything not red. Not overtly autistic but certainly made us all wonder.
Oh that’s interesting. Maybe it is the flash. I will tell him that he does not have to flush. Hopefully that will help. Thank you!￼