What novels do you use in your ELA classrooms? I am curious to see what everyone else is using !

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I teach 7th & 8th grade. We've read Dracula in 7th and Frankenstein in 8th. We also had a popular short story unit with Flowers for Algernon. They highly enjoyed all of them!

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Harry Potter
Wrinkle in Time
Gregor the Overlander

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We read Iqbal, A Long Walk to Water, Home of the Brave, and many others. We are doing lit circles this year and so students have an opportunity to read a variety of novels.

We read Sing Down The Moon, Soft Rain, Long Way From Chicago so far this year. Next is Devil’s Arithmetic, Greek Myths

What grades? I teach K-5 so I use many.

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Does your school allow you to send out a supply list? I have to buy all the student supplies for my SPED classroom.

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Hi everyone! I wanted to share an awesome resource. Yoga Foster offers teachers lesson plans on how to use yoga and mindful movement in your classroom. You can also apply for grants for yoga mats!

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Middle school teachers, what are the “must-have” books in your classroom libraries? I am a special ed resource reading teacher looking for some books that will make my kids WANT to read more!

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I’m finding (as a new teacher) slowly purging my classroom and organizing small corners is making my transition to the end of the year a lot smoother. Any more tips?!

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Now that a vaccine is here the reality of going back to the classroom is getting closer to become a reality. I am wondering about how we can help the students begin to practice self management skills now before going back to the classroom. What are some things we can practice virtually that will be used in the classroom?

Hi music teachers! How are you surviving? I’ve been teaching band and choir for a long time, but distance learning and Zoom has me stumped. I’m lucky to have a job, I realize. What are some things you’re doing in your virtual classrooms that your music students enjoy?

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I was gifted with 4 new desktop computers for my classroom! I teach 3rd and 4th grade learning support! Any suggestions for free and/or inexpensive academic websites?

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I'm assigned to teach an 8th grade Modern Film & Literature elective F2F -- I've been teaching online with an established curriculum for the past two years, and I'm a history person-- not so much a literary guru, or modern for that matter! :)
Does anyone have suggestions, course outlines, or an online classroom/website I could review?
I have tons of 'resources' but I'm not entirely sure where to begin.
(At-risk, below grade level population)

Many thanks!

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Dropping this in a few bowls, sorry if you see it twice.
I'm transitioning from teaching 8th grade mathematics at a public school to teaching a 7/8 self-contained classroom at a charter school.
Any advice for teaching mixed grade levels or multi subject is appreciated: scheduling, classroom setup, subject order, behavior management, etc. I'm struggling to find my rhythm with only 6 weeks before kids return.
Thanks to everyone for your commitment and time, enjoy your summer!

I’m using Padlet for students to post artwork. They type in a reflection of the process & post. It’s created a sense of classroom community seeing everyone’s artwork, can comment & like. First 3 Free!

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Do you consider your teaching a ministry? How do you do Gods work in the classroom?

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Please pray for me. I’m going back into the classroom soon. I praying for all of you too. This may be a rough reentry. But I know God is with us. He can absorb the bounce.

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How can we move towards liberation in our classrooms?

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Good Evening My Fellow Christian Educators! I realize it is going to be challenging for me this year...with so many of my students performing below grade level expectations in ELA and MATH and also ensuring that all students follow the COVID Guidelines in the classroom. I still feel hopeful that God will bless me with the knowledge on how to effectively impact each one of those kids. Let's remember to keep all educators lifted in prayer this year.
Have a wonderful school year!!
God Bless All❤️

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Split classes take away joy! We have 6-7 classes at each grade level and they split 1-2 into the remaining 5 so we can have a 5 day schedule. Big classes plus the classroom culture homeroom teachers work so hard to achieve are ruined. Advice? (Plus we are told to "not be negative" by admin.)

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Hi I am a new teacher intern hired yesterday. I will be teaching second grade. School reopens on Aug 17. I do not have my own materials. I do not know what materials are there in my classroom. What should I buy? I will be talking to the Principal on Monday to find out more. I am very excited and nervous at the same time. Any tips and suggestions for me would be helpful.

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Is it appropriate to ask for the interviewer's feedback? If yes, when is the best time? My friend says just go for it but I kind of don't want the interviewer to recall what I've done not so good before I get the decision. Any suggestions?

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Hi Sharks ,

Need your suggestion , I am having a HR discussion tomorrow in Coforge .
How much should I ask for below profile .
CCTC : 15.8 LPA
Offer In hand : 20 LPA fix + 1.5 L JB IBM
YOE : 6.6
Tech : Bigdata , Spark and Scala

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Hi Fishes,
Could someone guide me on what package a resource with overall experience of 6.5 years request for?

Current package is 8 lk.

Technology stack : Middle ware Integration with 2 years exp in Mulesoft

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Does Amex rehire their ex employees?

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How can Republicans stand the shame of what has happened to their party?

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Welcome to a discussion board for federal government lawyers.

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I feel like I have no idea what I am doing when investing in stocks/real estate. Any recommended books/videos? Thank you

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Has anyone used Thesis to help manage their ADHD? I’ve been worried about using stimulants and it seems like a great alternative, but doubt it would be covered by insurance…

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A Director who I don’t report into but work on a brand with challenged my OOO calendar hold. My boss approved it. Said director wanted to discuss my “request for OOO” and “understand why the request” and in many words made it clear that their view is that Im the only person who is responsible for this work. I’ve been working and covering last minute OOOs for 6 months without complaint as resources are limited and I approach work & life with empathy and understanding. How do I handle?

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What’s a good resource to research the history, reputation, current news, etc of different watch brands? Looking for an accredited resource to compare brands before my first major purchase.

Hello! I’m looking for other Elementary Math educators. Preferably in the roll of Math specialist/Math Interventionist to chat about our jobs. Thanks!

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What are the exits from McKinsey’s Risk practice?

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Hey there folks.
There’s a great opportunity with Cisco as a Tech Writer! My wife and I have our 3rd&last child coming this July. Any idea on the starting pay?
Thanks

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Anyone in RBC IBD care to share bonus numbers at the analyst level for either this year or last year?

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I would love to start teaching and learning outside the classroom walls. I would like to start working with middle school U.S. SS classes in other parts of the US. I'm in NJ, let me know if interested

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I work in the Human Capital space and manage projects. What is worth more - SPHR or PMP? Or do either count? Obviously want to make Director and eventually more...

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Any thoughts about tookitaki company ! Pros and cons !! Asper DevOps aswell or asper Company too

Comments most welcome

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How does everyone approach the budgeting/financial process when purchasing a watch? Interested in some perspectives on this

E.g. Re-sale value, total liquid wealth, % of post-tax income to cost

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Shut it down.

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I teach high school gifted math. In my program, our gifted students are in self-contained gifted classes. Those in the same scenario, do you teach with the same textbook and curricula as non-gifted?

Gifted ELA and art happen at the same time at my school. A student wants to attend the art class and do their online ELA work at another time. Both teachers are fine with that, but admin said "no!"
How can the student's giftedness and IEP modifications be used to defend the teachers' choice to admin?

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I started an Independent Study project with my students. They are 7 and 8 year olds. They chose their own topics...and holy cow! We have Nikola Tesla, Fibonacci, history of guitars, coding, etc.

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What is the gifted service model like in your district?

Does anyone use the William and Mary curriculum for language arts? Kendall Hunt for math?

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I need your help to understand the possible repercussions of my actions.

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I teach gifted social studies in middle school. Anyone else working in a similar setting?

Have you even felt completely grilled in an interview? I feel as if one of the interviewers didn’t want to see me succeed in the process.

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Has anyone else’s Corp cut services to G/T because of the pandemic? Mine has, and I am absolutely heartbroken for the kids. They need services now more than ever. However they keep hiring SpEd positions and offering more services for SoEd students because they say the need is greater. How can the needs for one end of the spectrum be greater than the other? Without laws, what can we do to ensure gifted students get the education they need and deserve? Suggestions?

Looking for some ideas -any subject but math in particular- for my 4th grade GT cluster. Also, what apps or technology do you find helpful? Thanks!

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Moving from regular education classroom to honors. Any tips?

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