I'm a preschool teacher with a Master's & 10+ YOE in the field. I am currently looking to make a career change/ positions out of the classroom. What companies or jobs would I be able to use my skills without starting from 0? It could be in the vein of education or something completely different. The new school year is about to start & I've been job hunting with no luck. I have such high anxiety and depression thinking about having to go back to the classroom in a few weeks. I hate it! HELP!
Anyone have good tips for differentiation in the language classroom? What do you do in a language classroom (thinking Spanish 3) that has everything from native speakers to kids who should be in Sp.1?
Hello! I would love some help in brainstorming ideas for gifts for my son’s daycare teachers before he “moves up” to his next classroom in August These women take such excellent, loving care of him. He is safe, adored and has blossomed throughout the year he’s been in their daily care. I want to make them feel special/appreciated if anyone has a suggestion or two. Thank you, moms!
Hello! I am in need of a job that makes at least $70k and is virtual in the DC area. I am adaptable, organized and a leader. I have experience in the classroom, as a manager, and as a sales and outreach coordinator. I attended both Virginia Tech and George Mason. I would love to connect and see what possibilities are out there for me.
Hi there! I attended a virtual robotics workshop last week. I learned a lot and especially enjoyed connecting with others who were using robots in their classroom. I hope you join the discussion and we can find a way to support each other.
High school math teachers... any suggestions on how you all are “sharing” calculators? We have classroom sets. We have tried Desmos online, but the kids prefer hand helds. How are you all sanitizing technology without causing damage? Are you covering them? Looking for ideas.
tomorrow I begin my first teaching job, it is first grade and I have had no time to prep. School started almost 2 weeks ago I need ideas for classroom management and math centers. Any help?
I'm planning to take my tiny dog to the classroom, which doesn't bark at all. I'm part-time MBA student and stay on campus for the entire Saturday. I wanted to care my dog and don't want to drive alone for 4 hrs a day...
I teach elementary EL. During the "normal" school year I co-teach math, reading, and science in classrooms and sometimes work with pull out groups. I am wondering what other elementary EL teachers did for distance learning this past spring and/or what you plan on doing this fall if learning is online?
I am trying to get some ideas to share with my school.
Best plays to teach in the classroom and hook students. We already do Macbeth and The Crucible but looking for something shorter/more modern. And go!
I am starting in a classroom next week for my first teaching job. Any suggestions on how to be successful? I've reread First Days of School again, but any other reading suggestions or experiences I can learn from? I'm transitioning from a Classified Position.
As a trans I struggled during this time of the year. My obligation to discuss how hedonist this whole Valentine’s Day is and how it celebrates disproportionately cisgender relationships without ANY regard of that impact on the non cis or transitioning or RE transitioning people. It’s important the feelings of those who are not sure of their gender status into consideration when planning group activity. Especially for students who have not decided to reveal..
a Mother ran into my classroom screaming & demanding I postpone a 3rd gd math test because SHE was too stressed about it and didn't feel her son was prepared. I said no and she LOST it. What do I do?
I’ve been working with emotionally impaired middle school students in a center based program for 25 years. I even did my special ed student teaching there Jan- April 1995, then started full time in September.
16 years in the classroom and the past 9 as Teacher Consultant.
I’m praying I can retire in 5 (my dream) - 10 years. What about everyone else?
How’s you start, where are you at, when is the end for you?
Hi all, I am a full stack developer c# and angular
I want to know about some full stack classroom programs for experienced people. I want to work on intermediate level now.
Happy Monday, Teachers! Is the school year starting to feel more normal yet? What can you do to build a sense of normalcy in your classroom?
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For those of you who practice meditation, how long did it take you to tame your mind to a decent level? I have been doing guided meditations on and off for about 2 months now and I can’t seem to ever stop a million thoughts that arise! 😐
I just got an offer from IBM, before signing I would like to know what is it like to work in IBM? what are the negatives?
I’m doing a proposal for an entrepreneur who has stood up a digital product and wants to start marketing it. There are some big UX and platform kinks that need addressing before new users will stick, but the founder wants to start acquiring users now. What might I help them create (e.g. an onboarding email campaign, custom landing pages, shareable content) that will deliver value, without getting caught up in bigger product issues?
Is it a red flag if my boyfriend of 3 years doesn’t like introducing me to his high school or college friends? His excuse usually is I don’t know them that well and it wouldn’t matter if you met them. But very occasionally he does meet them time to time and he never feels the need to introduce me to them. FYI he has been introduced to every single one of my friends
Hello! I’m currently working in mortgage admin/operations and want to transition to a tech company and do something more like a data analyst. Any recommendations? Any companies that would be willing to train on the job for programs?
Do background checks involve reviewing your GPA if it’s been more than 10 years since you’ve graduated?
Withdraw you rather take a mortgage and invest the difference (price-downpayment), or buy cash and take out heloc and invest the cash? Thinking of a scenario where purchase timing is more imp skipping the admin mortgage process could help close the deal quicker, but also don't want to forgo potential returns on invested cash. Thoughts?
Looking for cute workout sets but not with a cropped top or sports bra! Any suggestions?
I always find leggings I love but never like the matched top because can’t pull off the cropped look
I'm currently interviewing with a few companies for product marketing roles. I'm looking for opinions/insight about the companies: Tenable, Esri, & HG Insights. From my research, they all seem to be great companies so I'd love to hear other people's opinions and advice.
Why do people share personal stories like this. It’s okay in conversation with people close to you or on personal social media.
Can anyone share the EY Advisory Program Management practice salary bands in Atlanta for a Manager...or average starting range for M1 Advisory in Atl
Do vendors provide the agency with a pre-pro book prior to the shoot if it’s a simple drop kit, taking head?
Not sure if there’s a need for it since it’s not a complicated shoot (single cam, direct shot to talent answering questions) but wanted to get a sense. Client wants a meeting the day before the shoot to talk about the production (which we have done a few times already), so not sure if it makes sense to have a formal PPB for this meeting. Thoughts?
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Has anyone used the STAR suite of student assessment and progress monitoring tools? We’re moving from Fastbridge and scantron to STAR this year. Just curious about others’ experiences!
Has anyone used kinder Saxon math or kinder Saxon phonics and spelling? Did you like it? I just started at a private school that teaches above grade level, so I’m using it with PreK. Thoughts on using Saxon K for pk students?
What are your strategies for kids who always do whatever they want?
Constantly throw pencils and erasers, talk, call out, wander into the hallway, etc.
We’ve agreed on expectations, modeled them, practiced during choice time, emailed home, but about 3 fourth grade boys in a class of 28 are always doing whatever they feel like and distracting others.
Ideas? I wish “clip down” charts weren’t frowned upon and I could do this and have them lose a concrete privilege each time.
Does anyone work in a school district that is simply amazing? Maybe one with supportive admin, people who truly “put kids first”, adequate resources and pay. I’d love to know where you’re located!
I was in close contact on Halloween with someone who tested positive earlier this week. My boyfriend (a tax accountant) was told not to return to work until he had a negative test. My principal said as long as I'm not having symptoms I don't need to get tested... I took today off to get a test. My co teacher is pregnant I'm not taking ANY chances of exposing her. What are your thoughts????
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This week, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week or more so UNappreciation. Despite heavily impacting our future generation, convos reveal how undervalued teachers really are. What other ways are teachers treated unfairly? How can we come together to take action? https://bit.ly/2HfksZu
This started out as a teacher shortage BS post with my typical “there’s no such thing as a teacher shortage…” rant, upon reading the article, I uncovered something far more insidious.
“James Fedderman, president of the state’s largest teacher’s union… also blamed intensifying culture wars around LGBTQ issues and so-called critical race theory — including an email tipline set up by Gov. Glenn Youngkin as a way for parents to report on “inherently divisive practices” in schools.”
I’m just gonna leave this right here...
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My school system is switching to a charter system next year. Apparently, this is different from being a charter school. Ok 👌🏾
By any means necessary 🤣
Has anyone used Illuminate assessment tools? If so what are the benefits and what are some things we need to know before hand.
We’re switching to 75 minute periods in math next year. MS Math teachers, how do you structure your class periods? Looking for inspiration on the best way to utilize all this new time I’ll have!
With that recent Marvel series of Moonknight we see that superhero has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Any thoughts if this type of mental behavior will become commonly accepted within our schools if a student arrives with two (or more)different names/identities?
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