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Posts Made By: jady_marie
Board: The VENT 09-25-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By jady_marie
Just wanted to add- Seasoned teachers know that...

Just wanted to add-
Seasoned teachers know that you never get rid of desks. They are the gold standard and are very hard to get back once you have given them over to the custodians to carry away...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jady_marie
retirement

My retirement might just be a move from public school to private school. I have applied to a couple of schools and am waiting to hear back.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-06-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jady_marie
It is Official

I signed my papers to retire at the end of this school year. Feeling really nervous! Is this normal? I am currently thinking about what job I might want in my future. Suggestions?
Board: The VENT 08-23-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jady_marie
Agape "Classroom Management

I found the material posted on Agape Management to be very helpful. Tyler Hester has some videos that show the methods he used the first three days of class. This is with 9th grade but I teach 6th...
Board: BusyBoard 05-14-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jady_marie
Whole Brain Teaching

Whole Brain Teaching has a website with lots of info. There are also a couple of books that are worth a read. WBT is the perfect solution to add creativity to rote content. My school also does...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 05-10-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jady_marie
I am also a 6th grade teacher who has a class set...

I am also a 6th grade teacher who has a class set of this book. Before I use this book, I send home notes to make sure that parents are ok with the book. Hunger Games is a book that parents have...
Board: Second Grade 05-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jady_marie
Hide the Dolphin

Hide the dolphin (or whatever object you have on hand). Choose 3 detectives. They turn their backs while you toss the dolphin to another student in the class. That student quickly hides the...
Board: Sixth Grade 05-03-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jady_marie
Touching Spirit Bear Winnie Has Wings So B....

Touching Spirit Bear
Winnie Has Wings
So B. It
Out of My Mind
Took
Abduction
Board: Sixth Grade 05-03-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jady_marie
Vocabulary Building

Vocabulary.com and Membean are two great vocabulary building sites that would be good for your students. I would also assign the students a few articles a week from Newsela. Students can read the...
Board: Third Grade 05-03-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jady_marie
Hwt

I like HWT because you can also teach grammar and Greek and Latin roots while promoting cursive writing.
Board: Special Education 04-27-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By jady_marie
Iep

My school requires attendance. If a student I teach has an IEP review I am required to attend. The SPED teacher tries to plan this on my prep. It that is not possible, I am required to attend a...
Board: The VENT 04-27-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jady_marie
I teach MS but see the same thing. As a grade...

I teach MS but see the same thing. As a grade level we have been told to not teach novels anymore. Instead I am to teach short mentor texts that students read in class. This is sad because we are...
Board: The VENT 04-24-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jady_marie
Data

Let the data do its job. If this teacher is not teaching the required grade level reading skills this will show up in her student data.

I teach ELA in a middle school setting. We have required...
Board: BusyBoard 04-19-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jady_marie
Dc

You can write grants for PD but they will use more points. You start with a few points and can earn more points by having grants funded and by turning in your thank you letters and by posting your...
Board: The VENT 04-02-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By jady_marie
Angela Watson Materials

Google Angela Watson and get hooked up with some of her materials. My favorite book by her is an older one called the Cornerstone. This book has excellent classroom management ideas. Her newest...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 03-06-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jady_marie
Need Fun Ideas to Do with Mentor Texts

I teach 6th grade and my ELA students are beginning to get bored with the same old thing for our mentor texts. We usually have a mini lesson, read the story in groups, discuss the main points in the...
Board: Career Decisions 03-05-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jady_marie
We have a curriculum specialist in my district. ...

We have a curriculum specialist in my district. There is just one and she works at the board office. Our specialist leads grade levels and classroom teachers in curriculum writing.
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-05-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jady_marie
High school students should have plenty of other...

High school students should have plenty of other things to keep them busy once they finish the worksheet. They could work on other homework or read. I would not play into the complaining.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-05-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jady_marie
http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/GreekOlympics.htm...

http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/GreekOlympics.html

Hold the Greek Olympics. Your kids will love this fun competition.
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-04-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By jady_marie
Easy Outfits

Get a couple of pairs of black pants or leggings and pair them with tops and sweaters that you already have. Long sweaters and cardigans over your tops can change up your outfits.
Board: The VENT 01-02-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By jady_marie
What grade do you teach? I teach grade 6 and...

What grade do you teach? I teach grade 6 and have found Whole Brain Teaching to be helpful with this age group. WBT gamifys learning. You can find lots of free information on the Whole Brain...
Board: BusyBoard 01-01-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jady_marie
Whole Brain Teaching

Whole Brain Teaching might be worth a try. You can get a lot of free ideas off of the WBT website. I use WBT with 6th graders and they love it. WBT has a lot of fun call outs and gamifys learning...
Board: The VENT 12-18-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By jady_marie
Great Book Called Teaching Smarter

I read a great book this summer called Teaching Smarter. One of the chapters was called The Teacher Likeability Factor. In this chapter the author suggested that when students argue with you about...
Board: BusyBoard 12-12-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By jady_marie
Yes!

This is a hoop we were asked to jump through four years ago. It seemed like a waste of time but I have seen improvements in my 6th grade students. I post the objective, the essential question, and...
Board: The VENT 11-27-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jady_marie
Angela Watson Unshakeable

Angela Watson's book Unshakeable has many good suggestions on how to be part of your school culture without getting pulled into toxic drama.



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