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Posts Made By: tchr&mom2many
Board: Sixth Grade 06-15-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Routine, routine, routine

I have been teaching middle school since 1999, and the one thing that works best for me is having a routine.

Have a regular activity for when they walk into the room, several different kind of...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-09-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Some ideas...

University of Kansas's Sentence Writing Strategy and Paragraph Writing Strategy programs (Google it; you should find info.)

Grammar with a Giggle (daily oral language with fun stories)
...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-14-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
My thoughts

I don't assign homework often; therefore, I don't assign homework so my students can't do it.

Here is what I observe with homework:


The kids who can do it usually do it.
The kids who can't...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-10-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Your students will be fine.

This is an ongoing debate. I think your students will be just fine in middle school. Sometimes we have to level the playing field. I have yet to see that giving students homework enhances their...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-10-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
That's not the point of homework I assign...

Well, if you assign homework just to have students do it, then I guess you're right.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-07-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
How about no homework?

(Pardon the cross post)

If you have high poverty, you will have more of a challenge.

I teach in a relatively high poverty school. Honestly? I try not to assign homework. I have the students...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-07-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
What is the profile of your students?

If you have high poverty, you will have more of a challenge.

I teach in a relatively high poverty school. Honestly? I try not to assign homework. I have the students do bits and pieces of bigger...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Sleepy Hollow

Can you tell me what version of Sleep Hollow you use ladijen148? I'm looking for many different formats of this.

Thank you :)
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-18-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Mom of 6...

Hello, I'm a mom of six, with my youngest being 2. (He'll be 3 in January.)

I get EVERYTHING packed the night before. Everything. If it can go in car (like his sleeping bag for daycare), then...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 138
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Another Wisconsinite

1) What is your current salary? $51.031

2) How long have you been working, any extra degrees? 14th year, Master's degree

3) How many contract days do you work? 180

4) What are your contract...
Board: Second Grade 03-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Start a new routine on Monday

So the kids know it by Wednesday.

Have an opening activity...every day.
Have a mix of group and independent activities.
Include some teacher instruction, maybe some modeling.
Have a concluding...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-01-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
I agree with the previous posters

Set expectations.

Be consistent and follow-through with consequences.

Be sure to have a routine in your classroom. For example, in my math class, I have the following routine:

Whiteboard...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-01-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Playing devil's advocate...

How long are your class periods? I just know that the Language Arts curriculum is huge, so maybe your principal is concerned about too much time spent with reading aloud? It makes a big difference...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-01-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
My boys...

I have four sons, and we chose unique to semi-unique for them.

Draven
Zechaiah (pronounced Za-ki-ah, with "ki" rhyming with sky)
Bennett
Sullivan

Ironically, Draven and Zechaiah have had...
Board: Educational Technology 01-27-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
White board online "meeting"

Hey everyone...

I've been doing a testing day "eve" study session (the day before a test) using TodaysMeet. It's gone okay, but I was wondering if any of you know of a website or app that I...
Board: Math & Science 01-24-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
White board online "meeting"

Hey everyone...

I've been doing a testing day "eve" study session (the day before a test) using TodaysMeet. It's gone okay, but I was wondering if any of you know of a website or app that I could...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-25-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
I would definitely say something...

New moms are extra sensitive anyway... so I would definitely be sure to approach the topic. Otherwise it will always be out there...

You could say, "I'm sorry I was insensitive about your baby's...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-24-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
How about...

A nursing cami like this:
...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
That stinks :(

I second the Dropbox option... or the use of Google Docs (now G Drive or something).

I always tell my own children and students to save to at least 3 places... email it to yourself on a couple...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-21-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
From Wisconsin

I say pee-con, accent on the first syllable.
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-21-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Not enough.

This particular school year and last year, I have averaged about 4.5 to 5 hours of sleep every night. Just too much to do.

My patience and mental coherence both suffer greatly due to my sleep...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-20-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Um, as a divorced parent...

I live that stress of being pulled in a number of directions on a regular basis.

I have a blended family. Two sons from my first marriage. Two sons from my current marriage. Two stepdaughters...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 11-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Let me tell ya...

My third son was 26 lbs by 6 months. He overate.

But he is a normal 4 year old boy now (and not chubby one bit).

I say if he's happy and not showing signs of distress, he's fine. I have six...
Board: Kindergarten 11-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Not a kindergarten teacher but...

Debbie Miller's Reading with Meaning is a book I have bought many of my own children's elementary teachers. Lots of good thinking going on in her book...

I think she has some youtube clips as...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-06-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By tchr&mom2many
Language Arts...2nd quarter focus?

I had planned to teach a novel, but the other LA teacher is currently using the book set. I decided that my student teacher will teach that in a few weeks instead. So...

I'm curious, what...



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