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Posts Made By: ReeseTeacher
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-06-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
School is out!

School is out!
Board: The VENT 06-04-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I can relate. I am a classroom teacher with three...

I can relate. I am a classroom teacher with three very defiant/EBD kids. Their behavior rubs off on the rest of the class.

Yesterday I gave a direction to clean up and come sit on the carpet....
Board: New Teachers 06-03-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I am an elementary teacher finishing up my 7th...

I am an elementary teacher finishing up my 7th year teaching this week. I can tell you some common mistakes that any first-year teacher (regardless of grade level) will often make. (I *may* have made...
Board: New Teachers 06-03-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
You just described me (when I was a student...

You just described me (when I was a student teacher) and just about every single student teacher on the planet. When I was student teaching (as well as my first few years of full time teaching) I...
Board: New Teachers 06-03-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I feel inadequate all the time, even after 7...

I feel inadequate all the time, even after 7 years of teaching. I have to remind myself that it's all in my head and that nobody else thinks that of me. We are all human and make mistakes, but as...
Board: New Teachers 07-01-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
Don't feel guilty for taking a sick day! That's...

Don't feel guilty for taking a sick day! That's what they are there for. I always make it a point to only take them when I really need them. Then, when I end up needing them, the principal is less...
Board: New Teachers 07-01-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
If you really like the school, I would take the...

If you really like the school, I would take the interventionist position if that is all your offered. It will get you in the door of the school. Next year, if a classroom position opens up, they are...
Board: New Teachers 07-01-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
The school usually has a curriculum for you to...

The school usually has a curriculum for you to follow. You don't have to make it up from scratch. :)

Even with a curriculum or scope and sequence, the first year or two is always a bit of trial...
Board: The Job Search 07-01-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I would be honest. I would word it as you were...

I would be honest. I would word it as you were having some struggles with classroom management, but that you are taking a workshop to better your skills. Also put that you are willing to do whatever...
Board: The Job Search 07-01-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I am in my 5th year of teaching and applying for...

I am in my 5th year of teaching and applying for a new position right now. I've applied for between 10-15 jobs, and only gotten one interview.

Back when I was in college, they told us: The...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
better a messy desk than a messy classroom. As...

better a messy desk than a messy classroom. As long as it doesn't interfere with student safety I say who cares???

By the way, my desk would be really messy except I don't have one anymore. I use...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
New student

This is a vent/question not for myself, but for another teacher on my team.

I was just curious, how much notice do you get if a new student is coming? I ask because my coworker recieved a new...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I teach 2nd, but I find it helpful to literally...

I teach 2nd, but I find it helpful to literally SHOW them every direction (if you are saying it for the first time). Sometimes, I"ll even show them what NOT to do. (For example, Monday we were doing...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I hate using bathroom passes. I teach 2nd. You...

I hate using bathroom passes. I teach 2nd. You never know what is growing on those things!!!!! But my school requires them too. My first few years teaching, I bought the cute ones from Lakeshore and...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-01-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I just want to add that my very lowest ELL...

I just want to add that my very lowest ELL student (a newcomer from Thailand, came here in late January) is a different story. I let her do a LOT of copying. We are working on her oral language at...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I teach at a Hmong/Karenni charter school. That...

I teach at a Hmong/Karenni charter school. That means, 95% of our students are ELL. I have such a wide variety in my class. I have two newcomers (level 1 speaking, listening, reading and writing)....
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
Thanks for all your replies! I am trying to...

Thanks for all your replies!

I am trying to get them to understand "efficient". The hard part is my students are all ELL. (Some of my are VERY low English, one having been in the country for 6...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
So you have to stay at the same school forever...

So you have to stay at the same school forever and ever, and if you ever leave or move away you are abandoning your kids? Absolutely not!

Also, if you have to leave midyear and you inform...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
That's hilarious! I'm thankful that your friend...

That's hilarious! I'm thankful that your friend wasn't committing insurance fraud, however you have to believe that tons of people out there probably do! That's kind of disturbing to me that if I had...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
We are IB. We don't have a cirruculum. We create...

We are IB. We don't have a cirruculum. We create everything. In fact, I got a sub all day yesterday (and again next Tuesday) to hole ourselves up in the basement of our school to spend ALL day...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
I don't believe it's the only job where you are...

I don't believe it's the only job where you are expected to hold it. For example, surgeons often hold their bladders while doing multihour surgeries. They are expected to be on shift for 12+ hours...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
Number Talks Question

Hi,

This post is primarily for those who are in primary (specifically grades 1-2) and have been doing number talks in your classroom for a while.

I started doing number talks during summer...
Board: The VENT 09-21-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
Sounds like this school is not a good fit for...

Sounds like this school is not a good fit for you. I work at an IB school, and am in a similar situation (we don't use curriculum due to IB, we have to turn in lengthy lesson plans for every subject...
Board: The VENT 09-20-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
Where do I put this (It's the same place every...

Where do I put this (It's the same place every time) and what do I do when I'm done (I have a whole bulletin board that tells them exactly what to do).

Another one is "I forgot" (after raising...
Board: The VENT 09-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By ReeseTeacher
Two years ago, a mom (who I had troubles with all...

Two years ago, a mom (who I had troubles with all year) called me during a no-school workshop day to chew me out for "allowing her son to bring toys to school and letting him trade those toys with...



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