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Posts Made By: sjgriffin
Board: ESL/LEP 07-19-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By sjgriffin
I have not taught ESL before that's why I need...

I have not taught ESL before that's why I need direction. Thank you for the information.
Board: ESL/LEP 07-19-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By sjgriffin
Thank you! That is good advice. I had not thought...

Thank you! That is good advice. I had not thought about looking at their records. I will do that when I stop by school.
Board: ESL/LEP 07-05-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By sjgriffin
Swahili anyone?

I have been teaching for close to 20 years in Catholic Schools. This year I and moving to a new school and have been asked to work with a family of four students (4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grades) who...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-29-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By sjgriffin
Lots of prayers!

Not only will I be praying, but I will include both your husband and you in our daily intentions in my (Catholic) homeroom. Class starts on Tuesday and with the three hour time difference it should...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By sjgriffin
10% rule

I created about 7 or 8 anchor charts (a first for me) that I got off of Pintrest. Then the assistant principal said there is a 10% rule from the fire department - only 10% of the walls can be...
Board: The VENT 08-21-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By sjgriffin
All for the best!

Things happen for a reason. You were not meant for that job. I hope you have other options. You sound like a good teacher but your talents need to be used where you will be appreciated.

Board: The VENT 08-21-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 66
Posted By sjgriffin
Thrifty shopper

I do have a dress code (Catholic School) and don't mind it. I volunteer at a thrift shop and that has made a huge difference in my wardrobe. I also shop at outlets. There are thrifty ways to dress...
Board: The VENT 08-18-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By sjgriffin
Power trip!

It seems like someone is on a power trip! I, too, would ask if you have a union, but I am not sure if they could do anything for you, but it would be nice to know that someone has your back.

Board: BusyBoard 07-26-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 53
Posted By sjgriffin
Massachusetts schools

Boy, where to start?

Boston College
Boston University
College of the Holy Cross
Amherst College
Williams College
Northeastern University
Tufts University
Board: The VENT 07-23-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Posted By sjgriffin
Another viewpoint

I was told at 3:00 in the afternoon that I was not being offered a contract for the next year. (private school, 10 years of teaching) <!--grumpy-->

I went back to school that night with my...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-23-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By sjgriffin
TPT and Better lesson

Hi there!

I too, have found quite a bit for the novels I taught on tpt. Also, try the website Betterlesson. They also have good lessons for middle school.

Good luck in your new job!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-23-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By sjgriffin
More information please

I am interested in your plan for the 1-4. I am starting a new job this year and need to revamp my grading.

Could you please provide more information?

Board: Bulletin Boards & Classroom Themes 07-19-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By sjgriffin
All year?

How do you keep it up all year?

I use fadeless paper. I have three boards to do this year.
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-18-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By sjgriffin
8th grade novels

When I was teaching 8th grade lit I usually started with Animal Farm and in the winter we read And Then There Were None.

I was also their social studies teacher so I was able to teach about the...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-18-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By sjgriffin
Nice idea

Thank you for your response. I think I will try to do basically what you wrote. I like the idea of the research based inquiry (doing more of it than I usually do) and that way the students will...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-18-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By sjgriffin
Thank you

Holy Smokes! How do these students do in high school? in college?

I do like how you use a pairing system and the ease into independence.

I will be teaching 6-8 social studies and then 6...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-17-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By sjgriffin
Reading textbooks in class?

I have been told I was not "Rigorous" enough in my class. I am trying to improve next year. A few questions:

Do you have your students read at home and then discuss / ask questions in class?

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