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Posts Made By: Tounces
Board: The VENT 10-07-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Tounces

I think doing homework is important. These days, though, too many parents or older siblings to the homework for the child. Those without parents who would check homework, wouldnít do it. So...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces

I know how you feel. I took off two years and decided to substitute teach. It was a nice break. Cut in pay unfortunately. Actually appreciated though. Qualified for free medical. Iím counting down...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By Tounces
Frustrating Q Comp

Iím so frustrated. Iím at a different school this year. They are doing QComp. I have done this many years old at a large district and we did it differently. Thing is Iím the only one who is new in my...
Board: Special Education 10-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces
NOT cool

Well isnít that nice? They dumped him on you. You are the babysitter. Iíd pitch a big fit. This is not the placement for this kid.
Sounds like he needs a 1:1 instead. Itís not right to take...
Board: Special Education 10-01-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces

I do pull out resource. I work on their IEP goals. They work on grade level work in the classroom. Iím in a small school this year. All classes have a full time special ed para in them. Thatís who...
Board: Special Education 09-30-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Tounces
Higher Order Questions ?

Iím a resource teacher. We are getting observed 3 times this year. My domain of focus this year is Instruction.

My question is how do you ask higher order questions with students who are working...
Board: Special Education 08-28-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces

I asked mine the other day about how to code Kindergarten on spedforms. She says look in the LRE. I do, nothing there about that. She tells me to look again. Duh, I CAN read. Then she tells me to...
Board: Special Education 08-19-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Tounces

Iím just the opposite, going from resource to full inclusion.

In resource, Iíd start off with some assessments. Look at their IEPs and where they left off last year on their present levels.
Board: Special Education 08-19-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tounces
Lesson plans pacing guides

Have you gotten them yet? If not, cc the principal in your email requests. Also, go tell them in person that you need this info asap.

It should be easy to share lesson plans. If they have to turn...
Board: The Job Search 07-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces
Re kahluablast

I thought about that. But how would I explain that Iím taking another offer after Iíve been out of town?
Board: The Job Search 07-11-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces

Iíve been interviewing since March. Offered a job in June. May have another offer after next week. Hang in there.
I was once offered a job in September after the first week of school. <!--monarch-->
Board: The Job Search 07-11-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces
How to decline after I accepted

Iíve been interviewing for months and finally got a job. An ex coworker told me about it and recommended me to the executive director.

She took about a week after the interview to tell me I was...
Board: Special Education 07-11-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By Tounces
Student Loans Lawsuit

Teachers sue U.S. over student loans that werenít forgiven
One of the biggest U.S. teachers unions is suing the Department of Education, alleging a loan forgiveness program for millions of public...
Board: The VENT 06-05-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tounces

I see some responses saying that resigning means you canít get unemployment. This is NOT true. If they were not renewing you and you resign to avoid that you can get unemployment. Iím actually doing...
Board: Special Education 06-05-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces

Iím a bit confused on your post. Are you, the special ed teacher, doing the interventions for students who are in general education?
If so, are you in a co-teaching class?
In my experience, the...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces
Re forms

You can go to under forms
Board: The VENT 02-12-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces

One district I worked in provided the teachers with microphones.
They helped save teachersí voices. They were the kind one has if you have a student with hearing loss. We were to speak normally...
Board: The VENT 02-12-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces
Student Loans Navient/Fed Loan shortened article

Has anyone heard that student loans are supposed to be transferred to Fed Loan in order to receive forgiveness?

Hereís Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans
BuzzFeed News...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Tounces

Yes, they subtracted money from your pay in order to stretch it out over the summer.
Check the amount against your total salary. Divide by number of pay periods. Ours is 24, but yours is 26.
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces
Not getting along

Can you bring this up with admin? They are ultimately responsible for the culture of the school.
When students see/feel this type of behavior, it affects them negatively too.
If itís still not...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces

No itís not terrible. One thing Iíve tried in the past was to focus on anything good that happened in the class. Even if itís minor, it will help you feel better. Also write them down. I had a...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Tounces

Not sure Iím understanding how everything happened, the nurse wa at your room with the sleeping child the whole time? Then why didnít she wake him and take him to the bus? Does that school have...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces

When I taught second grade, I would teach my class specific ways to behave for a sub. I would spend a good amount of time role playing scenarios. I would also state that I would find out how they...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Tounces
Re surly

Thanks, yes Iím supposed to know. In fact sheís told me that Iím slower than others ďcatching onĒ.

Good idea to post a sign. Iíll be making one to cover my butt. It wonít matter to them though...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Tounces
A couple of things

What do you use for classroom management? Is it something that makes the parents aware of these behaviors? Class Dojo, frequent reports, behavior contracts, stations for grouping? Consequences for...

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