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Posts Made By: MollyDogsMom
Board: BusyBoard 01-07-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Yes

I was just on strike . It can move fast with both sides switching things up. Remember there are often ďstrike movesĒ like in a playbook that both sides pull from. Itís a roller coaster ride where you...
Board: The VENT 12-30-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Wow

Iím surprised they found that many subs willing! I was recently on strike and I was impressed how so many other unions supported us. Our subs arenít union but nobody even attempted to keep the...
Board: BusyBoard 11-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Motor planning

Iím not sure Iím understanding your question. Iím not a SLP but my daughter has Apraxia which is a motor planning speech disorder. Oral Motor disorders can be at the motor planning level (Apraxia) or...
Board: BusyBoard 11-23-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Grammar and vocabulary

Grammar I teach during writers workshop either through mini lessons or conferences or even small group lessons .

Vocabulary is layered into reading lessons and small group instruction along with...
Board: BusyBoard 11-23-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Different

Each group is working in their own level according to the testing. I only meet with each group one day. While Iím working with the one group, the other groups are speed sorting and doing the practice...
Board: BusyBoard 11-23-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
One group a day

I have my class split into 4 groups this year. We work on our words for about 15 minutes 4 days a week. Each day I meet with only 1 group. I check if they can sort the prior sort, check a paper they...
Board: BusyBoard 11-21-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Glorified letter grades

For me when cut and dry percentages like that are used for the 1-4 scores you are just replacing the A-F scores for numbers and defeats the purpose of the 1-4 rubric altogether. While at times the...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Bystanders

After defining rude vs mean vs bullying I would specifically teach the bullying triangle (thatís what I call it). There are 3 points: bully (stress the behavior not the label), Target (I donít like...
Board: Third Grade 09-08-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Testing

Parents have more pull when it comes to getting testing for an IEP. They can write to the district asking for a full evaluation and itís often taken more seriously. I often use the law to pad my...
Board: The VENT 08-31-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Welcome!

Welcome ! I just finished day 3. Wear really good shoes and bring bandaids for blisters. Take breaks and stretch (Iím soooo sore). Find silly ways to stay positive . Our schools are challenging each...
Board: The VENT 08-26-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Washington and strike

Stress eating is not the best way to deal with the stress during bargaining, but I canít seem to make stress cleaning or stress exercising happen. My union has Wednesday as our strike date. I know...
Board: The VENT 08-01-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
WA state

Right now in Washington state, every single public school district is bargaining for a new pay scale. This has been, hopefully, a strong reason for all members to fully understand the need for a...
Board: Daily 5 07-03-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Different definitions

There are different definitions of a workshop approach to teaching. Iíve always taught a workshop type approach when allowed (one year I was mandated to follow a reading curriculum....I quit lol)....
Board: BusyBoard 06-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Board

Our last board meeting did not go well. Iím thinking this next one may be worse. Iím glad that the local unions are talking to each other. Keeping up on how everything is going will help I hope.
Board: BusyBoard 06-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Thanks for sharing

Our district is usually difficult to bargain with, so if districts with better track records are struggling we are doomed ;). The fact that OSPI actually says to have district and union lawyers...
Board: BusyBoard 06-24-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Washington state teachers

I asked in the News section, but I donít think many visit there. If you are in Washington state, is your bargaining going as horribly as my unionís is? If not, what helped?
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 06-22-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Washington state negotiations

Fellow Washington state teachers.....is your bargaining of a new salary schedule going as badly as mine? I hear mostly about districts near me, but would love to hear about others too. Iím afraid...
Board: BusyBoard 04-07-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
I get it

Iím also not a fan of extrinsic rewards. I also have a student teacher . If I was in your shoes Iíd let the student teacher know that intrinsic motivation is built overtime, but since the classroom...
Board: BusyBoard 03-07-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
3rd grade

We have to go through a yearly training and proctor our own class. I can't imagine having outside proctors for elementary school. It's stressful enough on them as it is.
Board: BusyBoard 02-24-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Similar

I have a student teacher right now that appears to be in the same system . As for the 1-3 scoring, student teachers are expected to earn 2's. It's how it's set up to be. If you are earning 2's, you...
Board: BusyBoard 02-07-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Co teacher

Perhaps the issue is your thinking that you need to teach your co teacher. If you feel you are the teacher of her or him vs an equal part of a team, I can see why the principal may view this as not...
Board: Third Grade 02-03-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Wow!

You seem to have a lot of time. We are suppose to have 60 minutes reading Bloch and 40 reading intervention (the kids on reading IEP's, ELL, and lower readers pulled out so I have less students). I...
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Link

http://www.ccpensieve.com/login.php
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Online

I've been using the CC pensieve through the daily 5/CAFE. Even if you don't use daily 5/CAFE, this is an excellent resource. I can track both individual and small group lessons. I have either an...
Board: BusyBoard 01-16-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MollyDogsMom
Grouping or sharing

While in multiplication you see 3x5 as "3 groups of 5", division has two actions. Both can be 15 divided by 3: sharing action is where you know there are 3 groups and you are finding the number in...



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