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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: BusyBoard 09-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider

Regie Routman has a series called Kid's Poems (from Scholastic) about writing poetry with K through 4th grade, separate books k, 1, 2, 3-4. She is terrific and practical--just what a teacher needs....
Board: The VENT 09-15-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
You must feel very frustrated

and I suspect the prince is frustrated too. I would take the suggestions about working with the social/emotional specialists to heart, choose the least touchy-feely one to ask to come into the room...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider
Not sure why

YOU should feel bad. The other person clearly has poor social skills, preoccupation, whatever. It's too bad, but far more about them than you.
Board: BusyBoard 09-13-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
How about

"being" Friendship means being friends. Hardship exists when something is being hard; makes a difficulty. Take out the "experiencing" in the previous post and I think you've got it for primary...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
About the jacket

Female here: I take a light jacket when I sub because some schools crank up the air conditioning and I freeze. Some schools save on heating during the colder months, so I'm cold again in the...
Board: The VENT 09-12-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
I used

rice rather than sand for some activities. The custodians curse my name less because the vacuum pulls up rice off the floor better than sand.

Just a thought.
Board: BusyBoard 09-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
Objecting parent sued

Parent sued for objecting to a math program.
Board: Retired Teachers 09-09-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By broomrider
A principal friend

retired in Nevada and moved to Arizona to be with her kids and returned to principaling. She collected full Nevada retirement and her Arizona salary. Sweet. But more ambitious than I feel.

Board: Substitute Teachers 09-08-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
As near as I can tell

the Letter of Reasonable Assurance is partly to know how many subs the district will have available and largely to keep from having to pay unemployment benefits over vacations. The Assurance is all...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
I usually ask

the student to check his/her work to be sure it's correct. "There should be no mistakes, since you have time to be sure about the answers." They sometimes find errors and correct them (use a...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-06-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider

after sharing your data, you might say that children who are struggling often confuse being bored with being frustrated and wanting to avoid doing things are are hard for them. You might want to...
Board: The VENT 09-06-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider
I agree

that it is time to see your doctor. Sharing your symptoms can lead to finding a root cause and/or to alleviating them. We take a pill for annoying hay fever flooding our bodies with chemicals, why...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
Some suggestions

are in here, some do relate to non-classroom education jobs, but not all.

I also suggest sales...
Board: The VENT 09-03-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
I feel driven to comment

You've had some well meaning comments about work-life balance on here. However, in my experience the first year of teaching any new position (and I've had several different teacher jobs in 40 years)...
Board: BusyBoard 08-31-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
The worth of a good teacher

This article looks at the economic contribution of a good public school teacher. While it seems to show how important teachers are to their students' success, I wonder if it doesn't also encourage...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
so she'll now

support his behavior by calling his home each morning to be sure he's had his meds.
Sounds like an appropriate intervention to me.

Sarcasm aside, I agree that no meds is not a get out of...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By broomrider
the company

will send one free sample to check for rug compatibility.

Write or call and explain your problem and they may send you an Ll sample or suggest a fix. This is certainly not the first occurrence in...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By broomrider
Time to visit

your pension representative, social security rep, and talk to your financial advisor. Can you afford to retire? What is you pension eligibility? What are the requirements to work elsewhere and...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Posted By broomrider
Go to the board

and ask for help in an open meeting. Do not name the school or student just ask for help with being placed in dangerous working conditions. Explain what happened and the recommendations of the...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-30-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
add in

show, model, explain

Then again, this is my favorite quote about leadership:

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 08-29-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
you might want

to consult a lawyer for some of those answers. I did a quick internet search without much luck in answering your questions.

Off the top of my head and never having attended law school, the...
Board: Career Decisions 08-27-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By broomrider

on your new teaching job.:)

I hope some of you children are near enough to lend a hand preparing materials and setting things up. It's always nice to have extra hands to get established.
Board: Career Decisions 08-27-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
You might get a sample

of teaching community college by seeking to teach an evening class. That way you still have your regular income and a chance to try out something new. You might also want to check out how many full...
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
I've threatened

to put a layer of bulletin board paper on top of the stuff on my desk each month so I can excavate it at the end of the year. Archeology is always enticing.

For me a desk is a place to store...
Board: Intervention & Title I Services 08-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
Hi and welcome

It sounds like you are a new teacher. Usually interventionists have a few years experience before getting that job which gives them a background in programs and teaching students with varying...

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