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Posts Made By: mauiwow
Board: Classroom Management 03-13-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By mauiwow
Too social

I teach a small support class of about 10 kids. We have built a positive classroom environment where they feel safe to do their work but now they are getting too comfortable and social and just want...
Board: The VENT 03-11-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mauiwow
Does anyone else feel like this?

Spring break is just around the corner, and man oh man are the kiddos acting up. And it's not to the degree that they are misbehaving to the point that it's mayhem *knock on wood*. It's just their...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-27-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mauiwow
Know you are doing the best you can!

I don't have solutions since there is no easy fix but I can help brainstorm ideas.

It sounds like you have tried class councils--is this when you have a big discussion with your entire class or...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-27-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mauiwow
I went to a math conference where I learned about...

I went to a math conference where I learned about socratic seminar in math class and how a teacher did it in her classroom. Check out this link and let me know if it does not work...
Board: The VENT 02-27-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By mauiwow
Hugs

Dear Teachers,

Regardless if this is your first year or how ever many years teaching, please know that you are appreciated! <!--heart_red_3D--><!--hearts-->

I feel like this time of the year...
Board: National Board Certification 02-01-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mauiwow
Component 4

Hi! I just finished a draft of my written commentary. Right now I feel good that I have something filled on paper and that forms are filled out. While writing the commentary, I noticed I may have...
Board: National Board Certification 02-01-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mauiwow
Thank you! I called and they said it should work...

Thank you! I called and they said it should work 😁
Board: National Board Certification 01-31-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mauiwow
Ea math vs Aya math

Hi! I am certified to teach math 6 to 12 and majored in math. I have been teaching algebra, high school aligned course to 8th graders. I want to be certified for Aya math because that is my area of...
Board: The VENT 02-21-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mauiwow
It's that point of the year again...

When I am thinking and dreaming about other jobs than teaching. The what if I am not a teacher. Does that happen to anyone? Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful for my job. I teach middle school,...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mauiwow
Wow thank you all!

Incredible support system here. I love each and everyone's advice/perspective.

On a positive not, I used a class discussion reflection strategy. Asked them to reflect on their noise level,...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mauiwow
Thank you for the advice!

You make a great point about the office.
Board: The VENT 01-25-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mauiwow
Thank you!

Love the group role enforcement and exit ticket on self reflections
Board: The VENT 01-24-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mauiwow
You are not alone

I still struggle with classroom management and it's year 5. Teachers who taught for 4-5 times as long as me still struggle as well. Unfortunately, not all kids know how to be good students.

I am...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mauiwow
Need advice

So I have a very interesting class this year. Some days they are great, and other days I don't know what hit them...today was the latter. I gave them a challenging group activity and some groups rose...
Board: The VENT 01-21-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mauiwow
Dear first year teacher,

You are amazing. Don't ever doubt yourself. Summer will be sweet victory. Trust me, I was definitely in your boat as a first year and I still feel that way sometimes and it's been 5 years. It is...
Board: The VENT 12-11-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mauiwow
You got this.

Hang in there. First year is going to be rough without a doubt, and it will take time to win over the students. Definitely follow some of the advice about structure. The kids will test and test and...
Board: The VENT 12-11-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mauiwow
Hugs

Regardless of where you work, I believe in the saying "The grass is always greener on the other side." I've had my doubts, and teaching has those moments when you question why you got into it in the...
Board: The VENT 12-11-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By mauiwow
Yesss so true

I feel like in some jobs people don't get the Sunday anxiety thing because they leave work at work. Regardless how many years of experience, anxiety always creep in for teachers I feel. I am at the...
Board: The VENT 12-11-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mauiwow
Hugs

Hang in there. I felt defeated today as well. At the end of the day know that you can go home and find you time. And winter break is one more Monday away! Let it go, and have a glass of wine :)...
Board: New Teachers 08-10-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By mauiwow
Congrats!

I teach Algebra if you ever have any questions or run ideas across :D
Board: The VENT 08-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mauiwow
Need help getting excited for this year

Hey teachers!

So I am into year 5. And don't get me wrong, I love my job, I love the kiddos (most of them), and I want to inspire my students. Nevertheless, I feel really burnt out...still! Summer...
Board: New Teachers 05-14-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mauiwow
Options

Kids love:
Logic Puzzles
Coloring (so many therapeautic coloring pages)
Reading quietly
Writing letter to teacher, friend, pen pal, etc
Board: Classroom Management 04-11-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mauiwow
Hang in there!

I am so sorry about your situation. Really unfair how they always give the new teachers these types of challenging classes to see if they can sink or swim. I've definitely been through that and like...
Board: The VENT 03-21-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mauiwow
We are with you <3

The whole sink or swim mentality for new teachers just doesn't cut it. I am so saddened by this. We come in with enthusiasm, belief in helping the future--but then the politics of education hits us...
Board: The VENT 03-21-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By mauiwow
:(

Teaching is already hard as it is, and to know that this poor teacher quit due to lack of support is so discouraging. I've seen this happen to many new teachers, and have also been bullied by...



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