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Posts Made By: jbkz
Board: BusyBoard 02-14-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 114
 
Posted By jbkz
books and friends

I love reading Children's Books! I love buying new books from the authors I love. I love sharing favorite books with my kiddos. AND, I love my teacher friends! They are the best!!!!
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 04-23-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jbkz
tracing letters and name

YES! I have a great app for not only tracing letters, but you can also set it up so each child can trace their own name. It is called:
Write My Name by Injini
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 12-05-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jbkz
thank you

Thank you everyone for all of your suggestions. I really appreciate it. My students are all ELL and so English is totally foreign to them. A co-teacher came up with the idea to have them cut up...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-22-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By jbkz
write your name

How do you teach 3 & 4 year old students to write their name? I could just have them trace it, but I would like them to have the proper letter formation and not form bad habits from not having...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 11-22-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jbkz
Well, I work overseas in a pre-k classroom. My...

Well, I work overseas in a pre-k classroom. My co-teacher speaks Arabic, although she speaks quite a bit of English, too. We do not talk that much, but we have a good understanding of what each of...
Board: Kindergarten 11-21-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jbkz
Assessments in pre-K

How do you assess your pre-kindergartners? I teach pre-k and I am expected to be assessing each of my students in math and English Weekly. It seems a bit much to me. And, I don't know how to do...
Board: The Job Search 04-20-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jbkz
No problem

Lady Di - You can ask me anything. No Problem. :-)
Board: The Job Search 04-18-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jbkz
pause

Lady Di - Do you mean that makes me want to rethink my decision?

There are some teachers who have not had a wonderful time. There is talk of some just up and leaving, what they call a "midnight...
Board: The Job Search 04-17-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jbkz
work for spouse

Lady Di - My husband hopes to get a job teaching English as he is working on each getting a TESOL certificate to teach English. However, from what I read, most spouses do not find work. He is okay...
Board: The Job Search 04-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By jbkz
overseas opportunity

Does anyone else want to go overseas to teach with me? I'm going to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. They are hiring hundreds of teachers, mostly elementary. I was hired with a group of 516...
Board: The Job Search 04-13-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jbkz
Teaching Overseas

I GOT A JOB!!! After 2 years and 75 job applications I finally got a job!

I am going to be teaching in a public elementary school (English,Math, and Science) in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab...
Board: The Job Search 03-23-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By jbkz
when it rains it pours

I don't put too much on here, and it's been a pretty dry season of job searching....but....when it rains it pours. I have had two interviews in the last week. First interview to teach overseas in...
Board: The Job Search 03-23-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jbkz
dress professionally

I agree about dressing professionally. I have been on two interviews this last week and I cannot believe how many other teachers before me or after me are not dressed for an interview. You need a...
Board: The Job Search 02-29-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jbkz
are you sure it's you?

It is a very tough job market out there. Maybe it's not you. I have been on several interviews and have not landed a full-time position for the last 1.5 years. I come away feeling I did a good...
Board: The Job Search 02-29-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jbkz
photo

How about putting a photo of yourself on your cover letter, or resume, or business card? Tell them what you bring to the job that sets you apart from others.
Board: The Job Search 02-22-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By jbkz
they just don't get it

I know that I am an excellent teacher, but, I have been unemployed for two years. I have had a little part-time work, but I keep wondering how long until I get my own classroom. The only thing that...
Board: The Job Search 02-03-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By jbkz
Sorry

This isn't getting any easier is it?
Board: First Grade 01-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jbkz
vocabulary

Could it be a vocabulary problem? Do they know what a digit is (if your math book used that term)? Do they know the name of the columns - ones, tens, hundreds? Maybe practice pointing to the...
Board: The Job Search 01-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jbkz
deal breaker

The pay sounds great and I could live with the hours and occasional Saturdays. But...the stress of making sure that all my students pass with an 80% minimum AND co-teaching with someone else being...
Board: Second Grade 01-08-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By jbkz
social studies

I like to alternate science and social studies. First I teach a science unit for a few weeks, until it is complete, and then in that same time block, I teach a social studies unit. I find it...
Board: The Job Search 12-30-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By jbkz
interesting cover letter

Your cover letter is interesting, not the normal fare. It might get their attention. I'm curious as to your end results. I sent something similar for a few job posts. I actually was interviewed...
Board: Kindergarten 12-18-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jbkz
thank you

This is so awesome! I am visiting my sister in another state and just sent a call from santa to my hubby. He got a good laugh. My son is getting one right now. Thank you so much for sharing!
Board: The Job Search 12-16-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jbkz
oh phooey

I had a great interview today for an Early Admission Kindergarten Teacher. I could see the handwriting on the wall that this job was meant for me. BUT, they said they would call me in the afternoon...
Board: The Job Search 12-13-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By jbkz
everywhere

I agree with Greyhound girl. Apply everywhere. I started off being picky and I gradually have branched out to districts farther and farther away, for different teaching jobs than my "choice" job,...
Board: The Job Search 12-13-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By jbkz
Yay!

Yay for you! And, for me....I just found out I have an interview on Friday for Kindergarten!!!!! Excited and Nervous at the same time.


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