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Posts Made By: MNTeacher24
Board: The VENT 08-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
Take a deep breath... Plan on teaching...

Take a deep breath...

Plan on teaching expectations, rituals and routines during the first week. Do community building activities.

That will not only set your classroom up for success, but also...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I have also been bullied by an administrator and...

I have also been bullied by an administrator and your story sounds identical to a colleague of mine. This colleague was so disheartened that she almost left education. However, she found a new school...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
Could you clear out some space for your self and...

Could you clear out some space for your self and neatly box up/label the materials that were in that space? I think that it is worth it to do that now rather than have a horrible situation with a...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I would say you should look at what fits with...

I would say you should look at what fits with your own personal budget first. Stay within your means!

Then as far as what to buy, I would focus on materials that you can use year after year, such...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
Thanks!

Thankfully, I have treated my hair and have now been bug free for 24 hours. I think I caught it early and had a ton of things packed up as I prepare to move, so clean up was minimal. My pillows,...
Board: The VENT 07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
Oh gross!!

I finally finished teaching Summer school last week. I was very excited for some time off...until my head started itching at the end of last week. Yup. I have lice. Summer school has truly been the...
Board: The VENT 07-27-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I have noticed that Office Max/Office Depot do...

I have noticed that Office Max/Office Depot do vary from store to store.

I got a notice in the mail yesterday that Walmart is giving teachers 10% off through July 31. I also saw that the Oriental...
Board: The VENT 06-08-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I am so sorry, but I couldn't help but laugh. You...

I am so sorry, but I couldn't help but laugh. You are a great writer. (This sounds awful, yet too ridiculous not to laugh).
Board: The VENT 06-08-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I was in a similar situation when I was in my...

I was in a similar situation when I was in my third year teaching...and it was so hurtful, awful, and scary.

Now that I am a few years past it, I can see more clearly the things that I did right....
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I have found usually this kind of behavior is all...

I have found usually this kind of behavior is all about attention...so I would work with the students who will listen. Clearly all the other students can see what this student is doing in your class...
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I have heard a similar message from a lot of...

I have heard a similar message from a lot of coworkers lately...it is a hard time of year, so do what you can but don't neglect your needs as a person.

I am not big on movie watching, but my...
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
Sometimes something happens where I think "I must...

Sometimes something happens where I think "I must be on tv right now. This can't be real!" and I look for cameras...but they are no where to be found.
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I think that it is important that each teacher...

I think that it is important that each teacher evaluates their own needs/priorities and makes a decision for themselves. While I may want to attend that extra three weeks, I would by no means judge...
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I teach in one of those "less desirable" places...

I teach in one of those "less desirable" places and the kids and staff are amazing! Additionally, you will be a better teacher because of that experience. Hopefully your new workers will be less...
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I have found my kids are abnormally chatty this...

I have found my kids are abnormally chatty this week as well. They have been blurting, tattling, and engaging in all those annoying behaviors that I thought we had gotten rid of in October. That...
Board: The VENT 05-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I would say either: detention paired with a...

I would say either:

detention paired with a genuine apology and the warning that if there is a repeat performance it will result in a suspension

OR

an attempt at an apology, ISS, and...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
One thing I started doing that helps- write your...

One thing I started doing that helps- write your reading mini-lesson on post it notes and attach them to the back of the read aloud. It sounds dumb, but it helps cut down on time.

I don't have to...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I tested earlier, but our entire schedule had to...

I tested earlier, but our entire schedule had to be changed to accommodate NWEA going down today. It can be so frustrating to see students and our hard work reduced to a few numbers...from a...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
We had a cake and some fruit from our teacher's...

We had a cake and some fruit from our teacher's union...but nothing from our principal at all. (Unless you count him taking a break from bullying our untenured teachers as something)
Board: The VENT 12-17-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
On the flip side...

I have had a teammate who is riddled with insecurity and is constantly talking about all her faults. I, like most human beings, also have insecurities but choose not to air them out at work.

This...
Board: The VENT 12-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I think we have all been there. My first...

I think we have all been there.

My first year teaching, I was being observed by my assistant principal and she ended up carrying one of my students out of the room because he was throwing a fit...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I would encourage the parent to come in and sit...

I would encourage the parent to come in and sit in class, so they can see what "fair" looks like in your classroom.
Board: The VENT 12-05-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
When I have to write up a student that I suspect...

When I have to write up a student that I suspect may try to pull that at home, I " interview" them about what happened and they help me write their referral. Then, I read it back to them and ask if...
Board: The VENT 12-04-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
I think I would assume that she was trying to...

I think I would assume that she was trying to help you, and since you are trying to get into the district it could be pretty good advice.

That being said- some days are just sweatshirt days,...
Board: The VENT 12-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By MNTeacher24
You did the right thing. I have had the same...

You did the right thing. I have had the same issue with note writing with my kiddos as well.



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