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Posts Made By: MnToCa
Board: Career Decisions 03-09-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By MnToCa
Should I Resign?

Long story short...

I absolutely hate my current position. The school/program I am teaching in is horrible and itís only getting worse.

My contract says if I donít resign by April 1, they can...
Board: Special Education 02-18-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MnToCa
We are definitely behavioral over academics.

I think maybe I should have my supervisor and myself meet with her and explain we are behaviors first then academics.

Speaking of academics. What would I even use to teach them? We donít have...
Board: Special Education 02-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MnToCa
Hate to say it

But it really does come from above us.

I try to teach lessons, but students refuse to listen and cooperate. We also donít have any curriculum, so I rely on things I find online to use as a tool...
Board: Special Education 02-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MnToCa
Issue with my Paraprofessional

I am extremely stressed out with my new paraprofessional.

A little background information.

I work in a setting 4 EBD high school classroom. We donít have curriculum, our students donít have...
Board: Career Decisions 11-21-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By MnToCa
Went to the union

I fought hard and it sounds like we will be getting paid for missed prep. We still havenít received prep yet this year except for six days. So itís terrible still here.
Board: Classroom Management 11-19-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MnToCa
Just worksheets

I worked there last year as well. Before me the teacher handed out packets of worksheets.
Board: Classroom Management 11-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MnToCa
Good Ideas

ComeChildren. You have some good ideas. Problem is my school wonít let me bring a TV from my home and students are not allowed to bring electronic devices to school. We make them lock up their...
Board: Classroom Management 11-17-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MnToCa
Federal Setting 4

It means that my students are 100% of the day in a special education classroom in its own separate building. My students have EBD and many of them have been in and out of jail.
Board: Classroom Management 11-02-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MnToCa
I wish I could find a new job

I just canít since teaching is what pays the best for me. I make $53k a year. Not many places will pay me that.

Our behavior specialist is now leaving and one of our other teachers was offered a...
Board: Classroom Management 10-26-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MnToCa
I canít break contract

If I leave the job, they can prevent me from teaching elsewhere the rest of the year.
Board: The VENT 10-26-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MnToCa
4th year

And I sincerely am thinking of quitting mid year. My administration is a joke. I get threatened daily and things are stolen and broken daily, but my supervisor refuses to suspend.
Board: Classroom Management 10-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MnToCa
What do I do without a projector/TV/smart board?

I teach high school EBD in a federal setting 4. I currently have 9 students in my class with severe behaviors of aggression and verbal threats to me and peers.

A week ago a student broke the Tv...
Board: Career Decisions 10-09-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By MnToCa
Can I break my contract?

I am looking for advice.

I posted on here, so if you donít mind reading my post and my final post on the topic.

Basically do I have a legal right to break out and quit?
...
Board: The VENT 10-09-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MnToCa
Can I break out of the contract?

So I just was offered another teacher job in a different district.

Now we just started getting prep, but as of today, we have missed over 20 days of prep time, which is over 20 hours. I feel like...
Board: The VENT 09-17-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MnToCa
Illegal issues with Prep time.

Just wondering what you all think I should do.

I work in Special Education for EBD high school. In my current position, we are obligated 5 minutes prep time for every 25 minutes we are with...
Board: High School 06-25-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MnToCa
Need some good ideas for books for students 9th through 12th

I am teaching SPED reading language arts and math next year. I have three classes of each. Anyone have good ideas of reading books that we could read as a class that actually will maintain the...
Board: Special Education 06-19-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By MnToCa
Any ideas for a Setting IV High School in LA?

I asked this same question in regards to math.

I have 8th through 12th graders next year that will be rotating.

I will be teaching Math and Language Arts.

I have no clue what to do for...
Board: Special Education 06-19-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By MnToCa
Any ideas for a Setting IV High School?

Hey all

I taught in this setting IV EBD program where my class was self contained all day. That was rough, but we are switching next year to rotating our 3 classes and I will be teaching Math and...
Board: Special Education 09-11-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MnToCa
They dont have schedules

It is a setting 4, so all of their IEP goals are behavior related.
Board: Special Education 09-10-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MnToCa
Need lessons ideas

So I teach high school setting 4. EBD. I have 5 students. I am really struggling coming up with academic lessons. I got the behaviors under control but I don't know what to do for the subjects...
Board: Special Education 09-08-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MnToCa
Ok

After teaching 2 years, I moved districts but couldnt get a teaching job. I then took a Sped para job for 2 years and that experience gave me the chance to have my current job as a Sped teacher even...
Board: Special Education 09-07-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MnToCa
I love my job so far

Great students and great staff.

While my students definitely have their needs, my class already loves me. Day one, my first student tried to be disrespectful and hate me, but day 4 he said...
Board: Special Education 09-03-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MnToCa
Thanks

Yea I thought about that with the lava lamp, but I asked people, and they think it will be ok, its on my desk so its not close to anyone but me.

I have a paraprofessional in my classroom. I know...
Board: Special Education 09-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MnToCa
Butterflies are coming. Nerves

So I am working as an EBD High school teachee in a setting 4 with 5 students this year. I have never taught Sped or High School. I used to teach 4th grade gen ed and was a para for 2 years in a...
Board: Special Education 09-01-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By MnToCa
First Day of School Ted Talk anyone?

Hi all. Tuesday will be my first day ever teaching Sped. I am in a setting 4 EBD classroom with 5 students age 15 to 18 along with one para.

Anyway. I want to show a TED talk the first day. ...



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