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Posts Made By: LALgal
Board: The VENT 08-01-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 75
 
Posted By LALgal
We used to be able

we used to be able to wear jeans, got a new principal and somehow the policy was changed for the entire district. Now, no jeans unless its for charity (few and far between) definitely no flip flops....
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LALgal
# mary teach

Could you please share some of the sources for your statistics and studies on struggling readers. I'm in a district where my readers are at least 3 grades below reading level and we are supposed to...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-29-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LALgal
What's your favorite go to book for teaching?

I'd like to read up before going back to school on some tools for differentiation, best practices, and also teaching reading and writing informational or expository texts ( my kids have the worst...
Board: The VENT 07-29-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LALgal
Thanks guys

Thats what I'm feeling like as I do the research. In my building, we already spend so much time gathering evidence for rebuttals of memos ( talking minimum of 3 cc file memos per week), that it...
Board: The VENT 07-28-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LALgal
Danielson model, isn't new but new to me! Help!

Ok, so i teach at a low performing school that has been failing for over 10 years and is on the verge of closure. As a last ditch effort the district is making all of these changes. We've...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-28-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By LALgal
Hi!

regarding your readers and writers workshops- since you have freedom with your curriculum what if you do two days reading, three writing and/or vice versa or alternating? That way you can use your...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-28-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By LALgal
Can you be more specific

regarding the structure. I have a 90 minute block with 45 for reading and 45 for writing. Students begin with 10 min silent reading then the opening/ whole class instruction, independent practice,...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-28-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LALgal
Depending on the station- it was about 4 years...

Depending on the station- it was about 4 years ago so I don't remember everything.

General Rules:
* I had the station chart blown up and put everyone's names on post it notes, made it much easier...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 07-27-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LALgal
Don't Worry

My first year in my district I was thrown into a read 180 classroom in late october! No training at all! and only 1/3 of the materials! Icing on the cake- triple the students you should have in a...
Board: BusyBoard 11-10-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By LALgal
3 part objective...uggghhh! Please help!

Good Afternoon all,

As some of you know i work in an urban district and we are behind on alot of common practices, one of which is the 3 part objective. We haven't gotten any formal training and...
Board: BusyBoard 10-13-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LALgal
Trust me...

I have blocked periods (90 mins) and it still doesn't seem like enough time
Board: BusyBoard 09-21-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By LALgal
Wow!

Thanks so much, i'm going to share this at my open house tomorrow nite as well!
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By LALgal
9/11 lessons for middle school

I'm wondering if anyone had any nice supplements for a 9/11 ELA lesson? I'm trying to concoct a writing lesson, or response sheet or something of that nature, but when i try to think of one my mind...
Board: Center Activities 09-08-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By LALgal
7th Grade Literacy Centers

At the risk of sounding redundant, I'm wondering what people are using for middle school literacy centers. I would like to be proactive and begin gathering resources, but I am drawing a blank. I work...
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LALgal
I'm really considering printing this post

Because maybe my school should be aware of how others do it. There was no training, admin did not make me aware, the teacher just came down and said "i'm your co teacher" upon finding her schedule....
Board: BusyBoard 09-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By LALgal
Help! Never Had a Co-Teacher

Just wondering if anyone has co taught middle school language arts under a block schedule? I just got news after planning and arranging my room that I will have a co-teacher, no further info. I...
Board: The VENT 08-31-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By LALgal
thanx guys

I do think the best idea is to get the Job description from someone. I'll address it tomorrow
Board: The VENT 08-28-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By LALgal
Thanx cheerio

For replying, i just didnt want to run the risk of asking the TA to do anything (one way or the other) that was considered wrong
Board: The VENT 08-28-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By LALgal
In your opinion, what is the job of the TA

This will be my first year with a TA in my personal classroom. I know a TA in my building who has been written up for making copies and such for his teacher. This TA is NOT an inclusion teacher, nor...
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By LALgal
Thanks so much!

U have awesome things on ur teaching board! I'm trying to join now, going to the request the site to request me lol. I wonder what the purpose is of that feature?
Board: BusyBoard 08-28-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By LALgal
The primary thing that sets me apart

Is the relationship i maintain with my students. It doesn't seem like much, but it builds a trust that allows them to take risks, share concerns (inside and out of school), and try things they've...
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By LALgal
I teach middle school

so i just say "hands". I set a terrible example tho bc sometimes we're all so excited about learning that theyr yelling out and im just as excited so i'm responding. I love loud learning noises lol...
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By LALgal
Thanks so much

That is a totally awesome idea! I sincerely appreciate your help :)
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By LALgal
What is exactly is it?

I see the name all over the site, but i don't know what it is ???
Board: BusyBoard 08-27-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By LALgal
It looks awesome...few ?s

I love that idea, I tried it before, but didnt have the Maps.I have a few questions regarding your story maps, as i teach LAL for middle school as well. For your story map and text map- how do you...



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