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Posts Made By: teabreak
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-31-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By teabreak
Cat box

I have 2 cats and clean the box a minimum of twice a week. You may need to dump all the litter, wash the litter box, and refill with fresh litter. You can mix in some baking soda to help with the...
Board: The VENT 08-03-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By teabreak
Teacher work days

Yes we do. We go back 6 school days before the students for meetings and professional development. We are expected to work in our classrooms and on lessons on our own for a full day and that is...
Board: The VENT 06-29-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By teabreak
Going admin

I am one of those teachers going admin. I did it for reasons other than the $$ as I think I could make more of a difference in my specialty area by helping the teachers as I was helped by a former...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By teabreak
Borrowing this

I am finishing my admin certification as well and I am going to borrow this idea! Good luck to you and hopefully you will pop in here from time to time :)
Board: The VENT 06-07-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By teabreak

I will say that I could not do my job as well as I need to without my paras. They are my 2nd and 3rd set of arms, eyes, and legs. My students are expected to treat them as well as they treat me or...
Board: Special Education 05-26-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By teabreak

Free and appropriate education does not mean that all electives are paid for. It means that students on IEP have the same access (as determined by the IEP team) to classes as their peers. If the...
Board: Special Education 03-25-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teabreak
Oh my goodness

I am so sorry you had to deal with all of that. Yes, being a special educator is difficult at times. We just have a different kind of difficult than the general education teachers. I feel really...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-19-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Posted By teabreak

Iím glad you stated this. Yes, those that choose not to get vaccinated, it is their choice. Those that choose to get vaccinated, it is their choice.

So, because it was my choice to do all the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-13-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 43
Posted By teabreak
Iím a lucky one

I was able to get my first Moderna in January (our state moved teachers up with medical personnel as we have been face to face teaching since August). Just a sore arm that time. 2nd dose was about a...
Board: National Board Certification 01-13-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By teabreak

Congrats!! I'm sorry you had to wait so long, but so proud of you!
Board: Special Education 12-29-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By teabreak

You could also cover this accommodation by just reading out the assessment (provided they arenít being assessed on reading skills). Itís an option so the student doesnít stand out from their peers. ...
Board: National Board Certification 12-15-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By teabreak
Checking submissions

When I didn't score as well as I thought I should have last year, I was able to go in (after the site is back to normal) and look at my eportfolio to see what exactly was submitted. Perhaps you can...
Board: National Board Certification 12-14-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teabreak

I have heard of this feedback on a couple of the NB boards I am on with social media. One of the members, Bobbie Faulkner, stated that something my not have been submitted correctly. Double check...
Board: National Board Certification 12-12-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By teabreak

I have heard that is happening to quite a few people. I am so sorry you are one of them. Maybe they are still loading scores? I wish I had an answer for you, but will lift you in my thoughts. I...
Board: National Board Certification 12-11-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By teabreak
3rd try

After 3 tries at certification........I certified!!!! Holy cow!

Huge shout out to all who have helped me along the way. Virtual hugs to you all.
Board: National Board Certification 11-21-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teabreak
Unit of instruction

When I did C3, I took this to mean that I would give a brief overview of the unit I was doing and the videoed lesson would be from that unit. Something like, the unit is on learning fractions, and...
Board: National Board Certification 11-21-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By teabreak
Anyone else?

Is anyone else getting scores on December 12? I am hoping for good news all around for everyone and wish you all good luck!

I do need to apologize for not being on here much to help lately. ...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By teabreak
Co-teaching online

Iím also a co-teacher and it can be hard to do in person and even harder online. Ask each teacher to add you as a teacher on their platform. Then get a calendar/notebook/white board and write down...
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By teabreak
Board meetings

They are held in person with social distancing and masks if needed. Guests are allowed a few at a time with masks and distancing and all meetings have always been streamed for those of us that canít...
Board: National Board Certification 06-01-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teabreak
I hit submit

I hit submit and canít take it back. Itís in the books now and I need to feel as if I did my best no matter what. It was just as nerve wracking this time as it was every other time. Doing my part...
Board: Special Education 05-19-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By teabreak
Trouble with paras

Being a new young teacher in the room with seasoned paras is so hard!! My best advice to you is to have a meeting with all of the adults (no kids present), bring some coffee or treats and talk to...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By teabreak
Being the mentor

Goodness, it sounds as if you were really burned by the previous person. Remember that the new person may not be the same. Go in with an open mind and ask them to share their ideas. I have found...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By teabreak
Thanks all

It's so interesting to see how other districts interpret the same things. I should tell some of my teachers they are lucky that I have to do the modifications for them :) They could be responsible...
Board: Special Education 05-05-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By teabreak

My thought is this: If your student is able to stay at the table for 5 minutes matching shapes, then give him the toy and set a timer for like 2 minutes, then come back to the table to repeat what...
Board: Special Education 05-05-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By teabreak
Goal ideas

Hmmm....I would base his goals around his life skills. What will he need to know to be somewhat self-sufficient in the world outside of school. Maybe he can match shapes for math, do repetitive...

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