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Posts Made By: EarthMonkey
Board: The VENT 09-16-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
We can all empathize with each other! I...

We can all empathize with each other!

I also do a lot of enforcement of ignoring, through smiley faces for the class and recess extras and choice time extras. The rest of the class has improved a...
Board: The VENT 09-16-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Arghh!

I have a severely emotionally traumatized incredibly spoiled child in my class as well as another child who is defiant and has some serious issues. Then the rest of class is, well, working on...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I notice you say charter school, not that public...

I notice you say charter school, not that public schools do not have the same at times; but you might try the public schools in your area. Charter, in my state, cannot cause you to lose your...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Call the office/other adult if it is in the midst...

Call the office/other adult if it is in the midst of moving from thing to thing or the stand and everyone wait if no other solution. Everyone else ignore the kid. Maybe give a "we are waiting...
Board: The VENT 08-29-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Run away!!

Run away!!
Board: Second Grade 08-15-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
No, I do not use a report for the children on...

No, I do not use a report for the children on behavior. The only way I use such is for specific children who need a bit of extra support.

Parents usually have a pretty good idea of how the kid is...
Board: The VENT 08-15-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
You could have suggested she try the Solomon...

You could have suggested she try the Solomon approach in order for her kid to be in two places at the same time.
Board: The VENT 08-15-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Whaaa!

I just want to get a spot to vent and gripe!

I have been the go to for the emotionally traumatized kids at my school for years, for the "problem" kids, for the challenging kids, the kids who are...
Board: The VENT 08-15-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I also agree with Mugs unless you have class size...

I also agree with Mugs unless you have class size averages as your cap, then all the new kids go to your "friend's" class.
Board: Second Grade 08-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I have a dull pencil box and a sharp pencil box,...

I have a dull pencil box and a sharp pencil box, I have the kids trade a dull pencil for a sharp pencil. I start the year sharpening pencils then add it to the job list. They can sharpen pencils...
Board: The VENT 08-04-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I have to go back on Wednesday and the kids come...

I have to go back on Wednesday and the kids come back on the 13th. I am not feeling the love for going back.
Board: The VENT 07-30-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I agree just sit in a different spot, I use the...

I agree just sit in a different spot, I use the rug or one of the larger tables in my classroom to do the check in and work with specific kids time.
Board: Second Grade 07-30-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Yes, I do morning meeting as part of it. I start...

Yes, I do morning meeting as part of it. I start with the schedule of the day, then I do numbers talk, then I do skip counting till the number of school days we have done (with the kids picking what...
Board: The VENT 06-16-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Charter schools have high turn over compared to...

Charter schools have high turn over compared to public schools. What I have heard is no curriculum provided (expecting you to write and develop your own). Longer hours, no due process, no seniority,...
Board: The VENT 06-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Is the teacher you left your class with not...

Is the teacher you left your class with not credentialed? Is the teacher not an employee of the district? Were there more than your contract agreement for class size? Was there a credentialed person...
Board: BusyBoard 03-28-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I would advise listing the noted difficulties,...

I would advise listing the noted difficulties, but I would advise against labeling the child with a specific disability such as Autism. You can always recommend speaking to the child's pediatrician...
Board: BusyBoard 03-24-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Yes, I let them take the books home. I have them...

Yes, I let them take the books home. I have them show me the books when they borrow the book and when they bring it back. I find I rarely do not get the books back. Sometimes it might be a year or so...
Board: The VENT 03-16-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Call the parents and ask them or talk to the...

Call the parents and ask them or talk to the teacher from last year. Both the parents and the teacher should be at the conference so they would know the reasoning behind the plan.
Board: The VENT 11-11-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Print it out, keep records, and share it at least...

Print it out, keep records, and share it at least as a "for your information" with principal. I find if you do not at least give a for you info and the PITA parent goes over your head to the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-02-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Thank you for all the answers. I did get...

Thank you for all the answers.

I did get the answer from my Doctor, she said if I have assistance in lifting and reaching it will be no problem (because it will be almost four weeks since the...
Board: BusyBoard 07-27-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
Teaching with a broken bone

Anyone tried teaching with a broken collar bone?
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 09-17-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I do independent and partner reading with small...

I do independent and partner reading with small group and independent conferences while the children read. No stations.
Board: BusyBoard 08-26-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
In the state I work in all that is required for...

In the state I work in all that is required for an emergency credential is a bachelor's degree and passing the CBEST, so the PRAXIS would not matter.
Board: The VENT 08-26-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
We have two night time events in our contract....

We have two night time events in our contract. Those end up being Back to School and Open House. Any other events cannot be mandated.

The district I work for has it's first three year contract...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By EarthMonkey
I also am finding that I am not finding the more...

I also am finding that I am not finding the more challenging kids as stressful as I would through the beginning of the year because I already know what to expect and have a plan. I don't have to...



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