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Posts Made By: mrteacherguy
Board: Career Decisions 03-26-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Unsure what to do

I a while back I posted about giving up on my teaching career, at least for now, due in large part to the extremely difficult year I've been having in terms of student behavior and lack of admin...
Board: The VENT 03-01-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Another hole in the wall

On Friday, as one of my classes was coming in during transitions, a student ran to the back of the room and kicked a big hole in the wall. I didn't see who it was, as I was at the door reminding...
Board: Career Decisions 02-19-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Throwing in the towel

I had to leave my class today, have admin cover for me. This is the fourth time this year it has happened. In my prior six years it never happened once.

After practically breaking down into tears,...
Board: The VENT 01-28-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
At my breaking point

This is my 7th year teaching middle school, but lately I've been feeling as out of my depth as a first year teacher. I am at a different school/district than I was in during my first six years.

To...
Board: The VENT 12-28-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Lack of foundational skills/behaviors

I've started the process of looking for jobs/careers outside of teaching. Even though I love learning and went into teaching with the hopes of passing that on to my students, there are too many...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 12-02-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Christmas cards, yes or no?

I have taught middle school (6th, 7th, and now 8th), for the last 7 years. Out of that, I think 4 or 5 times I have take the time to handwrite brief notes on Christmas cards and stick a mini candy...
Board: Classroom Management 10-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
I can't teach my classes

The last two years have been a huge struggle for me in terms of classroom management.

It seems like there are a couple of class periods, not always the same one everyday, where I can't get through...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-20-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Students not completing work

Students not completing (or even starting) their work is a problem that I know a lot teachers face, and despite being in my seventh year of teaching at the middle school level, I still haven't...
Board: Career Decisions 09-29-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
I can't afford to stay in teaching

I'm in my seventh year as a teacher, and I'm strongly considering about applying for jobs outside of teaching.


Partly because in the short time that I've been a teacher, I've been on the...
Board: The VENT 09-01-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Grading Frustations

Anyone feel like they have an almost constant combination of perplexed/frustrated expression whenever they do grading?


Year after year, assignment after assignment, I have students that...
Board: Career Decisions 08-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
The 8th grade group that I have now is a...

The 8th grade group that I have now is a different one from the one I had in 6th and 7th the last two years; I'm in a different school/district now.
Board: Career Decisions 08-18-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Should I stay with teaching?

My first six years as a teacher, I was in a Title 1 school with a very high transient population. This year, I started in a district much closer to home, and while the school I am at is still Title...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 05-17-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Thankfully no, I would not be working with them...

Thankfully no, I would not be working with them again (one year with them was enough, two years was too many).

If I had stayed, I would still be teaching 7th grade, and they would be moving on to...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 05-15-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
How should I tell them?

I will be leaving my position for one in a different district at the end of the school year (next week!).

There is a lot of movement happening with positions at this school, and the students are...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 04-30-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Vindictive Students

I am the 7th grade math teacher at my school, however the 7th grade science teacher that I work with has two math intervention classes, and so has opportunity to talk with the students about the...
Board: Career Decisions 04-13-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Letter of Resignation

I'm looking for tips/pointers on how I should write my letter of resignation.


I just signed my contract for the 2019-2020 school year last week, so hopefully they won't give me any problems with...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 04-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
FOSS vs SEPUP

I was a science teacher at my school for four years, and at the sixth grade level we used both FOSS and SEPUP. Our Weather and Water unit and our Diversity of Life unit were both FOSS, and our Human...
Board: The VENT 04-06-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Example

An example from a lesson earlier this week:


We have already covered how to find the area of a circle the previous day, and I reviewed it with the class at the beginning of the next day's lesson....
Board: The VENT 04-05-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
They've told me that I need to have the students...

They've told me that I need to have the students do more of the work and not just following along as I and a few students participate. However, I've tried different ways/formats of "we do" or having...
Board: The VENT 04-05-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Improvement Plan

I am in my sixth year of teaching with my district (and my sixth year overall). I made the mistake of moving up with the students that I had last year from 6th to 7th grade, because it meant I could...
Board: The Job Search 04-05-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
6th year

Iím in my sixth year of teaching.
Board: The Job Search 04-03-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Vague/Generic reasons for "no"

I have been applying for teaching positions in another state (Ohio, to be specific), and I recently received an email from the HR department of one of the school districts that said I would not be...
Board: Career Decisions 03-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
I've been there

Mae Mavros,




I really feel for you; I was in the exact same position in my first year of teaching, and it's a tough spot to be in.


I would second Munchkins and suggest that you continue...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-05-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Students not doing any work

I have been having an ongoing struggle with my 7th grade students not doing work.


I teach math at an inner city low income school, and while I am already well aware of the tendency of these...
Board: The VENT 11-29-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By mrteacherguy
Wishing I could quit

A few years ago, after a rough time as a first year teacher, I had an amazing year as a second year teacher; it was one of those years that embodies the whole reason I became a teacher. I had an...



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