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Posts Made By: SweetTea
Board: The VENT 08-13-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By SweetTea
This post speaks to me in so many ways. I feel I...

This post speaks to me in so many ways. I feel I could have written it....with a few tweaks. Leadership in my district is mediocre at best. I am tired of working hard to make them look good. ...
Board: The VENT 06-27-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By SweetTea
Team Meeting

My team met for three hours to set a scope and sequence for next year. I am not doing much more until a few weeks before school starts. If I plan too will be a waste of time when they...
Board: BusyBoard 05-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By SweetTea
Full Time to Half Time Teacher

Has anyone ever took a job that was half-time teaching? I am considering it. I was going to try doing an ESL para job, but then a half-time ESL certified job has opened (it is a new position). ...
Board: BusyBoard 05-06-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By SweetTea
Going from Teaching to a Para

Has anyone ever transition from a classroom teacher to a para? I am not old enough to retire, but would still like to "teach", but release some of the responsibilities of a classroom teacher. I...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SweetTea
Right there with you...

but mine is reversed. I had a tough year two years ago. I waited for a certain position to open and enjoyed it. Then was asked by the P to go to the classroom for one year due to a key teacher who...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By SweetTea
Great response...

This is exactly how I feel. Well said!
Board: The VENT 03-10-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By SweetTea
Living this every day...

At the school where I teach. I have a parent who has bullied and harassed me with emails and the like...all for expecting the child to do her work. Gasp! Imagine my anger when the parent forwarded...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By SweetTea
“Death” of a Teacher

This is my second year with this new P and I will be done teaching at the end of this year...not by choice, but because her leadership is the worst. I am not old enough or so not have enough years...
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By SweetTea
Does this happen at your school?

We were told that the admin and office will only handle physical fighting from now on. I know that very few teachers send students to the office at for other reasons because nothing happens. No...
Board: The VENT 01-09-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By SweetTea
I am right there with you...

I teach third grade. I have been teaching 14 years and am over 50 too. I work in a state where I have received a raise only 4 out of the 14 years I've worked despite being rated highly effective. ...
Board: The VENT 01-07-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By SweetTea
Too cold...

We have to opposite problem. My students and I have to wear our jackets and sometimes coats. I brought in a temperature monitor and it registered 58 degrees one day! I put in a maintenance ticket...
Board: The VENT 01-07-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By SweetTea
So Sorry...

It is a shame when an administrator demands you use a script. All my experiences with various scripted programs are you have to add to it and make it personal. What an A #1 jerk to treat you this...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By SweetTea
I understand...

I am in the same boat this year. It is exhausting!
Board: BusyBoard 09-14-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By SweetTea
Spelling City Discount

Does anyone know of a discount code for Spelling City?

Just wondering before I purchase it. Thanks.
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By SweetTea
Thanks for sharing here...

RetiredKat I will look for your other posts too.
Board: BusyBoard 08-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By SweetTea
Thanks for the great ideas...

I look forward trying these ideas.
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By SweetTea
Math Facts

What do you feel is the best method to teach math facts to students so they can remember them? I've tried many things and am looking for a positive way to approach this challenge. Each year...
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By SweetTea
Too much “stuff”

I know I have been posting many questions and appreciate everyone’s replies. Here is my last one for awhile. As I unpacked my things for my classroom....moving Title 1 back to the classroom, I...
Board: BusyBoard 07-20-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By SweetTea
Great suggestions!

Thanks again everyone!
Board: BusyBoard 07-19-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By SweetTea
Tables: Kidney or Rectangle

In the past, I have always had a kidney shaped table for small group work. With the shape and placement of the table legs, you can usually only fit four chairs around the edges comfortably. I...
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By SweetTea
Prep Time

Just wondering how much prep time you receive each week at your school? Is it daily? A certain amount of hours per week? Thanks in advance for sharing.

I have some concerns about what is...
Board: The VENT 07-01-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By SweetTea
You speak the truth...

I love your writing style and have to say that these same things happen at my school. I can relate to Cindy Lou Who comment...I have felt like that many times when I express a sincere concern to...
Board: BusyBoard 07-01-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By SweetTea
I agree...

I switched schools and my classroom has a lot less storage. In the long run, I think you will find creative ways to use your space. The stress level of your old school would be enough to convince...
Board: The VENT 05-31-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By SweetTea
Thanks...that would be a good plan

But they require that all documents be uploaded. I have my documentation, it was the references that were an issue.
Board: BusyBoard 05-31-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By SweetTea
ESL Certification

Has anyone taken this test recently? Any tips or advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

PS I know there is an ESL board, but it does not seem to have much “traffic”.

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