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Posts Made By: GatsbysDream
Board: The VENT 06-01-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Stick up for yourself. I'm in a small school with...

Stick up for yourself. I'm in a small school with about 15 faculty members not including admins. I don't get along with the "in crowd" at school, and it took awhile, but that's ok with me now.


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Board: New Teachers 08-21-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Hi! I student taught in 2011, so it was...

Hi!

I student taught in 2011, so it was awhile ago and pre-edTPA.

Are you in NJ? If so, the gauntlet we run is insane, but well worth-it.

I handled the workload one day at a time. I met...
Board: New Teachers 08-07-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 0
Esl
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Esl

Good morning fellow teachers of proteacher.net!

Yesterday I checked our grading system to see if our classes were assigned yet. Lo and behold, they were! I am certified English K - 12 and SpEd K -...
Board: New Teachers 06-04-2017, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Wow. That is some fabulous advice! Thank you!

Wow. That is some fabulous advice! Thank you!
Board: New Teachers 06-03-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Assuming responsibility for a club next year?

During my end of year evaluation and meeting, my principal told me he wants me to start a Literary Magazine or some type of "Pen and Quill" club.

I am thinking he means literary magazine, which,...
Board: The VENT 06-01-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
I got my contract yesterday! It went well. Their...

I got my contract yesterday! It went well. Their only advice for me regarding next year was learning how to deal with the kids who make me want to pull my hair out better.

They gave me some...
Board: The VENT 05-30-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Thanks. I was apprehensive about applying for...

Thanks. I was apprehensive about applying for jobs for that very reason.

I did apply for two, but I'm hoping to stay where I am.

Our graduation is tomorrow so I have a feeling I won't know...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Really? The district didn't call to inform you...

Really? The district didn't call to inform you about your approval?

I am unsure as to which state you're in but NJ is typically excellent with informing its candidates regarding employment/BOE...
Board: The VENT 05-27-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
We're a small school. We all talk like a small...

We're a small school. We all talk like a small village. We only have about 200 kids from grades 9 - 12.

They told me.
Board: The VENT 05-27-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Thanks for the prompt response! I know...

Thanks for the prompt response!

I know because we are a small school and I have managed to forge some great camaraderie with my coworkers. We work in a small, private urban school so we're like a...
Board: The VENT 05-27-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
The Waiting Game - Part II

In my last post, I described my last observation as being wonderful and the principal making various references to the upcoming 2017 - '18 school year.

We all found a note in our mailboxes telling...
Board: New Teachers 05-21-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
I have actually been taking each of these steps. ...

I have actually been taking each of these steps.

His coach said his parents were considering a group home.for him but who knows.

He asked the other day "Wny can teachers wrire kids up but...
Board: Classroom Management 05-13-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Choices

When I initially try to get compliance from a student I know will give me a difficult time, I follow these steps:

1. Whole group - redirection or proximity depending on what I need accomplished. ...
Board: Classroom Management 05-07-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
I would hate to think that administration thought...

I would hate to think that administration thought I couldn't "handle" the kid.
Board: Classroom Management 05-07-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
I have honestly tried all year to form a rapport...

I have honestly tried all year to form a rapport with this young man.

I thought I was making some headway at the end of the last quarter, but I realized on Thursday none was made.

I went to a...
Board: Classroom Management 05-05-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
Disrespectful to a tee.

I posted this under "New Teacher" but after considering the topic, I think the post is better-suited here.

This is my fifth year teaching and my first year in this school. I teach ninth grade on...
Board: New Teachers 05-04-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
There's always that **ONE** kid!

This is my fifth year teaching and my first year in this school. I teach ninth grade on all levels in an urban setting.

I get along with 94% of my students well, however, there is one with whom...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By GatsbysDream
The Waiting Game

Oh my goodness. I can't believe it's May already!

I have been teaching in a private urban school for the past year. I have surpassed all of my expectations for my evaluations with the following...



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