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Posts Made By: A&W
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 07-13-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By A&W
How Handy

is your Hubby? We just had our bathtub removed and a shower built in with a small wall. Plumber $220, tile $1090. I supplied the tile. I'm now trying to finish the vanity with two new sinks...
Board: ARCHIVE 06-28-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By A&W
Make A Family Tree

I used this book about 2 years ago. And the students where in the higher level reading group. They had a lot of questions about who was related to who, and what type of powers did the gods have,...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 06-24-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By A&W
We Just Came Back

from San Diego. Go to Horton Plaza down town and eat at the Panda Inn for Chinese or to The Chicken Pot Pie Shop. I happen to live in San Diego along time ago and loved the last place. Spoke to a...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-07-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By A&W
It's No Different

if you're a male. I have the drama class from H*ll. Both boys and girls. I finally had enough and had two students moved that were the most disrespectful. That sent a message to the rest. One...
Board: ARCHIVE 03-07-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By A&W
A week

Ours closes on the 13th, report cards go out on the 20th. Kids have until Monday to get all late work in. We do not post electronically, so it's all by hand.
Board: ARCHIVE 02-20-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By A&W
Change

is always hard. Think about what would happen if you stayed and the other teacher your "mentee" got transferred to elementary. Her new friend, your ex-friend would probably make life difficult. ...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-14-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By A&W
Press Charges

What if this student loses it again and you can't protect a child in your class. Because it has already happened and you did nothing you may be held responsible. Just saying "CYA" especially if...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-11-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By A&W
Wa-Hoo

I was feeling like a Valentine Scrooge, several of my teammates are going to get their class pizza and have parties. I'm just not feeling it this year, especially with these 5th graders. They think...
Board: ARCHIVE 02-11-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By A&W
Assault Charges

should be filed by the teacher that was hit. I know in our state we have 24 hours from the time of incident to file the charges, and probably a restraining order.

I had a student similar to this...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-13-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By A&W
Psp

I found a PSP in my class and no one fessed up to who's it was (because they are not allowed in school.) So I took it to the office gave it the AP, and washed my hands of it.

A few days later I...
Board: ARCHIVE 12-15-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By A&W
Against

union contract. Then if we clocked out later than our contract time we would have to get "Comp" time or paid for the extra time.

A principal tried to have teacher's sign in and then dock them...
Board: ARCHIVE 11-28-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By A&W
Surprised

In our district you are not permitted to work under a spouse in any supervisory capacity. I personally wouldn't want to any way. There would be staff always questioning decisions made, ect.
Board: ARCHIVE 11-08-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By A&W
Discipline

write-ups. I know it sounds to extreme, but I had to do it this year. My kids are just out of control and disrespectful to me and all the specials teachers. I just couldn't take it anymore. I...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-06-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By A&W
Bip

How about forming a behavior plan with the principal, student and mom present. Outline what will and what will not be tolerated in the classroom. Even think about having either parent come in to sit...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 09-13-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By A&W
Flex Fuel

It's 3.19 for flex fuel for my Explorer and 3.49 for regular unleaded. I live in NM.
Board: ARCHIVE 09-06-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By A&W
Check with Your Union

In our state you can lose your license if you are caught cheating or altering answers. Also, the whole school's tests are invalidated. I would report the principal and have another teacher ready to...
Board: ARCHIVE 09-06-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By A&W
Class Limits

Doesn't your state mandate class limits? I can't see how a classroom of 32 students in elementary would be very productive. In the state I work in if the average is 25 per class then either a...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-26-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By A&W
I read it

one year to my class. I had to assign roles to different students to keep up with the interactions and plot lines. I think the only thing "risque" was the relationship between the sitter and the...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-25-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By A&W
Pick your

worse offender and make an example of him/her. I have several in my class that are just as you describe them. I picked the ring leader and already sent him to the office and had a parent teacher...
Board: ARCHIVE 08-23-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By A&W
Are You SPED

certified? ESL doesn't translate to SPED specializing. Do you have either an EA or SPED teacher to team teach with? I'm asking this because I had the inclusion class last year and I had a SPED...
Board: TEACHERS' LOUNGE ARCHIVE 08-05-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By A&W
Sleep Apnea?

Do you snore a lot or stop breathing several times an hour? My BP has been going up and I wasn't sure why. My wife had me do a sleep study because I snore really loud and stop breathing for several...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-30-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By A&W
Chairs

are small and therefore someone else probably took them. Could you ask your custodians to keep an eye out for any other chairs that are being tossed by teachers, or does your school have a room...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-26-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By A&W
I agree

with the previous poster. You or the other team member should become lead. Or better yet have your own team meetings without Mrs. Rude. Not to be vindictive but to make sure that you have a fair...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-26-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By A&W
Sounds like

just a fancy name for grade level meetings. The reason for a PDT is because they go to train and learn about what the district focus is and how to implement curriculum. They (PDT's) don't have a...
Board: ARCHIVE 07-26-2008, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By A&W
Point of Confusion

Why do you have to teach/train the other teachers? The PLC model we are using is centered around a Professional Development Teacher-PDT. She runs the show. She goes to weekly training and then...



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