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Posts Made By: barfieldmusic
Board: The VENT 02-28-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
try noise canceling headphones

Put on headphones; you do not have to turn on music if you do not want to. I turn music on with no words, and I can tune out most things.
Board: The VENT 02-01-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
I had a college teacher tell me that I would not...

I had a college teacher tell me that I would not be able to be a teacher also. I told them where they could go. That was 20 years ago. I have since been able to be selected for several honors in...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
In TN if the party or event is during the school...

In TN if the party or event is during the school day all children are able to go regardless of if they sold something or not. The only way for us to get around this to have something after school. ...
Board: The VENT 12-12-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Why bother with high quality

ESSA removed the high quality from being a requirement. If you can do the math that is the main concern.

Also, now that you have done the test once you know how to pace yourself. You should...
Board: The VENT 12-12-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Understand the background

Part of your problem may be understanding the student's background. I have taught that age group and it can be tough. Take a look at this book. It gives some of the content before you buy it.
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Board: The VENT 12-12-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
depends

It depends on several factors. A big indicator is your health if your mental or physical health begins to decline this could be a sign it is time for a change. It might be a major change or life...
Board: Future Teachers 11-04-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Remember that some teachers on want student...

Remember that some teachers on want student teachers to not have to work. I had one of these types and was nearly washed out of teaching on my first placement. I worked hard and overcame this...
Board: The VENT 11-04-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Isn't it amazing how easily some students can...

Isn't it amazing how easily some students can manipulate their parents to get what they want, and get the parents to go along with it.
Board: The VENT 11-04-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Overwhelming numbers

I am a music teacher and I have 47 different classes with over 1000 students all to myself. I am constantly scared I will forget where I am in the rotations. It so hard. I have to reduce my...
Board: The VENT 11-04-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
help from a music teacher

Funkster said that her music teacher has set up her room, so she never has her back to them. She does play the piano but has it at an angle and near a corner so she can still scan the room.

I am a...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-03-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
google for dyslexia

Here is a link to a series of four articles on Google Apps for dyslexia. These articles are great. They have helped my severely dyslexic daughter with here reading.
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Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-03-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Song

I have used The Piano Guys. They have a lot of music without words that kids will partly recognize the songs because they are based on pop music but the students are still calm because they have no...
Board: The VENT 11-03-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Ahh

Sometimes it just it not worth being out for anything.
Board: The VENT 11-03-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Different schools

Depending on where you are and your population this could effect the school differently. At one point in my schools history we would have only had a few students absent. Now we would have quite a...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
I agree

I am back in school finishing my doctorate. I do sometimes get scared, but it is something I have to do. I equate this stuff to get observed in my teaching. Sometimes it goes great, sometimes not...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Question

My question is really why would the principal talk the super into a class with a sub, in the first place. Second, why in the world would a super visit on a day like Halloween except to a gotcha...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Here is a TED talk by Carol Dweck who helped...

Here is a TED talk by Carol Dweck who helped create the Growth Mindset model. This is about a 15 minute video and it will give a good idea of what the concept is.
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Board: The VENT 10-31-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
This whole week is just hard. It is one I just...

This whole week is just hard. It is one I just hold on for the ride.
Board: The VENT 10-31-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
In the mean time I would start letting some of...

In the mean time I would start letting some of the other duties go quickly. This will help you with stress, and prepare your team for the transition.
Board: The VENT 10-31-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Just ask

Just email your p and ask. Then that pulls the stress out of it. Things happen it is hard to plan that far ahead. Plans sometimes need to change due to the instruction of the children. Sometimes...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Try being both

I have split personality. I am have become an introvert due somewhat to teaching, but bye more so by working on my doctorate. I have found that I crave my quiet time to work and think. But, i also...
Board: Music Teachers 10-26-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Get Both

It will make you more marketable, especially in smaller schools where you could help with other schools. There are a lot more general teacher positions available in a school, whereas, there may only...
Board: The VENT 10-26-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Sometimes it is an accident

My principal had an incident earlier this year when she was hiring a position that all the contact information disappeared off application system at the county level. Shoe normally would call back...
Board: The VENT 10-26-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
Help others as well

If there are others that are having problems put them in a small group and review the information with all of them. Or another possibility is to give all the students a copy of the assignment with...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By barfieldmusic
use silence

I am a music teacher as well, and I had the same problem. It is a very different situation from most teachers when you have a new class with new students for every class. To me one of the most...



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