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Posts Made By: kbrown
Board: Career Decisions 09-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kbrown
Starting Over

I have been teaching for 12 years, the last 7 have been at my current school. My husband just got a fantastic job opportunity at a University about an hour and a half away from me. We can not...
Board: The VENT 02-14-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kbrown
Switch Schools, not careers!

About 5 years ago, I was so stressed out, I was going to quit and go back to school. I wanted to do anything but teach. I couldn't handle it for one more minute. Then, I decided to switch...
Board: The VENT 02-14-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By kbrown
Vitamin D

Have you been outside in the sun at all??? I swear this happens to me all the time in the winter. I can not stay awake, but a few days of sunshine and I am recharged. My sister went to the Dr. for...
Board: Writing & Language Arts 02-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kbrown
Writing Workshop (middle school)

I would like some honest feedback. After teaching writing for 9 years, I feel like I need a change. I came across the book "In the Middle" by Nancie Atwell, and everything just clicked for me. I...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-13-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By kbrown
Look at a community college

Our community college has a course about getting your work published. Ususally, you have to be 16 to take a course, but the make exceptions... if you have a community college near you, it might be...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-13-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kbrown
Writing Workshop

I have recently finished reading "In the Middle" by Nancie Atwell and was wondering if anyone has used "Lessons That Change Writers," and your feelings towards it? Would it be suitable for 7th and...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By kbrown
Thank you

Thank you all for the information. dee3 my situation sounds similar to yours. No one told me anything. I have been doing some independent research and have a call into the union rep and it seems...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By kbrown
Momster

I had a mom just like this. I referred to her as the MOMster. She was awful. I told my principal about how disruptive she was and he put an end to it. He gave her a stack of papers to grade and...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By kbrown
What's my fate?

I don't know if this is where I should post this, but I am so frustrated right now. I just got an email from somebody in our DO that said I need to meet with the HR Director because they aren't sure...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-19-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kbrown
thanks

Great idea!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By kbrown
Just for fun...

I had my kids do this when we read Flowers for Algernon. I just printed one out, made copies and had them work in groups to answer as many questions as they could in 5 minutes. No one felt stupid...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-19-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kbrown
Tell-tale heart Mock Trial

Each year my kids read Tell-Tale Heart and we do a mock trial using this story. We put the main character on trial, and we make up other people like the old man's daughter and caretaker of the...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 01-19-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By kbrown
Test prep games or activities.

Our state testing is coming up and I would like to do some review/test-prep with my students. I was thinking about doing some sort of contest where table groups could work together to earn points...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 12-01-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kbrown
Thanks

Wow, what great suggestions! Thank you
Board: Books, Guided Reading & Literature 11-30-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By kbrown
Reading/writing workshop

Is there anyone out there who does Reading/writing workshop with middle school students. How about guided reading? I am teaching a remedial English class with about 13 students. I taught...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-30-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By kbrown
7th grade Language arts units

I just transitioned from teaching 8th grade Language arts to 7th grade. In 8th grade I broke the year into 6 units and taught:

1) Flowers for Algernon
2) Anne Frank
3) O'henry Short stories
4)...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-06-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By kbrown
I'm not sure why I never thought of the kids...

I'm not sure why I never thought of the kids doing this! Thanks so much for your imput, (both of you) and for the awesome form!!!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 11-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By kbrown
Absent student work

Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with absent student work? With the "swine flu" going around I have students out multiple days and I also have a lot of students out at the same time. ...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-28-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By kbrown
Make the move!!!

Wow! I think that I must be doing something wrong. This is my 7th year teaching. I started at the middle school teaching English and Math, then went to elementary for 2 years and taught 3rd and...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-21-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kbrown
Yes, please share your rubric if you would!!! I...

Yes, please share your rubric if you would!!! I would love to see how this works!
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 10-20-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kbrown
Grading Journals

Grading Journals is something that I have been struggling with for the past 6 years. I thought I had a very simple process figured out where I would read the journals and grade using the 6 traits. ...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 02-17-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By kbrown
Language Arts Year at a glance

I teach middle school English (7th and 8th) and I was wondering if anyone had a Year-at-a-Glance planning guide for English. I have been making one as I go along to use for next year, but I would...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kbrown
Unfortunate

The funny thing is I ended up doing exactly what you suggested before I read your post, and the unfortunate conclusion was the girls are now suspended for 3 days. The VP was so supportive as was the...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-07-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By kbrown
kids having babies

I think when they are 14 they don't realize what they are about to be going through. When we are older we "get it" and it is terrifying! My best friend who is married and 29 just had her second...
Board: ARCHIVE 01-07-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By kbrown
20 weeks pregnant

I am 20 weeks pregnant today and I teach 7th and 8th grade. I just told my principals that I am pregnant because I am just starting to show. They were both very supportive and excited. I was...



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