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Posts Made By: Squiggly
Board: BusyBoard 06-10-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Squiggly
My list

First, I l oved Kids Deserve It! when I read it a couple of years ago.
This summer I am reading

Hacking School Discipline
Mathematical Mindsets
Teach Like a Pirate
and a STEM/STEAM for GT that...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Squiggly
They had already decided on the person they...

They had already decided on the person they wanted. You were a courtesy interview to fill their minimum number of interviews before being allowed to offer. It is one of the most frustrating parts...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Squiggly
A day back..

My district requires the videos over the summer but give us a day off at the beginning of preplanning if you are done by a certain date. If you haven['t completed by that date you have to report a...
Board: The VENT 03-25-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Squiggly
Our District doesn't allow subs to pick up a...

Our District doesn't allow subs to pick up a different job if they cancel within 48 hours of the planned day. It really does cut down on subs canceling if it isn't an emergency.
Board: Fifth Grade 07-21-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Squiggly
Stemscopes

If your district uses Stemscopes by Accelerated Learning, the scopes are laid out in a really logical way. I'm moving from 4th to 5th this year. Stemscopes also has the new streamlined TEKS, which...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Squiggly
And then one day...

...something happens and clarity hits the kids about the whole situation. They know you are mom but they fell like they are in the middle. If they voice their concerns about the GF or state a...
Board: BusyBoard 05-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Squiggly
I don't usually give out my cell number. This...

I don't usually give out my cell number. This year I have two students with chronic illnesses--those two moms have my cell number so they can text me if their child takes a turn for the worse. They...
Board: Fifth Grade 04-21-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Squiggly
We will be a team of 7 next year and will be...

We will be a team of 7 next year and will be divided the way Gr8Catsby suggests. Two teams of two and a team of three.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-21-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Squiggly
My Texas kiddos were more fascinated by the snow...

My Texas kiddos were more fascinated by the snow than the birds on Wednesday!
Board: BusyBoard 04-21-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Squiggly
chromebooks

have built in cameras. You can activate the camera and use qr codes. This is the fool proof way for all of my dyslexic kids.
Board: BusyBoard 04-12-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Squiggly
Check Pinterest!I found some great resume ideas...

Check Pinterest!I found some great resume ideas for my son there. Current standard is one page, very streamlined which works well for shorter job history. Be sure to really dig deep and toot your...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-31-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Squiggly
One other thing to consider is degree plans. My...

One other thing to consider is degree plans. My child applied to both state universities and private colleges. Most of the state schools required that he declare a major and stick to it to graduate...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-24-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Squiggly
My child went to public school until 6th grade. ...

My child went to public school until 6th grade. We moved to a private school in 7th. The testing environment is awful and for a kid with test anxiety even worse.
Board: BusyBoard 01-21-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Squiggly
I love it!

My district is making noise about going back to self contained. I will probably move up to 5th or 6th to avoid it. I currently teach math, science and social studies, while my partner teachers...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-15-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Squiggly
yes!

My son ran cross country all through high school and we had to do concussion protocol every season. It is a huge mass of kids pushing at the starting line for races. One of the girls on the team...
Board: BusyBoard 06-22-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Squiggly
By July 1...

I vaguely remember in the middle of the EOY cyclone that June 30 was the release date. I have been able to get my individual kiddos scores by digging through district portals for each individual...
Board: Fourth Grade 06-05-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Squiggly
Do you have to teach math whole group? I teach...

Do you have to teach math whole group? I teach two math science classes daily but only teach the thirty minute science lesson whole group. My math block is strictly small group and center...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-28-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Squiggly
A little lighter reading..

I really enjoyed the Discovery of Witches trilogy by Deborah Harkness.
Board: BusyBoard 05-21-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Squiggly
Above all...

stay out of the drama. Team drama, school drama, parent drama--whatever, do NOT engage.

Be a force for positive not negative emotions in your school.
Board: The VENT 05-07-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Squiggly
Calling parents

My problem student stopped being a problem when I stopped class and called his father in the middle of the lesson. I told his father exactly what had been going on and that he said his dad wouldn't...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Squiggly
Sounds like an....

administrator that is just looking forward to being done.

I was lucky to be able to avoid taking my kids to a ridiculous pep rally that ended up being a massive free for all. Instead we had ice...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-04-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Squiggly
Cancel the items

...if you don't have the money Monday. No way should you float her the money for t shirts and dvds if she hasn't given you the money. Amazon won't send you your order until they get their money, why...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-04-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Squiggly
night time hours

I set my phone to night time hours at 9:30. Messages are blocked until 5am. Anything in those hours is delivered at 5:01am. I try very hard to protect my family life so I will sometimes block...
Board: The VENT 02-13-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Squiggly
Bubble

I had trouble getting a position in my little bubble, but I added 15 minutes to my commute and had no problem. If you are in a fairly large district reach out to people you know in other buildings...
Board: The VENT 11-22-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Squiggly
grade one assignment

I tell my students I will randomly choose one assignment from the time I was out to take as a major grade if the work is below my expectations. If everything is completed with care, and they get a...



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