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Posts Made By: Singvogel
Board: BusyBoard 10-17-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Singvogel
Knowledge Inventory

It sounds like you want to know what skills/knowledge the student has.


What about using the free version of Moby Max? You can start him with placement tests in subjects you choose. It will give...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Singvogel
PBIS is damaging in today's climate.

The original idea of PBIS was to treat behaviors with an RTI model.

Check the data; apply an intervention; adjust by repeating the steps.

What happened in implementation is the problem. The...
Board: BusyBoard 10-07-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
school-wide

Our admin is having students set goals for a school-wide incentive plan.

I have never done rewards daily. I use a gamified class management system. Students earn XP (experience points).
Board: The VENT 10-05-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Singvogel
I feel ya-

I almost didn't do this one, but the paperwork wasn't as bad as some.

The whole "do grant applications" thing is getting annoying. If the school or district wants teachers to do this extra stuff,...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Singvogel
Need parents

These kind of laws will only be fixed if parents scream, loudly, about their children's safety.

Concern for teachers won't do it. (We signed up for this, after all.:rolleyes:) Either some poor...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Singvogel
Additional agreement-

It's a new agreement that's being used by some in California. A group of districts joined together to create an additional privacy agreement based on a new law.

The ed tech company wouldn't sign...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Singvogel
grant writing

I take the time to develop an idea and write an application for "innovation."

The product is COPPA and FERPA compliant, and it is from a leader in ed tech.

I couldn't submit the grant...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Singvogel
different possibilities-

1. mismanaged a situation and was told resign or else
2. ran afoul of some board member
3. let go for someone's relative and left in embarrassment
4. burned out (just like teachers do sometimes)...
Board: BusyBoard 09-29-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
...and then there's Facebook tracking...

I have never used and will never use Facebook. I never trusted them, and I was not surprised when all the information about their unethical practices started coming out.

I always remember that...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-27-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Singvogel
physical development?

Could it be that she is beginning to go through puberty? The effects on the brain can sometimes be astounding.

I agree with OPs that a new genre may help. Her interests are probably changing....
Board: Fifth Grade 09-27-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
General advice

1, The IABs are the same every time you give them.
2. They include all standards, so you find out what your students already know about what's coming at the end of the year.
3. Spread out the...
Board: BusyBoard 09-20-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Singvogel
Students still need their own spaces.

My first foray into alternative work areas was standing tables that I made myself. None of my students self-selected the standing stations.

I have two corners with squishy floor tiles and big...
Board: The VENT 09-20-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Singvogel
((Hugs))

This sounds like an untenable situation for everyone. I'm sorry that it makes you feel like you are an outsider.

Is there any way you can get some kind of room dividers to separate your room area...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
I hear you!

There's always more that's demanded, with nothing taken away...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Singvogel
Sadly, Mean Girls

types are even in education. With those kind of people, you don't have to "do" anything.
Board: BusyBoard 09-10-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
flexible, but not every lesson

I group by unit or chapter. Students also need to learn to work through things with different personalities.

I use summative assessments and rank them high to low. Then I split in the middle and...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Singvogel
If your city doesn't have them yet...

The biggest idiots are electric scooter renters!

No helmets
two on one scooter
exceeding a safe speed while they wobble around with no balance
riding illegally on sidewalks
riding the wrong...
Board: BusyBoard 09-02-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
Sketchnotes where it's done for the Ss?

I checked out the site. To me, it looks like they take current research and go overboard with "supporting" students. These "notes" look more like what you said- coloring pages.

I'm teaching my...
Board: The VENT 08-29-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By Singvogel
Advocate for yourself with the doctor-

Pester that doctor to get something in writing that you can use to protect yourself and take to a lawyer.

We have managed healthcare here (yuck), and you must be pushy and whiny to get what you...
Board: The VENT 08-25-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Singvogel
OPs made excellent points!

I, too, have seen an increase in anxiety and "sensitivity." The child is the one who is hurt in the end if the diagnosis is inaccurate, or no treatment is given.

Children don't persevere often. If...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Singvogel
Princ or Union?

That's an overwhelming amount of paperwork! These days, our school psychologists do nothing but testing. Throw in the legal timelines once a request has been made, and you get admin just pushing the...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 08-22-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
I use Quill.

Quill.org (not .com- that sells writing supplies).


My students and I prefer it over NoRedInk because they have to write out the sentence. The combining sentences module really helps their...
Board: BusyBoard 08-20-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Singvogel
I use Quill.

I use Quill.org for grammar.

I did trials of both NoRedInk and Quill a few years ago. Both the students and I preferred Quill.


It was interesting that my students stated that they believed...
Board: The VENT 08-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Singvogel
Don't complain.

I understand your pain because I've been there. If others already know, it will just make you look bad. Admin probably knows, but doesn't want to deal with it. I've seen these incompetent coworkers...
Board: The VENT 08-18-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Singvogel
More feel this way than ever before

You are not alone. I think that some of what's causing this is social media and how it changes the ways that people connect, or don't.<!--eyebrow-->

In addition to the pressure of meeting the...



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