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Posts Made By: reenie201
Board: The VENT 10-24-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By reenie201
Without knowing what's happening

I'd say try to do things outside of school that gives your life some balance. What do you do when you have spare time? What do you enjoy doing? How do you have fun? I can't return to work each week...
Board: The VENT 10-18-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By reenie201
Thinking of you

I canít really improve on TAOEPís reply, it is good advice. Donít let them make you feel defeated. It is a great thing to be out of that toxic situation.
They treated you horribly! Just think of...
Board: The Job Search 09-05-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By reenie201
I work in a culturally diverse school too

I find out about their culture, and if there are things that are cultural that I have come to expect. For example, these students do not do well raising their hands to answer so we do much small...
Board: The VENT 06-13-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By reenie201

I've wondered about this too. Do they pay on time? How is the pay? How about paying taxes with this company? Has anyone done it for over a year? I hear online how glowingly wonderful it is but some...
Board: Units of Study 10-01-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 90
Posted By reenie201
Lucy Calkins

Thanks to everyone who shared these links. They are very helpful in planning lessons. I love Pro Teacher for this reason!
Board: The Job Search 08-29-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By reenie201

Congratulations! Have wonderful year!
Board: The Job Search 08-27-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By reenie201
Union rep?

Are you part of a union? Can you call your rep?
Board: The VENT 08-20-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By reenie201
Only me

I'm in a small charter school where there is only one class per grade. I love it. 3rd-5th grades plan some field trips together and K-4 also meets for child study/intervention issues. I've worked in...
Board: New Teachers 08-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By reenie201

Play lots of get to know you games. Sing! Check out the book The First Six Weeks of School from Responsive Classroom for great ideas and structure.

The past two years I've started two different...
Board: The Job Search 06-29-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By reenie201
Don't give up

I too am an older teacher, in my 50s. I had good luck finding a teaching job by continuing to apply after school started in the fall. Things happen and jobs open up in September. The supply of...
Board: The VENT 05-14-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 79
Posted By reenie201

Last day with students is June 8. I'm finished June 9.

I return on August 23, students return August 28.

Thankful to almost be done!
Board: The VENT 12-07-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By reenie201

Last year I felt the same as you. I cried a lot on the way home. I started having irregular heart beats. I was always sweating and all I could think of was how bad a job I was doing. I tried to...
Board: Classroom Management 11-30-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By reenie201
try soundbox

I use an smartphone app called Soundbox that has many choices for noise control. Some are not appropriate for students so look through them carefully, but many are terrific (car alarm, train horn,...
Board: The VENT 10-27-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By reenie201
Firm but positive too

I also have a tough chaotic class. I use wait time and won't move on till it's quiet. They have finally realized I mean business and it just takes a few seconds. I've given positive comments to them...
Board: The Job Search 09-13-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By reenie201
Me too...

I just applied for a senior court clerk position in juvenile/family court. Many of the job description items are teacher related, also office related. The American Red Cross used to have a youth...
Board: The Job Search 08-11-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By reenie201
Some ideas

I'm also older and got a job last year in a Title 1 school, a month into the school year due to an increase in enrollment. I was hired Sept 25, and had students in my classroom Sept 30. It was an...

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