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Posts Made By: NYteacher8
Board: School Mental Health 08-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Thanks so much! Thatís a great idea. How would...

Thanks so much! Thatís a great idea. How would you go about surveying? Like at pta meetings? And what would a form look like? Thanks again!
Board: School Mental Health 08-19-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Start of year help from pro school counselors

Im moving and Had to leave my NYCDOE school counselor position. I luckily got a school counselor position where I moved but itís much different than the city sc duties. In the NYCDOE your primary job...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-19-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By NYteacher8
I had that two years ago...

These kids had no respect for authority, and were the same way to their parents and each other. I decided to stop everything and do a series of community building lessons. Everyday for about 20...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Thanks!

Thanks for your suggestions! It's just too much sometimes, and the district doesn't provide the necessary time for paperwork. I'm just tired of trying to keep a float. I just decided I'm going to go...
Board: The VENT 10-06-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Over worked and under appreciated

I am exhausted! I am always working whether it be grading papers, doing bulletin boards, planning, planning some more, copies, parent meetings, teacher development, etc. Like most teachers I am in my...
Board: BusyBoard 10-06-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Homework Procedure help!

Hello!

I have been teaching 9 years and still hate my homework procedure both checking homework and packing up. Last year I had them write the homework in their planners, while I would walk around...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Ahh, what do I get for doing this?

'What do I get for doing this?' When I heard that last year, I knew I needed to make a change. I want an incentive to motivate them to always do it so when I say, 'you should just feel proud for a...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-23-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Thanks! What about if a kid is misbehaving?

Thanks so much Twinmom95! I've been thinking about how I will go about this. I think for a while I used the rewards as a crutch but after 8 years of teaching I feel like it's time to try something...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-22-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NYteacher8
"Gamification?" Or intrinsic motivation?

So I recently read an article that went deeply into the affects of giving out rewards for good behavior, stating that it's like a "Pavlovian Response." that giving the kids rewards for behaviors,...
Board: The Job Search 07-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Send the note!

I was thinking the same thing years ago when I interviewed for my dream teaching job. I sent a thank you card, about 3 days later the principal called me to offer me the position. I don't know if he...
Board: Fourth Grade 07-29-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Revamping Behavior Management

Hello!

In years past my behavior management system for 4th grade has worked perfectly, but last year I found that it fell flat because it was non stop talking (all. the. time.) :( so I need a new...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-15-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Messy desk = having less choice time

Each Friday afternoon before choice time (which is really only 15 minutes) I do a desk check. They silently sit in their chairs and I look in each desk. If I say "all good" they have a clean desk...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-03-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Common core workbook suggestions?

Many parents have asked me for common core aligned workbooks for ELA and math. They'd like their children to have more practice at home. I was wondering what books you suggest to be the best in...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-15-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Morning meeting routine

Hello!
Each year I flip flop between morning meeting and jumping right into the day. Ideally I want to have the kids come right to the carpet as they walk in and we can do morning meeting there but...
Board: Fourth Grade 08-15-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Last year I did a sports theme

I heard the kids coming up were really into sports so I used a sports theme. I used catch phrases like there's no I in team, mrs. Z's all stars, allstar vocabulary, we are pitch in for jobs, etc. the...
Board: The VENT 05-27-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Wait...that was due today?

Especially when it's written on the board "- due tomorrow". I also can't stand when they are doodling in their book or not focused during the lesson and then has no clue what to do during independent...
Board: Fourth Grade 04-14-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much for your help, those are great ideas:) it's going to be a longgg two weeks with the tests!
Board: Fourth Grade 04-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Help! Short motivational sweatband quotes wanted...

Hello!
I need your creative help! My class theme is sports so for the tests I am giving each student a sweat wristband that I'm going to write a quote on to lessen the anxiety. I was thinking, "No...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-26-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Thank you!

Thanks so much! Starting tomorrow I will have them write the homework down earlier (before snack!) and use my homework monitor (i'll change it to coach-ty) to read what we have to do off the board...
Board: Fourth Grade 11-26-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Afternoon Routine Disaster

This is my first year on 4th grade and I truly love it. They are so great all day but then it comes time for writing the homework down and packing up and they become out of control and loud. What's...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By NYteacher8
High math student

I have a student that is extremely gifted with math. When we were doing prime numbers, he was listing square roots on his own liberty. By doing this he gives himself his own challenges, but I want...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-07-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NYteacher8
writers notebook rubric

In the first week of school I noticed many of my students were doing the same thing, but one of my students was utilizing it perfectly so I showed the class hers as an example and together we created...
Board: Fourth Grade 10-02-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By NYteacher8
tutoring help

Hello!
I teach 4th grade and each year we have to keep our lowest students in the morning before school to tutor. This year I have a lot of low readers and I want to make this time fun for them. I...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Thank you!

Thanks for your responses- I guess it really is subjective by teacher. As so many of my students are nervous to read outside of their leveled bin and I'm sad when I see this. I know it's a routine...
Board: Fourth Grade 09-27-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By NYteacher8
Independent reading level- in need of advice:)

I've been teaching for 6 years now and I still am undecided if the kids should read on their book level (A to Z system) ALL the time. Usually the kids must read their level during reading workshop,...



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