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Posts Made By: southernfried
Board: The VENT 08-19-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By southernfried
Yes! At our school at least, we've had multiple...

Yes! At our school at least, we've had multiple people start out as ISS coordinators, instructional assistants, etc. and then move into classroom jobs. Being on campus every day and showing that you...
Board: The VENT 06-01-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By southernfried
We haven't had too many leaving the profession,...

We haven't had too many leaving the profession, BUT I have noticed something about the new teachers coming in:

We have 7 beginning teachers on staff. Only 2 went through a traditional path (high...
Board: The VENT 05-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
 
Posted By southernfried
My husband is an elementary specialist. His class...

My husband is an elementary specialist. His class schedule gets a little wonky at the end of the year with testing days and special events. So he usually ends "regular" classes 2-3 weeks before the...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By southernfried
Kinder, you seem to be well-informed... is there...

Kinder, you seem to be well-informed... is there a good way to go about finding information on these kinds of specialized programs and placements?

We have a student who needs so much more than he...
Board: The VENT 02-06-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By southernfried
I teach middle school, so I have no first-hand...

I teach middle school, so I have no first-hand knowledge, so take my advice with a grain of salt. :) But I remember reading a similar thread where teachers talked about packing up way before the bell...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By southernfried
Right?? And my class is DESIGNED to be one where...

Right?? And my class is DESIGNED to be one where you can't cheat/copy. It's ELA, and although each kid watches the same lesson video and does the same notes/assignment, they each use their own...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By southernfried
My class is a flipped classroom and mastery-based...

My class is a flipped classroom and mastery-based environment - so essentially all students can earn full credit for their primary work as long as it's in by the end of the quarter. That's the deal...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By southernfried
punishment: wwyd?

A student turned in work today (about 5 lesson's worth) that was word-for-word the same as another student. I confronted both girls and their stories matched: one had "too much to do at home" and...
Board: The VENT 01-10-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By southernfried
I agree you shouldn't have to pay for stuff for...

I agree you shouldn't have to pay for stuff for your room. But if you're desperate and don't want to spend much, we recently bought these magnetic cabinet locks to babyproof our house. They were...
Board: The VENT 01-05-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By southernfried
Noooooppe. Nope nope nope. My school "loosely"...

Noooooppe. Nope nope nope. My school "loosely" has a no-zero policy and I "loosely" don't follow it. There's no written rule, but my principal is very against zeroes. However, in the context of my...
Board: The VENT 01-04-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 49
 
Posted By southernfried
I'm in the southeast. Small town in a rural...

I'm in the southeast. Small town in a rural county, about 30 minutes out from a large-ish city. I clear about $2,900 a month (bachelors degree only, 12 years teaching, not a lot of pre-tax...
Board: The VENT 12-17-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By southernfried
I teach middle school ELA and have an almost-one...

I teach middle school ELA and have an almost-one year old. It's definitely hard, but what makes it work for me:

- a hubby who's in 50/50. He's a teacher too, so our workloads and schedules are...
Board: The VENT 11-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By southernfried
Teaching middle school, I rarely have this issue....

Teaching middle school, I rarely have this issue. But last year I had to deal with "santa's not real" for the first time with one of my autistic students. He said santa was real, multiple kids said...
Board: The VENT 11-20-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By southernfried
Sometimes when I crack down like that, it gets...

Sometimes when I crack down like that, it gets worse before it gets better. If he's still doing it a week from now I'd worry. But sometimes they just have to push to see if you really mean it, but...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By southernfried
Also, make sure you out-plan them. For example,...

Also, make sure you out-plan them. For example, if they're out of control they're probably leaving the classroom constantly or arguing with you about why they can't leave the classroom. I...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By southernfried
Step one, if you haven't already: make sure they...

Step one, if you haven't already: make sure they have work to complete that can be done independently, silently, and without having to lecture. At least for now. If you can get them working silently...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By southernfried
We use Crostini. It doesn't let us block websites...

We use Crostini. It doesn't let us block websites for individual students (I wish! That would be awesome!) but it does let us send them messages and close tabs.

Our kids hate it, too. :)
Board: The VENT 10-23-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By southernfried
I know this is a vent, and I commiserate with you...

I know this is a vent, and I commiserate with you totally. :)

But also, we have mobymax, and one thing I've found is it has great questions to print as task cards. I teach middle school, and I...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By southernfried
Phonics and decoding. Phonics and decoding....

Phonics and decoding. Phonics and decoding. Phonics and decoding. So many kids don't get systematic phonics instruction early on, and don't pick it up naturally on their own. The program you choose...
Board: The VENT 08-08-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By southernfried
12 years in, and I set up my room completely in...

12 years in, and I set up my room completely in about 4 hours this week with my husband's help. We have a 7 month old, so my priorities of spending time decorating my classroom have definitely...
Board: The VENT 07-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By southernfried
No help with the soundproofing, but one thing I...

No help with the soundproofing, but one thing I did for my 7th graders during independent work time when they're using computers: I found about 5 different hour+long youtube videos with instrumental...
Board: The VENT 06-20-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By southernfried
First off, I'm lucky that I've been in the same...

First off, I'm lucky that I've been in the same grade level/content area for awhile now and will probably be able to stay where I am for awhile. But the key for me has been to keep most things the...
Board: The VENT 03-16-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By southernfried
Oh, I forgot to add, our daughter was born in...

Oh, I forgot to add, our daughter was born in December (again, adoption, so we had no control over that!) and it's actually worked out well as a due date. We were far enough into the school year that...
Board: The VENT 03-16-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By southernfried
Good luck to you both! My husband and I are also...

Good luck to you both! My husband and I are also both teachers, so I know how you feel. Definitely look in to short term disability. Seems like that's your best bet for coverage right now.

If it...
Board: The VENT 03-13-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By southernfried
We don't know if or how many of our students will...

We don't know if or how many of our students will participate, but our school's plan is to not stop them but to direct them to the gym where there will be a presentation and moment of silence. We're...



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