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Posts Made By: MissESL
Board: Special Education 08-06-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL

You know, my teacher friend across the hall is our special education lead teacher, and this happens all the time.

Iím not a special education teacher, but in college, the *one* class I had to take...
Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By MissESL

Thank you - Iíve heard some others talk about Kami, but didnít know what it was!
Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By MissESL
Thanks Dutchgirl

We are supposed to use meets, but I know waaaayyyy less about that than I do about Zoom! Screen sharing is a big deal for me, bc itís the easiest way to give kids one-on-one help!
Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By MissESL
Zoom v Meets

Can you share your screen on meets?
Board: BusyBoard 08-05-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By MissESL
Sharing Work

How can students share their work in a way everyone can see?

For example, if they do a slideshow and I want everyone to be able to look at and comment on them, how can I do that?

If it matters,...
Board: New Teachers 08-01-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By MissESL

I just donít agree with most of what you said. I have only been teaching 12 years, though, and all in one district. Same department, but two different grade levels, and I moved by choice to fill a...
Board: BusyBoard 08-01-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
Thank You

It is so helpful to see the affirmations of my thoughts and new suggestions. Thank you so much for your ideas and advice. Iím definitely feeling like I have a better grasp on what I can do -

Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

I am a 7th-8th grade ELL teacher. I teacher self-contained sheltered ELA and then co-teach both grades on al other core subjects. I switch every other day by grade level. I.e. MWF I might go to 7th...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
Co-Teaching Suggestions?

We are going full remote for first semester, a REVERSAL from a previous 100% in-person model. I have never been more relieved in my life, but....

Iím a co-teacher. I have a very difficult time...
Board: The VENT 07-22-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL
My Opinion

Be yourself. Do what you do with the deviation you do it with...
Do not try to compete with anyone, but work with your own merit. I think the dog and pony show can get exhausting and it really isnít...
Board: BusyBoard 07-21-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

We were offered Swivl, which follows you around the room as you teach, and allows kids to watch/attend virtually in real time. They said they would only buy it if we would use it, bc itís expensive...
Board: The VENT 07-18-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

Our union is trying, but not getting very far (see: going back to school as “normal”). The idea is that if we were to test positive or have to quarantine due to exposure, we’d have everything ready...
Board: The VENT 07-18-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL
Feeling Whiny

Our district is going back as “normal” with soooooooo many new rules and precautions, it sounds like a total mess. All that aside....

We are now required to have around a month of virtual lessons...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By MissESL

I have a google sheets grade book that I use as my backup.

If youíre set on a paper copy, I have also created a blank table with student names along the left and a row for assignments along the...
Board: The VENT 06-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By MissESL

We had a meeting where they told us to plan and record 20 minute lessons using Screencastify, which they will provide training for in July. Iím not doing anything until after that training. My job...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-16-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By MissESL

Thank you I will look at Common Lit! I have been thinking a lot about this and I have some things I have come up with...
- pulling my spiraling bell ringer out again. I got it off TPT a couple years...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Posted By MissESL

My district is simply not replacing anyone who leaves of their own accord. Jobs are combined when possible, and some teachers are even being asked if they are willing to be reassigned...they can...
Board: Future Teachers 06-12-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By MissESL
We were not allowed to have outside jobs during...

We were not allowed to have outside jobs during student teaching. The amount of work is too much! There was a waiver process, but honestly, it was way more trouble than just not having a job!
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By MissESL
Most Important

I see no problem with this. It looks fairly well thought out and forward thinking - kids who go to middle school without any ďmovementĒ find it difficult to adjust to a bell schedule.

The most...
Board: Special Education 06-12-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MissESL

Usually our sped person says something along the lines of: “I’m sorry, but ____’s testing and evaluation data doesn’t support a need for that accommodation. These are the accommodations we are able...
Board: The VENT 06-12-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 29
Posted By MissESL
I was also going to

Suggest working just that little but longer. Summer school maybe? We had a kinder teacher retire in October...he was a certified tutor so he basically did interventions until he had the correct...
Board: The VENT 06-08-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By MissESL
New Job

Remember that schools are businesses. People come and go quite frequently and it will be fine. Especially if youíre telling them NOW in the beginning of Summer!

Congratulations! Itís so exciting...
Board: BusyBoard 06-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By MissESL
Distance Learning

For us, I thought it was a well thought-out joke. We tried to teach, but the constraints put in place by the state and district made things so hard - no new materials, no ďhomework,Ē no grades that...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By MissESL
Me too

Although I think I’m in the minority in general, I think parades should not be happening. It’s so “extra” and at least for many students I can say based on my student participation during online...
Board: BusyBoard 06-05-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By MissESL
Word Walls

I have done a few different things.
1. I did one big traditional word wall for everyone when I taught second grade.
2. I was moved to a much smaller space and so I used Manila folder word walls. I...

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