Note: Student Teachers and Inservice...
Announcing Team Teacher Buddies!
How it works: Each person will be assigned a buddy (you will most likely not have the person who has you). During the course of this semester, you will be asked to mail 1-2 cards, notes of encouragement etc. Actual gift items are up to you, but please know that we all know money is tight and it is unlikely that you will receive a gift (so don’t feel like you have to). You are also...
Anonymous asked: I'm about to finish undergrad this June and plan to apply to various MAT programs in the upcoming year. I'd like to volunteer in an elementary school. I am looking into elementary schools in the district that I grew up in but do not see any info about volunteering. What do you think would be the best way to approach the school admin. about this? Should I contact the teachers directly to...
Anonymous asked: Another teacher asked me to gather data in an area I'm knowledgeable in. The teacher is on a committee that is presenting to the superintendent. The Super may have different opinions about the data. I am a year-long leave replacement who wants to get a job in the district. Would gathering the data make me look knowledgeable or full-of-myself? What is the most tactful way to handle this?
What's it Like to Be a First Year Teacher?
diaryofafyt: A colleague of mine is teaching a secondary social studies methods class at a local university this spring. He asked if I and another first year s.s. teacher would be willing to speak to his teacher candidates about what it’s like to be a first year teacher. Here’s what I know so far: Ask for help when you need it Do not isolate yourself in your classroom Get involved in your...
The Fashionable Teacher
theteachersdesk: Lets face it, teachers are not known for their style. I don’t know why it has come to this. It couldn’t possibly be because of the early mornings, the late nights of grading and lesson planning, having to be on your feet all day, or the need for comfort when you’re sitting on the floor cross-legged with 20 junior kindergarteners? Makes sense. Style and comfort can coexist and...
caitology asked: I am in school to become an early childhood teacher. Would I still be able to be in this buddy system since I still go into classrooms sometimes? I love to hear others' stories from classrooms.
Anonymous asked: Is there a way to edit my entry on the teacher roll call list?
listenlearninspireteach asked: I'd love to be a part of the teacher buddy system! I would love to send encouraging notes, and possibly small gifts on special occasions to support a fellow teacher. I think it'd be neat if we could match up by age taught as well, elementary, middle, and high school, for example. There are a lot of things we could relate to based on grade levels, I think. I'd love to help get things...
milkinmycoffee asked: I'm willing to be a buddy... I think it sounds cool. Also, how do I get on the list of teachers that everyone seems to know about?
Anon asked: Are you planning on including international teachers in this teacher buddy thing? I noticed there are some international teachers on the tumblr teachers list, and I was just wondering. It would depend on whether International Teachers wanted to participate, and depending on which option we do, how many people would be willing to pay international rates to mail things or if it is...
novicephoenix asked: I love the buddy system suggestion! I think it's a wonderful way to get this community to be even more supportive and awesome! I know that there a few kinks to work out how it would be organized if a lot of people wanted to do it. I think it's an awesome suggestion!
Beginning now and ending at the end of Jan 2 is...
Here’s how Teacher Dare Day works! Don’t forget to use the Teacher Dare Day tag!
Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 5 Fantastic Things to Do... →
A great list. What are you doing over your break?
Attn: Student Teachers! →
world-shaker: bethechangeyouwant: For those of you student teachers (beginning and ending) who follow me, let’s get the ‘#student teaching’ tag out there. I’m not sure if many of you follow it the tag on your dash, but if you do we can spread word and promote tumblrs to follow the tag on his or her dash! Signal Boost.
Anyone know much about event planning? We have a...
‘Tis the Season: Holiday Giving, Advocating and... →
Some great practical ideas, that could be done any time of the year.
I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings/ELL
Hey there fellow teachers! I am in a bit of a jam. I teach middle school language arts/reading. I have a few ELL students but 1 of my 7th graders has been really struggling. I have been adapting lessons for him so far, but I feel I am coming up short when trying to plan for our next area of study. Right now the plans are for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. I know he will have some big problems...
Just a reminder! Today is Wellness Wednesday! ...
Please post any tips, exercises, healthy (and quick) recipes you have. Use the tag Wellness Wednesday! Looking forward to what you’ve got!