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readingwritingteaching:

I feel like I’m not doing a good job.

I feel like I’m letting myself give up because nothing is getting better.

I feel like I should be more compassionate but it’s really hard to be when no matter what I do the kids misbehave.

I feel like nobody cares and I’m struggling to stay afloat and actually make a difference for some of these kids.

I have no idea what to do.

I feel the same way. I think it’s first year teacher syndrome. I hear it gets better.

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Mother of Mad Cats & Babies: My first note to the teacher.

madcatsbabies:

In all of E’s time at school, I have tried not to be one of those parents who interfers, tells the teachers what to do, or be a bother. They have a hard enough job without having to deal with us parents all the time too.

But I am frustrated.

E brings home a reading book, three times a week. She…

Why don’t you find her a different book to read? You can read it with her.

Also, is she comprehending what she reads? Do you ask her comprehension questions? She may be reading at a Yr2 level and comprehending at an ending Yr1 level.

(Source: motherofmadcatsandbabies)

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Shout out

middleschoolchamps:

Designing some challenge projects for my seventh grade social studies students. We’re doing a course on Geography and Global Cultures, with units on their community, different world regions, identity, diversity, the environment, and interactions between people and societies and between people and the environment, all culminating in a final project on global connections or interactions.

TL;DR: I need fiction book ideas for kids studying global geography and cultural exchanges. Any ideas?

Extra Credit by Andrew Clements was made for this project.

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mrskaaay:

Just graded the first math quiz of the year.

No one got an A. Maybe 4 or 5 students got a B. Everyone else got a D or an F. 

I can’t keep them quiet long enough to actually transmit any meaningful information. When I give them problems to practice on, they zoom right through and don’t ever stop to think about their work.

I am not even disappointed. I am just tired. 

I don’t want to like this, but I’m having some of the same issues. I feel you.

People First Language

jbizzle329:

Can I tell you that I get pretty upset when articles come out with titles that have “autistic kids”, “learning disabled child”, etc….

It’s “Child with Autism” and “Child with a Learning Disability”.

People First Language. They have a disability. It doesn’t define them.

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Orange is the New Black

I’ve been binge watching and I’m almost out of episodes. I don’t know if I’ve ever liked a show more.

It’s female positive and baller.

Y’all should check it out. What you’ve heard is true!

stortz:

"I’d rather spend my first week back at work sitting in on inservice meetings instead of getting my classroom ready." -No teacher ever

(via Timeline Photos)

Mmhmm. This will be me this week, even though I don’t have a classroom.

stortz:

"I’d rather spend my first week back at work sitting in on inservice meetings instead of getting my classroom ready." -No teacher ever

(via Timeline Photos)

Mmhmm. This will be me this week, even though I don’t have a classroom.

Finished Flower Pens with Ashlee for my classroom(s). :) #teacherlife #crafts #loveit #crafty #teachers

Finished Flower Pens with Ashlee for my classroom(s). :) #teacherlife #crafts #loveit #crafty #teachers

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wish-i-was-far-away:

people just piss me off some times

Well I wouldn’t plan on going to college then. In college, you’re given a textbook, told to read it, and then tested on it. AP courses are college prep courses. Your teacher was trying to prepare you for college.

(Source: assbuttwithmysteriouscheekbones)

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Sangria doesn’t make packing any better.

ambedu:

Just more fruity and delicious.

Because sangria is the best!