I don’t post often about my classroom or school, but I need help/advice.
Have any other educators struggled with their team, or more specifically, people on their team?
My team is a dysfunctional at best, we are known as the black sheep of the school. We’ve got one teacher who refuses to change methods of collaboration because “that’s how we’ve always done it” (on top of many other things) and another who thinks they are God’s gift to education. Someone is always running to administration and tattling on what others are doing or not doing (I got called into the office today). And they are constantly brown nosing administration as well as being fake with the rest of the team.
Collaboration does not happen. Most come to meetings late and zone out. I’ve come to the point where I have given up trying. But I’m am tired of always compromising, or doing it their way since I’m tired of arguing.
Do any of you have any experience with this? I’ve asked administration for advice, but they told me they were not going to get involved. That we had to solve it. I understand they don’t want to police us (seeing as we are adults), but I feel it’s at a point they need to step in.
Any advice, thoughts, words of encouragement?
I’m sorry. I’m really proud of my outfit today.
The only thing that isn’t Old Navy (the store I work part time at) are the tights. They are from target. My necklace is from Pac sun. But I’m sure you can’t see it because my work lanyard is in the way.
Being miserable and alone all break meant I had time to do all the grading I needed to get down. So because I didn’t procrastinate, I get to have a lovely last day of break. Also, no stress because tomorrow is a teacher work day and the kids don’t get back until Thursday. Easing in baby, easing in.
So here is this gloriously dramatic video dramatization of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. I want to use it so badly, but one of the redcoats had to say “damn.”
You think I can just yell really loud when he says it and the kids won’t hear it?
Gertrude Lang, Mr. Holland’s Opus
I have been making a lot of things for my classroom, so I decided to share some on Teachers Pay Teachers. I honestly don’t think I will plan on putting a price, unless I create something truly amazing.
This link takes you to the month labels I made for my calendar at school. I am really proud of myself, haha.
Check it out dudes!
One of the many mistakes and faults I had during my first year of teaching was not leveling my books in any way AND just putting them out there and expecting the kids to use them. Needless to say, my library was abused and used incorrectly. I believe I have come up with a way, a system, that will encourage my students to read them. Right now I am leveling them by AR levels and points, grade level, and guided reading level (for my sake). I was worried my books would be too hard for most third graders, but I seem to have a variety. It’s a time consuming process, but it is the summer! I have been using an app that i plan on reviewing since i see a few I want to use this year. I’ll keep you updated on my plan! How do you organize your classroom library?
I am so pumped to set up my first classroom-before the students arrive!! I don’t even know if I told you all everything, i guess I’ll have to update you soon!
Put memories made throughout the year in the jar. Then on New Year’s eve empty and read them all from the wonderful year you’ve had :)
This would be a great idea for a classroom! The whole class contributes memories, then on the last day of school you can have a special presentation going through the memories! I love it!
All the 5th graders in the class I took over for two months passed the CRCT. ALL OF THEM. And this is a special education inclusion class. I am so proud of my babies!