May 12, 2016 at 10:43 AM #4720
Tell us about you! What state do you teach in? How long have you been teaching? What do you love best about your job? We can’t wait to meet you!
PS: In order to receive an email when someone replies to a topic you have replied to, you must hit the “Subscribe” link at the top of the thread.August 11, 2016 at 8:10 PM #10542
My name is Laura and I live in Colorado. I’m starting a new journey in my educational career this year. I will be teaching Kindergarten at a Performing Arts Charter with a 1-1 iPad format. I’m in training right now learning all about how 1-1 environments work. This week we have had Apple Educators teaching us all sorts of cool things an iPad can do in a classroom. Our building is behind on construction and school has to start by Sept. 7th. We are starting at an alternative location and then once construction is done we will move into the school. We are all having a hard time not having a room to get ready!! We will be at the alternative location for at least 2 weeks and then have a week-end to get our rooms set up. I am having a hard time planning and am trying to think of things I can do at home to make the week-end move go smoothly. If anyone has ideas PLEASE pass them on!!September 11, 2016 at 7:07 PM #11910
I am Brenda and teaching is my second career. I have been teaching for 7 years now, this is my 8th year and my second year teaching in Florida. I originally started in Maryland. I am teaching 6th grade Math at a Title 1 charter school. This year one of my big challenges is incorporating centers into my classroom on a daily. I only have 51 minutes each class period and don’t know how to truly get it done along with getting them to master the standards. If anyone has any ideas, I would gladly appreciate hearing them. I also have to say that most of my students are functioning on a 3-4th grade level.
BRENDA E ELLISSeptember 13, 2016 at 11:57 AM #12028
Hello all. My name is Deanna and I teach high school special education in Northern CA. I have been teaching a total of 27 years, 18 at the high school level. I am always looking for new ideas and to help others who are just beginning. I can tell you that things have really changed over the period I have been teaching. We have returned to the block schedule this year with 90 minute periods and an A and B day schedule. The students take a total of 8 classes over the course of two days. It is sometimes a struggle with special education students to keep them focused for 90 minutes. We certainly have to incorporate movement during the period. This year I also added an Independent living skills class elective when I work with intellectually disabled students, some on the toddler level. I am trying to find activities to help them. I am enjoying my time with these new students.September 26, 2016 at 4:21 AM #12741
HI! I am Toni Nicholson. This is my 17th year of teaching, all in 4th grade. I taught for 3 years in Ohio in an inner city Catholic school. Since 2003, I have been teaching here, in North Carolina, in a Title I school. Our school is kind of under construction right now, as they are adding on to make us (PreK-5) into a K-8 school by the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. I still look forward to going to work every day! I love meeting the new kids each year and watching them grow. This year, for the first time in about 5 years, I am departmentalized with another teacher. I am teaching Reading, Writing, and Social Studies. I am enjoying this new challenge and working so closely with this teacher. I also enjoy the fact that I teach the same thing all day to 2 different groups of students. I love the challenge!March 23, 2017 at 6:47 PM #19269
They call me Mr. Reed- at least the students do. The other teachers call me Lee. I teach ELA in North Central Florida and have only been doing it for a couple of years now. After a long career in sales, I decided to try something new, a way to give back a little. I stumbled into teaching as a substitute first and found I loved it. Over the next couple of years I earned my certification and began my career as an English teacher, but only after taking a detour to teach ESOL in Cambodia, the experience of a lifetime.March 27, 2017 at 11:46 AM #19637
Hi, everyone! Donalee Bowerman here. I teach high school special education and co-teach in 9th-11th grade ELA classes and consult in Global History. I’m told that next year I will be consulting in Financial Math as well. I have been teaching since 1990, starting out in substitute positions, then Early Intervention birth-5 until my children came along. In 1992 I took a long term substitute position in the school I attended in Central New York and was hired full time as a Middle School Special Ed teacher. I have since moved up to the HS level, and this is my 13th year here. I love working with this age group. There are days I wonder why I love it, but here I am!! I can’t wait to meet you all!
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