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I'd worry about his classwork and not make assumptions about the meaning of their words/gestures out of class.
In other words, if his behavior...
If a kid complains about a grade, show him samples of high, medium, and low score SAT essays.
Ask him which one looks most like his writing....
Yes this works.
What's a "literacy station"? Anything like a library?
You got it.
Final exam = 25% of grade.
Lotta parent phone calls.
You imply that bookwork practice is a practice inferior to "fun" projects when I might suggest without a bit of irony that the inverse might be...
I don't believe that most parents are like this. Even if half of them are, then it's worth the time to give it a try.
If the parent doesn't...
Drop the quiz.
Rewrite the quiz.
Readminister it in a week or two with no notice.
Telephone calls to parents during work hours, preferably on Friday.
Call EVERY SINGLE PARENT of kids who are not earning higher than a C....
Bugs the hell outta me too.
The only real solution is to get him off the team.
Someone knows what he (or she) is doing at your school.
At almost every other school of which I am aware, prep time is OFF time (in...
I agree that what you say here SHOULD be true.
However, it isn't.
Also, tardiness is not the same as lack of preparedness. Unless a kid is...
If someone has a last-period prep, he should also be there until 3:15.
Something tells me he isn't.
Maybe in theory, definitely not in practice.
Every school I've worked in has been a ghost town within fifteen minutes of the final bell.
The financial payoff is considerable despite what the media and the unions say.
The emotional payoff depends on two things among others: 1)...
This stuff sounds good.
I'm referring to kids just hanging out listening to their "music" while "working."
There's a time for work and a...
If I were you, my days of Facebook, etc. will have ended upon the beginning of my teaching career.