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  1. Grammy Teacher

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    What have you learned from fellow teachers through the years that has helped make you a better teacher?
     
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  3. kinderkids

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    alright, Grammy...........I refuse to be the first one to answer your post this time.........come on people, speak up!!!:p
     
  4. Grammy Teacher

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    Hi Grammy, Well, since you are asking such a nice teacher friendly question I would love to answer your post. I have learned to be more laid back and relaxed when I have a tendency to get all stressed about things.
     
  5. kinderkids

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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, people, I beg of you.......answer grammy, she's losing it now.........see she answers her own posts!!! Come quick and save her before it is too late!!!!
     
  6. Grammy Teacher

    Grammy Teacher Virtuoso

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    Oh never mind...it is already too late...speaking of late, good night!
     
  7. kinderkids

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    good night............I hope tomorrow is more exciting~~~hahaha
     
  8. Danny'sNanny

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    I learned that it's natural to like some kids better than others- after all, there are some adults we like better than others- as long as you never ever ever let the kids know.

    Also, that lesson plans are not stone. Sometimes an activity you planned to thirty minutes will take all afternoon. Go with the flow as much as possible.
     
  9. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Relax, enjoy your job and your students (at least as many as you can), realize that you can't do it all, ask for help!
     
  10. Upsadaisy

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    Expect the best.
     
  11. gigi

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    Improvise!
     
  12. leighbball

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    Be flexible!
     
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    always be ready to revise your plan. (both told and through unplanned examples)
     
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    Have more than one way to explain things.
     
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    Keep learning - not just new ways to teach, but also content that feeds my teaching AND content that feeds me. (Does it count if I learned this from my students?)
     
  16. Upsadaisy

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    We don't teach books, we teach lessons.
     
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    New teachers can have new & fun ideas as well.

    The "old" teachers are a great resource for advice, lessons, and activities!!!

    Use the points from book orders, before you forget about them!!!
     
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    Hey that was going to be mine! Fine I'll use adaptable!
     
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    To not yell! It doesn't get you any where and you loss the respect of students. To change your tone of voice works much better.
    But didn't learn that from a teacher, I learned it from Gary the Trash guy lol. That is how I remember him. He was one of my customers when I was a bartender/waitress in WA state.
     
  20. TeacherC

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    I learned to always have a fun game or activity planned in the case of an unusual schedule flip (I learned this from my very poor planned collegues who shows movies to their students at least once a week!)
     
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    WOW that is alot of movies. I think once a trimester would be fine.
     
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    Everything that happens in the classroom should stay in the classroom. (Learning it and putting it into practice are two different things.)
     
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    Try to include a bonus question that most if not all of the kids can answer. That way, if they don't know any other answer on the test, they still can feel like they got something right. My college prof told me that...I've tried to do it this year and so far it's worked well:) But I don't let the kids abuse the privilege...its only 1 point:) And coming from a very very low class academcially this year, sometimes every little confidence booster is a plus.
     
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    JM- great minds think alike!! ;-)
     
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    JamieMarie- I don't even know how they get away with so many movies. Leighbball, I really like the bonus question idea. I have a lot of kids who could use the confidence boost!!
     
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    How simply loving your students and loving the fact that you're a teacher makes all the difference in the world. Children may not remember everything they've taught you, but they will remember if you cared for them or not.
     
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    lve2tch...........I think that is one of the MOST important things!!! :)
    I also think, being able to laugh at yourself, and to have fun with your students...........teach them to LAUGH!!!!! A sense of humor goes a long way!! Some of my favorite teachers had the greatest sense of humors!!! They always made me feel good deep inside!! :)
     
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    The best advice I received from a college professor was:

    There is a big difference between making the same mistake ten times and making ten different mistakes!
     
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    I learned to have patience...however lately...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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    Keep the custodian and seretaries on your side.

    Know who you can talk to (and NOT talk to)

    Be positive

    Attitude is everything.
     
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    I don't think yelling ever works. Sometimes I yell but the only thing I accomplish is a release of my own anxiety. It certainly never helped the kids do better, work harder, or be better students. On the other hand, love does work. Children are very sensitive and they know when you truely care about them.
     
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    My mom is a yeller, so I grew up with a lot of yelling. I didn't realize how much I was yelling too until the mom of the little boy mentioned to me that she had yelled at her son for the first time that morning and it upset him so much. I thought about it, and even at the age of two he knew that I just yelled and would tune it out. It took a lot of concious effort, but I (for the most part) finally got my yelling under control.
     
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    Has anyone ever read a paragraph with the word yell in it that many times? lol
     
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    I can honestly say, no, I haven't!!! LOL!!!! That is so funny! Um, not that you yell, of course.........you know what I mean~!:p
     
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    No I Haven't!!!!
     
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    To believe only 1/2 what the kids tell you about their lives....the trick is however, to figure out WHICH 1/2 to believe.....
     
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    True, now if their parents would only believe half of what they bring home!
     
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    True. I recently had a student tell me he saw something that had been on the news alot. I told him he needed to tell the principal, if he really saw it becasue it was a dangerous situation. The next day he changed his story about the person he saw...So I'm not sure if I should believe him...It is hard to make the right choice
     
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    Middle schoolers don't care how much you know until they know how much you care!
     
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    Where do you guys get these pretty puppies and chalkboards and such to put beside your name?
     

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