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Byrn Stuff
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We have a super active agriculture department. They have a huge community garden

3/18/2016 4:43:07 PM

Klatypus
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awesome!!!!

well maybe a transcontinental experiment? find a classroom in another part of the world that wants to perform an experiment and gather data from as many countries as you can

with this you can emphasis scientific principles and statistics

or maybe lead the way and demand that your state treat teachers better so that there will be competent ones for future generations?

3/18/2016 5:14:19 PM

Klatypus
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or get your students involved in volunteerism?!

or start an afterschool volunteer club type thing

3/18/2016 5:15:03 PM

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my grades came out high the previous year and they wrote me a letter about it. i told them the classes needed to be separated into honors and regular and they were convinced. i authored the curricula and course descriptions for the new course. the new courses are on the books for next year. they even told me which ones i would be teaching and then after they saw my semester grades were pretty similar again they wrote me another letter stating my contract would not be renewed.

[Edited on March 18, 2016 at 10:18 PM. Reason : f]

3/18/2016 10:17:17 PM

Klatypus
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dude, that's shitty

3/31/2016 1:13:12 PM

The E Man
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hey i got a better job with more money that i never would have looked for if it wasn't for this.

4/3/2016 5:09:31 PM

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Whats the new job? I teach a pre-engineering curriculum(3D modeling, drafting, etc) and like what I do, but I constantly have the thought that I could be doing something that is way more impressive.

4/3/2016 5:53:12 PM

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Students filmed by another student beating the hell out of each other at school this morning. Administrators are shown the film. All three met with the AP...were not sent home and are sitting in my room right now laughing about it. (less than an hour after the fight)

Thanks, Obama.

4/26/2016 12:47:58 PM

Byrn Stuff
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Teacher Appreciation Stuff for today (Tuesday 5/3)

Free sandwich or biscuit at participating Chik-fil-as

Free combo at PDQ

BOGO Chipotle

$5 off World of Beer tab

5/3/2016 9:06:48 AM

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^^ the two kids who were fighting are now laughing? seems like the fight worked out their problem, i'm glad they didn't send the kids home

5/3/2016 9:46:45 AM

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LOL you've got it figured out.

In this case it's like a wanna be Fight Club. They set up brawls and video tape them for Instagram followers. I get where you're coming from. Totally acceptable behavior in a school setting.

[Edited on May 3, 2016 at 9:56 AM. Reason : a]

5/3/2016 9:53:02 AM

dtownral
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i grew up before instagram fights, so maybe that's worth sending kids home, but i wish schools today weren't so risk averse for normal fights. kids fight, it happens, it's not automatically a big deal

5/3/2016 10:12:31 AM

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...until the lawsuits

5/3/2016 10:14:16 AM

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Indianapolis Jones
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^^
I get what you're saying.

^
yep

[Edited on May 3, 2016 at 10:14 AM. Reason : a]

5/3/2016 10:14:42 AM

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If you don't send kids to jail for everyone minor scuffle, how will you maintain the school-to-prison pipeline?

5/3/2016 12:10:42 PM

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^
If that is what you think happens to kids who get in minor scuffles you're mistaken. Now if you're talking minor drug offenses-- you're on to something.

[Edited on May 3, 2016 at 1:26 PM. Reason : a]

5/3/2016 1:26:11 PM

darkone
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^ Read the news sometimes about what happens to inner city black kids.

5/5/2016 1:50:18 PM

dtownral
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^^ kids getting charged for minor fights might not happen in your district, but it's a real problem in some places

5/5/2016 4:31:11 PM

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K

5/5/2016 10:18:24 PM

Byrn Stuff
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There's a definitely a fine line to walk between discouraging/disciplining a kid and feeding into the school-to-prison pipeline. I try and consider that when I'm referring kids for behaviors. Is this something I'd write up anyone for? Is there another way for me to handle this that doesn't end up with the kid sitting in ISS? Have I done everything I can to adjust his behavior? It only takes a few referrals for someone to become "that kid," and so many of kids' problems start at home and aren't being dealt with so they act out. I try to remember that they're teenagers, and from a cause-effect standpoint they dumb as hell. I think it's really difficult for schools/administration because they want 1) respectable suspension rates 2) reputations as safe schools 3) high at-risk graduation rates. I think charging kids for fighting is bullshit though. If a fight is a fight, it should be a disciplinary issue; if a fight is assault, then it should be handled accordingly.

5/6/2016 10:48:24 AM

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Quote :
"Whats the new job? I teach a pre-engineering curriculum(3D modeling, drafting, etc) and like what I do, but I constantly have the thought that I could be doing something that is way more impressive.
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That's true. But at least you can pay bills.

[Edited on May 17, 2016 at 11:20 AM. Reason : ;]

5/17/2016 11:19:26 AM

Byrn Stuff
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I'm doing a lot of that over the summer retrospection stuff, and one of the things I'm thinking about is how to arrange my desks. I'm looking for something that facilitates collaboration and discussion without centering things too much on me. I've typically got tables of four to six desks, but I'm looking for any novel sort of suggestions.

7/20/2016 10:20:51 AM

Money_Jones
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Anyone on here an elementary art/music/pe teacher? My wife teaches art in Wake county, now she's wondering if she'll have a job next year.

4/6/2017 9:46:37 AM

Byrn Stuff
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No but some friends in Durham are having the exact same concerns. They're both specials teachers.

4/7/2017 11:49:30 AM

UniversalDes
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I'm having that concern myself being the second Literacy Coach and Reading Lab Specialist.

4/9/2017 10:52:05 PM

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