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$250 worth of classroom awesomeness.

I have been given a $250 stipend to spend on classroom materials. I have no idea what to buy. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Aug 11, 2014 - 21 answers

When should I talk to the school about a teacher harrassing my child?

My 14 year old said his teacher placed (put?) (stuffed?) toilet paper in his mouth, to punish him for talking in class. This incident happened about two months ago; should I say something now, or wait until school is out (in 4 weeks?) details inside. [more inside]
posted by KillaSeal on May 5, 2014 - 53 answers

Help us with a good title and decor for 4th grade science fair project

We can't figure out a good title for my daughter's Science Fair Project. The school wants the 4th grade children to basically do the whole project at home with guidance from the parents. My daughter's experiment is on why apples turn brown and she is learning about why the lemon juice worked (learning about acids and bases, etc.) The poster board we will use will have a title on it. The teacher wants us to think of a good title, and it does not necessarily have to be the question, "Why do apples turn brown". It can be a clever, or interesting title that goes with the experiment. At first we thought about, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But then we thought it was too long, and it also might be presumed that her project is about apples and how they are healthy. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Apr 24, 2014 - 20 answers

Help me make more money as a retired substitute teacher! (Cleveland)

I am a recently retired elementary school teacher living in a suburb of Cleveland. I have again caught the teaching bug and am doing substitute teaching at schools near my home almost every weekday using a program my son found for me online (aesop Jobulator). I love the work, but the pay is just $80-85/day: Decent, but not what I want to be making with my experience and degrees. I would like to make a bit - or a lot! - more so I can save up some money, travel to Japan and visit my son next year. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Sep 12, 2013 - 6 answers

How to track down a teacher

Is it possible to track down a teacher through the NYC public school system? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Oh the Humanities!

What qualifications do I need to teach humanities, beyond the normal education teachery qualifications? Victoria, Australia, to be specific. I am a Spanish/English methods teacher, but would love some more advice on applying for all those English/Humanities jobs out there. [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 4, 2012 - 4 answers

How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies?

How the hell do I teach sixth grade social studies? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Aug 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Do I listen to 8 year old or let her read quietly for summer homework?

Should I let my 8 year old read out loud to me for summer reading comprehension? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Is teaching a calling?

How happy are you with your 2nd career as a public school teacher? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Nov 17, 2011 - 15 answers

high school classroom needs calculators

What's the quickest and cheapest way for a new high school science teacher to get 40 matching scientific calculators? The school is inner-city with a high poverty rate and limited resources. Are there donation programs available for this sort of thing, or are there retailers with discount programs? [more inside]
posted by beandip on Oct 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Help approaching a teacher -

How to approach a public school substitute teacher that may have something against my niece? My niece needs to improve her grade, and I don't know the best way - long - [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Sep 15, 2011 - 25 answers

What's the best thing to say during teacher associate interview?

Hi, I will be going to a teacher associate job interview next week. This is where I will be sort of like a teacher's aide. Do any of you have great comments or responses that will impress the interviewer? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 27, 2011 - 12 answers

NOT just running this up the flagpole to see if anyone salutes it...

Leave it to us to cause a kerfuffle just before the elementary school spring concert this Friday! My daughter, who's seven and in first grade, is in tears because we, her parents, asked her to modify a movement in her performance and the teacher's response was for her to just do as she's instructed (as reported by our daughter and taken with a grain of salt) because "I'm the one that's teaching here." [more inside]
posted by peagood on May 3, 2011 - 71 answers

Why are teachers allowed to scream at kids?

Why is it legal for teachers to treat kids in a way that you could never treat adults in a workplace? And if a parent wants to think about addressing this archaic situation in terms of the system (rather than just moving one's child to another class, for example) how would one even start to think about doing this? [more inside]
posted by Tylwyth Teg on Apr 21, 2011 - 52 answers

Give me apps for AP.

What can a high school AP English teacher use an iPad for in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Feb 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Leave academia for K-12?

My partner is doing her Ph.D in English but is starting to think she wants to teach elementary or high school. We're in Canada. We've got questions about the job market, location, and the benefits and burdens of getting the Ph.D. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

What movies inspired you as a youngster?

Seeking suggestions for inspirational short films or videos appropriate for teens. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Who should I teach? K - 2, or 4 - 7?

Elementary school teacher: Kindergarten - Grade 2, or Grade 4 - Grade 7? [more inside]
posted by johnsmith415 on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Am I a crazy person to want to become a teacher?

I've taken a one year leave from a grad school program in physics. I was very unhappy in grad school, and I'm now leaning towards not going back. My next best idea is to become a high-school teacher in physics and/or math in the Boston area. Am I crazy? How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 - 13 answers

What is the best path for a person with a bachelors degree in psychology to take to become an elementary school general music teacher?

Career switch advice - from web designer to music teacher. I have a bachelors degree in psychology. What is the best path for a person in my situation to take to become an elementary school general music teacher? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Feb 9, 2010 - 14 answers

I need help spicing up second grade.

Since I don't necessarily care if I get fired at the end of the year, what can I do to make this a memorable and completely awesome school year for my second graders? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Sep 28, 2009 - 59 answers

Business major -> English teacher

I've decided I want to teach high school english. Problem: I have a BS in Business Admin. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by firei on Jun 11, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I differentiate instruction?

Can you recommend a good book (or journal, or webpage) on differentiated instruction? [more inside]
posted by Elagabalus on May 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Please help me understand people's objections to year-round public school.

Please help me understand people's objections to year-round public school. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 23, 2009 - 58 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

teaching in the US

What is it like to be a high school teacher in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by dhruva on Jul 17, 2007 - 21 answers

Help me find indestructible video and still cameras

I need to find some indestructible (or as near to it as possible) still and video cameras for use in a school environment. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Jan 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Returning to school, but in the big desk

Becoming a Primary teacher (in NSW, Australia). Tips/Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Mar 20, 2006 - 1 answer

Advice on Software/Paradigms for Non-Techies Going to Techie 6th-12th Grade School?

I'm working with a new 6th - 12th grade school focusing on Arts & Technology integrated into the cirriculum. We're looking for software that will allow us to accomplish varying tasks - e-mail for students/teachers/parents, digital portfolio publishing for students, shared discussion space for class comments, teacher/course specfic pages etc. Each student will have their own portable computer as well.

What I'm looking for is pratical thoughts/examples of how to provide this functionality. I've seen some schools using Manila, dotlrn also seems very promising but perhaps a bit too "big" for us to take on.

Is the weblog paradigm itself a good one to be pursuing to pull this off? Or are we just not ready to go there without significant effort? If you were attempting to create this techno environment for a school (many of whose students and teachers are unfamilar with technology) how would you pull it off?
posted by dhacker on Jan 18, 2004 - 10 answers

Online Portfolios for K12

A K-12 school I am involved in wants to be able to publish digital portfolios of student work on the web. As to additional functionality (i.e. Commenting on work, Blogging) I'm open to proposals. Since the budget doesn't allow us to pay someone to hack apache and write code we're looking for an out of the box solution. I believe that Userland's Manila would let me do this at least in part - are there any other solutions I can be looking at?
posted by dhacker on Dec 9, 2003 - 5 answers

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