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Seven questions from a Canadian teacher & arts professional- of course, there's --
posted by twistofrhyme
on Feb 1, 2007 -
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 -
My wife and I will be moving to Los Angeles come this spring. She heard from a colleague that landing a teaching job (K-8th, public or private) is especially hard in LA. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Looking for volunteer programs that teaches art to underprivileged youth. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny
on Aug 28, 2006 -
Need suggestions for good reads to bring along on a two week vacation to (mostly) rural Germany for an American Lit and Creative Writing teacher. [more inside]
posted by ontic
on Jul 10, 2006 -
A pupil at my Mum's school head-butted her today. She lost a tooth. She doesn't like teaching, and I don't want her to have to go back to that school ever again... [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Jan 30, 2006 -
What can we make to give as x-mas/holiday gifts to 6 "floater" daycare staff who take care of our kids sometimes, without breaking the bank? Or alternatively, what can we buy them for 10-15 bucks each that is nice and/or useful? Each child (ages 2 and 5) has 2 fulltime caregivers in their room, but this year there are about 6 additional "floater" staff members who help out, fill in on sick days etc. who we really feel deserve something too, to show our appreciation. [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Nov 5, 2005 -
A good friend of mine is seeking to resign from her middle school teaching job at the end of this quarter. I have a lot of teacher friends, but the question I have has so far been unanswered. Her contract has no provision for voluntary termination, doesn't mention resignation at all, and goes so far as to say that any breach of contract (the terms of which specify a duration of a full school term) may result in heretofore unspecified damages. This is in Illinois.
I know that YANAL (you are not a lawyer), dear reader, but the quandry remains: What happens when a teacher quits mid-year? Are there usually lawsuits involved in such cases? Are teachers really required to stick out an entire school year to avoid getting hauled into court for breach of contract? Any other gotchas?
posted by Merdryn
on Oct 1, 2005 -
DiscriminationFilter: How do I adapt my teaching methods for a student in my SAT prep course with a speech disability? [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Aug 3, 2005 -
My girlfriend will be starting her first official job teaching fifth grade, it's her birthday soon, and I need gift ideas! [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Jul 15, 2005 -
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
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 -
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 -