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How do you make connections to your students without sharing your experiences?

I've been told not to share things about my personal life with my students. But how do you make connections to your students without sharing your experiences?

Sofia
Elementary Teacher

Does anyone have fun and engaging activities that will help second grade students struggling with addition of two digit numbers?

Does anyone have fun and engaging activities that will help second grade students struggling with addition of two digit numbers?

Rosa
Second Grade Teacher

How do you handle rude and aggressive parents approaching you?

How do you handle rude and aggressive parents approaching you? Do you react to them or stay calm?

Jakob
Pre-K Teacher

How do you know when it’s time for a change?

For those that have been teaching for quite some time, how do you know when it's time for a change, and what kind of change to pursue?

Anonymous
Elementary Teacher

Am I at the wrong school?

Am I at the wrong school? I am on a teacher team but I feel like the odd one out. They hardly ever talk to me and I am always initiating the conversation.

Anonymous
Elementary Teacher

How do I help my students become more independent?

How do I help my students become more independent? I don't think they have the strategies to problem solve on their own. How can I teach them these skills?

Skylar
Sixth Grade Teacher

I am not convinced that state testing is inherently beneficial. What are your thoughts?

Tomorrow we start state testing in my classroom. I am not convinced that state testing is inherently beneficial. What are your thoughts?

Makayla
Elementary Teacher

Does anyone have any advice on how to look older?

My coworkers are always confusing me for the students. Does anyone have any advice on how to look older?

Mackenzie
Special Education Teacher

Does anyone have any experience with “mindfulness” in the classroom?

Does anyone have any experience with "mindfulness" in the classroom? I know it is being discussed heavily in my district.

Carmen
Middle School Teacher

Yesterday after school my phone disappeared from my desk.

Yesterday after school my phone disappeared from my desk. How do I address this with my students when I go back to school?

Monique
Middle School Teacher

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