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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

Where is your favorite store to buy teacher clothing?

Where is your favorite store to buy teacher clothing? I'm looking for some new affordable things to wear.

Leila
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

As an educator what things can I do to protect my students?

So ICE picked up the parent of one of the students at my school.  As an educator what things can I do to protect my students?

Anonymous
Elementary 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 recommendations for legit side jobs as a teacher?

Does anyone have any recommendations for legit side jobs as a teacher? Anything online or relatively simple for a teacher with kids?

Holly
High School Teacher

Are there any professional development books you would recommend?

My last day of school is tomorrow and I'm looking forward to having some time to read. What PD books do you recommend?

Gabriel
Eighth Grade Teacher

How do you start your high school class each day?

How do you start your high school class each day and gain their attention? I've tried bell-ringers to focus my classes but that's not working.

Nathan
High School Teacher

How do you manage defiant students in your classroom?

I have a student that doesn't listen to me or follow my instructions. I feel like I am failing. How do you manage defiant students in your classroom?

Anonymous
Student Teacher

What did you expect from your first teaching job?

I just got my first job offer and I'm struggling to decide if I should take it or hold out for my dream job. What did you expect from your first teaching job?

Aurora
Student Teacher

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