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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

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 I get a student to try?

How do I get a student to try? They are falling behind and seem to realize it but won't let me help them.

Carlos
Third Grade Teacher

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

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 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

How does everyone share difficult information with parents?

How does everyone share difficult information with parents? I need tips on how to manage the conversation.

Zoe
Third Grade Teacher

My principal has asked me to lead restorative justice practices for a classroom.

My principal has asked me to lead restorative justice practices for a classroom. Does anyone know best practices for doing this?

Kathleen
Sixth Grade 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

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

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