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    Aww, thank you! Only one parent thought their...

    Aww, thank you! Only one parent thought their child wasn’t potty trained! The rest were angry. Unfortunately, there was less teaching time because of all the behaviors and lack of parental support....
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    Pull-ups for a few. The rest had 4-5 accidents a...

    Pull-ups for a few. The rest had 4-5 accidents a day. That is not potty trained. An occasional accident I can understand, but 9 did this multiple times daily. That’s not normal.
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    I’ve been teaching for more than 25 years—high...

    I’ve been teaching for more than 25 years—high school, middle school, and now elementary. No kidding, 9 weren’t potty trained. Accidents in class, at recess, PE, etc. Who was blamed? Me! The...
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    No, regular education kindergarten! That is not a...

    No, regular education kindergarten! That is not a part of my job description!
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    “I envy you, Jenn. Wish I could still do it. It's...

    “I envy you, Jenn. Wish I could still do it. It's a great career”

    I’m just about finished with my career. It’s way more difficult than it used to be and parents just aren’t parenting anymore. ...
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    I teach at a STEM school. We guide our students...

    I teach at a STEM school. We guide our students to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math beginning in Kindergarten. The important thing that we do as teachers is to show our...
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    Agreed. We have 900 students and we are about 6...

    Agreed. We have 900 students and we are about 6 miles from the nearest sheriff station. No on-site security.
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    Lucky you for having a deputy on campus. We...

    Lucky you for having a deputy on campus. We donít have any security in our district. At one time, they asked us who wanted to carry a firearm at work. They were going to train a few teachers at...
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    Unfortunately, the days of leaving windows and...

    Unfortunately, the days of leaving windows and doors open in classrooms are long gone. Gates are locked. Classroom doors are locked. The office has cameras outside to view visitors, and run their...
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    [QUOTE=jlisenbe;3871677]The book was not so much...

    [QUOTE=jlisenbe;3871677]The book was not so much about the existence of a gap so much as it was about why the gap existed. I seriously doubt that 30 hours a week of additional schooling will overcome...
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    Yes, when I was a new teacher. Many studies have...

    Yes, when I was a new teacher. Many studies have been published since then. It will be interesting to see if the gap closes with the new transitional kindergarten starting at age 4 and continuing...
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    The only unions with power are the HUGE school...

    The only unions with power are the HUGE school districts. You only see those on TV. We were given 3 choices if we didn’t want to return to school : quit, retire (if that applied), or take an unpaid...
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    Parents aren’t allowed out of their cars to drop...

    Parents aren’t allowed out of their cars to drop off and pick up their students. Yes, I know that parents should be teaching many things at home, but we have so many only children in Kindergarten. ...
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    I came back to in-person learning (in the...

    I came back to in-person learning (in the classroom) in February. I teach public school Kindergarten and my students were able to keep their masks on. We washed our hands frequently, did our best to...
  15. This doesn’t sound like a good relationship at...

    This doesn’t sound like a good relationship at all. What would happen if you didn’t communicate with him at all? From his standpoint, you’re waiting by your phone hoping to hear from him. ...
  16. Did masking work? Well, in my little classroom...

    Did masking work? Well, in my little classroom world, it did. We came back to in-person learning in February and just finished up on Friday. We washed our hands and wore masks. We had plexiglass...
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    I’d ask the daughters. If they are old enough to...

    I’d ask the daughters. If they are old enough to drive, have their friends been in the van? Lots of possibilities.
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    Oh goodness. This requires medical attention. ...

    Oh goodness. This requires medical attention. Please go to the hospital.
  19. Thanks, I didn't know that about the Pledge of...

    Thanks, I didn't know that about the Pledge of Allegiance. I can't imagine what might be objectionable in the Pledge. What religion is opposed to liberty and justice for all?[/QUOTE]

    From what the...
  20. School is for educating my students, not for...

    School is for educating my students, not for prayers. I already have a few kiddos who stand politely for the pledge of allegiance, but don’t participate due to their religious beliefs. I can’t even...
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    That is fantastic!!! We need more humor these...

    That is fantastic!!! We need more humor these days. Thank you for the laugh!!!
  22. If you are in school, hopefully you have...

    If you are in school, hopefully you have counselors, or therapists to help you. I’m not a speech therapist, but as a teacher, I have stutterers in class every few years. Speech therapists provide...
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    In a perfect world, at least you would have the...

    In a perfect world, at least you would have the equipment you need. She’s just back from maternity leave and, thank goodness, I’m able to watch the baby. I only heard from her when they gave her...
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    Thank you, J_9 for all you do. My daughter in...

    Thank you, J_9 for all you do. My daughter in law is an ICU nurse. 5 nurses in her unit called out sick today, so she had to go in at 3.A.M. Obviously, school is out right now, so I am available...
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    Let me tell you a bit about my school. We are...

    Let me tell you a bit about my school. We are considered a high poverty area based on zip code. We had an idea, (the school district), to create a public school with very high expectations, no...
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    Charter school? No, it’s not. It is considered a...

    Charter school?
    No, it’s not. It is considered a school of choice. Definitely hard to get in. All names go into a lottery. Teachers’ kids don’t always get in. It’s amazing. I’ve never worked so...
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    I’m in California. I live in a rural area but...

    I’m in California. I live in a rural area but commute to a city of 200,000 to work. I have no aides! I do it all myself, although parents come to volunteer when they can. That being said, my...
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    Teacher, 43 is a lot. What grade level? I was in...

    Teacher, 43 is a lot. What grade level? I was in education for 34 years and never saw a classroom even close to that size other than, possibly, in high school. The biggest class I can remember that I...
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    Yes, children are safer at home right now. But...

    Yes, children are safer at home right now. But to say that my students, who are learning keyboarding skills, will be able to navigate through online education is unrealistic. They will not receive...
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    Thanks for your support!!!

    Thanks for your support!!!
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    Wonderful thought but not for the young children....

    Wonderful thought but not for the young children. They need to learn to read and write. I’m not going to argue. If you’re not a teacher, you don’t understand. Enough said.
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    Sounds like schools in California aren’t going to...

    Sounds like schools in California aren’t going to be in session until the next school year. I’m sad! I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to my students. Online teaching may be our only option. ...
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    Are lunch tables assigned? If not, go sit...

    Are lunch tables assigned? If not, go sit somewhere else. You should tell a lunch aide if he’s causing problems for you. In the meantime, try to be kind. Treating someone poorly can cause someone...
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    Why would you be embarrassed?

    Why would you be embarrassed?
  35. We can help, but can’t do the work for you. Post...

    We can help, but can’t do the work for you. Post what you’ve done so far and someone will help.
  36. Thank you! Summers are shorter than ever, but I...

    Thank you! Summers are shorter than ever, but I can see retirement is not so far off, thank goodness.

    I’m not sure why more school districts don’t create schools of choice. If they don’t abide...
  37. I’m not going to argue with anyone about their...

    I’m not going to argue with anyone about their experience in inner city schools. I’m a public school teacher in an area considered impoverished. I’ve taught in that area for more than 20 years. ...
  38. Love it! Isn’t that the truth? Entitlement is a...

    Love it! Isn’t that the truth? Entitlement is a huge reason my job is so difficult these days. Boy has education changed during my career! Many of today’s kiddos have never heard the word “no.”
  39. . I’m not a fan of the empty promises. We shall...

    . I’m not a fan of the empty promises. We shall see who prevails....
  40. I am grateful for being able to pay for my kids’...

    I am grateful for being able to pay for my kids’ educations. I am a public school teacher and saved every cent I could to give them a better life than I had. I will be staying long past retirement...
  41. I heard that interview too. Maybe I shouldn’t...

    I heard that interview too. Maybe I shouldn’t have paid for my kids to attend universities, and even med school! What was I thinking? Each of these candidates has so many giveaways and no action...
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    This is an international site. I’m having a...

    This is an international site. I’m having a difficult time understanding what you’re asking. Are you trying to reach a specific country for their requirements, or a university? More information...
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    We can help you, but you’ll need to show us the...

    We can help you, but you’ll need to show us the areas where you’re having a problem. Post again with what you’ve done so far.
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    Dry erase markers stain hands and clothing. If...

    Dry erase markers stain hands and clothing. If you can figure out how to make them better, I’m sure you can make good money!
  45. Definitely return to the vet. My dogs had a...

    Definitely return to the vet. My dogs had a recheck appointment 10 days after the neutering. Let us know how your dog is doing, please.
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    I’d apply for the new job and if you are hired,...

    I’d apply for the new job and if you are hired, let them know that you may need a couple of weeks at your old job to help them through the transition. It should show the new employer that you are a...
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    We can help you, but we can’t do your homework...

    We can help you, but we can’t do your homework for you. Let us know where you’re having trouble and we will help you from there.
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    We can help you, but we can’t do your work for...

    We can help you, but we can’t do your work for you. The directions explain exactly what you need to do. Find the area, then subtract the areas that don’t need flooring. Post your answer, or where...
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    Have you tried an app like NextDoor? I’ve seen...

    Have you tried an app like NextDoor? I’ve seen people sell almost everything.
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    My suggestion is to speak to her counselor. You...

    My suggestion is to speak to her counselor. You can review the testing and see what the criteria is for a child to promote to the next grade. I don’t recommend it. It’s better for a child to...
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