October 2005 Archives

I now understand why educators value their time off so much! After a wonderful Fall Break and time off, I feel refreshed and ready to go again! We had parent/teacher conferences yesterday and I think that things went well. A lot of the parents were happy with the report cards and most of them wanted to know ways to help their child improve the grades. We only talked with a couple of parents who had students who did not pass one subject and had low scores on the others. I wasn't sure how that was going to go but ...


We are about half way through the semester. I have decided that I am not cut out for Urban teaching! People from home have always told me that I have more patience than I know what to do with. Well, that patience is starting to wear thin. Students in this setting are so in your face, that you have to be aware of where they are at all times. If they are not in your face then chances are they are in one of the other students’ face. That is never a good thing and it is hard to regain ...


If it tells you anything I am completely drained. After this second day without Mrs. C I feel as if I have no respect from any of the students. It was crazy. The principal was listening in on our class over the intercom and said something after we confronted a student three times. She scared everyone in the room and after that, they were a little better behaved, until after lunch. We had a drill that was not expected and took almost an hour to deal with because a student pulled the alarm and the whole school received a talking ...


Today was day one of two where we are having a substitute in our class. The kids were active. One of my boys was sent home this morning for disturbance and kicking and another spent most the morning in the office for refusal to do anything! After they left the others kind of settled down but not really. They were so talkative and active that I took them out for recess and let them run around. If I was of my word they wouldn't have had any time outside but they were sitting in the classroom all morning and they ...


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