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What are the biggest challenges of the first year of teaching?

Started Apr 11, 2011 0 Replies

I know that they first year of teaching is going to be very difficult and I was wondering what some of the biggest challenges were, and how they were overcame.

What are some fun getting to know each other activities to complete with children on the first day of school?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Briana Hernandez Apr 17, 2011. 7 Replies

I will be certified to teach in less than a year and I learned that the first day of school is one of the most important days of the whole school year.  What are some engaging getting to know each…Continue

What are some effective classroom management strategies for children in the lower elementary grade levels?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Kuc Apr 11, 2011. 3 Replies

I will be student teaching next spring, and I will be certified to teach in a little over a year.  I have always wanted to teach anywhere between kindergarten to 2nd grade.  I have been concerned…Continue

What do you do if students do not complete their homework on time, or if a student never completes his/her homework assignments?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Koo Apr 20, 2011. 17 Replies

What do you do if students do not complete their homework on time, or if a student never completes his/her homework assignments?  When should you contact the parents and make them aware of the…Continue

 

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Selena replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Classroom Management
"I am also in college studying to be a special-education teacher, thought I am not in a school that actually has that program as of yet. I did get to work in a special-education classroom for a few weeks in high school and as far as classroom…"
Feb 3
Christina Taylor replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"I also do the index card idea to ensure  I call on more than the students that just raise their hand. I do, however, always put the name of students I call back into the pile. In my math class, I found that students, once called on, tuned out…"
Nov 11, 2012
Nicole Schaefer replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"I use a similar technique in my classroom.  I have a bucket I use for attendance.  Each child's name is on a clothes pin and they put their name in the bucket when they come in to the classroom.  I then use the bucket throughout…"
Nov 10, 2012
Scott Beiter replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"Force yourself to call on and talk to every student, every day.  I have every students name on an index card.  Each class period I go through the whole deck at least once.  I interact with every student and assess their progress at…"
Nov 9, 2012
Carol E Breeding replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"Where I have a struggle is in providing learning and collaborative opportunities in my classroom. Since I teach in an ILC setting my students are secluded from those students in the general education setting. In the ILC I have very few…"
Nov 7, 2012
Christina Taylor replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"I find it a struggle in my math class to accomodate and modify assignments to best suit my students, while still giving them the rigor they are going to be faced with when the State Testing is being assessed.   Most of my classes are inclusion…"
Nov 7, 2012
Dimitrios Valsamaras replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"Ability grouping of students is one of the oldest and most controversial issues in elementary and secondary schools. In theory, ability grouping increases student achievement by reducing the disparity in student ability levels, and this increases…"
Nov 7, 2012
Don McPhee replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"Colleen, Erica's ability grouping pod idea that promotes collaboration is an awesome way to start.  Both are components of differentiated instruction and I believe this is a great way to reach as many students as possible when you are…"
Apr 25, 2011
Robert Franklin replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Classroom Management
"I don't think there is one particular strategy or set of strategies that you can pinpoint. It really depends on the collective group you are working with. If you are dealing with special education students then it depends on their…"
Apr 22, 2011
Robert Franklin replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion What do you do if you think that a child is being abused at home?
"Check with your school principal and counselor depending on your district policy. In Louisiana teachers, school staff, administrators, etc. are mandatory reporters. In addition many states protect you from lawsuit as well if you in good faith report…"
Apr 22, 2011
Amy Koo replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion What do you do if students do not complete their homework on time, or if a student never completes his/her homework assignments?
"What is the purpose of the homework first?  Children need to realize the purpose of homework in order for them to even want to di it. Second, is the piece of homework engaging or interesting?  If they see value in it or want to do it, then…"
Apr 20, 2011
Erica Zaremba replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion What do you do if students do not complete their homework on time, or if a student never completes his/her homework assignments?
"Have you ever heard of a homework grid? Google it and see if that would help. There is a great article on the topic but I can't find it for you. Hope that helps."
Apr 19, 2011
Erica Zaremba replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"I have my students in pods of 4. When they need help here is what I taught them, " Ask three then me." Within their pods they are grouped based on ability levels, stronger learners with struggling learners and vice versa. It is a great way…"
Apr 18, 2011
Paul Greenwood replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"Quite a few teachers in England use lollipop sticks. Each child has their name written on a stick. Names are drawn out randomly. Children enjoy this as they accept it is fair."
Apr 18, 2011
Hattie Delgado replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion Is it hard to accommodate and give all the students in your classroom equal attention?
"I am a college student about to graduate and in one my classes we discussed way to treat students equally in the classroom.  As many know, boys are the more verbal students in the classroom and we tend to as teachers call on the more responsive…"
Apr 18, 2011
Veronica Gutierrez replied to Colleen Fadden's discussion What do you do if students do not complete their homework on time, or if a student never completes his/her homework assignments?
"I am also finishing up college and will be student teaching this fall.  I am working in a 4th grade class right now where there is a huge problem with students not turning in their assignments and projects.  Unfortunately, the teacher…"
Apr 17, 2011

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St. John Fisher College
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I am 20 years old and am a childhood and special education major at St. John Fisher College. I love working with children, and I am looking forward to becoming a teacher.

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