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Science and Social Studies... [31 May 2009|06:13pm]

Hey everyone!

I am doing a bit of a report for a research paper and was wondering if any of you would be willing to answer some of the below questions?  You don't have to answer all of them, but I would appreciate a brief introduction that includes what kind of teacher you are/your grade level, what kinda school you teach at, how long (months, weeks, etc) you have been teaching, etc.  Thanks!!

-         What do you find more challenging to teach, social studies or science?  Why?

-         How important is teaching science or social studies in comparison to other school subjects such as math or literacy?

-         What do you/have you taught this year in science and/or social studies?

-         Do you find it hard to meet the curriculum outcomes your school has set for science/social studies?

-         What do you like teaching more, science or social studies?  Why?

-         How much time do you devote a week to teaching science or social studies?
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New Teacher Discussion Community [01 Mar 2009|02:18am]

Teacher's Nook: http://www.teachersnook.net

Come and help us make the community grow. It's also a way to get additional support and feedback from your colleagues. (You can NEVER have enough of that! Can you?)
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Survey: Please help me with my action research project! :) [29 Jan 2009|01:38am]


My name is Lily and I am currently going to NYU for grad school in educational theater (all grades) and secondary English.  I am currently doing an action research project on dramatic activities in the content classroom.  I have created a survey just for teachers.  It would mean so much to me if you guys could fill it out.  It would help me sooooooo much!

Thanks so much in advance.  This is the URL - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8D_2fKBNc9HIqM_2fVZeH6jQrg_3d_3d

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[19 Jan 2009|01:01am]

hey everyone,

i am also looking into becoming a teacher...right now i work in teh customer service field at a call center.  have been for the last 2 years.. have been thinking about teaching for a little while now.  any teachers in mass that i could ask for some suggestions?  any hints?
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science teacher job? [03 Aug 2008|09:49pm]

hey all, do any of you know about any good New England area positions in Chem/Physics? Hubby is a teacher, we're looking at moving out of Chicago. He's most interested in nonpublic schools with a child-centered and independent approach, but almost any good position will get a look. Thanks!
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Second interview!? [30 Apr 2008|04:01pm]

this is kind of long. i need advice/encouragement!Collapse )

x-posted everywhere.
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Help with a research project and support charities at the same time! [31 Jan 2008|12:03pm]
As part of my phD research project in English linguistics, I have developed a questionnaire.
I need quite a number of U.S. American teachers to answer it.

Now, this questionnaire does not actually ask for your personal opinions, it merely gives opinion statements and asks you which one sounds more positive. E.g. "I enjoy ice cream from time to time." vs. "Ice cream is the very best thing in the world." (The actual questionnaire, of course, has nothing to do with ice cream – that‘s just an example of the type of questions asked.)
I have decided to give an extra incentive for all volunteers. I cannot ‘pay’ you, but I offer to make a donation of 2$ for every completed questionnaire. And, the best thing: Every volunteer can decide to which organization his/her money will go! You can choose between
The American Red Cross,
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
Teaching inc.
After the first 20 questionnaires, I added further 10 dollars to the donation sum, and if I get 20 more, I will add 10 more dollars. That’s, of course, only a small symbolic ‘thank you’ gesture to express my sincere gratitude for your time and effort!

Answering the complete questionnaire will take – based on how quick a reader you are – 5 to 10 minutes.

If you would like to participate, just send me a PM or E-mail (judith dot buendgens hyphen kosten at gmx dot net), and you will receive your username, a password and a URL. At the end of the questionnaire you have the option to enter your e-mail address. If you do so, you will receive updates on how the project progresses and how much money will be donated.

Thank you very much!

Judith Buendgens-Kosten
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Kids & Advertisers on LIVEbrary Week 4 [06 Nov 2007|12:33pm]

The LIVEbrary, an online educational program from children's book publisher Annick Press, welcomes guest author Shari Graydon for the fourth week of Media Awareness. The two-year program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Graydon will be chatting about her book "Made You Look," which challenges kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them. Graydon was also the guest author during Week 2, in which she discussed her book dealing with society's conceptions about beauty, "In Your Face." You can view a transcript from that live chat at the LIVEbrary blog:


Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET. The chats are put on with assistance from Skype Technologies <http://www.skype.com>.

The LIVEbrary blog also features lesson plans, instructions for using the chats in the classroom, and registration information. Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary.

For more information, please contact LIVEbrary@annickpress.com
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Grades 4-8: Media Awareness Program [03 Oct 2007|12:41pm]

Annick Press has begun an ambitious new online program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers called the "LIVEbrary." The two-year program is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

The first season begins October 15th with a 5-week program on Media Awareness. Among others, it features media literacy pioneer Shari Graydon, author of "Made You Look" and "In Your Face," books that challenge kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them.

The Series Librarian for the LIVEbrary program is Gary Price, editor of ResourceShelf.com and director of information technology for Internet search engine, ASK.com.

The LIVEbrary publishes a lesson plan each week that includes a reading, discussion questions, an assignment, and a quiz. Students may participate through the LIVEbrary blog, email, and/or live chat. Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET. The chats are put on with assistance from Skype Technologies, makers of the popular SKYPE Internet phone software, which recently introduced a new secure Public Chat capability.

Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary. More information, including registration, instructions, and a complete schedule are available at the LIVEbrary Blog <http://annickpress.blogspot.com> or via email from LIVEbrary@annickpress.com.
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[23 Jun 2007|09:17pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Thoughts on the Quincy teachers? Any Quincy teachers here?

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Northern New England Calendar September Preview [02 Sep 2006|07:50am]
Get the know on September events and groups Here
Sign in using your yahoo id, or create one and join in at Creactivists Voice

Courtesy of creactiv_voice

The Calendar will be complete in the next week.
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Have you seen this? [01 Sep 2006|08:29pm]
Evictions off campus due to suicide attempts OR admission to a hospital for depression

I was outraged when I did. The last thing a depressed student needs is to be immediately tossed onto the streets. Yes I understand that these colleges/universities may not have the resources nor the necessitity to build mental institutions on campus, but certainly they should be required to treat their fellow human beings with some measure of dignity, if not even a trace of compassion. I do not accept the premise that they are seeking whats in the students' best interests. I wonder if in fact they are serving their own, in seeking shelter for their insurance policies away from legal storms. The problem for them is that within the ADA the legal standard for individuals with disabilities is the most integrated policies possible, in concurrence with the standards specified by the individual's treatment providers. There are certain factors that need to be considered here, such as whether or not the students could be defined under the law as persons with disabilities, etc. Even if these institutions of learning are safe due to these specific circumstances, it seems they are building their campus policies on quicksand rather than modern legal ethics.
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Need Help in NH? WRAP Program in Nashua NH [02 Aug 2006|11:18am]
[ mood | giggly ]

cross-posted in disability, Vermont, and New Hampshire interest communities courtesy of creactiv_voice

WRAP Program in Nashua, NH

This round of the 6 week program has already started, and they recommend that you don't start in the middle. The next round is slated for late November of this year, so sign up now!

For more information and to get on the waiting list, email:

michael@ dbsanashua.org

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HELP!!! [03 Jun 2006|05:04pm]

I am finally graduating in three weeks in NC and moving to Boston at the end of the month.

Has anyone transferred into either the RI or the MA school systems from another state? We're NCATE certified and i've taken Praxis I thus far.

What happens if your certification in another state is still processing? Do you get a temporary license? Will they hire me?
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[08 May 2006|09:18pm]

what does the average public school elementary teacher in VT/MA or NH salary look like?
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x posted [07 Apr 2006|03:44pm]

i need a few books to go along with algebraic reasoning, spreading across the elementary school if possible. k-2, 3-4, 5-6. IF POSSIBLE.

also, i need 6 activities to go along with algebraic reasoning too, again spread across grade levels. KNow any websites that are good for it or have several options? it would be VERY helpful!
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[01 Mar 2006|05:08pm]

can i still teach elementary if i dont have a 3.0 GPA??
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[03 Nov 2005|11:02am]

[ mood | curious ]

I would like to, someday in the next 3-4 years, teach video and/or photography in a Massachusetts private school. Does anyone know if there are specific certifications for those areas?

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