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Calling all educators (both past and present)!
      01/03/08 12:03 PM
caputsky

Reged: 03/24/07
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Loc: Baltimore, MD

Hi all,

Ok, so this post is not IBS-related at all, but I figured that if there was anywhere to ask it, it would be in the living room . I am a special education teacher who teaches in a low-socioeconomic school community. To say that my students are a challenge is an understatement, but it's the type of environment I thrive in. However, one of the teachers I teach with is having a really really rough year with her class (I teach inclusion and co-teach a lot). Basically, she has a bunch of students with behavior difficulties, and by this point in the year their influence has spread throughout the rest of the class (including the "good kids") and everyday is a struggle with management. We have both tried almost every trick in the book, at least those we know, to limited success. So I was wondering if any teachers, both past and present, could give any ideas they might have? I am particularly trying to think of a way to help make the children in the class more of a "community" again so that they will support each other, and therefore the teacher, rather than negatively affecting each others' behaviors. So any advice or thoughts would be extremely appreciated. She has been teaching for 8 years now, and used to love her job but is seriously at the point where she is ready to quit and that would be a shame because she is an excellent teacher. Thanks so much in advance!

Julie

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"We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it."

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* Calling all educators (both past and present)!
caputsky
01/03/08 12:03 PM
* Re: Calling all educators (both past and present)! -- Thanks all!!
caputsky
01/15/08 04:49 PM
* Re: I'm full of ideas....
Yoda (formerly Hans)
01/13/08 09:17 AM
* Re: Calling all educators (both past and present)!
blackrvn5
01/04/08 04:22 PM
* Re: Calling all educators (both past and present)!
kim123
01/03/08 03:06 PM
* Re: Calling all educators (both past and present)!
caputsky
01/03/08 06:50 PM
* Re: Calling all educators (both past and present)!
Dr. Spice Yamin
01/03/08 02:23 PM
* Re: Calling all educators (both past and present)!
hawkeye
01/04/08 06:52 PM

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