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2009-08-30

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The reality of life in the public school system--the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's what.. they don't tell you, and how we (teachers) find ways to cope and stay true to who we are as.. teachers in a messed up system.

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  • Underground Teacher
    on Oct 17, 2009
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  • Cells are like.....
    on Oct 17, 2009
    We just started our unit on cells, and cells are these wonderful little things--the smallest things--that are capable of performing life functions. Within each cell are all these little organelles that have very important jobs. In an attempt to spark...
  • Kids always surprise you
    on Oct 11, 2009
    As a science teacher, you have to prepare for so much. Preparing a lab is never easy, and it is even more difficult when you don't have a lab and the beauty of your "learning cottage" aka trailer has to make due. I'm sure a few safety rules were brok...
  • Sea Monkeys
    on Sep 19, 2009
    Every year I try to have a few incentives in the classroom. Granted, I am not the biggest believer in rewarding students for expected behaviors. However, I do like to bring about a little bit more positive attention to those expected behaviors.Allow...
  • Boys are funny!
    on Sep 6, 2009
    It's no secret that if I were ever offered single gender classes, I would totally take boys over girls any old day. Boys are just simple little creatures and crack me up every single day. If I didn't have nephews or an idiot brother in law that train...
  • Life in the Learning Cottages
    on Aug 30, 2009
    Basically, a learning cottage is a very nice way of saying that someone has a class room out in the trailers. I LOVE IT. Most people want to be in the building, but I can live with out it. The only thing I need in the building is basically the use of...
  • The first day of school
    on Aug 18, 2009
    You know what? The kids never really bother me. In fact, I love teaching, interactions with students, and curriculum development and planning. I actually love that and any kind of positive connections I can make with the students and their parents. T...
  • Transition from Elementary to Middle
    on Aug 17, 2009
    I teach 7th grade, but every year there is an event for the rising sixth graders that takes about a half a day. Basically, kids and parents get to meet their teachers, get schedules, lockers, textbooks, and a tour of the school. It’s cute really. A...
  • Schedules
    on Aug 17, 2009
    This is the week where teachers go back to school and students and parents can pick up schedules. Today was our grade level, and the school needed volunteers from each team. Our grade level has three teams. My team leader and mentor and I volunteere...
  • Welcome!
    on Aug 17, 2009
    Welcome to the underground teacher blog. I am a real teacher, and this is my first blog. Underground teacher is all about what they don’t tell you in the school system. I teach in the public school system and am ready to share the many things that...
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