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    Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!"
    Posted by: Kinder Gal on 7/01/09
    (20) Comments

    "Close the Door and Teach" made my day! However, If I could
    actually "close the door" I would! My school was the result of
    a brainy idea from someone who had the wild idea of "open"
    classrooms. The first year of the "open classroom concept" was
    just that...it was wide open...no walls-no doors from k-6. What
    a distraction! Since then, walls have been added. The
    buildings are over 30 years old now and there are NO doors.
    One can travel from one classroom to another and not set foot
    in the hallway. Who knows, maybe the fire marshall will pick
    on the "no door" concept and leave bulletin boards and print
    around the classroom alone! (wishful thinking!)

    On 7/01/09, I have to laugh wrote:
    > On 7/01/09, emma wrote:
    >> I wish I could do that, but it sounds like we have a
    >> lot more oversight in
    >> our school than you do. I still teach and I teach well
    >> in spite of some of the crazy RF requirements. There
    >> are many good aspects of RF. I love the 3 Tier system
    >> we have set up and the fact that we are all teaching
    >> basically the same program from K-3. We have never been
    >> that consistent. What I hate is the extra work load. I
    >> think I do need to adapt more of your attitude as far
    >> as trying to please our reading coach and principal. I
    >> know a lot more about what kids need to be good readers
    >> than they do. Anyway, thanks for your input.
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    >> On 5/24/09, Close the door and teach! wrote:
    >>> I refuse to do this stupid model. I give all groups
    >>> equal time: because they're all equal human beings.
    >>> The "low" ones are low because their
    >>> parents are useless. Not my fault. I write what I
    >>> have to in my plans/on the paperwork, but it's not
    >>> really what I do. Just close your door and teach. If
    >>> they come in, do the song and dance they want to see,
    >>> but otherwise who's going to know? I don't let it
    >>> stress me. (I also have the highest reading and math
    >>> scores in my grade level, with some huge gains for a
    >>> few kids, so no need for nasty posts about how I'm
    >>> not doing my job!)
    >>>
    >>> As for progress monitoring, we only do that once a
    >>> quarter so no biggie. Otherwise, I'd lie on that
    >>> paperwork too! Again, who's going to know? Why drive
    >>> yourself crazy? I've become quite the BSer since
    >>> teaching in a RF school!


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/15/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/15/09, by emma.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/16/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by :-) wait til your district demands the "math workshop model.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by newbie.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/17/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Getting to your top kids, 5/19/09, by paulaj.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/20/09, by emma.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/21/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, 5/24/09, by Close the door and teach!.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by emma.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by I have to laugh.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!", 7/01/09, by Teach...Oh my gosh! I taught in an "open" classroom years .
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model wrot, 10/14/09, by ~~~~~~ ours has ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/18/09, by GO AWAY, RTI & NCLB & Dibels!!!!!!!.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/20/09, by Amen to that!.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 10/20/09, by Kinder Gal.
  • Re: wait til your district demands the "math workshop model , 3/03/10, by Math Gal.