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    Re: To "Close the Door and Teach!"
    Posted by: Teach...Oh my gosh! I taught in an "open" classroom years on 7/01/09
    (20) Comments

    ago. What a mess!! Can't believe I found someone else who has. lol
    That was years ago for me. Geez...I've been around a looooong
    time!!

    7/01/09, Kinder Gal wrote:
    > "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.