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I just started my first teaching job 3 months ago and I am already thinking about quitting. I am teaching first grade and I have 35 students. I have all of the problem children that the kindergarten teachers had in my room. Instead of separating them, I have all of the disruptive ones. It is me alone and I have an aide for 45 minutes. Discipline at this school is nonexistent. I have seen a big improvement in my class' behavior since I first started. I enforce our classroom rules and I handle disruptive behavior immediately. Five of my students have ADHD and only one takes medicine for it. One of my students may possibly have autism but he is in the process of being diagnosed. He screams in the middle of instruction, climbs all over the furniture and bites and pinches other children. Eight of my students are ELL but they receive pull out support. I have to be extremely firm at all times just to be able to teach. Most of my students are boys 22 to be exact. They love to try to play all d...See More
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Chan in China On 1/11/13, Ms. J wrote: > I just started my first teaching job 3 months ago and I am > already thinking about quitting. I am teaching first grade > and I have 35 students. I have all of the problem children > that the kindergarten teachers had in my room. Instead of > separating them, I have all of the disruptive ones. It is > me...See More
Aug 23, 2014
a plan Send out a letter to parents of the students in your classroom inviting them to volunteer some time in the classroom. As soon as a mom or two witnesses what is being done to you without administrative support they will complain loudly that their child should not have to try to learn in such an environment, and voila, the principal will find someone...See More
Oct 17, 2014
Allyce Holman RE: New Teacher (Class Size)

I too had a large class (29) but with year 6 students. The best thing that I found was to talk to my supervisor and see how he was handling the class size. I found also that including parents in day- to-day life was very beneficial to me and my class. I found that the most difficult part of a large class was ma...See More
Nov 30, 2014
Mark On 11/30/14, Allyce Holman wrote: > RE: New Teacher (Class Size) > > I too had a large class (29) but with year 6 students. The best thing > that I found was to talk to my supervisor and see how he was > handling the class size. I found also that including parents in day- > to-day life was very beneficial to me and my class. I fou...See More
Mar 11, 2015
ATLTeacher Hi. This is 4 years later and I'm curious about what you ended up doing.
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