Working For First Year Principal

Dear Charles, I am frustrated with my current teaching situation. I teach in an elementary school in a low income, poverty stricken area with a first year principal and things are so chaotic that they change every day. It almost feels like the “Wild West” with...

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Keeping Teachers From Pulling Kids From Class

Dear Charles I am having an issue with teachers pulling students from PE regularly for testing, as a negative consequence for classroom behavior issues, for small group instruction, or the like. Additionally, some of the small groups run all year, which means students...

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Changing Schools

Dear Charles, I moved to a new school this year within the same county. What does it mean to change schools? How do I handle such an overwhelming change? Mr. Mirinda Dear Mr. Mirinda, Moving to a new school is like changing jobs. The exception here is that you already...

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Being Asked to do Non PE Jobs

Dear Charles, I am very frustrated. My school did not make AYP last year, and we are in the middle of preparing for the MSA in spring. Our reading scores were very poor. Therefore, our Principal has asked all specialists to integrate reading into their curriculum. I...

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