Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher


10 Years Experience

Boston, MA

Female, 31

I'm an elementary school teacher in a low income district. I work with upper elementary students. I teach English and math.

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20 Questions


Last Answer on March 19, 2019

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What is it like working with special needs students?

Asked by lakhjfj39 about 1 month ago

I think an experience with a special needs student can be just as varied as an experience with a typical student. Some kids with different abilities are more difficult to work with than others, just as some typical kids can be more difficult to work with than others. Kids that have special needs are still just kids when it comes down to it.

What is the best way to be on your phone and keep it hidden from the teacher?

Asked by Katie about 1 month ago

There isn't a way.... we know EVERYTHING.... ;) Seriously, put the phone away. It's good for you to have a little technology detox, I promise.

Do teachers play heads up seven up and other games similar so they can see who will cheat?

Asked by Dan 25 days ago

Sometimes, but more often it's just to put a little fun into the day or pass the time while we wait for something for a few minutes.

What do you think the or one of the worst moments of your job was?

Asked by asdf 15 days ago

The very worst moment was when a student of mine was taken out of school in the middle of the day to be told that his parents had both overdosed and died. He never came back, he was sent to live with relatives several hours away. He cried hysterically, clung to me, and was literally ripped away from me. That hurts to this day.

What made you want to become a teacher?

Asked by 982347 15 days ago

I can't identify one specific thing, to be honest. I have wanted to teach for as long as I can remember. I used to line up my stuffed animals and siblings and pretend to play school. I always loved being a student, and still enjoy taking classes. I think I have a deep love of learning and sharing knowledge. I also really like being around kids. They keep me young!

How am I going to explain to my teacher that my bus driver threw away my homework because I was doing it while she was screaming. My parents have called but she thinks I am lying.

Asked by Jamie 6 days ago

I think your best bet is just to be truthful and honest with your teacher. If they don't believe you, there isn't much you can do anyway. I do think the bus driver was wrong to throw it away on you, they could have resolved it differently. I hope it works out for you!