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Posts Made By: Teacher_twins
Board: The VENT 08-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
In my previous school, I had a smartboard with an...

In my previous school, I had a smartboard with an integrated projector, a document camera that integrated with smart notebook, and a dedicated computer to project from.

My classroom is supposed to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-12-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
high school

School is from 7:40-2:00

My conference period is from 8:35-9:20

We have two lunch sessions from 11:00-11:30 and 12:00-12:30. I have first lunch this year from 11:00-11:30
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-12-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Surgery, scheduled!

I am officially done with chemo! We had to tack on an extra round but all is well now.

I got sent to the hospital last week because my platelets were low, so I needed a blood transfusion. But all...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I've said my peace

Today I was asked to write a letter of experience (?) about the AP at my former school. He is applying to be in training to be a P. So I gave them an HONEST answer.

In short, he does not possess...
Board: The VENT 07-29-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I just don't open my email during the summer. I...

I just don't open my email during the summer. I set my out-of-office and let it do it's thing.

My out of office usually goes something like:
"ABC school district is on summer break from [date]...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-28-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
If you plan on taking the subway, get the 7-day...

If you plan on taking the subway, get the 7-day unlimited ride for like $30. The regular fare is $2.75, and it adds up quick, let me tell you. I definitely think it is worth it.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-27-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Cats Opening Drawers

Does anyone else have cats who like to open the drawers in their dresser?

My cats do it all the time, but they never go in them. They just open them, stare into the abyss for a few minutes, and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Caddycorner

Please tell me someone outside my family knows what this means?

Every time I say it people look at me like I have three heads.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-24-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
It's a scam. It doesn't do anything for you.

It's a scam. It doesn't do anything for you.
Board: The VENT 07-18-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I was being observed by an AP from another school...

I was being observed by an AP from another school who was learning how to do observations (so it didn't count against me).

I was teaching AP Statistics. She didn't appreciate I had my desks...
Board: BusyBoard 07-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Classroom Choice

How much say do you have in what classroom you are in?

I saw a vlogger on YouTube who was saying she chose to move her classroom. I have never heard of this, I have always been told "here's your...
Board: The VENT 07-18-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
During the summer we can access our classrooms...

During the summer we can access our classrooms once the floors are waxed, any maintenance is done, and (if you are moving rooms) your boxes have been moved. We can access the school during summer...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Steam Mop

I ordered a Shark Steam Mop off Amazon. In the instructions, it says to only used distilled water. It says not to use any other chemicals.

My question is if I add a few drops of essential oil into...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-18-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 57
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
DW and I will be able to get a full pension at...

DW and I will be able to get a full pension at 58. She teaches at a state university and I work for a public school. I don't know if we will retire then or not.

We might do a partial retirement...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Exploding Expo

In my house, we have some Expo markers that are pretty dried up. I saw a video on Facebook where if you tie a string to it and fling the marker over your head for a couple of minutes, it refreshed...
Board: The VENT 07-10-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Re:

My school email is first initial, middle initial, last name@schooldistrict.edu

But, there is someone else in my district who already has my email (no relation, just a coincidence). So my email...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
HS Algebra

I LOVE Khan Academy. I tell my students to use it all the time for extra practice. But that is all it should be used for, extra practice and review. I cannot imagine using Khan Academy as a...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Bi-weekly in N. FL

We are paid every other Friday, so bi-weekly. The only exception is if our payday falls on Black Friday, then we are paid the day before Thanksgiving.

Our pay stubs are available on our employee...
Board: BusyBoard 07-09-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I would consider this a blessing in disguise...

I would consider this a blessing in disguise because then you can fly under the radar, of sorts. You don't have to worry about a faculty member storming in whenever they feel because they don't like...
Board: The VENT 07-09-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
She found me!

Today, I had a parent from two years ago (the 2017-2018 year) email me complaining that her son did not pass the AP Statistics exam from the College Board. Why I am just now getting an email about...
Board: The VENT 07-09-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I never check my email during the summer unless I...

I never check my email during the summer unless I need to register for a PD or when I know my school will be sending about back to school information.

Usually, when I open my email back up in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Two weeks left... TMI

My last two chemo treatments are coming up. I have one this Friday (7/12) and then my last one is 7/19!!!

Then I have been prescribed a month and a half of non-strenuous activities so I can...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I don't live in a subdivision, the area I live in...

I don't live in a subdivision, the area I live in is a bunch of individual houses. There are no HOA's or anything like that. but there is a town community group. I love it.

As someone who isn't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-06-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
The end of an era

Today is a sad day for me. After serving my family for 3 generations, my 1947 Sears-Robuck deep freezer has finally died.

My grandfather bought this freezer for my grandmother on their fifth...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
If you use an iCloud email, delete those. They...

If you use an iCloud email, delete those. They take up a lot of space.

Clean out your Notes app as that also uses iCloud.

If you go to "Settings", then click on your name, and then "iCloud",...



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