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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: Retired Teachers 04-03-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider
If you mean it

you might want to contact administration and offer your services. But only if you negotiate for worthwhile pay that won't interfere with your pensions.

I do love your response!:)
Board: The VENT 04-03-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
seems like

the AP is really bored or a demanding task master or ????

It will be interesting to see what kind of performance task you are expected to pull together in a hour at home with few resources. I...
Board: BusyBoard 04-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
re:ad blocker

We have one on our computer and it works a treat. However, some sites, especially newspapers but some others, won't let you in unless you disable the blocker. It would be good to check the site you...
Board: BusyBoard 04-03-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By broomrider
Emergency Remote Learning

A very nice reassuring article with a bit of "how to" advise.
Board: The VENT 04-02-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By broomrider
You have every right

to feel slighted (putting it mildly).

I wondering if admin is going to give her enough rope to hang herself. Likely she will oblige.

At the risk of making a suggestion when you only wanted...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-02-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
Unemployment benefits

under the CARES act (the federal bailout)

This article may answer some of the questions subs have:

This is the...
Board: The VENT 04-02-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
You need to self-isolate

for at least two weeks. If you go to a store for food, meds, etc. wear gloves and a mask at the least busy time you can determine. People are shedding the virus for up to a week before having...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider

remember, too, that everyone who sent in tax returns is due to receive a $1,200 check from the feds soon. I imagine no one is going to count that as income for benefit purposes since it is unearned...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-02-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
agree with bodhimom

this sounds complex, way above our pay grade of knowledge.

I'm wondering if one week's earnings over the limit kicked you off that program, why don't you reapply now and just be very sure you...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By broomrider
Check PT

especially here (Busyboard). Lots of resources have been posted the past two to three weeks, so go back a few pages. Many have a yellow square on the far right noting resources for on-line learning...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
talk radio

from Salt Lake City program had a host who was trying to do analytic geometry or some such with his children at home in lock down. The admiration for teachers was huge.

We may be able to get a...
Board: BusyBoard 04-02-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
Zoom Hacker Help

The how to deal with intruders on Zoom is at the bottom of the article. The top has interesting information about some vulnerabilities that are hopefully being addressed.
Board: Retired Teachers 04-01-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
I won't be surprised

if pension and other benefits decrease as well as having governmental employee layoffs.

My state runs on "gaming" income, Las Vegas being the primary supplier of cash with Reno-Sparks in second...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-01-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
DH & Bathroom Project

It has been a big project, but thank goodness for youtube. It has step by step directions for almost anything one can imagine wanting to do. My unskilled labor has been a bit of a trial for us...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-29-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
Been mostly home

DH has been redoing the bathroom slowly for a month after discovering a toilet leak flooded sub-flooring and vanity. So he's been replacing stuff and figuring out how to make things fit. We've been...
Board: The VENT 03-24-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
Oh my

Vent away, you certainly qualify in the frustration division.

Your Title 1 "colleague" will someday reveal herself and reap her karma. I can't imagine someone overriding your assignments and...
Board: BusyBoard 03-21-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
Copywrite problems

can get you in trouble during recorded read alouds. Publishers are quite jealous of free access to their products.

Check this entry posted after this thread began for more information that might...
Board: BusyBoard 03-17-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By broomrider
math site preK-12

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has an excellent activity site
Board: BusyBoard 03-17-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
Thanks for letting us know

That will be very helpful information for many students.
Board: BusyBoard 03-17-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Posted By broomrider
on-line high school info

This article is aimed more at college teachers, but the suggestions can be readily adopted for high school and perhaps middle school presentations. Lots of good guidance in here.
Board: BusyBoard 03-17-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider

Calling students' homes will give most of them your home phone number via caller ID. I'd be questioning administration on how they will protect me from sales, crank or angry phone calls once parents...
Board: BusyBoard 03-16-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By broomrider
support ideas for teachers

This was posted on another board, but thought it should go here, as well.

It's an open facebook group with lots of very good...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-06-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Posted By broomrider

In your application letter, you might use words like "enjoy" "comfortable" "satisfying" "pleasant" "pleased" "appreciate" to describe the school and your relationship with staff and students. Just...
Board: Substitute Teachers 03-04-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By broomrider
in my experience

roving sub is a very hard job. Not just the running around, but going into a class where you and the kids know you'll be there only a short time with likely no follow up to problems from the...
Board: BusyBoard 02-28-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
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