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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-17-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
We call it ďFeline ParalysisĒ (aka ďI canít move...

We call it ďFeline ParalysisĒ (aka ďI canít move thereís a cat on meĒ) and itís a recognised excuse to get out of anything in my house
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tiamat
If he takes one minute per question, that's an...

If he takes one minute per question, that's an hour and a quarter per night. Six and a quarter hours per week. His entire homework in Year 2 shouldn't be more than 20 minutes a night and I believe...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Tiamat
1. Small town. My town has a population of about...

1. Small town. My town has a population of about 1,000 x the nearest big town is around 20,000.

2. Fruit bonbons (a type of lolly/candy).

3. Sometimes.

4. No, I havenít. Donít ask me...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
The last school I was at had a Whole School...

The last school I was at had a Whole School Reward at the end of every term. To earn the reward, all the good tickets earnt across the school were put in a box. When the box filled to a certain...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Tiamat
My previous Principal was like that - you never...

My previous Principal was like that - you never knew what you'd done and were being punished for. I eventually accepted that she loathed me and everything I did and concentrated on getting out of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By Tiamat
The "waffle" part of the word is an attempt to...

The "waffle" part of the word is an attempt to water down or make funny the extreme offensiveness and history of the "twat" part. Words do matter. This word is offensive. And rude. And demeaning....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By Tiamat
I am STUNNED that word has been allowed through...

I am STUNNED that word has been allowed through the filters here. Itís far far more offensive than many Iíve seen blocked. Right up there with c***.

Iím not a prude about language and swear like...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-30-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Tiamat
Itís too hot.

Itís too hot.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-29-2019, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
Buy a cheap Prepaid SIM card for your phone when...

Buy a cheap Prepaid SIM card for your phone when you get here. Take your US one out and keep it safe. Enjoy your trip!

The “cheap burner” phone is a foreign concept. It will be registered.

I...
Board: The VENT 10-26-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tiamat
I think it's like the frog in a pot of water. ...

I think it's like the frog in a pot of water. The last ten years or so they've been gradually turning up the heat in the form of adding more work, more data collection and more accountability. We...
Board: The VENT 10-25-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
Oh Lord, Iíd want to strangle him if mine pulled...

Oh Lord, Iíd want to strangle him if mine pulled a stupid stunt like that. Iíd be furious and there would be a real cone to Jesus discussion at home. I hope youíve done that. I hope his job is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-25-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
This winter in Australia (or my bit of it) was...

This winter in Australia (or my bit of it) was really bad. The hospitals were slammed, and large numbers of people were really sick. We ran our school for about three weeks in May/June on less than...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Tiamat
When my mother-in-law moved out of her home, my...

When my mother-in-law moved out of her home, my sister-in-law (her daughter) was in charge of the cleanout. We learnt that Nanna was a very tidy hoarder and she had every piece of paper that had...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
I may or may not have used a broom to knock a...

I may or may not have used a broom to knock a flat-batteried smoke alarm down. Getting it back up with its new battery in place is a whole different challenge, I have to say, but it stops the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-21-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tiamat
I’ve never said it any other way (broad Aussie...

I’ve never said it any other way (broad Aussie accent, if that’s makes a difference).

On the other hand I’ve always pronounced “waistcoat “ as waist coat.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 67
 
Posted By Tiamat
Iíve had the flu. Two years ago I was...

Iíve had the flu. Two years ago I was hospitalised for it X out of season; the shot had worn off. I am currently going through chemo for breast cancer, and would do that again over having the flu....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-18-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (1920s Australia) ...

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (1920s Australia)
Death in Paradise isn't bad
Brother Cadfael (English series, a medieval monk is the detective)
Shetland (I saw it on Netflix, but should be on DVD)
Board: The VENT 10-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By Tiamat
Find an old car key somewhere, put a loop on it...

Find an old car key somewhere, put a loop on it and hand it over. Just donít forget to collect it as you skip out at the end of the day. I wouldnít be handing over my real car key.
Board: The VENT 10-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
Can you just politely say 'I'm sorry, I must have...

Can you just politely say 'I'm sorry, I must have been invited to this by mistake as I don't know this child. Can I just go and get Mrs Teachernextdoor for you? She knows far more than I do."
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
Plait or ponytail.

Plait or ponytail.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
Iíve only ever seen female techs at our...

Iíve only ever seen female techs at our BreastScreen centres. I think it might be policy, but I wouldnít swear to it.

My surgeon and the radiation oncologist are male, the medical oncologist is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tiamat
Iíd stay, no question!

Iíd stay, no question!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Tiamat
I'm so sorry. We are also close to this with our...

I'm so sorry. We are also close to this with our older girl (she's 16), looking at quality of life v quantity of life at this point. At the moment, she's doing well, but that could change any day....
Board: The VENT 10-08-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
The kids who need it don't do it, and the kids...

The kids who need it don't do it, and the kids who do it, don't need it.

I assign homework when required by my principal, and that is usually under pressure from parents, who then don't ensure...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
So itís all about her? Iím sorry sheís done this...

So itís all about her? Iím sorry sheís done this to you.



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