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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: The VENT 08-02-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
I hate Google Docs with the burning fire of a...

I hate Google Docs with the burning fire of a thousand suns. It's the most clunky, unintuitive, exasperating wordprocessor I've ever used, and I was working in that field in the 1970s. If Google...
Board: BusyBoard 07-31-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
It sounds like a return to 1960s schooling to me....

It sounds like a return to 1960s schooling to me. We were bums in seats 9 to 3, except recess and lunch, from Year 1 onwards. no decorations, soft toys, curtains, carpets, or anything. We were...
Board: The VENT 07-25-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tiamat
Thatís an awful lot of time for kids to be in...

Thatís an awful lot of time for kids to be in front of a screen. I wonder if parents will arc up over that aspect.
Board: The VENT 07-24-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Tiamat
That is a huge liability issue, as well as a huge...

That is a huge liability issue, as well as a huge expense. I saw it on Facebook, and wouldn't even consider it. This is why our education departments get away with not providing stuff - we do it...
Board: The VENT 07-14-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Tiamat
The incredible and dangerous idiocy of those who...

The incredible and dangerous idiocy of those who think this is a hoax just baffles me. Some of these are allegedly educated people but they truly believe there could be a world-wide hoax and not one...
Board: BusyBoard 07-10-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tiamat
100% remote would have me signing retirement...

100% remote would have me signing retirement papers that day. I hated it fiercely, do not believe I was effective and bitterly disappointed in the lack of support given by our own Distance Learning...
Board: The VENT 07-07-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
Most childcare facilities havenít closed. My...

Most childcare facilities havenít closed. My daughter works in a preschool/daycare and they havenít closed once. Of course, neither have the schools but that is ignored.
Board: The VENT 07-07-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
The Australian Prime Minister has actually used...

The Australian Prime Minister has actually used the word ďchildmindingĒ in relation to schools.
Board: The VENT 07-02-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tiamat
Here in Australia, we found out what was...

Here in Australia, we found out what was happening in schools via the State premier announcing it on the evening news. When she announced we were going back full time, on zero notice and against all...
Board: The VENT 06-27-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
We aren't doing temperature checks at all. We...

We aren't doing temperature checks at all. We are sending home children and staff with any sort of symptoms (driving the boss mad, as we have NO subs, so it just ends up being MORE people in a...
Board: The VENT 06-26-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
Thoughtless parents

We have had no cases of Covid in my town since late March/early April. School is rolling along pretty much as normal, with normal attendance. Activities outside school are cancelled and nobody from...
Board: The VENT 06-18-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Tiamat
Schools here never completely closed. We were...

Schools here never completely closed. We were open with skeleton staff for children of essential workers only. We re-opened fully, business as usual, four weeks ago, but for the two weeks before...
Board: The VENT 06-18-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
 
Posted By Tiamat
We don't have to socially distance the children -...

We don't have to socially distance the children - they can be as crowded as they always were (my room isn't particular crowded, but they aren't six feet apart either), because children don't spread...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-15-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
Yes, just go one step at a time. Thinking of you.

Yes, just go one step at a time. Thinking of you.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-13-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
I had one many years ago - about 1996. The...

I had one many years ago - about 1996. The recovery was easy, I had the surgery on Tuesday and went on a 5km hike with my kids on the Friday. No time confined to bed or the couch at all.
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-13-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Tiamat
1. Yes, anything spicy is great. 2. Not...

1. Yes, anything spicy is great.
2. Not often.
3, yes. It was my granís
4. I had left school and was working full time at 15, so yes.
5. No, thatís the best part - going to bed when I want...
Board: The VENT 06-10-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tiamat
I had this argument with my son on the weekend. ...

I had this argument with my son on the weekend. As he and his wife are essential workers, his son has continued at school through this, and so he hasn't seen the online work and prepared packs that...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By Tiamat
If there's a case, the school will be closed for...

If there's a case, the school will be closed for a day for a "deep cleaning" and proven contacts of the infected person will be quarantined for a fortnight. It's happening in Sydney, but not so far...
Board: The VENT 06-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By Tiamat
That's the assumption in Australia. Our schools...

That's the assumption in Australia. Our schools are fully open, with full classrooms. We are making no attempt to socially distance the children, washing and sanitising a lot and hoping the...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
The ďchildren donít carry or share the virusĒ is...

The ďchildren donít carry or share the virusĒ is the government position here. Nobody believes it. I was being extremely sarcastic. Australian teachers are both canaries down the mine and cannon...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
We opened fully last Monday. Full classes, no...

We opened fully last Monday. Full classes, no social distancing required between students. Staff must distance from each other, though. Children donít carry or spread the virus so itís all fine.
...
Board: The VENT 05-16-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 64
 
Posted By Tiamat
I know I couldn't do this again. I have hated...

I know I couldn't do this again. I have hated everything about the online learning. If it became "part of the deal", I don't know what I'd do, but I know I can't teach from behind a computer screen....
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tiamat
We arenít allowed to wear masks, even if we...

We arenít allowed to wear masks, even if we wanted to. Our situation with this virus is very different to yours, but I expect that rule to be challenged.
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tiamat
The Principal decides. Well, he decides which...

The Principal decides. Well, he decides which teacher is having which grade, and that teachers gets the kids in that grade. If a grade is split across two classes, he decides how the split will be...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
One thing we did in my old school which I always...

One thing we did in my old school which I always liked was that each teacher could have one "No thank you" - a kid they didn't feel they could click with; and one "Yes please" - the kid they really...



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