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Posts Made By: MrsPhysics
Board: The VENT 11-18-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By MrsPhysics
Thank you everyone

Thanks for your kind words of encouragement! I realize that I am very lucky to have the means and support to quit my job. I wish that fewer teachers felt stuck in their positions. Just about every...
Board: The VENT 11-17-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By MrsPhysics
Update: I did it!

I have posted here before about being miserable at my current job, and in my last post I told how I sent an email to one of my principals basically saying that if we couldnít have a discussion about...
Board: The VENT 10-27-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPhysics

Well, things have only gotten worse at the MS.

About two weeks ago, I sat down with the HS principal and explained how miserable I am and that I need to know whatís going to happen for next year....
Board: Future Teachers 10-15-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By MrsPhysics
You can do it!

Just FYI - this particular board is not frequented by many people. Feel free to post on the Busy board to get more responses.

Very few teachers are already good when they are student teaching. Of...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By MrsPhysics
First tweet was not a teacher

The original thread was NOT a teacher tweet. In fact, I donít remember a single response being from a teacher either. However, I think that somewhere in the replies on this thread, someone posted a...
Board: The VENT 09-29-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By MrsPhysics
They were very negative on the whole concept

Yes, the biggest problem they had was with the bathroom thing, but they also were negative on the whole idea of Class Dojo. I just have a hard time with a bunch of people (including zero teachers...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By MrsPhysics
Very interesting responses - thank you!

So no one officially gets the bonus points for the answer to what the response was like. The biggest to-do was something like ďHow dare they discipline a child for a basic human need! She will...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By MrsPhysics
Opinions? Bashing Class Dojo

I saw a tweet today that called out the use of Class Dojo as contributing to a culture of discipline where kids are constantly being watched and how similar schools are to prisons:rolleyes:. I wish I...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPhysics
No, unfortunately I have kids in HS and a husband...

No, unfortunately I have kids in HS and a husband who probably wouldnít be too keen on the idea.
Board: The VENT 09-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPhysics
The situation is a little complicated. Our union...

The situation is a little complicated. Our union has retained a bid system that makes it easier in some ways, yet harder in others, to move positions. In theory the district canít force a teacher to...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPhysics
Yes! This is exactly it! But for me itís one more...

Yes! This is exactly it! But for me itís one more year. If I knew that it would be over after this year for sure, the light at the end of the tunnel would allow me to make it through.

My HS job...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By MrsPhysics
WWYD? Iím miserable!

I am getting to the point where I almost feel like throwing in the towel on this whole teaching thing.

A little background: This is my 8th year teaching but only my third in a permanent position...
Board: BusyBoard 09-09-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Posted By MrsPhysics
Our hours

7:20-2:55 so basically 7.5 hours per day. This includes a guaranteed 30 minute duty-free lunch and we each have 1-2 periods that are planning or duty and not teaching. Our students leave at 2:25 or...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPhysics
Iím so sorry

Omg this situation sounds horrible and Iím so sorry youíre going through this. I had something similar happen where I was liking my job and loving teaching in general, and then the school moved me...
Board: The VENT 08-23-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By MrsPhysics
Doesnít Seem Fair

As soon as I typed the subject it made me think of my students complaining about nothing being fair, but Iím going to go ahead and complain anyway. LOL

I teach in PA, and our students take PSSAs...
Board: BusyBoard 08-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By MrsPhysics
What type of class is this?

I do something similar to your second choice with my lower-level math class, because I give daily class work points to encourage students to work the whole period. In my honors classes, tests and...
Board: BusyBoard 08-11-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPhysics
Thank you all...

For the advice posted so far.

I probably should have mentioned that the schedule I was giving was just for example, and yes, I will definitely be flexible with how much time to spend.

I didnít...
Board: BusyBoard 08-11-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By MrsPhysics
Want to make a big change - advice needed!

I am looking to make a big change in my HS (9th-10th grade) Algebra 1 classes this year. This is my second year teaching the course. I am not a big fan of traditional math instruction, but thatís...
Board: Classroom Management 08-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By MrsPhysics
Good luck

It sounds like you and your teammates are making some wonderful changes in order to serve all of your students as best as possible. I am a HS teacher and donít have any answers for your questions....
Board: BusyBoard 07-23-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By MrsPhysics
No way!

If I were you, I would try privately tutoring some students instead. Many schools will have a list (with guidance?) of teachers who are open to tutoring and will give parents the information when...
Board: The VENT 07-17-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By MrsPhysics
Look out for yourself first

I know that it will make you feel really bad, but you have to do whatever is in your own best interest. I have been in a similar (but probably a little easier) situation two times, having accepted...
Board: The VENT 07-13-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By MrsPhysics
A better analogy

What you say is true, but these tradespeople are investing in themselves and sometimes building a business. We teachers invest in ourselves when we go to college, take extra PD classes,...
Board: The Job Search 07-08-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By MrsPhysics
It all just depends on the district

I live in western PA, and some schools seem to have their hiring done by end of June while others don’t start until August. There are always a few jobs posted late in the summer as teachers shuffle...
Board: Career Decisions 07-06-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MrsPhysics
Depends on the market

Sorry this reply is so late.

I went into teaching as a second career after going back to school at 32. Iím not clear from your post...would you need to go back to get a teaching license, or do you...
Board: The VENT 05-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By MrsPhysics
Question for WGReading

Would you mind describing your schoolís parent engagement program? Just broad strokes would be great - I would love to hear what you are doing that is working so well. TIA!

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