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Posts Made By: FMT
Board: Retired Teachers 12-31-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By FMT

Don't worry about your age! When I read your descriptive title, "I have a date," I thought it was for tonight. New Year's Eve.

Enjoy your final months. I retired last year. People knew and...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-14-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By FMT
Here's a tip that is getting me through

I am using stickers for the lower grades for positive choices. I have been subbing here and there. I love the $$ and it has been good with pulling away from a full time job. I was concerned about...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-17-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By FMT
Off my high from retiring

I have been going strong since I retired in June. Now I am feeling a little lonely and sad. I am glad that I retired but now I see some reality as I begin to plan my days. Hubby not retired. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-12-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By FMT
Good Insight Here

I recently retired. June 2019. So far so good. I am subbing, reading, and exercising.

I had a pang of sadness the other day. What I realized was that my life has changed. For me, I thought...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By FMT
What does your gut tell you?

I was in a similar situation a few years ago. Everyone marched to the beat of our team leader. Our team leader retired and I saw such a difference once she was gone with the people who were on the...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-28-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By FMT
Better than I imagined!

I retired in early June. I was able to leave on a positive note and enjoyed every minute of the gatherings I participated in.

Now things have calmed down and I am so content. I haven't felt this...
Board: The VENT 06-23-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By FMT
So True

I have read all the post and I agree. I just retired a few weeks ago. I feel relieved. It is over. My principal was very hard to please. She never taught under the conditions that she creates. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-09-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By FMT
Thanks so much

Wishing you the best too.
Board: Retired Teachers 06-08-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By FMT
It's Okay

I retired yesterday. 41 years. I feel like I am in my 40s.

I had it tough for the last 10 years and then I realized that I needed help. I spoke to a psychologist for a few meetings. That...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-09-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By FMT
Insightful Understanding

I will be retiring in 20 some days. I think it is a good sign that I am feeling relieved. Retiring has been on my mind for 8 years and I have finally reached the point that I can do it.

I am...
Board: The VENT 04-03-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By FMT
Student behavior at this time of year

it is frustrating. Students who deliberately do what they know they should not do. Suggestions on how to outsmart them?
Board: The VENT 02-06-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By FMT
Well said

I agree with everything said. I am retiring at the end of the year. It has been challenging the last 5 years. There is not enough time to do all the things that are required. There is such...
Board: The VENT 01-01-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By FMT
Great Question

As we prepare to go back after break I bet others are thinking about other options. An additional question to add...If you are retired is it an option instead of the traditional public school system?
Board: School Mental Health 11-21-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By FMT
ODD like student

I have a student who is very oppositional. I am trying to get her on track every day of every moment. Her behavior is very forceful and I know that she can out do anyone in the school with her...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By FMT
Problems with students

I was going to write about my issues with students not listening, talking back, and not caring. But so many post are saying what I am seeing.

Could it be that the behavior is so bad that the...
Board: The VENT 10-21-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By FMT
I just realized this the other day

Everything being said is 100% true for me, also.

So when a child is defiant the rules do not apply to them. Catch them before they fall. Send them on a useless errand, have a different...
Board: The VENT 10-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By FMT
Proceed Carefully

These posts describe what I see with the situation my school is in. I don't think the school board or the upper admin have been approached. Teachers, paraprofessional have left. No one has the...
Board: The VENT 09-12-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By FMT
Fear of the leadership

The leadership in the school has changed over the years. In the past the door was closed and not much was done. Now advance 10 years later. Someone has taken charge, big time. It is the opposite...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By FMT
This is difficult....

This type of problem is becoming more common. We are compassionate people and when a child is a big concern you most likely have a serious situation on hand.

Document everything about this child. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-30-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By FMT
The comments are appreciated!

The replies are spot on. This is a universal thing. Teachers ask for many reasons. People don't understand how inappropriate they are until they are in these shoes.

Education is so much more...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-28-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By FMT
I know you will understand...

Congratulations to the retirees. I will be there next year.

Until then, the questions and comments are hard to take. I have held on for as long as I can. I will well beyond the retirement age...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By FMT
Control your thinking and feelings

I have had a similar experience. I have a difficult admin in my school. I think you mind goes to the negative when you see her. This makes you uneasy. Try meditation. There are many apps you can...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-18-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By FMT
Preparing Mentally for Retirement

Entering my last year. I have been teaching since 1978. It is time. Finishing my career in a public school which is why I am the oldest. I taught in private before the public school. I want to go...
Board: The VENT 07-06-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By FMT
Another thought

All the advice has been sound and logical. My advice would be to not create thoughts about him. Incorrect thoughts can create a world that might not be there. Watch how others respond and don't...
Board: The VENT 06-20-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By FMT
Thankful for Summer

I just wanted to say how thankful I am for summer. It is wonderful to not have school on my mind. I am so happy to have time to myself. I am cooking, crafting, and spending time with family and...

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