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Posts Made By: TexTeacher
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-19-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Yes they should. My cousin just tested positive...

Yes they should. My cousin just tested positive for the 2nd time. She had it once in July and now sheís tested positive again. Both times she tested positive and both times she was symptomatic.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Weíve been back to face to face since August....

Weíve been back to face to face since August. Kids wear their masks except when eating and drinking. Everything has gone fine. It was scary at first, but we are all used to the new Normal now. I did...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-08-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Call it out. Ask ďwhy would you say something so...

Call it out. Ask ďwhy would you say something so rude?Ē Sheís probably not very self-aware. Not saying it will make it stop but maybe you can make her at least pause before she speaks.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-08-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TexTeacher
We are so sad. I got his book from the library...

We are so sad. I got his book from the library for DH and I to listen to. Itís read by him and Ken Jennings. I heard the last chapter is sort of his final words/goodbye.
Board: BusyBoard 10-15-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Can you right click the link and choose copy and...

Can you right click the link and choose copy and then go to the chat box and right click and choose paste?
Board: BusyBoard 09-19-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By TexTeacher
I focused on growth mindset. I explained how...

I focused on growth mindset. I explained how struggling is part of the learning process and asked parents to use their energy on making sure assignments were done and not on doing the work with them....
Board: BusyBoard 09-19-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TexTeacher
My 6th graders like it for some things.

My 6th graders like it for some things.
Board: The VENT 09-13-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Stop doing it for them and empower them to do it...

Stop doing it for them and empower them to do it themselves.

Itís like when you have kids, could you clean the bathroom faster by yourself? Yes, but then you would raise young men and women who...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-12-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Thatís amazing. I canít believe itís taken them...

Thatís amazing. I canít believe itís taken them so long to think of that!
Board: The VENT 09-04-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Wow thatís actually really disheartening. Iím...

Wow thatís actually really disheartening. Iím assuming his family talks like that about teaching. So sad.
Board: BusyBoard 08-24-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Such a fun thread to read through! Thanks for...

Such a fun thread to read through! Thanks for sharing!
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Texas is requiring a minimum of 3 hours for K-5...

Texas is requiring a minimum of 3 hours for K-5 and 4 hours for 6 and up, but it can be synchronous or asynchronous. My district is requiring 3 live lessons per week each for math and elar and 2 Each...
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Iíve been teaching so long that

Overhead projectors were considered using technology!


Add your years of teaching using something from your first years.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TexTeacher
I have more of these dresses than I care to...

I have more of these dresses than I care to admit.
...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TexTeacher
If you arenít saving enough to cover your closing...

If you arenít saving enough to cover your closing costs over the course of a year it may not be worth it to proceed.

We did a refi and went from a 30 to a 15. We actually had to walk out of the...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By TexTeacher
200 6th graders to teach for me. Itís only math,...

200 6th graders to teach for me. Itís only math, but still tons of kids to try to keep on top of.
Board: BusyBoard 08-17-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Yes another message board that I have been on for...

Yes another message board that I have been on for almost 20 years does a teacher wishlist every year. Iím in my 22nd year, so I do not need much, but this year Iím teaching virtually so I made a...
Board: The VENT 08-16-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Yes sandbox course and itís a super simple...

Yes sandbox course and itís a super simple import.

Our first day is Monday and as of 4:00 Friday I didnít have all my classes. Itís been really hard getting all the kids scheduled with the...
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Iím departmentalized. We have 200 6th graders...

Iím departmentalized. We have 200 6th graders doing virtual. I have 50 per section for 4 total sections.
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By TexTeacher
I brought an extra monitor from home to extend my...

I brought an extra monitor from home to extend my the desktop of my Chromebook. It helps a ton.
Board: BusyBoard 08-15-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Do you happen to have an old monitor anywhere? I...

Do you happen to have an old monitor anywhere? I had an old computer monitor that I hooked up to my Chromebook so Iím able to extend my screen. I can screen share on one screen and watch kids from...
Board: The VENT 08-11-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By TexTeacher
I would sit out. Would you consider doing a pod...

I would sit out. Would you consider doing a pod of 4-5 kids and supervising their virtual learning and supplementing as needed? In my area you can easily charge $200 per week per kid or more.
Board: The VENT 08-11-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By TexTeacher
40% of our kids picked virtual, but they pulled...

40% of our kids picked virtual, but they pulled two teachers from my grade level/subject to teach virtually, so we still have 21-22 kids in a classroom. No way you can spread out that many kids 6...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By TexTeacher
We arenít taking temperatures. We are leaving it...

We arenít taking temperatures. We are leaving it up to the parents. :rolleyes:

I need to look at the hand sanitizer list. I have tons left in my classroom because each kid brought a bottle last...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By TexTeacher
Your school is setting themselves up for failure....

Your school is setting themselves up for failure. There is just no way parents and kids, especially elementary, will be able to keep up with that. Iím an adult and sending even a few hours on Zoom...



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