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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: The VENT 10-21-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
We were only remote for six weeks, and in that...

We were only remote for six weeks, and in that time I got a lot of work handed in in mumís handwriting (or at least definitely not the 6 year old). One girl raced so far ahead in our reading program...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tiamat
Document the conversation in detail while itís...

Document the conversation in detail while itís still fresh and report it. If your principal wonít take it seriously, go higher.
Board: The VENT 10-15-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
School rule is that long hair has to be tied back...

School rule is that long hair has to be tied back and not in the face. Done.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-10-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By Tiamat
1. Waratah 2. Iíve had seven cars in my life....

1. Waratah
2. Iíve had seven cars in my life. First was a 1971 Mini Cooper.
3. Yes. I love her.
4. Planning some genealogy.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tiamat
I love the Australian version. I watched the US...

I love the Australian version. I watched the US version (first episode) but the fun was gone with not recognising a lot of the names.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-05-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
You are a mandated reporter. Mandated. You...

You are a mandated reporter. Mandated. You don't have a choice. Report.
Board: The VENT 10-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tiamat
Thanks, sbslab. I donít even have a word for that...

Thanks, sbslab. I donít even have a word for that thing, so canít give you an Australianism.
Board: The VENT 10-01-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tiamat
Ok. Confusion reigns. Gaiters, to me, are...

Ok. Confusion reigns.

Gaiters, to me, are things that you wear on your legs to protect them from undergrowth when hiking or working in the bush. Or from snakes. Or gaiters are the things that...
Board: BusyBoard 09-30-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tiamat
I was an ESL teacher for years and at one point...

I was an ESL teacher for years and at one point had students with more than twenty different home languages. Never less than ten language groups in the school.

I speak English
Board: The VENT 09-29-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
So that one doesn't get marked. Eeew.

So that one doesn't get marked. Eeew.
Board: The VENT 09-23-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
The worst is the Principal who emails on Friday...

The worst is the Principal who emails on Friday afternoon "Can you see me Monday". There goes that weekend.
Board: The VENT 09-22-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tiamat
I have a student like this, and it's exhausting. ...

I have a student like this, and it's exhausting. First to sit on the floor. First finished (quality means nothing). First out to lunch. And so on. All. Day.

I'm applying natural consequences...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-21-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tiamat
Iím not even sure what a brisket is. A beef roast?

Iím not even sure what a brisket is. A beef roast?
Board: The VENT 09-18-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
We were only remote for six weeks (April-May) and...

We were only remote for six weeks (April-May) and it took another month for my back to recover. Teachers just don't normally sit in one spot all day - we're constantly on the move, at least in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-16-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By Tiamat
I worked as a secretary thought the 70s, 80s and...

I worked as a secretary thought the 70s, 80s and 90s and was a very fast, accurate typist. The double space after a full stop is deeply engraved in my DNA. If Iím writing formally, I now search and...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Tiamat
When we were teaching remotely, I had a blanket...

When we were teaching remotely, I had a blanket at my desk. My classroom is nearly 100 years old, timber,not well maintained and has 14 foot ceilings. It is impossible to heat - the heat just goes...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
We are a uniform school. Unlabelled removeable...

We are a uniform school. Unlabelled removeable clothing is the bane of our life (jumpers, winter jackets, hats). We worked out a few weeks ago we had nearly $4,000 worth of unlabelled clothing in...
Board: The VENT 09-04-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
hiker1, that's exactly my method. I'm not in...

hiker1, that's exactly my method. I'm not in love with the little cubes either. And they get everywhere in the classroom. I find that actually "making" the ten with the paddle pop sticks rather...
Board: The VENT 08-28-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tiamat
That's not how any of this is supposed to work. ...

That's not how any of this is supposed to work. As soon as they are in school, any virus (for any disease) they might be carrying is there with them, whether it's all day, or for half an hour. If...
Board: The VENT 08-26-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tiamat
Notifying you at a staff meeting was a deliberate...

Notifying you at a staff meeting was a deliberate tactic so you couldn't argue, or even really react. Be assured it was deliberately chosen. They are definitely disrespecting you, may be trying to...
Board: BusyBoard 08-22-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Tiamat
And the kids all loved to sniff the purple ink. ...

And the kids all loved to sniff the purple ink. Iím sure that would be seriously discouraged nowadays.

I remember when whiteboards (Not smartboards) were cutting edge.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
My daughter tried it. Being Absolutely honest, it...

My daughter tried it. Being Absolutely honest, it would have to be a serious miracle worker to make me use it. It tastes vile.
Board: The VENT 08-20-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Tiamat
The USA really doesn't want to control this...

The USA really doesn't want to control this virus, does it? People are expendable, as long as the economy keeps moving.
Board: The VENT 08-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tiamat
I'm the opposite to you, annoyed, in that I would...

I'm the opposite to you, annoyed, in that I would take leave if we had to go back to online teaching. I have never hated a job so much, or felt so ineffective, as I did during that time. Maybe if...
Board: First Grade 08-08-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tiamat
Do not make your own PPE, for your desks or the...

Do not make your own PPE, for your desks or the children. You are opening yourself to massive legal liability, and would face it without the support of the school.



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