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Posts Made By: Oddsock
Board: The VENT 09-12-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By Oddsock
In case....

some of you don't know...If you live in a right to work state, it basically means you have no rights at work. I live in a state that once had a strong teachers' union. In the mid 1980's we gave up...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-06-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Oddsock
I am soooo glad.....

to hear I'm not alone with my feelings. I retired May 27th and have not had any interest in returning for any reason. The school secretary called to inform me my final evaluation papers needed to...
Board: The VENT 07-29-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Oddsock
Believe me...

...public school would probably be worse. Bless you and what you do each day.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Oddsock

..was about 65% of my working check. When I apply for SS that will raise it up to about 80%. No stress, sleep well, do what I want to do and when, read till all hours of the night, take naps with...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-24-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By Oddsock
I'd love...

to travel a bit, but I'm not sure I'll splurge. I got my first retirement check last month and was quite pleased. I plan to apply for SS in January, so that will help a bit also. Speaking of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-23-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Oddsock

I think it depends on the value of your stuff. If you think you could make more than a couple hundred dollars, I'd yard sell it. If not, call someone to pick it up. I have read so many negative...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-23-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Oddsock
Thanks each of you who posted info. Even though we are strangers here, I do trust the judgement of teachers. I will be checking each of the sites mentioned and post what I find out.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-23-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Oddsock

In April I was finally introduced to the joys of having a grandchild. I never thought I'd feel such love again. As with our own children, the feeling is automatic in seeing them. It's...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-23-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Oddsock

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!! Road Scholar has just about everything anyone could want.
Board: Retired Teachers 07-22-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Oddsock
Traveling alone question

Does anyone know of traveling options for retired teachers? I'd like to take some trips, nowhere in particular, but my husband is not retired at this point. He has a small business and it's...
Board: New Teachers 06-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Oddsock

Yikes, I've never heard of such. Are you an administrator or a classroom teacher?
Board: New Teachers 06-19-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Oddsock

My last day was May 27th, and yes, it is a mixed bag of emotions that are gradually turning into immense joy in the thought of not having to go back in August.
Board: Retired Teachers 04-04-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Oddsock
After 31 years

of teaching I am retiring this year and I'm scared to death. At first, the thought of not having to deal with all the stress made me feel a certain peacefulness. Teaching is the only thing I know...
Board: The VENT 02-27-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Posted By Oddsock
I know.....

this sounds crazy, but I once taught at a school where the community of parents practically had their own dialect...yes, in the United States. The biggest misuse they constantly did was in the form...
Board: New Teachers 02-14-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Oddsock

physical exhaustion is quite normal, I think. I've been teaching 31 years, and I spend at least one day on the sofa sleeping or just watching TV. I used to feel guilty about it, but I've come to...
Board: The VENT 02-11-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Oddsock

don't leave. Does your admistration help with the discipline? Could your grade level come up with solutions? There's got to be something you could try. Here's my point: If you love your school,...
Board: The VENT 02-10-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Oddsock

You are absolutely NOT being unreasonable. No teacher should be asked to travel during the summer even IF you are getting paid for it. You have a 10 month contract, so anything beyond those 10...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Oddsock
OK, I just have to ask....

why in the world is there a 'pajama day'? I just don't get it. At the beginning of the school year, I had a student ask 'will we have a pajama day'? I said, "Absolutely not!" I just can't see a...
Board: The VENT 02-08-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By Oddsock
Agreeing with amiga

You are doing too much and you have too much responsibility. You need a break.

Working with one child is not as overwhelming when you have 2. I taught after having my first child and found it...
Board: The VENT 02-06-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By Oddsock

It seems to me all those who move to other positions totally forget what it was like to be in the classroom.

Actually, our IC are wonderful, but they've forgotten how difficult life in classroom...
Board: The VENT 02-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Oddsock
I agree

that you might need to do some self reflection on what might be going on. Since you seem to be quite happy with you students, that's where I'd place all my focus. School should not be a social...
Board: The VENT 02-05-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Oddsock
I can't believe

y'all are saying these things. Today was the worst school day of the year. I had a kid throw a 'dying duck' fit and refuse to even pick up a pencil. Crying and throwing a fit like a two year old...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By Oddsock
I would

never question your integrity. I only questioned a decision made for your child. That in no way means I'm right and you're wrong. As a 5th grade teacher you realize how an absence can affect a...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By Oddsock
I agree...

it's almost easier to go to school sick than to plan for a sub. Unless I'm running a fever, I go. I suppose there are teachers who take 'mental health' days, and I can certainly see why, but a...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By Oddsock

I'm a bit more than curious about this post. Are you a teacher? Why would a 5th grader need a break from classmates? Are they not going to be there when your child returns? How is being absent...

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