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Posts Made By: Angelo
Board: The VENT 08-21-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Angelo
Very Interesting

Interesting points in this discussion!

So I'm informed that libel is prohibitively difficult to prove. You need to:

a) prove that the person whom you are suing is actually the source of the...
Board: The VENT 08-21-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By Angelo

This FB group was the subject of much discussion among teachers today at lunch. Several shook their heads and said “it’s outside of school on social media... not much we can do.” However, this begs...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Angelo
I Wasn't Supposed to See That

A long-time friend has a son who just started at our school. It had long been rumored that there was a secret, closed FB page administered by some of our parents. Now it's confirmed. My friend was...
Board: The VENT 08-09-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By Angelo
Wow! Interesting Times

So I got a weird e-mail this morning from one of these "educational consultants" retained by the parents of one of my students (I'm his Academic Counselor). The consultant attached a pdf of a signed...
Board: The VENT 08-07-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By Angelo

I completely agree with those who say this AP is out of line. You may have a spineless "people pleaser" on your hands, so watch out. Admins who spend all their time glad-handing parents and managing...
Board: The VENT 07-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By Angelo

We're supposed to do them as well. They can't officially *make* us do them during our vacation time, but the alternative is to do them in the fall with no release time, so we're juggling our regular...
Board: The VENT 07-29-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Angelo
Follow Up to Summer E-mails

So... a follow up to the parent (see below if interested in the background) who, while acknowledging that I am on vacation and the school is closed, still wants me to weigh in on her son's ongoing...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By Angelo

What you describe is very typical, unfortunately. For many admins, getting staffing numbers / assignments finalized for the next school year is the last official duty, and new teachers signing their...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Angelo

I like the title. I think there’s a short story in there somewhere.

My recurring school nightmare (rather boring, I suppose) is not being able to find the classroom where I’m supposed to be...
Board: The VENT 07-20-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Angelo
Ha ha

Could be! Not many of our alumni in the teaching profession, but you never know.
Board: The VENT 07-19-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By Angelo
Grant Me Patience

Something I'm afraid I will have less patience for next school year (as an academic counselor in a prep school):

Parents who request meetings with me without the student present.

I can think...
Board: The VENT 07-12-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Angelo
Ha ha

I love the concept of the self lockout. I’m too obsessive-compulsive myself to do it. Seeing the red number creeping up on the email app on my phone (or even knowing about it) would stress me out...
Board: The VENT 07-09-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Angelo
Seriously? STOP E-MAILING!

I have my "out of office" auto-reply on for the summer so if students or parents e-mail me, they see that I'm away until August 12. Does this deter them? You may well ask.

I have a student who...
Board: The VENT 07-08-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Angelo
Taylor Mali

You’ve probably seen this before, but it’s worth reminding ourselves from time to time.
Board: The VENT 07-02-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Angelo
Nice Try

So our final report cards get mailed out (usually) June 30 and released digitally on (usually) July 3. Weekends can affect these dates. For example, this year, June 30 was on a Sunday, so the...
Board: The VENT 06-29-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Angelo
"I don't understand"

Sorry, this isn't my first time venting about this, but it seems to be getting worse.

If you don't agree with a decision, policy, etc., fine. Register your disappointment and/or disagreement....
Board: The VENT 06-29-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Angelo

This was, regrettably, common in the District / school I left. Admin would decide when certain teachers had reached their "best before" date and then engage in all sorts of shenanigans to get them to...
Board: The VENT 06-28-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Angelo
Toxic People

Hmmmmm. No. Too many identifying details.
Board: The VENT 06-22-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

I know it's been a while since I posted a Parent of the Week award. This week's award goes to the parent who apparently mistook me (his son's academic counselor) for his personal assistant.
Board: The VENT 06-22-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Angelo
"We'll discuss it when we see you"

How many times has this happened to you? It happened occasionally when I was a classroom teacher, but I feel like I get one of these every week or so since I started as an academic counselor.

Board: The VENT 06-16-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Angelo
"Is there anything else he can do?" Part 2

I posted "Is there anything else he can do?" to describe parents who expect the school to excuse their kids (high school age) from work and/or offer up alternatives to the work they have neglected or...
Board: The VENT 06-12-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Angelo

Thanks for posting that.
Board: The VENT 06-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Angelo
Best for the kids

Principals often use this justification for taking an action the majority of staff oppose. And it’s almost always BS. Grade changes are the big one. Sometimes the odd grade/level change is needed by...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Angelo
My favorite doctor’s note

was the one scribbled on a prescription pad that said, “Patient says ill. Pls defer examination. *illegible signature* MD”

That’s super helpful. Thanks a lot, doc.

Anyone can walk into their...
Board: The VENT 06-06-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By Angelo
“Is there anything else he can do?”

So help me... if I hear this phrase one more time...

No, there’s “nothing else he can do”. Follow the rules / expectations as they’re laid out (clearly and widely) and quit looking for loopholes,...

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