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Posts Made By: HoHumBeachBum
Board: The VENT 01-16-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
I made a special folder named ArchiveMail. I...

I made a special folder named ArchiveMail. I create a rule for my email to send annoying colleagues' emails directly to that so they don't go to my Inbox. Then, I look at my ArchiveMail box every...
Board: The VENT 10-23-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Your title of this post is perfect. Re-read it...

Your title of this post is perfect. Re-read it and acknowledge that it's true.

There are various things I've learned here on the Vent board. I wrote them down so I can look back at them when I...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
All I got is just one big Nope. What are the...

All I got is just one big Nope. What are the consequences for not turning in such ridiculousness?
Board: The VENT 08-19-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
I'm so over the reply all ridiculousness. It has...

I'm so over the reply all ridiculousness. It has been pointed out that when accessing email with a phone, if you reply, it defaults to reply all. That's proven by tech smart people who mistakenly...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
My district's website clearly states that anyone...

My district's website clearly states that anyone (student or staff) choosing not to wear a mask during instruction will be dismissed from the building.
I will be wearing mine as I very often do. I...
Board: The VENT 07-24-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
I saw a comment underneath the photo that says...

I saw a comment underneath the photo that says it's someone's way of presenting a suck-up Dog & Pony Show to please admin and/or parents.
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
funnyjoker

I could have written your exact posting. Friend and I have been vacationing for almost a week now. We wear our masks on the ground of the resort and in the stores when we quickly go get groceries....
Board: The VENT 03-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
"So, we're done?" "I don't think so. Take a...

"So, we're done?"

"I don't think so. Take a look at the agenda on the board and tell me what's next."

"Now are we done?"

"I don't think so. It seems we just finished activity 3 out of the...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
According to our school's secretaries, there are...

According to our school's secretaries, there are often phone calls that come in like this. The parent can't understand that the child's teacher isn't available at that very moment to speak on the...
Board: The VENT 02-24-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
It could possibly be reason to reprimand/fire a...

It could possibly be reason to reprimand/fire a person from a job. My friend said at his school there were similar announcements. When one teacher showed up late various times, that teacher said...
Board: The VENT 02-11-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Ugh. Ain't that the truth!

Ugh. Ain't that the truth!
Board: The VENT 02-05-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Here too

Total work avoidance. Happens in my (high school) class too. My favorite is when I'm in the middle of a lesson and a student casually walks up to me with a passbook in my direction.

Since the...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
In my classes, you get what the computer says...

In my classes, you get what the computer says your average is. If it's a 94, that's what you get. If it's a 24, that's what you get. If your average is a 0.4%, then there's not enough for me to...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
"Ask 3 before me."

"Ask 3 (other people) before me."

I saw that mentioned here before and I've been using it ever since!
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
We've finally decided that since we're not given...

We've finally decided that since we're not given real time to use the bathroom, we make our own time.......in a big group that looks like a drove temporarily exiting the auditorium.
Happens every...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
I'm putting that in quotes because I picked up...

I'm putting that in quotes because I picked up that line from someone here on PT once a while back. I've never been able to forget it. It's just so useful as a comment!
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Asking to set up an in person meeting would be...

Asking to set up an in person meeting would be huge in convincing that you're looking forward to being part of their team once again.
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Wow. You prefer to use eye contact? ...

Wow. You prefer to use eye contact? But....but........most children nowadays are only able to look at a screen. They even communicate with their parents mostly through a screen.

I'm big on eye...
Board: The VENT 01-10-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
As far as the cell phones, we've lost the battle....

As far as the cell phones, we've lost the battle. Students and their devotion to their phone is just overwhelming. I do my best to encourage them to keep them away. I can only do so much. I'm not...
Board: The VENT 01-08-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
As a teacher, seeing comments from former...

As a teacher, seeing comments from former teachers is crucial to get a better understanding about why scores/behavior are the way they are.
When I enter comments (that thankfully I can type in...
Board: The VENT 01-07-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Wait a minute. . . There are items that are...

Wait a minute. . .

There are items that are property of the school district and they're not being shared?
Board: The VENT 01-02-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Nope

I went back into work today and checked my email just a few minutes ago. Got 47 in my Inbox. Most are Junk or what doesn't really concern me. A few Reply All people (who really need to stop that)....
Board: The VENT 01-02-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Friends of mine kid around with me and say they...

Friends of mine kid around with me and say they wish they could have as many breaks as I do.
But then, they also say I deserve every $%^&* minute of my time off and that they'd never be a teacher.
Board: The VENT 12-31-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Living in a small apartment so I can afford lots...

Living in a small apartment so I can afford lots of vacations & trips, I only dislike the question asked of me if it gets a response of "Must be nice."

I started to respond with "Thank you for...
Board: The VENT 12-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
To avoid conflict (I really want to say the word...

To avoid conflict (I really want to say the word 'nonsense') with the parent, I'd just ask the student which name should be written on the tag. If he wants to be called donut, litehouse or...



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