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Posts Made By: Xombee
Board: BusyBoard 01-22-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Xombee
Elementary

We are supposed to teach dictionary and thesaurus skills in my state. But guess what? They are forbidden in state testing during the written portion of the end of year assessments.

Brilliant....
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 01-22-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By Xombee
John Collins writing program

I'm going to withhold my opinion and ask how this program is received in your school. For those of you unfamiliar with it, please listen to the responses, for better or worse. I'll be back in a few...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Xombee
My experience.

I have had these experiences in different forms with several student's parents.

Parent response to falling grades: Why is my angel doing so poorly this 9 weeks? I'm very concerned and I need a...
Board: The VENT 01-19-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Xombee
The career ramifications

Yes, but if this evolutionary change is occurring, why aren't the standards changing to reflect this? Teachers are expected to have a certain amount of recertification credits to keep their teaching...
Board: The VENT 01-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Xombee
Has society changed?

Are we dealing with a societal change that decreases the short term and long term memory of students? Should there be an occasional test of memory abilities to guide us and change the expectations?...
Board: The VENT 01-18-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Xombee
Update

Today was a doozy. I get an email from a parent telling me to make sure her girl doesn't use the bathroom at the same time as another girl because drama is happening in there. I took the authors...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Xombee
Sorry

Sounds like a parent is vomiting new vocabulary they learned at you because their little angel has experienced correction they aren't used to. Parents look for key words to elicit a response. ...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Xombee
The timer.

The timer is my faithful friend. When they see me take my phone from my pocket, they know the stopwatch is starting. I told them day one that me having my phone in my hand means I'm clocking the...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Xombee
Ugh!

Same situation here, which has just made me forego involvement altogether with administration. I've been going solo for years. I'm sorry about your situation.
Board: The VENT 01-17-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Xombee
My thoughts

I'm planning on quitting within the next year. I'm attending night classes to learn welding. Money isn't the issue for me.

I'm quitting because the sense of entitlement of students and parents...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Xombee
Planning period

My planning period is 45 minutes for 4 subjects. That's about 11 minutes of planning for math, social studies, science, and ELA. It's unworkable and necessitates actual planning to occur on my time...
Board: The VENT 01-17-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Xombee
Principals aren't always the cause

Principals aren't the final say on many issues. In many cases, its not an issue of changing their mind because their hands are tied by the district. I have a very fair principal, but he has to walk...



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