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Posts Made By: SweetTchr
Board: The VENT 03-03-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SweetTchr
New carpet

Finally getting new carpet in my classroom....in the middle of the school year.....

I have to move EVERYTHING out of my room, be displaced for at least 2 days, and then move everything back in....
Board: The VENT 02-22-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Dumb!

Sometimes an idea is so dumb, I honestly don't know how that could have passed. Good thing they are trying to fix it.
Board: The VENT 02-10-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Chronic absenteeism article

This article/news segment from my state really aggravates me.


http://www.wral.com/more-than-30-percent-of-nc-public-school-teachers-deemed-chronically-absent/16515228/
Board: The VENT 02-03-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By SweetTchr
40 minutes 5 days a week.

40 minutes 5 days a week.
Board: The VENT 02-03-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Cafeteria and Nutrition

I teach in a public school and I honestly don't see how any of our nutrition guidelines makes sense.

Students must take a protein, fruit or vegetable, and one other side for their lunch to be...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Annoying is not bullying

I often see a child antagonizing another child by being annoying or making comments, then that child think they are being bullied when the other child retaliates. I also had a bus driver write a...
Board: The VENT 01-04-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Nope

I cannot recommend that anyone go into education, which is truly a sad thing. If people knew what teaching really entailed, I could recommend it. But mostly, I feel like people don't know all the...
Board: The VENT 12-15-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Treating school like babysitting service

I have a problem student who is moving...Yay, I know. She was gone on Monday and Tuesday this week and we thought she had finally moved. Then she showed up 2 hours tardy yesterday with no backpack or...
Board: The VENT 12-14-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Observation misconceptions

I think the most difficult part about observations and "our scores" is that principals need to be understanding of daily disruptions and situations that happen in a classroom.

Last year I was...
Board: The VENT 12-14-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Just weird names

This year we have a Rayder, Cru, Mixin, Cannin (Mixin and Cannin are brothers),

It's like people just drop pots and pans and name their kid after it.

It's also a pet peeve of mine when people...
Board: The VENT 11-30-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Exact Opposite

Oh no....My district is the exact opposite. It's a public school but we have Christmas parties, Easter parties. Parents get very upset if we teach about other worldly holidays (especially related to...
Board: The VENT 11-30-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By SweetTchr
We're not helping them

"Oh, and do you realize that it's a subtle form of racism to suggest that my black students (particularly the boys) are unable to do as well as their wealthier, white counterparts...simply because...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Teachers need to make a stand

I agree that our workload is unmanageable but sometimes I feel like teachers bring this on themselves. Teachers raise the bar of expectations when they go home and make cutesy crafts and outrageous...
Board: The VENT 11-04-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SweetTchr
You know it's been a rough week when...

A student says "Why are you wearing two different shoes?"

I looked down and I am wearing a white slip on and black slip on. Oops!
Board: The VENT 11-03-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Between my husband being in the military and me...

Between my husband being in the military and me being a teacher, we basically speak in acronyms and have no idea what each other is saying!
Board: The VENT 11-02-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By SweetTchr
The other day my students lunch was...

The other day my students lunch was tacos...Fine.. they could tomatoes, lettuce, beans on top. Did anything of them do that. No. They didn't even have to get the meat. So their lunch was hard taco...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Grrr.... I was just about to post about this. We...

Grrr.... I was just about to post about this. We are in the middle of conferences. The parents choose 3 times that are convenient for them. Then I send 3 reminders!!!! No one shows up. Maybe they...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Noise noises noises!

My class this year is the worst for making random noise, banging there hands/legs/pencils on things, shouting out random words, and just making weird bodily noises. It irritates the heck out of me!
Board: The VENT 10-27-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Throwing Chromebooks

Our admin is finally making students pay for broken Chromebooks that were broken on purpose. We had a kid throw one down the hallway "to see how far it would slide." I can't believe kids would treat...
Board: The VENT 10-27-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Ugh Investigations

Investigations haha! My teammate has to teach math using Investigations and her classroom always is always out of control. The "lower" kids cannot handle it. They are confused and just throw the...
Board: The VENT 10-26-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Failing tests and retakes

I am giving an online test (our school is transitioning to paperless) and I have students who are finishing 25 questions tests in less than 5 minutes. I love the feedback online because it tells me...
Board: The VENT 10-12-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Times are different

"I understand, I use to be a classroom teacher."

Um, yeah...like 30 years ago. Times have changed.
Board: The VENT 10-07-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Don't feel bad...

Um, I dislike like 1/4 of my students.... Don't feel bad.
Board: The VENT 10-07-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Best excuses

What are some of the best excuses you've heard for not having work done or homework completed?

One I hear often is- "I couldn't do it because we went to the store."
So you went to the store from...
Board: The VENT 10-06-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By SweetTchr
Guidance counselor changed their agendas

So my students had a really rough day yesterday and a lot of them went home on yellow and orange (We use a color chart throughout the school). I had one student call another student fat and a girl...



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