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Posts Made By: maryteach
Board: The VENT 12-28-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By maryteach
My cooperating teacher (mentor)

was really good in some ways and really awful in other ways. She was a good teacher (but too willing to go along with things that weren't really the best way, or truly research-based. She moved...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By maryteach
How did you know it was time to retire?

I keep going back and forth. I think I will retire in June, but I'm not sure if I should. I think I have guilt about not working, to tell you the truth. I've always worked.

I'm 64 and won't...
Board: The VENT 12-23-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By maryteach
These are funny replies

I had a kid a few years ago--in eighth grade!--give me a large palette of different eye shadow colors. I guess he thought I needed more make up!
Board: The VENT 12-08-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By maryteach
At first, I thought

well, yeah, we all have that kid, actually KIDS, in almost every class, all day long. The only thing you didn't list was he tells you to f*** yourself, which many of mine do. Your point?

Then I...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By maryteach
It's mostly okay

The problem with teaching is not the kids and it's not the parents, IMO. It's admin. Admin really can ruin the best job in the world and they can do it in a heartbeat. They're the callers of...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By maryteach
I once had the nicest boy

who had the absolute WORST gingivitis I had ever encountered. I am not exaggerating--it was so bad, it stunk up the ENTIRE ROOM. The next period would come in every day and ask what that awful...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By maryteach
kahluablast

I answered her post without really reading the previous posts carefully, but I couldn't agree more with Daily 5. In fact, I almost suggested it, then I backspaced over it. Daily 5 is a not only a...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By maryteach
"I hear itís super hard, but no one says youíll...

"I hear itís super hard, but no one says youíll become an anxious, depressed mess!"

Trust me, all first year teachers are an anxious, depressed mess.

The first year of teaching really is one...
Board: The VENT 09-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By maryteach
Thanks everyone!

I love that I can come here and get some other perspectives and that people tell me their experiences. You've helped me a lot with this!

I think this will be my last year. I won't let them know...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By maryteach
No mojo

I just do not have my mojo this year. For several years now, I have been wondering when and if it will be time to retire (I'm turning 64 next month). Every year, in August, I'm kicking myself for...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By maryteach
I totally understand

We might love them all, but we don't LIKE them all. It really is hard to see one you were glad to let go come walking back through the door to visit. This one is disrupting classes though, so yeah,...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By maryteach
I once dreamed

that I was in BIG TROUBLE with the superintendent for something. I was summoned to a 3:00 meeting with her. I looked at the clock and it was 6:00. In a panic because I missed the time, I started...
Board: The VENT 08-28-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By maryteach
So sorry you're anxious

Anxiety is horrible. Please do call your doctor.

Remember that everything in teaching is temporary. EVERYTHING. In 9 months, this year will be behind you:

It will be Thanksgiving break in 3...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By maryteach
For me

it would boil down to: what state? That's because if it's a state without ed reform, teaching is still a pretty good job. I'm in one of those states now. If it's a state with ed reform, though, I...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-19-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maryteach
I don't know

but I live in Maryland and haven't heard even a peep about this. I don't work or live in PG County, but Maryland is a small state.

Whenever I read or hear people going off about MS-13, though, I...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By maryteach
I won't miss

(during a class discussion, no less):

What time is this class over?
Can I go to the bathroom?

And from my own mouth, I won't miss:

Five! Four! Three!
Put your phone away.
(To the...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By maryteach
I believe in learning math facts

Otherwise, you don't know how the teacher got that number she just wrote on the board and by the time you figure out that 8X4=32, the teacher is two or three steps ahead of you and you're LOST. I...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By maryteach
Kinder parents

can be hard to deal with. For most of them, it's the first time anyone has said anything objective about their kid. When a kid comes to kinder and has PROBLEMS, well, the kinder teacher is often...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By maryteach
I'm so sorry

I hope things look up soon. Everything that you posted is also a reality in my life, but I'm not the person who's sick. But yes, it does all suck and I am sorry that things are rough for you right...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By maryteach
Cruxian

This sounds like the fifth grade I taught two years ago. I also hated my admin. I'm sorry it's like this for you. Maybe next year's kids will be better.
Board: The VENT 04-30-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By maryteach
Most of our MANY meetings

could be handled over email:

Monthly staff meeting, usually after school on a Monday.
Twice-monthly department meetings, one hour, after school, also on Mondays.
PLC meetings twice a week
8th...
Board: The VENT 04-23-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By maryteach
When I moved to Maryland

I had my MD license all ready, all my ducks in a row and I didn't get hired until the last minute. I started the same day as the kids. I was also worried that I wasn't going to get a job. I think...
Board: The VENT 04-22-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By maryteach
Please don't let one administrator

beat you down like this. Many of us have had "that" principal. Her opinion is just that--her opinion. I know teachers who were in your situation who went to a different school the next year and...
Board: The VENT 04-22-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By maryteach
I have a student

14 years old--and this girl is LOUD. She knows it. She freely admits it. It's just how she is.

I know I speak too loudly sometimes too. I do have really noticeable hearing loss (wear hearing...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By maryteach
I believe

and correct me if I'm wrong--Texas doesn't have unions, do they? Or they have very few? I say this because a good friend has taught in San Antonio for years and she says there's no union.

You...



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