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Posts Made By: FlyingLizard
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-11-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
I remember actually discussing this with some of...

I remember actually discussing this with some of my students once, lo these many years ago now ... it came up as part of a history lesson that involved discussion of the first human religious...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-31-2017, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Realising no one will ever care as much about me...

Realising no one will ever care as much about me as I do about them was one of the worst things ever ... but on the other hand, it can also be freeing in a really weird way.

Probably what some...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Dear Parent: Your child has a disability....

Dear Parent:

Your child has a disability. No, they're not going to 'grow out of it.'

It doesn't have to ruin their life ... but if you don't accept the situation and start helping them learn to...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
*Sympathies* Re: resigning: is being able to...

*Sympathies*

Re: resigning: is being able to collect unemployment a concern for you? You probably won't be able to get it if you resign.

There's an exception called 'constructive dismissal'...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-25-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Is he on any medication that could be causing...

Is he on any medication that could be causing problems?
Board: BusyBoard 02-14-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
You may want to consider seeing a doctor and...

You may want to consider seeing a doctor and getting documentation to take a *medical* withdrawal from this semester ASAP. Even if the regular withdrawal deadline has passed for your school, if you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-27-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Ghostery also works as an ad blocker - it works...

Ghostery also works as an ad blocker - it works on Safari, Firefox and Chrome. It blocks most of the analytics and advertising trackers out there from collecting info on users, which has the nifty...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-27-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
In most situations, people can just politely...

In most situations, people can just politely decline to be weighed at a doctor's appointment.

There are a few situations where it's necessary - like during pregnancy, or if they need your weight...
Board: Special Education 01-26-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Please do be sure that whatever discussion anyone...

Please do be sure that whatever discussion anyone has with her is about when/where it's appropriate to talk about crushes ... not anything that could sound like it's not okay for her to have a crush...
Board: Special Education 01-26-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
"Five Ways to Damage Autistic Children Without Even Knowing"

Terrific insight from an autistic guy who's a former special ed teacher:

http://autisticnotweird.com/five-ways-to-damage/

He writes about autism because that's his experience, but what he says...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
SpeedLimit62 - it probably qualifies as neglect...

SpeedLimit62 - it probably qualifies as neglect with your student, esp. considering that if she has health problems that make it hard for her to bathe/change herself, her family needs to be helping...
Board: The VENT 01-20-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Has he been checked for ADHD, CAPD, and/or...

Has he been checked for ADHD, CAPD, and/or sensory processing issues?

The not picking up on letters/sounds, combined with an array of behavior that sounds like it could be a way of shutting out...
Board: The VENT 01-20-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
If it were just the LT slacking off on paperwork,...

If it were just the LT slacking off on paperwork, being rude to/stealing projects from other adults, etc. I'd say let it go ... it sounds like that behavior is already starting to catch up with LT on...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-16-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
If they want better 'financial wellness' among...

If they want better 'financial wellness' among employees, school districts could start paying better salaries ... :rolleyes:

Those health insurance 'wellness bonuses' sound invasive.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-16-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
This is really thoughtful, but the puzzle piece...

This is really thoughtful, but the puzzle piece symbol is highly disliked by a lot of autistic people and autism advocates - since it's associated with some organizations they regard as very...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-13-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
That's really scary! Sympathies. Re cameras...

That's really scary! Sympathies.

Re cameras - seconding what marguerite2 said: is your dad okay with this, and would it be invasion of privacy (his or any other resident's)? I'm not a lawyer, but...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Can you tell her that policy is that you can't...

Can you tell her that policy is that you can't discuss a student's progress with anyone except that kid's legal guardian? Even if it's not your school's policy, you can make it your personal...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Homework Assignment: Go On A Date...

...and it must be with a member of the opposite sex, and you should follow gender roles that are outdated by decades:

http://www.scarymommy.com/sexist-utah-high-school-assignment-on-dating/

Who...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Especially if they're not causing any trouble,...

Especially if they're not causing any trouble, it's a good idea to at least get a second opinion ... having them out is fairly major surgery.

When I was in my early 20s a dentist kept pushing me...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-21-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
<!--grumpy--> Passed this on to an...

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Passed this on to an advocacy organization that likes to publically call out companies selling products that make fun of mental illness, or that show mentally ill people as 'scary'...
Board: Special Education 10-05-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Discounts on AAC Programs

Might be of use to some of your students. Runs Oct. 5-7.

"The international AAC Awareness Month is celebrated around the world each October to commemorate and build awareness...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Not everything can be positive ... in order for...

Not everything can be positive ... in order for negative things to be changed, they have to be acknowledged.
Board: Classroom Management 10-04-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Does he do well or poorly in the subjects he...

Does he do well or poorly in the subjects he doesn't like? If he's lousy at them, he might be (prob. unconsciously) distracting others from his trouble with them ... thinking it's better to be...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Some students (and parents, but they're probably...

Some students (and parents, but they're probably beyond school jurisdiction here) need clarification on the difference between the legal right to defend yourself if someone is actively beating you...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 09-21-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By FlyingLizard
Research skills. Can be worked into any subject,...

Research skills. Can be worked into any subject, any time, anywhere.

If my past students can remember what we learned about how to find good infor sources and evaluate them critically, I will have...



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