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Posts Made By: DeeDee3073
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Thank you everyone! These are my same concerns....

Thank you everyone! These are my same concerns. As for proofreading, I will definitely suggest it. As for her teaching English, that's another issue that needs to be addressed. I'm not even sure...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Culturally Sensitive

Advice Needed! Sorry it's long!

I am head of the World Languages Dept. at an international school. There is a teacher who teaches 2 non English languages. Due to the enrollment/scheduling, her...
Board: The VENT 09-09-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Wow! Everywhere I've worked, the custodians have...

Wow! Everywhere I've worked, the custodians have always cleaned the staff lounge and washed the dishes. I'm really surprised! We have a staff room on every hallway. The custodians put the dishes in...
Board: The VENT 06-03-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
yes

It does seem like more and more teachers are leaving. I'm in a couple of teacher FB groups and teachers are continuously posting about leaving or retiring early. It's a shame really. I'm in year 22....
Board: The VENT 05-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Wow! I've never had any kids do that. They may...

Wow! I've never had any kids do that. They may admire something or ask where I got it from but that's about it. Never just flat out ask. If anything, they constantly offer me snacks and things. I'm...
Board: The VENT 05-05-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
LOLLOLLOL This made me LOLLOLLOL outloud!! I...

LOLLOLLOL This made me LOLLOLLOL outloud!! I haven't thought about that song in years!!
Board: The VENT 05-05-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Yes, in my previous district we had to watch them...

Yes, in my previous district we had to watch them in our own time too- sexual harassment, OSHA, etc. I just let them play. And, yes we had to have the certificate also. Ugh!
Board: The VENT 05-05-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
WOW!! I would be PISSED!! I remember your first...

WOW!! I would be PISSED!! I remember your first post and this situation has only gotten worse. THERE is NO WAY a parent/ teacher should be in your room observing you or talking to your students. HECK...
Board: The VENT 05-02-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Yes! That's what I should have said now that I...

Yes! That's what I should have said now that I think about it.

To all those saying he might be diabetic- no. Unless he has a very recent diagnosis. I've worked with him for several years but only...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Right. I know people oversleep for whatever...

Right. I know people oversleep for whatever reason.It's never happened to me but I guess it can happen. I get that. But, you are right. I will not volunteer again for him again. I was :confused:...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Acceptable or Not?

One day last week, one of my coworkers overslept. At about 8:15, we noticed he was missing and our HOD called and woke him up. I volunteered to cover his class from 8:40-9:36 b/c I was free 1st...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Wow! Hopefully, that's not the case and your...

Wow! Hopefully, that's not the case and your admin would discuss it with you beforehand. I wouldn't worry yet. You never know what is going on behind the scenes. Someone could be leaving and not...
Board: The VENT 04-29-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Nevermind.

Nevermind.
Board: The VENT 04-28-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
I'm not sure what your skills are but textbook...

I'm not sure what your skills are but textbook companies and educational companies are always hiring. It does require travel and you may have to move but you can look into it. You would be using your...
Board: The VENT 04-28-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Wow! Currently, I'm teaching at school where...

Wow! Currently, I'm teaching at school where students bring their own macbook. However, I've worked at schools where laptops were issued. But, honestly if they aren't using them appropriately then...
Board: The VENT 04-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
I've been saying this for a long time. Children...

I've been saying this for a long time. Children are NOT mini adults. However, parents think they are. They involve them in adult problems and situations. And, yes some admin on one hand want us to...
Board: The VENT 04-23-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
The 2 hour lunches made me<!--grumpy-->. I used...

The 2 hour lunches made me<!--grumpy-->. I used to work in a district where 2 hour lunches were actually common among admin, special ed teachers, coaches, interventionists, etc. I would take my...
Board: The VENT 04-18-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Take a deep breath and breathe out. It's the end...

Take a deep breath and breathe out. It's the end of the year. Unfortunately, no matter how we might try we can't change parents nor their behavior. You can only focus on the child. For students who...
Board: The VENT 04-18-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
This is strange and I would say something about...

This is strange and I would say something about it. If a student transfers, from within the district, and it's the same class than we will get the students grade IF the 9 weeks or semester is almost...
Board: The VENT 04-18-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
We've had similar situations at a school I worked...

We've had similar situations at a school I worked at. The admin met with everyone, except for that person. They waited until they were out of the building and said and someone else stated- "This is a...
Board: The VENT 04-16-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Yes, everything that you are experiencing is the...

Yes, everything that you are experiencing is the norm unfortunately. It will get better as you will have some lessons next year and not have to create everything from scratch. But, yes teaching is...
Board: The VENT 04-15-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
I took a sabbatical for 1 yr to teach abroad....

I took a sabbatical for 1 yr to teach abroad. After the first year, it was so awesome I took another year. Then, I resigned and never went back. I've been abroad 6 yrs now <!--giggle--> And, I was...
Board: The VENT 04-15-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Kids don't like movies anymore because they can...

Kids don't like movies anymore because they can watch them on demand any and everywhere. Most probably fall asleep to watching them so they are no big deal. Personally, I really dislike movies even...
Board: The VENT 04-15-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Most of the subs I've had follow the plans. I...

Most of the subs I've had follow the plans. I leave very detailed plans and always have the worksheets copied. However, I never leave anything that is important or that I want done in a specific way....
Board: The VENT 04-15-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By DeeDee3073
Thank you! I teach at an international school in...

Thank you! I teach at an international school in China and I can tell you with certainty that laziness, lack of effort, etc. exists in every corner of the globe. lol. It is not confined to "western...



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