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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Tiamat
Tags donít bother me, but the stamped/printed...

Tags donít bother me, but the stamped/printed labels are a nightmare, and I canít cut them out. Within 30 minutes of putting one on, I am an itchy, hivey, allergic mess. I guess itís the ink. I iron...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
How long have you been on Letrozole? Because...

How long have you been on Letrozole? Because what youíre describing is exactly what it did to me, and why I donít take it any more.

And I was told ibuprofen was fine. Thereís no consistency, is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
Natural gas heating here. Also gas hot water and...

Natural gas heating here. Also gas hot water and cooktop. Everything else is electric, including the evap. cooler. Our electric bills are higher I. Summer, running the cooler, gas goes up in winter...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-20-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Tiamat
Not going to help at all, but I donate every...

Not going to help at all, but I donate every fortnight to Stewart House (www.Stewart house.org.au). We send kids there every year for two weeks, and itís just amazing.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By Tiamat
I had knee replacement eight weeks ago. Iím...

I had knee replacement eight weeks ago. Iím scared to even imagine doing this.
Board: The VENT 02-02-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
My principal often emails in the early morning...

My principal often emails in the early morning (like 2 or 3am early). He doesnít expect instant responses, but thatís when heís working so thatís when it happens. Itís not a huge issue in my school.
Board: The VENT 01-29-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
Our mandatory trainings don't let us fast...

Our mandatory trainings don't let us fast forward. When you've been teaching 20+ years, child protection isn't something new. I let the training run in the background while I do something else. ...
Board: The VENT 01-25-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
That's not teaching. Teaching is a craft as much...

That's not teaching. Teaching is a craft as much as it is anything else. Good teaching comes from knowing your students and what they need, and finding ways to give it to them. I'm sorry your admin...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
My daughters university uses it. Judging by the...

My daughters university uses it. Judging by the colourful language I hear coming from the study, I donít think itís stress free.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-21-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Tiamat
I love Are You Being Served. I watched it as a...

I love Are You Being Served. I watched it as a child and teen with my parents and, on rewatching it as an adult, was stunned that they let me watch!

Also, my husband, when we first met in the late...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
American indigenous names often trip me up. But...

American indigenous names often trip me up. But we have our share too -

Goonoo Goonoo - pronounced gunna guhnoo.

Tharbogang - tar BO gan.

Gulargambone - actually phonetic.

And many...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
My childhood dentist was a butcher. I stopped...

My childhood dentist was a butcher. I stopped seeing him at fifteen years old and, at 61, am still dealing with the consequences of his incompetence. I have panic attacks at the thought of the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-20-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tiamat
1. I say loo-ee-vill but I know thatís not what a...

1. I say loo-ee-vill but I know thatís not what a native would say.

2. No. Five letters, phonetic, impossible to get wrong. However, we have a town not too far away (close enough for a shopping...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-16-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
 
Posted By Tiamat
The one time I tried American-style ketchup it...

The one time I tried American-style ketchup it was gag-inducingly sweet. Australian-style tomato sauce (which is not a pasta sauce) is quite tart. I find American-style bread (as used in Subway)...
Board: The VENT 01-16-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
Yep. Greyhound girl is right on the money. Say...

Yep. Greyhound girl is right on the money. Say thankyou because you are a well brought up person, but don't engage with the nonsense otherwise. Don't share your stuff as it is obvious she doesn't...
Board: The VENT 01-12-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
YOU are not failing half your class. Half your...

YOU are not failing half your class. Half your class is failing, but it really doesn't sound like it's on you.

I assume you've spoken to your supervisor or principal? Have attempts been made to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tiamat
Donít drop your price after only a week. Itís...

Donít drop your price after only a week. Itís attracting attention - wait and see.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
Thanks everyone, especially the positive stories....

Thanks everyone, especially the positive stories. I know Iíll get there, but right now is hard. Last night, at midnight, when I posted, was the pits.

Ice is unfortunately out of the question - I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
Knee replacement

I had total knee replacement on my left knee a week before Christmas. Right now, I'm kinda regretting it. The only "pain relief" I've been offered is either Panadol (I think it's Tylenol in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-10-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
I wouldnít touch it, but Iím neurotic about milk.

I wouldnít touch it, but Iím neurotic about milk.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-09-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Tiamat
Cray-on. Australian accent.

Cray-on. Australian accent.
Board: BusyBoard 01-05-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Tiamat
Yay! That sounds great.

Yay! That sounds great.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-05-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tiamat
Our 8lb cat gets in the middle and stretches out...

Our 8lb cat gets in the middle and stretches out sideways so both my husband and I are clinging to the edge by our toenails. The cat does not care.r
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-17-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
Well, thatís how Iíve always thought it was. The...

Well, thatís how Iíve always thought it was. The bow tie idea is a completely new concept as of this evening.
Board: The VENT 12-09-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Tiamat
You have my deepest sympathy. We only did six...

You have my deepest sympathy. We only did six weeks remote and I really struggled with it.

However, to make things worse, we have four days of school left this year. And we still donít have...



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