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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: Retired Teachers 11-26-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
A nice, quiet day

Great smells in the air as DH finishes up the Thanksgiving prep. He's the best cook in the house and gladly took over doing the feast some years ago. I am always grateful for him.

He's roasting...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-25-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By broomrider
I was a high school senior

There was a football game scheduled that afternoon that was cancelled. I remember one of our teachers crying and someone said she'd worked on his campaign. That was perhaps the first time I...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-25-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Posted By broomrider
Mama drove an army truck

with German POWs during WWII. I'm not sure if she could drive before or the army taught her--I think it was the army. She joined young and Cleveland had a pretty good transit system.

Board: Retired Teachers 11-19-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
Something to think about

is to arrange the account so that the "child" who may have no interest or ability for college won't be able to collect all the money at 18 and do whatever with it.

There was a business advisor on...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By broomrider
My medicare

is $145/month and I have a Medicare Advantage plan that covers most of the 20% (it does have flat co-pays for doctors and hospitalization); medications (with some co-pays--mine average $6 for 3...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-08-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
We have snow!

Our first precipitation in a long time and very welcome.

The world looks so clean and fresh in snow. Luckily we don't get enough to require shoveling, closed freeways, or other inconveniences. ...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-04-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider

There is a larger percentage of protection from shingrix than zostavax. I've had both. Seemed worth it.

Part way down this link, there is a comparison of effectiveness.
Board: The VENT 10-30-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
Do get a lawyer

It may well save you

I was on the board of a charter and the principal asked the board about going after a teacher’s license who had resigned to go to the public district.

I made the argument...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-23-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By broomrider
since the one in charge

was wearing a shield, s/he would likely not take it amiss if you asked about setting up the room to distance and wore a mask. You didn't say if all in the room were masked and distanced and were...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-05-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
I'm in bed

between 11 and 12 usually and get up at 8 or 9 occasionally around 7.

When I was working I thought I only needed about 6-7 hours a night. Ha! As soon as I tossed the alarm, I was getting 8 to...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
The prince

May be hard up for teachers since everyone is working extra hours of prep this year. So s/he is trying to assume you’re on board rather than asking your availability.

Not your problem.

Board: The VENT 09-23-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
while that is nervous making

I prefer an email to an "all call" over speakers that go throughout the school and into the neighborhood. My first response to "Broomrider if you're in the building please come to the office" is...
Board: First Grade 09-23-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
engage parents to do what?

Welcome to ProTeacher. This is a good place to get and give support to other teachers.

I'm not quite clear on what you need.
Do you want parents to be comfortable being in the room with...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By broomrider
Please do take some time

(by which I mean a family medical leave) to calm down a bit, get some real information on the if this, then that options.

Do consult with a retirement counselor from your pension provider, talk to...
Board: The VENT 09-13-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
might you

give them links to the "how to make a powerpoint" that are all over the web?

Could you create a powerpoint for them with a step by step "how to" using screen shots as you create one of your own...
Board: BusyBoard 08-30-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Posted By broomrider
all of the above

ditto machines, mimeographs, photocopies on crinkly off yellow paper with brown images, the wonder of a machine that took a page with pictures and/or text and made a ditto master saving hours of...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By broomrider

I've had principal tell me that they are directed to find negative items during an observation. One went so far with her findings, that I finally asked her if I was not going to be renewed. She...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-24-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By broomrider
As I child I had

a Betsy McCall doll which my mom ordered from McCall magazine for me. She made the best clothes for that doll! My mother was an expert seamstress whose talent totally escaped me.

The plastic...
Board: First Grade 08-23-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
this might help

Reading fluency began as a test for and reflection of comprehension. Fast oral reading...
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By broomrider
i understand

that mask advise includes not touching the outside of the mask, keeping the inside and outside from touching in any way, and washing hands after taking off or putting on a mask that was previously...
Board: First Grade 08-20-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
I, too, did

dances to a mixed tape of various songs from children's records including Bev Bos and Raffi (I'm

I also collected various construction toys from the swap meet, yard sales,...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-19-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broomrider
I expect retirement

will be as wonderful for you as it is for us.

Don't be concerned about asking questions, sharing discoveries, expressing concerns, etc. on here. You really don't have to be retired to get...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-17-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By broomrider

If the districts deactivated you does that mean you've been laid off/fired? If so, aren't you now eligible for unemployment benefits?

I'm under the impression that districts pay into...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
first day cancelled

Well, that was interesting. The first day of school (elementary in person; secondary, hybrid) and school was cancelled district wide because of smoke from huge fire just over the state border.

Board: Retired Teachers 08-13-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
NOT BTS breakfast

I belong to a group of retired teachers from my old school who used to meet monthly for lunch. We haven't met since January.

We do have an annual NOT Back to School breakfast which starts at 9,...

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