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Posts Made By: Summerwillcom
Board: The VENT 02-16-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
It sounds like someone has been drinking

the Kool Aide.
Almost all of the above is true, but the Trauma Informed schools are usually not provided w/ the effective people necessary for the program to work.
The lack of consequences after...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I think I saw the word rewards....

and my mind flipped to trinkets used for BIPs. Obviously, it is a hot topic for me. I also believe in specific praise and acknowledgement for jobs well done.
Rewarding w/ privileges is fine with me...
Board: The VENT 02-16-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
That is a common problem here too...

Kids throw fits. Teachers are expected to not only understand the child has dealt w/ trauma ( that is not the hard part), but they are expected to excuse the bad behavior because of the trauma. That...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-15-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I am sorry about your loss..

My dad's uncle lived through the Depression. He lived very frugally his whole life in a small farm house. He went to town 1x a week. When he died, they found over 1 million under his mattress. He...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I am 100% with Kindercrazy on this.

And you too, OP. We have enough problems as teachers than to have to deal with backstabbing busy bodies who do not have the fortitude to ask the teacher what happened.
1x I had a specials teacher...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Seen the Light

is right on in my opinion. Cut out #2 and it will end the problem IF:
At the same time, you get control of your voice tone/ facial expressions ( I am not saying you are emotional or loud..)
The...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I do not like it....

unless the reward is a natural consequence. An example: You've learned and done what you needed to learn. Now you have time to _____. Pick a choice, but you are in school and you should learn...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-09-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
It is pretty cool as our kids age...

We can see parts of ourselves in them. The impact we made that they still remember or hang onto! :)
Board: Retired Teachers 02-09-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Can we have it in Hawaii? :)

I could bring some pineapple boats. :)<!--heartflower-->
You all just made me so hungry. I can't wait until I have time to shop and cook more. :)
Board: Retired Teachers 02-09-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I am right behind you on retiring!

The educational system is broken here too. We had a short strike last yr, but union president was smart enough to plan it before it got cold!
My mom was a union leader of a huge school district many...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-09-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
TCHRFVR + CK too

I checked it out and it reduces the checks by almost 1/3 if I took it at 62 which is enough to make me want to try and wait longer. I may not be able to though. I guess I will see when the time...
Board: The VENT 02-09-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I was reading along....+ thinking

no more pay phones! Then you mentioned it! I still miss having them and have no idea how people get by w/out a phone now. I was one of the last to jump on the cell band wagon. I didn't want 1 more...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-08-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I haven't fed the birds since my kids

were young. We'd go to a lake and had so much fun feeding ducks. Up here, we can't keep feeders out b/c of bears. Also, we have huge eagles here. They just sit on the treetops and fly around. 1...
Board: The VENT 02-08-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
A big

FAT NO from me. I was in a school yrs ago that kind of guilt tripped us into doing it, but pd us 25 bucks an hour. I was younger and easily swayed....lol
Then I moved and none of the teachers would...
Board: The VENT 02-08-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Prayers sent for you!

As someone said before, God knows who you are.
I understand your need to be cautious w/ your identity.
I do not know about where you are, but if you are tenured, I have never seen anyone told no on...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-08-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I want to write:

I am done. Stick a fork in it, done, but know that is NOT cool.

I don't feel genuine thanking them for a job I gave up a lot of my personal time, money, and energy to.

I am leaving a pretty...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-08-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Thank you for the link.

I had checked it out before and remembered 67 as full benefits. I just happened to be born in the year that the age went up! Oh, well. Hopefully, I'll be able to do w/out SS until then! :)...
Board: The VENT 02-08-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
It is very sad...

Some do have to work just to survive the month. I understand, but it is still sad. We have others who are too drugged out to be involved. Others who do not want to be bothered too.<!--heartflower-->
Board: The VENT 02-07-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
prayers said....

I am sorry you are going through a tough time and hope things get better for you soon. <!--heartflower-->
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
OMGoodness!

I have no idea how some of you survived 30 + and 40 + yrs.
I will not miss any of that stuff.

Tigercat and Rathgar, We really are doing the same time. It would be "hard time" if we didn't have...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Oh, I am so looking forward to jammies

til noon and relaxing coffee in the morning! I wish I was you all, but can make it 4 more months if like my great grandpa used to say: God willing and the creeks don't rise! ;)
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
I just saw this thread

It is interesting that a lot of our time has been spent in schools and that it takes so long to process it all in our dreams. I really hope I don't have back to school nightmares, but I will wake,...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
NJ Teacher

I thought SS was at 67. Can you get it at 66? I am hoping to be able to hold out until 67 too for the full benefit.
For sure on the clothes!!! I seriously don't think I'll need to buy anything...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Star and wild flower

Star, If I get my butt in gear, I will feel better. I have just been dumping a couple of things a day on and off for 1 1/2 yrs. I think I will walk out the door to my new life too. I don't plan on...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-07-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Summerwillcom
Annie G + Crazy4cats

Annie, I am glad you are loving it! I should have left earlier too. I am tired. Better late than never. I am heeding your advice and am going to pick up the pace on Monday! ;)
Crazy, I love cats. I...



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