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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: The VENT 04-11-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By broomrider

While I'm sure that much of what your classmates is true, I also suspect that they don't post about their challenges and mistakes for all the world to see.

I think that some on social media is...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
the other sped teachers

are a law suit in waiting.

The IEP is a legal document prescribed by federal law, a contract between the district and the parents. I expect most parents have given understanding during the...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-04-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By broomrider
career variety

My undergrad degree was in speech pathology and theatre--double major.
I went to UCLA for a theatre masters, realized I wasn't going to teach theatre in a university so worked for Los Angeles...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By broomrider
re: community college teaching

A huge percentage of community college instructors are part-time and work for low wages. The jobs are not guaranteed from semester too semester. I taught community college classes in the evenings...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 03-02-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
I used one of these

for math manipulative for many years. If you have the floor space, and it has a fairly small footprint, you can have the manipulative on display for use during "what do I do next." I would put one...
Board: Retired Teachers 03-01-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Posted By broomrider
a thought about saving photographs

It's something a class I attended about downsizing that recommended: taking pictures of albums rather than keeping the physical albums.

Do remember that you will need to store the pictures...
Board: The VENT 02-28-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By broomrider
this post might help

It offers links to articles on the value and need for play.

Your prince might be convinced by pediatricians if not by teachers.
Board: Retired Teachers 02-20-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By broomrider
you will like this new


Feel free to come by before you are officially retired to get information and encouragement. Retirement is a whole new country and things are just fine here. :p
Board: Retired Teachers 02-20-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
charter school info

So many of the posts are about the increase in the number of charters while the number of public schools are decreasing, I thought there might be some interest in some of the data on charters and...
Board: The VENT 02-20-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
I always figure

if observation can change a wave to a particle and vice versa the effect of observation on a human body can and does effect a change.

I taught for about 40 years and every observation gave me...
Board: Retired Teachers 02-20-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
varies by who is billed??

I got my vaccine through the county health dept and their form said NOT to enter any insurance info as that slows down the processing.

DH got his vaccine through the hospital that sponsors our HMO...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-20-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
I think I'd forward

that email (anonymously) to the newspapers and/or tv stations when they get back to being available.
Board: The VENT 02-15-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
I retired at 62

Thereís no shame in knowing enough is enough for yourself or about the system.

Do take care of the research first, though, so DH and you donít have panic attacks over finances.

Check with...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-07-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By broomrider
You may want to consider

investigating the Troops to Teacher program if you haven't already. There is support for helping to transition to civilian life and become involved in education.

Credentialing requirements for...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-05-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
I expect

that as a long term sub you get a marginally better daily rate than a day to day sub for a tremendous amount of work and worry. If you aren't getting enough to make it worth your while, you need to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 02-05-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
Yes but

it wasn't always this way and won't be again.

Depending on grade level and location, substitutes can be asked to carry on scheduled lessons as outlined in the teacher's edition, turn each class...
Board: The VENT 02-02-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider

The Oklahoma incident was at a private, religious school and they are allowed to discriminate.

Yet another reason to avoid tax payer money going to private schools, although I donít know if that...
Board: The VENT 01-26-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
If he says

you need to be evaluated first, ask what time in the next two weeks would be convenient for him.

Did you read your contract before you signed it? These often include salary information along with...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
I didnít know

That was possibleóclearing out bookmarks. Thanks.

Iíll do that too.
Board: The VENT 01-24-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
PT question/vent?

I need some feed back about something that seems minor but a bit irritating. Lately there have been several threads in my bookmark updates that are really old, going back 2, 3, even 5 years. When...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
social security is complex

especially if you also have a state pension, like in Texas or my state.

In general, you need to have worked and paid into the program for 40 quarters (10 years but not necessarily contiguous) to...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-23-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
I'm remembering

all the fun things we did that had some academic reasoning behind them that would likely be branded wasting time since they didn't follow a scripted lesson.
This was first grade:

Things like...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-20-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
We did the press hard kind

With the four thin pages of different colors and the manilla perm card at the back. There was a column for comments. I remember engraving the comments to reflect "below grade level but working hard...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-20-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
this might help

Its a W2 explanation from a California educational entity, so hopefully close to what you've gotten.

You should be being...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-18-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By broomrider
I first voted in 68

that was before 18 year olds could vote. I remember registering others at my college. I think I got 25 cents a head.

The conventions were worth watching back then and had gavel to gavel coverage....

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