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Posts Made By: c6g
Board: The VENT 11-13-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
You were under no obligation to let your current...

You were under no obligation to let your current principal know that you were applying for another job. Shame on her.

One other thing--your prospective employer could have handled the situation...
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
Was the opinion piece something she found and...

Was the opinion piece something she found and brought in on her own, or was it something provided to her by the school?

I agree with you. Neither the discussion point nor her remarks were...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-07-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By c6g
I had borderline high cholesterol levels for...

I had borderline high cholesterol levels for years, and my doctor wanted to put me on a statin. After a lot of discussion, he agreed to let me try prescription niacin. It did work, but it took about...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-05-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
Since he likes spicy foods, perhaps you could...

Since he likes spicy foods, perhaps you could consider a salsa gift basket or salsa sampler.

If your stepfather is up to it, something Pilates-related might be nice. Pilates are possibly quite...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-02-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By c6g
I'll share two examples. The first is math in...

I'll share two examples. The first is math in elementary schools that use Math Expressions.
There are good things about the series. It teaches some concepts very well, and supposedly, it helps to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-28-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By c6g
I try to avoid writing office referrals and...

I try to avoid writing office referrals and putting students out of class, and do it only when absolutely necessary. There are schools where this is a normal part of the day. I'm too old for this...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-24-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By c6g
I agree with most of these points, but partially...

I agree with most of these points, but partially disagree (like Subasaurus) with 2 and 6. I also partially disagree with 7.

No. 2 is a tricky one because every teacher has a different tolerance...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-23-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By c6g
While in high school in the early 70s, I was...

While in high school in the early 70s, I was involved in the school musical and went to a party at a student's house (about ten miles from home) after the final performance. My parents trusted me and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By c6g
Sorry, I don't have any pictures, but DW and I...

Sorry, I don't have any pictures, but DW and I visited Maine for the first time last summer. We weren't there long and spent most of our time in the southern part of the state, but we can't wait to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-19-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 67
 
Posted By c6g
While doing genealogy research a couple years...

While doing genealogy research a couple years ago, I found 1920 census records for a third cousin, about six-years old, who was living with his grandparents. There was no mention of his parents, and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
Very true!

Very true!
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-17-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
Bagano1, are you in a high school? I used to...

Bagano1, are you in a high school?

I used to do a lot of high school subbing, but not too much anymore. I've observed that there are two types of high school subs.

The first type (which I try...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-14-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
Very interesting comments. Amiga13, thanks...

Very interesting comments.

Amiga13, thanks for your response. It's good to hear that a Medicare Advantage plan worked for you and your husband.

Ruby tunes, I think Plan F is currently the most...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-14-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
I posted a similar question a couple months ago...

I posted a similar question a couple months ago and received some great responses. I'll have the opportunity to pick a highly-rated and reasonably-priced advantage plan soon, which I'll probably do,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-14-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
I work for an outsource company, but as an...

I work for an outsource company, but as an employee. It isn't great, but they do take care of Social Security and state and federal taxes.

I don't think I'd like to be with a company like Swing,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-11-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
I remember a girl I had from my days as a regular...

I remember a girl I had from my days as a regular teacher. She had a positive attitude and was a great student, and at the time, I was sure she had a great future. About 15 years later, her name...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-29-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
This is one of those situations when you're...

This is one of those situations when you're darned if you do and darned if you don't.

In the schools where I sub, I've never heard anything one way or the other about teachers using student...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
I was never a kindergarten teacher, but I...

I was never a kindergarten teacher, but I sometimes sub in kindergarten rooms. I'll share a couple things I've seen successful kindergarten teachers do.

A teacher who retired a couple years ago...
Board: The VENT 09-25-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By c6g
I don't know the answer to your question, but...

I don't know the answer to your question, but similar questions frequently appear on this board. The whole thing is very unfair.

Several months ago, I was chatting with someone I know, a very...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-21-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
We really like our Whirlpool (freezer on the...

We really like our Whirlpool (freezer on the bottom) that's about a year old.
Board: The VENT 09-19-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By c6g
As a sub, I know it's frustrating for teachers...

As a sub, I know it's frustrating for teachers when subs back out of scheduled jobs, and it isn't something I do often. I do get sick from time to time, but when it happens, I try to be considerate...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-19-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By c6g
Mommysubs, you did a good job handling a bad...

Mommysubs, you did a good job handling a bad situation. Mooba, you're so right when you said that life will not be kind to these kids. Some will eventually get the message, but I suspect that many...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-18-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By c6g
Why, Frontline?

Here's a link to a discussion from late June:
http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?t=621063

In the last couple days, it has been my turn. I've received messages that I had to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-18-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
I can't provide any advice about medications, but...

I can't provide any advice about medications, but I think it's safe to say that many teachers have symptoms somewhat similar to yours. Some manage to hide everything better than others. We all know...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-13-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
When I started teaching back in the late 70s, I'd...

When I started teaching back in the late 70s, I'd wear a dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes just about every day. Things have become a bit more casual, but I still try to look professional. That means...



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