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Posts Made By: Sillyscissors
Board: The VENT 01-12-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
I just started

I just started this job and it’s amazing!

I’m writing curriculum for a public broadcasting media company that seeks to being more youth into the fold of media creation. I’m working with 12...
Board: The VENT 01-04-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Thereís medidine

If you have a bronchial infection, a z pack antibiotic should help.

When I get a virus, I always go to my local traditional Chinese medicine doctor and get herbs that clear my virus in 1.5 days....
Board: The VENT 12-31-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Weíre not crossing

My kid goes to LAUSD and no way are we crossing the picket line
Board: The VENT 12-12-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
I went to Catholic school

And we never had a reconcilliation service, as far as I can remember, probably for that reason. My daughter goes to Catholic school and they donít have one either. I would agree with you that...
Board: The VENT 11-28-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Ha

ďMs. Carp, why on earth would I be awake at 3am? That's a horrible hour."

Because you donít read directions!!!!! Ha ha
Board: The VENT 11-24-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Got a reply!

My principal is totally understanding and supportive! What a relief!

He just replied and it looks like it will be a blessing for everyone!!! There are two people at my school who want my job and...
Board: The VENT 11-24-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Thank you!

I just sent my P my resignation. Iím kinda a pleaser, so this is majorly triggering for me. I hate letting my team down. But it would be crazier to let myself down.

Iíve been teaching for four...
Board: The VENT 11-22-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
It looks like Iím resigning

I got recruited to work at my dream jobó which I wonít explain in detail, but itís outside the classroom but Iíll still use my teaching expertise. Iíll make almost double what I make now, and itís in...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Iíve taught ELD and hereís what works

First, the curriculum you might be given if they gave you curriculum is heinous and the students hate it. Itís actually better to create your own.

For the higher kids, look at the ELD standards...
Board: The VENT 08-29-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Why do I not like teaching? What's my problem?

This is my 4th year teaching. I love my school and my co-workers. I love my students, many of whom I've taught for 3 years. I love my subject area and I'm passionate about what I'm teaching.
...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
So done

Testing in our middle school is 8 days! 4 for English and 4 for math. 2 hours each day. It's too much!!! They had 2 hours to complete 3 short essay questions, which is about right for the high kids....
Board: The VENT 04-30-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
I was non-renewed

at Los Angeles Unified.

I went on to teach at a highly regarded charter. They didn't care.
Board: The VENT 02-04-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
I moved and it was way better

My first teaching job was in a really poor performing district school where I was sent to establish a drama program (despite it being my first year and never having really taken a drama class). It...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Wow

My daughter is spoiled too, but at least she knows how to sign up for post mates to get nachos delivered!
Board: The VENT 01-29-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Too tired to plan...

I took today off. It's my first "mental health" day all year. I took one day when I was genuinely sick with a virus, and another day for a funeral. It's not even really a mental health day... I have...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Group roles?

One suggestion is to have specific roles each individual in the group must accomplish. I have the facilitator, resource manager, task manager and reporter/recorder.

You can amend these to group...
Board: The VENT 01-05-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Thank you!

I was super worried I have some kind of slipped disk that would require treatment and limited ability for a long time, so I went to the doc and she said it's just muscle strain and not to worry--gave...
Board: The VENT 01-05-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Injured right before the semester is about to start. What do I do?

Ugh, on Christmas I did something to my back. I went on a hike and then moved around some super heavy furniture. I messed up my back, but figured with rest it will get better.

It's so bad now. I...
Board: The VENT 12-10-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Thank you for posting

I'm sitting here with the same Sunday night anxiety. I'm supposed to be grading, but I can't drag myself to start. I'm worried about tomorrow and almost to the point of tears about facing the final...
Board: The VENT 12-05-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Maybe paragraph frames?

I use sentence starters and paragraph frames with my EL's. You might not be able to use these with the type of writing you are doing...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
I have never heard this

I've worked in gang territory for 3 years and I've never heard this. I don't use the words "folks" just because it's not part of my personal lexicon, but I'm sure people in my building do....
Board: The VENT 10-29-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
12 hours on my feet friday

I could not move yesterday because after a long week teaching, I spent Friday on my feet from 6 am to 6 pm at school.

The school has me teaching two preps this year so planning time is double....
Board: The VENT 10-23-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Me too

This is my last year teaching too.

I teach middle school electives, but I just spent two days worth of training recently learning how to adapt my content to improve test scores. Basically, the...
Board: The VENT 09-29-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
Isn't there a rubric?

At the two districts I've been at, they both used evaluation rubrics that focus on behavior, academic discussion, criteria for success and other things. Nowhere on the rubric is there an indicator...
Board: The VENT 09-20-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Sillyscissors
English 3d

I'm an electives teacher, which sounds fun, and it can be, but it's hard. I create everything from scratch, I have to align everything to standards that don't quite fit my content...
This year admin...



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