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Posts Made By: tmbg
Board: The VENT 04-09-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By tmbg
Keep us posted

Lmso....please tell us how this ends...will your admin cave?
Board: The VENT 04-08-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By tmbg
Micromanaging admins with online learning

I have my online teaching under control and suddenly the admin wants to tell us exactly what to do and how to do it....we've been stripped of any creativity because a few teachers didn't know what to...
Board: The VENT 03-29-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By tmbg
Oh no

I never thought of that! I wouldn't put it past some parents!
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By tmbg
lecture

My husband's school had a pd last week where they were lectured the whole time about how they shouldn't lecture.
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Board: High School 07-23-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By tmbg
a couple of simple ideas

Divide the class into groups and assign each group an era of Brit Lit.....have them create a presentation that highlights the themes, authors, famous works, and characteristics of each era and...
Board: The Job Search 04-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By tmbg
growth

You can also address assessing growth - using pre-assessments and tracking how well they play their instrument (or whichever subject). Tracking growth is really important and a great assessment...
Board: The VENT 04-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By tmbg
broken record

I hate to be a broken record but I agree with the others....say something nice and move on - she will be missed, she was truly one of a kind, etc - no need to bring up anything nasty at someone's...
Board: High School 04-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By tmbg
here's one

Assign whatever you want them to watch/read and then use a "Paul's Reasoning Model" graphic organizer to help them draw conclusions. You can Google it and there are plenty to choose from.
Board: High School 03-25-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By tmbg
good idea

I have never done that before but it is a good idea....probably easy to make on your own...just edit it into the original text .... let us know how it works!
Board: The VENT 03-25-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By tmbg
dining alone

I haven't eaten in the teachers' lounge in over 20 years! I saw it as a den of discontent and gossip. I eat in my room an get work done. Nobody (that I know of) thinks I'm unfriendly....I just...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By tmbg
wrong song

If Donny had picked a final song that really showcased his voice, I think he would have won. But I'm happy for the guy that won...I've never heard of T Pain, but he seemed to really need the win in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-27-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By tmbg
Masked Singer

Anyone else watch this weird show? It's fun. I have only successfully guessed a few so far. I figured out Ricki Lake and Joey Fatone.

I think the peacock will win and I think it is Donnie...
Board: The VENT 02-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By tmbg
jmo

If a resume, which is supposed to be you at your very best, has errors, then that is a red flag. With all of the free resources online, anyone can have a flawless resume. It looks bad to have...
Board: High School 02-16-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By tmbg
partial credit

I don't teach a math or science class, but I do give partial credit most of the time...just seems like the right thing to do.
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Board: The VENT 01-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By tmbg
lol

I had to laugh at "Billy's work seems to not make it to the basket."
I have had a lot of successful parent contacts using that strategy because they really don't want to hear the actual,...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By tmbg
Yes!

I used to have to write those, and they were a complete waste of time and resources. Nobody ever read them, and a lot of teachers would add so much fluff to theirs that it was obvious they were...
Board: High School 01-16-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By tmbg
twitter

I had a lot of fun with Twitter and Hamlet. The kids tweet what is happening in the play as if they are one of the characters...they come up with a hashtag for each act and/or scene. There are even...
Board: The VENT 12-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By tmbg
same

I tried the caregiver board, and a few people post from time to time but it is not really very active. Teaching, raising teenagers, and having a dependent parent is the hardest triangle of stress! ...
Board: The VENT 12-09-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By tmbg
yep

Teaching is a lot like being in a toxic relationship. The students are often not allowed to experience any dissonance or discomfort, and when they do, we are often called on the carpet as to why we...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By tmbg
Stay in your lane

If she is on it as much as you say, then she will eventually get caught by a supervisor, have a parent complain, or even a student might say something. You should not say anything.
Board: The VENT 11-17-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By tmbg
you can get hired

Something similar happened to someone I am close with. It was beyond devastating and unfair. He went to a nearby district and subbed for two years - developed a stellar reputation (again because...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-16-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By tmbg
and then there was one

Who do you think will be left standing at the end? I'll vote for Podrick!
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Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-14-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By tmbg
Winter is Coming

Anyone else out there super excited for the last season of Game of Thrones? I love that show so much - I don't want it to end, but I am so excited for another season!!
Board: The VENT 11-14-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By tmbg
agree

I bust my tail during the school day so that I can come home in the evenings and have my weekends off. A lot of teachers martyr themselves.....they may get a lot of awards and praise, but they will...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-09-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By tmbg
Public Library

As I am contemplating retirement, I was just wondering if any of you work at the public library where you live. I feel like that would be a nice way to keep working and getting out of the house, but...



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