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Posts Made By: maryteach
Board: The VENT 06-28-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By maryteach
This year especially

I think that if you plan too much, you might be sorry. Layoffs are coming in a lot of places. Some of you, maybe a lot of you, won't be teaching the grade in September that you thought you would be...
Board: Classroom Management 06-27-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By maryteach
I taught eighth for the last 4 years

and I never used a seating chart. I had one group I taught that was magnet and extremely high-performing and they always sat wherever, although most people found a seat that they sat in all year.
Board: Classroom Management 06-27-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By maryteach
I've taught both and I'll take middle

any day of the week. I went back to a 4/5 split a few years ago. I had student taught 5th 15 years earlier and really liked it, so I was excited.

I found that I really, really didn't like...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By maryteach
My petty vent

is people who have the right-of-way but insist on giving it to me! That's dangerous! And if we do hit each other, it's my ticket, so no thanks.

I see people do this at four-way stops a lot. ...
Board: The VENT 06-16-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By maryteach
These are crazy times

and then if you're dealing with personal stuff on top of it, I imagine that it just can get to be too much.

Don't get too worried about your room. Can you send flowers to the coworker, perhaps,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By maryteach
Holy moly, that's a lot of $

I believe that she could get full mouth implants for close to the same price and you wouldn't have to redo them in 15 years, either.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-12-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By maryteach
I read this on FB

I'm paraphrasing, but it was something like:

During quarantine, put on regular pants once in a while. Sweat pants and yoga pants will have you thinking that all is well in the realm.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-09-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 40
Posted By maryteach
I feel the same!

I feel like it's a slam against annoyance, which I get, but why Karen? Is that because Karen is a boomer name and we're slamming boomers? You know how a name can date a person--doesn't always but...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-20-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By maryteach
Funny Girl

While you're away
I'm here to say
There'll be no ice man there

Singing the blues
I'm going to use
Nothing but Frigidaire!

"I'd Rather Be Blue"
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-01-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By maryteach
Thank you

Thank you all so much. I will get on Southwest's site and book my flight. I appreciate all the help. I knew I could come here for help. The teachers on Proteacher are the best!

Thank you...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-31-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By maryteach
Airline reservations

Can someone tell me if you know of an airline that lets you change your reservation if you need to? I generally fly Southwest and I don't think you can change without a charge. My problem is that I...
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By maryteach
This is wonderful

Thank you so much. I'm sure this is going to be very helpful.
Board: BusyBoard 08-23-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By maryteach
Need a good six trait rubric

Would someone please post what you think is a good six trait rubric for upper elementary/early middle school? This rubric is needed for sixth graders who are far below grade level, shouldn't be...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By maryteach
You should make time to read this

This is really something to think about. Anybody besides me getting tired of being taken advantage of...
Board: The VENT 12-28-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By maryteach
My cooperating teacher (mentor)

was really good in some ways and really awful in other ways. She was a good teacher (but too willing to go along with things that weren't really the best way, or truly research-based. She moved...
Board: Retired Teachers 12-26-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By maryteach
How did you know it was time to retire?

I keep going back and forth. I think I will retire in June, but I'm not sure if I should. I think I have guilt about not working, to tell you the truth. I've always worked.

I'm 64 and won't...
Board: The VENT 12-23-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By maryteach
These are funny replies

I had a kid a few years ago--in eighth grade!--give me a large palette of different eye shadow colors. I guess he thought I needed more make up!
Board: The VENT 12-08-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Posted By maryteach
At first, I thought

well, yeah, we all have that kid, actually KIDS, in almost every class, all day long. The only thing you didn't list was he tells you to f*** yourself, which many of mine do. Your point?

Then I...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By maryteach
It's mostly okay

The problem with teaching is not the kids and it's not the parents, IMO. It's admin. Admin really can ruin the best job in the world and they can do it in a heartbeat. They're the callers of...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By maryteach
I once had the nicest boy

who had the absolute WORST gingivitis I had ever encountered. I am not exaggerating--it was so bad, it stunk up the ENTIRE ROOM. The next period would come in every day and ask what that awful...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By maryteach

I answered her post without really reading the previous posts carefully, but I couldn't agree more with Daily 5. In fact, I almost suggested it, then I backspaced over it. Daily 5 is a not only a...
Board: The VENT 09-14-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By maryteach
"I hear it’s super hard, but no one says you’ll...

"I hear it’s super hard, but no one says you’ll become an anxious, depressed mess!"

Trust me, all first year teachers are an anxious, depressed mess.

The first year of teaching really is one...
Board: The VENT 09-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maryteach
Thanks everyone!

I love that I can come here and get some other perspectives and that people tell me their experiences. You've helped me a lot with this!

I think this will be my last year. I won't let them know...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By maryteach
No mojo

I just do not have my mojo this year. For several years now, I have been wondering when and if it will be time to retire (I'm turning 64 next month). Every year, in August, I'm kicking myself for...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By maryteach
I totally understand

We might love them all, but we don't LIKE them all. It really is hard to see one you were glad to let go come walking back through the door to visit. This one is disrupting classes though, so yeah,...

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