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Posts Made By: AZteacher74
Board: The VENT 12-17-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By AZteacher74
My personal time is mine to decide when I want to...

My personal time is mine to decide when I want to take it. I've been known to take days off tacking on to an already scheduled vacation. When I plan and properly prepare for my substitute(s), it...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Yep. Add me to the list. Barely making it through...

Yep. Add me to the list. Barely making it through the day. And for the record, I eat chocolate in the morning. It's my coffee. :)
Board: The VENT 10-21-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I'm torn over these two.... --When Sports...

I'm torn over these two....

--When Sports Are More Important than Academics

--Your Child Can't Spell the Sport He Wants to Play. You Don't Think that Is An Issue?
Board: The VENT 09-07-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I'd be very interested in visiting a school where...

I'd be very interested in visiting a school where PBIS works. Wish I could.
Board: The VENT 06-07-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By AZteacher74
A friend who teaches in a high school said that a...

A friend who teaches in a high school said that a student just recently got suspended for popping a paper lunch bag in the cafeteria.
It scared many people.
My friend says her students sometimes...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By AZteacher74
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Yes to all.
I'm also a high school teacher.
Board: The VENT 04-07-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I wouldn't sweat it too much. Say a sentence or...

I wouldn't sweat it too much.
Say a sentence or two to them (in Spanish) once or twice next week. Something like a comment on the weather or general commenting. Ask how to say a few words that...
Board: The VENT 03-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Students thinking they're celebs. This is among...

Students thinking they're celebs.
This is among the reasons why I stopped chaperoning our school's Prom.
Board: The VENT 03-06-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By AZteacher74
My students were cah-rayyy-zy today. Is there a...

My students were cah-rayyy-zy today. Is there a full moon?

Less than sixty days left in the school year. I started my countdown right after Christmas.
Board: The VENT 03-02-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Agreed. . .with it ALL

And yet those who aren't teachers or those who haven't taught in the classroom within 2, 3, 4 years think they know what's best for education. It really burns me when one of our VP's says she knows...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By AZteacher74
One...Two...Parents Comin' For You. Has...

One...Two...Parents Comin' For You.

Has Anyone Around Here Seen a Backbone?

What <They> Say Goes.

We Appreciate Your Suggestions.

What Shared Decision Making Really Means.
Board: The VENT 01-19-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By AZteacher74
A former colleague had these cheap placemats. ...

A former colleague had these cheap placemats. She hole punched into the corner of the placemat and then tied a pencil to a string. The student had to borrow the entire placemat which usually...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I understand that you (Parent) want to finally...

I understand that you (Parent) want to finally get involved in your child's education. Unfortunately, four months of your lack of caring have already gone by. I'm not able to spend so much time on...
Board: The VENT 01-07-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By AZteacher74
We see it here too. In some cases, this is the...

We see it here too. In some cases, this is the parent(s) way of covering up the poor job of parenting. I once had a meeting where the mother wouldn't come in because she was so disgusted and didn't...
Board: The VENT 12-01-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Deduct points. I don't care.

I take the time to write the day's agenda on my side board. If the (high school) students are interested in knowing the events of the class period, they're written there to read. I refuse to begin...
Board: The VENT 12-01-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Also extra special is when the parent tries to...

Also extra special is when the parent tries to put a feeling of guilt on you by saying that the time taken for vacation was the only time he/she has for vacation time. That's all fine & dandy but...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I've been known to include a comment on report...

I've been known to include a comment on report cards that lists all the dates of tardiness and/or absences.
What gets me is that a student will stroll in late to school proudly holding a coffee-like...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Our school adopted the popsicle stick from a jar...

Our school adopted the popsicle stick from a jar method of calling on students. One family pulled their child out of our (high) school to homeschool. They said the anxiety of having the child's...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By AZteacher74
This is the Fall slump we're all feeling. The...

This is the Fall slump we're all feeling. The months of Sept. and Oct. usually don't have any time off days. Full 5-day weeks back to back can be tiring. Once we hit Nov. and Dec., we'll get a...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By AZteacher74
The online grading program we use can also have...

The online grading program we use can also have messages sent by students/parents. When I log on to that, I use a folder to cover up the bottom half of the welcome screen until I can click on a...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By AZteacher74
Me too.

I'm admitting here on PT that I'm in the same boat as you.
The only thing I got going for me is that I don't let the students see that they wear me out.

just

about

every

single
Board: The VENT 10-04-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I was just reading an article that listed some...

I was just reading an article that listed some situations state by state. It's definitely out of control and not just in one area of the USA.
Board: The VENT 09-24-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 97
 
Posted By AZteacher74
There's always tomorrow. I refuse to die...

There's always tomorrow.

I refuse to die while doing this job.
Board: The VENT 09-16-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By AZteacher74
My district is large. When we have PDs, they...

My district is large. When we have PDs, they take place in the theater or the cafeteria at our high school (where I teach). At least 100 people are present. PDs have been geared toward elementary...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By AZteacher74
I don't............. --respond to parents...

I don't.............
--respond to parents emails/calls within 24 hours
--check my email over the summer months (I'm usually traveling abroad anyway)
--accept any late homework without legal excuse...



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