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Posts Made By: Damusicman
Board: The VENT 04-08-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
ďA callingĒ

Personally I donít believe anything in life is a ďcallingĒ. You do a brutally honest self-reflection of skills and interests, combined with constructive criticism. Itís hard to explain over text.
Board: The VENT 04-07-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By Damusicman
Okay, but...

What if I can do in 3 hours what would normally take most of my colleagues 7 hours?
Board: The VENT 03-28-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By Damusicman
Watch Umar Johnsonís YouTube vids on SPED.

He speaks the brutally honest truths on SPED, particularly it being big business.
Board: The VENT 03-10-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Damusicman
Sounds exactly like my P!

Thank goodness my union rep doesnít play games and takes my personal documentation seriously. Bad admins come and go.
Board: The VENT 02-16-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Damusicman
SPED has FAR more paperwork

I teach, case manage, and do SPED services. I have to be in a crapton of IEP meetings. My IEP chair has even more paperwork than me. The point is, when an OSE (Office of SPED) and/or principal...
Board: The VENT 02-02-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Damusicman
Oklahoma superintendent

Certain Superintendents and communities may never tolerate certain LGBTQUIA+ rights, and it pisses me off. This reminds me of how yesterday, an OK superintendent expelled an 8 year old for saying...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Damusicman
Re: micromanaging

Is she helpful and possibly better than you to a point where you should pick her brain? Or is she just bossy and giving unwanted opinions?
Board: The VENT 01-09-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
Observations imho

I think informals can have multiple purposes, in no particular order:

1) See what/how youíre doing, even as a simple wellness check.
2) see how youíre teaching and emailing/telling you...
Board: The VENT 11-19-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
Incompetent 1;1ís and Paraís

Thatís most of my aides too; we have 20 of them in my school, so imagine all the babysitting I have to keep doing lol. My contract only says I need to teach kids, not co-workers unless Iím an...
Board: The VENT 10-12-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Damusicman
Are you one of my colleagues lol

You took all the words right out of my mouth lol
Board: The VENT 10-11-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Damusicman
Iím going through that too.

Document, bcc those emails to a personal email, work with a union rep if you have one.
Keep taking the high road, and try communicating only through phone/vid to eliminate paper trail as much as...
Board: The VENT 10-07-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Damusicman
At my type of school and district,

I've sadly gotten used to it.
Board: The VENT 10-07-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
I teach LRE F severe profound

Weíre forced to basically teach 7 hours straight virtually to kids whose parents have to quit their jobs to sit there with them all 7 hours. And Paraís with no tech skills to help me if I have to...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Damusicman
Do the best you can.

Go slowly and begin with rigid f2f classroom expectations.
Board: The VENT 09-29-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By Damusicman
Maybe they...

Got a little too excited when they got the answers correct?
Board: The VENT 09-29-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Damusicman
My district doesnít care

My district stopped doing paper packets - good luck to those parents (99% of ours) who have near-zero basic computer skills.
And weíre 100% virtual, which makes it more fun :)
Board: The VENT 09-29-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Damusicman
I WISH our sessions were only 20 mins!

All virtual, hereís my everyday schedule for a severe special needs school of 52 kids:

9-9:50 planning (except for meetings Tuesday and Thursday)
9:50-10:40 Pull-outs
10:40-11:30 Co teach ...
Board: The VENT 09-17-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Damusicman
Will your district allow paper versions?

In spring, they let us print pdf versions of our G Forms and then a staff would put it in familiesí mailboxes.
They discontinued that in our district this SY
Board: The VENT 09-15-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Damusicman
I agree with most of your responders

At my school (and even district), weíre grateful if we can even contact the parent/guardian. #grace
Board: The VENT 09-14-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By Damusicman
Do what you gotta do

Youíd get in far less trouble with a blanket than a space heater - teach students life skills / self-care of blanket :)
Board: The VENT 09-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Damusicman
To be fair...

I also donít agree with the ďbody-positiveĒ movement. I weigh 240 lbs and I admit Iím fat and need to exercise and change diet; I make no excuses. I know it isnít so black and white, but still.
Board: The VENT 09-12-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Damusicman
Hate to say this, but...

You have a higher chance of death if donít go virtual like my district currently is.
Sucks for all of us choosing between lesser of 2 evils:
1) irl and get Covid and die,
2) virtual and be...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
% attendance

Any day over 50% is legendary at my school lol.
And 5% G Classroom homework turn-in rate lol.
Board: The VENT 09-10-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Damusicman
Principalís bosses donít do that

But principals can pop in to everybody elseís stuff. I wouldínt mind as long as the principal is helpful and not trifling.
Board: The VENT 09-06-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Damusicman
Youíre describing my boss haha

Document, get union involved if you have one. If you arenít tenured, keep your head down the best you can and keep eyes on prize.

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