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Posts Made By: allier
Board: The VENT 08-28-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By allier
Guess we're doing a lousy job!

Grrrr. Still recovering from our literacy PD. Apparently we specialists, Sped and ELL, are not working hard enough with our students, nor are the classroom teachers, to move "the needle forward" on...
Board: The VENT 08-28-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By allier

None of the person's business. I get asked frequently now, and I say "I have no idea" or "Maybe in a couple of years, I really don't know." These folks get sick of asking me.

Try to ignore, if...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By allier
Shortage for some jobs

I agree with: It's the fact that some politicians have an agenda that includes destroying the public school system and privatizing education.

The past 5 years in our district have gotten much more...
Board: The VENT 05-27-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By allier
It happens, but....

I agree with others who say that false accusations happen, but that alone shouldn't stop you from becoming a teacher. I had it happen to me -- deeply troubled child having a fit (destroying other...
Board: The VENT 05-25-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By allier
oh, no

Dear SoDone:

Is there a Union? Our principal is like this.... no comments, no sit-down talks. If he isn't interested in a staff person, or wants someone is a new position, or wants to change...
Board: The VENT 05-24-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Posted By allier
let her vent....

We had a para prof. who did that. We work in a diverse school with young children and varying religious beliefs. Our principal noticed this and asked if the para would mind putting a sweater over...
Board: The VENT 04-15-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By allier
I agree w/ Travelingfar

In my school the neighborhood that surrounds it has lots of parents getting quite friendly with staff and admin, which has some positives and negatives. In my old school, that was rare and I...
Board: The VENT 04-13-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By allier

Yes, very true for me in my building right now. I'm sorry you are also dealing with this. Some admins and principals don't know how to manage people to get the best from all.

My colleague and I...
Board: The VENT 04-10-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By allier
Sorry for your walkthroughs

We had that for awhile, but we, the teachers, were supposed to critique others with a form they gave us. 5-10 minutes. It was friends seeing friends teach with very little real analysis. It's all...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By allier
Me, as well

I'm wondering the same thing, although it often hits me this time every year, but this year, worse. The P is very dismissive of me. I think she tires easily of staff....she jumps from one thing to...
Board: The VENT 04-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By allier

The same thing happened to one of our sped teachers -- a long time and highly regarded sped. teacher -- but the principal, for some unknown reason, would not consider her for the opening. It was...
Board: The VENT 12-04-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 32
Posted By allier
Bye, bye Elf

Never even knew about this until a few years ago. One teacher at our school loved it -- kids were obsessed with it in her class. I teach ELL - lots of religions and lots of kids don't celebrate...
Board: The VENT 12-03-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By allier
I'm done with oppressive tactics

I think we have an obligation to speak up when our time is taken away from kids and instruction to fulfill someone's idea of how to implement the latest pedagogy (usually at the last minute with...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By allier
Thank you

Thanks for your replies. I understood the symbolic meaning of a pineapple, but I never heard of this type of chart before. I'm glad it worked out so well in many of your schools. I'm going to pass...
Board: The VENT 11-20-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By allier
Pineapple what?

Have any of you used a "Pineapple Chart" in your school, which organizes and facilitates teachers observing other teachers? We did "walk-throughs" a few years ago -- poorly planned, and few did then...
Board: The VENT 10-28-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By allier
Lousy situation, but

I think chipmunky might have a good idea. Get a positive evaluation, and also document everything you can with dates/actions, and try to find a new job. Easier said than done, I know. My P likes...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By allier
Learning to be bored.....

Tell them learning to stay with something is a valuable life lesson. They are lucky to have you. When my students say something is boring, I tell them it's good to experience boring -- lets you...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Posted By allier
Trust your gut....

In terms of staying or quitting, it's a tough decision, but trust your instincts to guide you and you will find the right answer for you. You might find more happiness and success in another school,...
Board: The VENT 10-08-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 37
Posted By allier
NE state with consequences

We have consequences if we are certain the child is old enough to know better (one 5-year-old, new to the US, was told by older kids to say it). There would be a call home and a record of the...
Board: The VENT 09-27-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By allier
I agree

Our P falls almost anytime a parent complains. It's a huge problem. One wonderful, experienced teacher had district administrators in her room "observing" her lessons on and off for weeks, and the...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By allier
Tipsy administrators!

I was at an evening event and both our administrators (friends of each other) arrived "pre-game" as they say. Both were tipsy. It was a PTO event, and the parent organizing it noticed but said...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 30
Posted By allier
Love the students, but.....

I love my students and a bunch of colleagues.

I don't like the drama at my school with my admin. who has clear favorites, and it's nearly impossible to avoid -- policies set by the favorites...
Board: The VENT 09-15-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By allier
Ha, ha, ha...

The joke's on us! In our school, the tide is turning, but it just means teachers doing more and more. We had kids very accountable -- inappropriately so -- for standards and learning targets imposed...
Board: The VENT 09-12-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By allier
Stressed, I think

You ask a great question! I work at the elementary level, and we've had several sets of superintendents and assistant supers and curriculum folks. They come and go and almost never ask for teacher...
Board: The VENT 09-05-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By allier

This "star is born" thing that principal's (and others) do is not helpful. Most teachers are all trying to do the best they can. Different admin will help you fulfill your potential, and others...

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