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Posts Made By: chickpea
Board: The VENT 02-27-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Posted By chickpea
I think Unicorngirl's

main point is being missed.

The teacher was rude in the way she asked and that is why she was venting.
Board: The VENT 02-07-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By chickpea
Reading instruction

is very polarizing right now.

May I ask what the discrepancy is between your reading instruction and what the reading coach is suggesting?

So sorry this is happening to you. Coaches seem to...
Board: The VENT 12-21-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 38
Posted By chickpea

I am sorry your coworkers are so nasty and rude. What they did was wrong and it is completely understandable why you are upset. People like that should not be in education.

I have had similar...
Board: The VENT 08-24-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By chickpea
That is

truly disgusting. Sad that your principal is so unethical and that your teammate is an arrogant a$$.

Although it is rare in schools, I have recently seen the karma train visit these types of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-19-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Posted By chickpea
I can watch

Seinfeld over and over again and still be amused. Same with Big Bang Theory.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-29-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Posted By chickpea
I do not like it all.

I suffer through it every year. <!--grumpy-->
Board: The VENT 10-29-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By chickpea
This is a great thread and

I appreciate Haley23 bringing this issue to the Vent Board.

I agree with Haley23 that cultures can pressure people to work beyond what they should. I would draw the line with giving up planning...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-28-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 25
Posted By chickpea
Thank you for your perspectives.

It helps me see that maybe what I consider bragging is not. I like FB mostly to keep up with friends and family. I absolutely love baby and kid pictures. I also love pet pictures.

I guess the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-27-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By chickpea
Facebook has normalized bragging

I am not a huge FB user. I do like some things about it but I am annoyed how it has normalized what I grew up thinking was bragging or boasting.

People put things on FB that would seem obnoxious...
Board: The VENT 10-09-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By chickpea
So sorry you are dealing with this.

I would question whether she is a "wonderful teacher" as you stated. Wonderful teachers are team players and do not just look out for themselves at the expense of others. She may have some talents in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-09-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By chickpea
The Gentle Leader

works beautifully for this situation.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-07-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Posted By chickpea
I have three large baskets

in my laundry room labeled whites, darks, and colors. Family members sort their dirty items and I wash them.

I usually have way more darks and colors than whites and do them in no particular...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-05-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Posted By chickpea
I just watched it for the first time

last night and was very annoyed.

I like watching the regular HH so I guess it is the children that I found irritating.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-05-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By chickpea
I agree with

Game of Things.

It is much better than Cards Against Humanity and can be played as more of an adult game or with children.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By chickpea
I call myself an animal person.

To me, a home doesn't feel complete without a cat and dog.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-29-2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By chickpea
Our house got fleas

a few summers ago. We did A LOT of vacuuming (daily, sometimes multiple times), used some natural treatments (Borax and Salt), and for really persistent areas used this:
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-18-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By chickpea
I love Karin Slaughter

books. She has two series and some stand alone novels. They can be graphic but she is an amazing writer.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-03-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Posted By chickpea
So glad to not

be alone in my distaste for Dr. Seuss. People in our business don't take that well.
Board: The VENT 04-01-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Posted By chickpea
We've had students

transfer in that were in self-contained special education classes be placed in regular education classrooms without support. The regular education teachers have not been told.

If a teacher is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-05-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 43
Posted By chickpea
I didn't even know

that is was this weekend until I overheard students talking about it on Friday.

I don't care and will not be watching. I plan on snuggling up with the dog and reading.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-28-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By chickpea
My favorite pen is

the Tul BP3
Board: The VENT 08-26-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By chickpea
From what I understand

positions should be advertised before they are filled. I have never heard of a public school paying for tuition either.

What is the relationship between the superintendent and this teacher?...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-16-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By chickpea
I drink the following

smoothie every morning:

-almond milk
-wild blueberries (frozen)
-raspberries (frozen)
-kale/spinach (frozen)
-ground flax seed
Board: The VENT 07-08-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By chickpea
My own observation

has been that many administrators never became master teachers before moving into administration and consequently are not good at offering useful feedback.

We don't ask someone who has never flown...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-25-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By chickpea
Does your husband have a clue?

Just wondering if other people's husbands have a clue how much preparation goes into having guests over.

My DH loves to entertain but doesn't realize all the time that goes into cleaning,...

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