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Posts Made By: maryteach
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 itís super hard, but no one says youíll...

"I hear itís super hard, but no one says youíll 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,...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By maryteach
I once dreamed

that I was in BIG TROUBLE with the superintendent for something. I was summoned to a 3:00 meeting with her. I looked at the clock and it was 6:00. In a panic because I missed the time, I started...
Board: The VENT 08-28-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By maryteach
So sorry you're anxious

Anxiety is horrible. Please do call your doctor.

Remember that everything in teaching is temporary. EVERYTHING. In 9 months, this year will be behind you:

It will be Thanksgiving break in 3...
Board: The VENT 08-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By maryteach
For me

it would boil down to: what state? That's because if it's a state without ed reform, teaching is still a pretty good job. I'm in one of those states now. If it's a state with ed reform, though, I...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-19-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By maryteach
I don't know

but I live in Maryland and haven't heard even a peep about this. I don't work or live in PG County, but Maryland is a small state.

Whenever I read or hear people going off about MS-13, though, I...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By maryteach
I won't miss

(during a class discussion, no less):

What time is this class over?
Can I go to the bathroom?

And from my own mouth, I won't miss:

Five! Four! Three!
Put your phone away.
(To the...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By maryteach
I believe in learning math facts

Otherwise, you don't know how the teacher got that number she just wrote on the board and by the time you figure out that 8X4=32, the teacher is two or three steps ahead of you and you're LOST. I...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By maryteach
Kinder parents

can be hard to deal with. For most of them, it's the first time anyone has said anything objective about their kid. When a kid comes to kinder and has PROBLEMS, well, the kinder teacher is often...
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By maryteach
I'm so sorry

I hope things look up soon. Everything that you posted is also a reality in my life, but I'm not the person who's sick. But yes, it does all suck and I am sorry that things are rough for you right...

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