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Posts Made By: IcyPeppermint
Board: The VENT 04-17-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
TeacherBee, that is exactly how I feel! I have...

TeacherBee, that is exactly how I feel! I have had multiple teachers tell me to stop wasting energy worrying about the kids who aren't participating. However, if we continue to lower expectations,...
Board: The VENT 04-17-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Cruxian, because I work with teachers who have...

Cruxian, because I work with teachers who have kids, I know that even the most supportive household is struggling with this, so I am lenient with the kids and their grades. Unfortunately, your DD is...
Board: The VENT 04-17-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Somehow the teacher still gets blamed...

I noticed a lot of teachers here post my exact feelings, but I wanted to post because most teachers on here teach lower levels and I teach secondary. How is it that I am working harder than I did...
Board: The VENT 04-06-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Thank you

Guys, thank you for the support and advice. As to the questions of whether it is mental health or physical pain, I had severe abdominal pain two years ago and was told that it was all in my head. I...
Board: The VENT 04-05-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Medical Leave for a Young Educator

About two years ago, I started to have some serious stomach pain that would keep me in bed without the desire to eat or drink--I had to be forced to drink water and juice. This lasted close to 2...
Board: The VENT 01-27-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Quit Teaching?

I am really shocked and disappointed that someone said teaching isn't right for you because you have a mental illness and cried when being criticized. I really do not care at this point if any of you...
Board: The VENT 09-06-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Depression and Student Connection

This has been bothering me for about two weeks and I have spoken to two close friends who don't have much to say about it, so I thought I would bring it here. I have always struggled with anxiety and...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
It's becoming a trend

I think people forget that there is a lot of legal stuff admin has to follow before disciplining. Like, in my area, kids can only have so many ISS and alternative school days and to expel someone...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
I agree with everyone else

Not only should you feel encouraged by having a supportive admin, but the teacher must really respect you as a sub to try and make sure that you're not going to have it so rough you don't come back....
Board: The VENT 05-22-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Oh no!

Oh no, I am sorry this is happening to you! I have had similar situations, so without being judgemental, could she be entitled or have an elitist personality? In my experience, the personality clash...
Board: The VENT 05-21-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Worst Year Ever

In seven years of teaching, I could have sworn that I knew what a bad year looked like, but I had no idea until this year. I have been posting on here a lot and I usually don't, but this year has...
Board: The VENT 05-20-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Oh Yay!

Thank you for that info!
Board: The VENT 05-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
benefits being withdrawn

Are districts allowed to end your benefits before the 12 month pay period is up? I am leaving districts and they sent me a notice just TODAY that my benefits will be withdrawn at the end of this...
Board: The VENT 05-20-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
We started early

Im new at this district and we started two weeks earlier than my last district, so that is why. My last district has like three weeks or two and a half.
Board: The VENT 05-20-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Four more days

I only have FOUR MORE DAYS!!!


That is all.
Board: The VENT 05-20-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Really Like This Advice

I really like this advice and need to remember it!! If I have witnessed children being irresponsible, what made me think I should trust their comments 100%?? LOL Thanks. And you're right, most of the...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Teacher Evaluations

This is not a vent, but I think this board gets more traffic. I wanted to hear advice and opinions: what do you think about giving kids teacher evaluations? Do you take them seriously? I usually give...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
I agree

I think that is why I am one of the only ones to feel like I would rather teach than have in services and stuff. Adults can be mean. With kids, I can understand that they may be rude at times, but I...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
This is why I didn't post for awhile...

I don't agree with GoodEnough's rant because for one this is a vent board and secondly, just like she states that you can't make an assumption, she can't make one about the situation based on one...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
That's Why We Became Teachers

It's a particular personality trait to want to be around kids all day--I believe that is why most of us went into teaching. I am great with kids and have been praised for being able to build...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
I have Tried

According to the kids' ARDS, the aid actually only needs to be in the room for 46 mins throughout the week. I asked (begged) the principal to just pull her the last couple of weeks of school and she...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Why Does Admin and Even Listen???

I don't understand why admin even listens to someone who is not certified talk about how to run a classroom. She puts me on edge, and days that should be easy and relaxing are harder because of her...
Board: The VENT 05-14-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
I just can't...

I have written about this before...but I cannot stand my aid! I have her for two class periods and she is the most insufferable person I have ever met; I am not exaggerating. She is a know it all....
Board: BusyBoard 05-13-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Pay Me Professionally

Very well said. I hear all of the time that if teachers want to be treated as professionals then they should dress as such. I say, pay me like a professional and then I would be more than happy to...
Board: The VENT 05-10-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By IcyPeppermint
Eh that's nothing...

Where I am at, kids who can't behave in a regular classroom take credit recovery as early as freshman! I have seen several students skip a grade because all of their classes were credit recovery;...



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