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Posts Made By: redhead38
Board: The VENT 10-02-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By redhead38
Need Advice...not school related.

So I've posted on here for many years regarding teaching but I have an issue with my oldest son. He is about to be 26 and has been pretty much estranged from us since he was 16. Our relationship...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By redhead38
I agree with the documentation. I was in the...

I agree with the documentation. I was in the same situation and I documented everything throughout the year and sure enough...the last two weeks of school the parent starting complaining and wanted...
Board: The VENT 06-18-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By redhead38
I'm bored out of my mind....but don't think I am...

I'm bored out of my mind....but don't think I am going back into teaching either.
Board: The VENT 06-17-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By redhead38
Everything in my body is telling me no...but the...

Everything in my body is telling me no...but the starting salary is really high but I just looked on their website and they have over 35 jobs posted on their website for almost every department and...
Board: The VENT 06-17-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By redhead38
Really though???? I'm afraid that I might be...

Really though???? I'm afraid that I might be making a mistake taking the job. They have a high turnover and that is a red flag but I need the work.
Board: The VENT 06-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By redhead38
Great advice from everyone... Union...

Great advice from everyone...

Union Rep./Lawyer...no exceptions!
Board: The VENT 06-15-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By redhead38
Ascend Charter Schools

Sorry...I posted this on the job search board but there isn't much activity there. Does anyone know much about the Ascend Charter Schools in Brooklyn? I have a job interview coming up and I have...
Board: The Job Search 06-14-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By redhead38
Ascend Charter Schools

I have an interview at Ascend Charter in NY. Does know about this school? What I do know is there;s a lot of testing involved...more than I'm comfortable with.
Board: The VENT 05-10-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By redhead38
Our Educational System Sucks...

Reward the ones who do nothing all year. Cater to the misbehaving and disobedient students and just ignore the kids who really want to be there and work hard. That is what we have come to. Inflate...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By redhead38
More School Shootings

This is really getting to be too much. It is more common place now and quite honestly, more needs to be done to protect students other than monthly active shooter drills that are done at convenient...
Board: The VENT 05-04-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By redhead38
Same here...

We have had parents send kids sick all of the time. I'm sick now and was out Friday and missed a PD today because I couldn't go to the meeting. So now I have to re-do it. It's like parents see how...
Board: BusyBoard 05-04-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By redhead38
5th Grade Graduation Speech

I'm trying to come up with a good but short speech for my 5th grade class for graduation. I really don't want to say the same stuff like, "We've had a great year and learned a lot." Well, it hasn't...
Board: The VENT 05-04-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By redhead38
Update!

So I got pulled into another meeting with the mother and grandmother. I was worried that the P was not on my side because the day before she was very short with me about everything and I kept...
Board: The VENT 05-04-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By redhead38
Two sides

I agree writing their name that many times is excessive but I would definitely speak with the teacher about it in a calm manner. It looks like the "One bad apple spoils the bunch" situation. The...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By redhead38
Unfortunately the nurse went out of town for two...

Unfortunately the nurse went out of town for two days but the P has access to the information. The nurse is very responsible too. Before the P met with the crazy parent, I really wanted her to...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By redhead38
Morning meet ing

So parent still swears up and down that I never sent the child to the nurse even though I filled out the form and even had another student accompany him. Now...I'm not in control in regards to what...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By redhead38
Morning meet ing

So parent still swears up and down that I never sent the child to the nurse even though I filled out the form and even had another student accompany him. Now...I'm not in control in regards to what...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By redhead38
I was the only white teacher in an all...

I was the only white teacher in an all African-American school and I didn't get re-newed. They said it was due to budget cuts and since I was the last one hired, I was the first to go. The student...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By redhead38
In this case...I have 35 pages of texts. I've...

In this case...I have 35 pages of texts. I've annotated everything...even her admitting that her son admitted to cheating on a spelling test. Which relates to her blow-up today. He cheated again...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By redhead38
So I'm obviously a horrible teacher...

So I have a parent that I have been working with all year and have been in constant communication via text, email, phone, conference you name it. A total of 342 texts alone...which I just printed...
Board: The VENT 04-27-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By redhead38
Agree

But essentially...that is the whole problem. When does it stop? My goodness...these kids don't want to think, work, move, or do anything. They want their safe space...granted, if they are on a...
Board: The VENT 04-27-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By redhead38
Same here

Our district is going through budget cuts and teachers, coaches, etc. are getting cut. I was the last one hired so the first to go to make room for those that are getting their interventionist...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By redhead38
When are we going to say "Enough!"

As teachers we have to put up with so much...long hours, lack of parental accountability, students without consequences, being told to manipulate grades so the school looks good, and unreasonable...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By redhead38
More Info

I just got another phone call from another team mate and the story only gets worse. So they want us to give the students their unit tests as a pre-test and then give it to them again as a port...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By redhead38
Career Change

I've taught for 13 years but took time off to have kids; however, just today, my co-worker said it was good I wasn't there because our P chewed our team out for not showing enough growth on our most...



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