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Posts Made By: Mshope
Board: The VENT 07-28-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By Mshope
We Asked the Same Thing

We've had two or three pointless Zooms. We also have one on Friday at 8 am for some reason. They go through all these plans. Right now, we are at hybrid and possibly going all online. Cases in our...
Board: The VENT 07-12-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mshope
Safer at Home

The few days I went back to school since March were terrifying. Our school is not set up at all for distancing. Our office is cramped and secretaries were not wearing masks. Our principal did not...
Board: The VENT 07-12-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Mshope
Not Sure

I'm not sure what will be done. I have a feeling that maybe at first we will get a token amount of cleaning supplies so they can tell parents we have them. However, I remember when we got ONE...
Board: The VENT 06-29-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Posted By Mshope

We have some layoffs here, with more to come. I think that I have enough time to not be laid off, but I could certainly get moved. Until I know for sure, I'm not doing a thing.

I feel terrible...
Board: The VENT 06-29-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mshope
So Sorry

This is awful. Like you said, by the time they have symptoms, it's too late. I'm so frustrated because I have friends and relatives going to hot spots to vacation and coming home. I know that some...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By Mshope

I'm terrified. I really feel like there is no way to go back safety.

People say other countries who went back to school did fine. Hmm, Israel? France? They had to shut down a bunch of schools. I...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By Mshope
Temperature Checks

For Covid-19, I think the temperature checks are pointless. It was different for SARS where the people spreading it HAD symptoms. So I wouldn't worry too much about that.

I teach junior high and...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Posted By Mshope
The Vacant House

Wow, I also have a vacant house across the street. The owner was supposed to move in after he retired, but never did. It's been years now and it looks vacant. I don't have the music neighbors, but we...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Mshope
That's Awful

What do people who have kids/pets do? We have one faculty meeting a month that we are contracted to stay for. Like another posted said if it runs over, people start to just get up and leave. (It's...
Board: New Teachers 06-24-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Mshope
Office Paperwork! Best Advice.

This is the best advice ever. I always had a clipboard that I put all the office crap on. As soon as I could I filled and returned forms BEFORE I lost them. The amount of paperwork can be...
Board: The VENT 06-24-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Mshope
We Don't Know Yet

As far as we know, we are only going to have half the kids at one time. No one knows what they will actually look like.

As to the masks, I think only teachers are required to wear them. They...
Board: The VENT 06-24-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mshope
Getting a new wallet!

I have heard that they can somehow swipe your card with readers on the machine or when you walk past. Thanks for the head's up. I guess I need to upgrade my wallet and not carry a bunch of cards with...
Board: The VENT 06-24-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By Mshope
Concerns and More Concerns

I've basically been a shut-in since this began. The weird thing is that I am eager to go back because I found the online teacher just not engaging and stressful. However, at the same time, I'm...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mshope

We only have one ELA class. Really, it's not enough time to do everything we need to do.
I try to set up a routine. Like do a grammar warm-up MWF and on T/TH do editing. If we are doing a short...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Mshope

I agree with previous posters. Boundaries are a must. I made a pact with myself that I wouldn't Zoom or call students. I had some coworkers that were on the phone day and night with parents and...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Mshope

It sounds like a mess. We were required to complete a training course the second week that we were out of school. They forbade us from teaching the first week, but then made us have five extra...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Mshope
Online Pics

I was pretty horrified to see pictures of teachers with arms around students. Some had masks, some didn't. The four or five times I went into work, we all stayed pretty far apart when possible. Some...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Mshope
About the Bleach

I can get bleach here. However, I think the bleach/water solution is only good for a few hours. I was spraying my groceries with it after they got delivered.

I did order small amounts of hand...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Mshope

I am a homebody and someone who is big into technology and I hated the online teaching. It was so depressing. We had barely any student interaction and everything was a chore. I really felt more...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Mshope
Hope it turns out

Well, I hope they actually do the painting.

They told us for three years that they were painting and never did. When they finally did it, they did a horrific job. So I spent years covering up...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By Mshope

We were warned at first against using Zoom. Plus, I heard some horror stories about teachers getting recorded and zoombombed so I decided not to use it. I had a few coworkers who met once a week...
Board: The VENT 06-15-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By Mshope
Used to

I used to teach our summer program until they got rid of it. I liked having smaller classes. One year we even had a set program and got an actual curriculum. Shocker!

It was blazing hot,...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Mshope
Heard Ours are Packed

I've heard that our Lowes was packed solid over the weekend again. Jeez, no wonder people are still getting sick. I haven't been out for weeks. I ordered seeds and I'm just reusing dirt from last...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mshope
All I Do is Eat

I haven't even thought about ordering food. It just seems too risky. Plus, I live alone so I feel guilty wasting leftovers. I am freezing as much as I can.

My neighbor likes to do GrubHub and...
Board: The VENT 04-08-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Mshope
Search Email

I teach Jr. High and its the same. I send out an email and kids are asking me for the information. Um, it was sent to you. They always say, "Oh, I didn't get it." Yes, you did...Look for it!

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