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Posts Made By: Haley23
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Haley23
Wedding Shower Question

I am attending a wedding shower for a coworker who is also a close friend next week. I dropped the ball on looking at the registry earlier and the only things left are out of my budget. Is it tacky...
Board: First Grade 05-19-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Haley23
At my school, in younger grades spelling is...

At my school, in younger grades spelling is connected to the phonics patterns kids are learning in reading. No "spelling list" is given ahead of time, because if kids understand the pattern, they...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Haley23
My friends and I are in our 30's and we can't...

My friends and I are in our 30's and we can't wait to see this movie later this week! I love Grace and Frankie on Netflix too <!--giggle-->.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Haley23
I hadn't heard of it but it looks interesting. ...

I hadn't heard of it but it looks interesting. Thanks for the recommendation!
Board: The VENT 05-19-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Haley23
I wasn't _____ (fill in the blank with whatever...

I wasn't _____ (fill in the blank with whatever they were definitely doing)

Why do we have to ______?

I don't want to ______.

Tattling!

My school has very strict school wide expectations...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Haley23
I agree you could politely ask. My thought would...

I agree you could politely ask. My thought would be that you would use male pronouns and his current name. Even if he was not "out" yet at the time, he still identified as a male during those times.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Haley23
That's my number one deal breaker LOL. After...

That's my number one deal breaker LOL. After having my own washer/dryer I could never go back. Laundry used to be such a HUGE inconvenience with community laundry whereas with my own machines it's...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Haley23
I can definitely see that they'd be better for...

I can definitely see that they'd be better for the environment, and likely cheaper in the long run depending on how long they last (over continuously buying tampons/pads). I looked at some of the...
Board: Career Decisions 05-18-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Haley23
You need to check with someone in your...

You need to check with someone in your state/district. If you have a union, they may be able to help you with this. In my state, what you are wanting to do would have a very significant impact on...
Board: BusyBoard 05-17-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Haley23
Going along with strong discipline, I would also...

Going along with strong discipline, I would also run away from anyone who says, "I like to give teachers the power to handle discipline in their own classrooms." This is code for, "Discipline is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-17-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Haley23
Congrats on your weight loss! <!--confetti--> ...

Congrats on your weight loss! <!--confetti-->

My address is in the thousands, so I'm big trouble if I way more than my address LOL
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Haley23
I say, "Someone's in here," but I find it awkward...

I say, "Someone's in here," but I find it awkward also! One of our staff bathrooms has a lock that doesn't work. Someone just opened the door and walked in on my the other day :o. I don't know...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Haley23
My school's demographics are more like...

My school's demographics are more like greyhoundgirl's. This has always been a point of contention at my school. This year, we got new admin and they appeared to be a lot tougher on behavior. ...
Board: Career Decisions 05-17-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Haley23
For me personally, there would be too many...

For me personally, there would be too many unknowns in that scenario to prompt me to move. A bad admin or bad teammates can make any teaching position miserable. It doesn't sound like you're...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-17-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Haley23
I have noticed that the cleanliness of both my...

I have noticed that the cleanliness of both my apartment and classroom is directly correlated to how on top of things in general I am at that moment- even totally unrelated things like following my...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Haley23
I agree that it's not an unreasonable request. I...

I agree that it's not an unreasonable request. I have seen some pretty awful IEPs from students who have transferred to my school and think it's good that the admin at your potential new school is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-16-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Haley23
So weirdest thing, I was telling my teammate...

So weirdest thing, I was telling my teammate about this today and she looked it up to listen to it. On her phone, I clearly heard laurel this time, and she heard yanny. Standing right next to each...
Board: The VENT 05-16-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Haley23
The university has already given the okay for him...

The university has already given the okay for him to have two CTs, and they know one of them is probationary. The other sped teacher actually has 10 more years of experience than me; she's only...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Haley23
I would say your plan for the last day of school...

I would say your plan for the last day of school sounds like a good one, if it weren't for kids already asking if you'll be back. Personally, lying to kids is a big pet peeve of mine. Since they're...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-15-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By Haley23
Yanny or Laurel

It's the new "the dress!" Which one do you hear?

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/15/17357684/yanny-or-laurel-audio

It very clearly sounds like yanny to me!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-15-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Haley23
It's not for all areas or all positions, but I do...

It's not for all areas or all positions, but I do see things declining. Even in places where teachers are paid well in comparison to COL, so much is being asked of teachers that more people are just...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Haley23
Student teacher update (very long)

First of all, I should have listed to the wise people on PT who told me to simply say, "Thanks, but I'm not interested." Lesson learned! I have a hard time reading my new P and honestly have no...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-14-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Haley23
I took 25 mg of Prozac for about a year several...

I took 25 mg of Prozac for about a year several years ago. It was a rough time in my life with a lot of situational issues. I was in an absolutely awful school with an admin who made me her...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-14-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By Haley23
6 with kids, plus 1 work day. I don't know if...

6 with kids, plus 1 work day. I don't know if we're going to make it. The kids have checked out and behavior in my building is out of control. I am going to a 2 day PD later in the week. At first...
Board: The VENT 05-14-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Haley23
I used to work with a teammate whose first...

I used to work with a teammate whose first language wasn't English. Although his English was obviously very good, sometimes he made mistakes. I remember one particular lunch where he kept talking...



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