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Posts Made By: parker
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-23-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Posted By parker

I have a 7 mo. standard poodle. He will not be neutered until somewhere between 1 year and 18 mo. in order for the growth plates to be closed prior to neutering. Early neutering can result in...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker
Pronouncing A

hope this helps
Board: The VENT 10-19-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By parker
Walk Through

Better yet, the next PD or faculty meeting, just tell the leader/prince that you don't care for the choices of activities offered, that you have your own activity planned and you would prefer to work...
Board: Intermediate Grades (3-5) 10-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By parker

What about scale?
Board: The VENT 10-08-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Grading Scales

Grading scales are really nebulous.

I've taught in systems with 10 point scales and 7 point scales, where a 70 was either a C or the lowest D. In both systems concerns such as your were...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Make and take

If the folks on that campus don't know/understand the content of this particular subject area then a "make and take" workshop is not the most effective way to help them learn it. They need to work on...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Doing others work

I agree with g8rFan, take the high road and don't mention anything that can come back to bite you. Be professional and polite.

However, I might be tempted to refer her to her immediate...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Posted By parker

I’ve been hit 3 times by people speeding! I’ve had 2 cars totaled, ended up in the hospital for several days once and another time I ended up having to stay home for a two weeks because when my...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-26-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
Best retirement places

There is much to consider when you make a move like this.
Taxes on your pension, property taxes, sales tax, etc. and cost of living and what amenities you want close by, your medical needs,...
Board: Retired Teachers 09-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By parker
Read this if you are single

Each person's SS age will be different based on their own personal circumstances, but read this if you are single and thinking about drawing SS. The exact time, to the month, you decide to draw can...
Board: The VENT 09-21-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By parker
Left out

She is not a friend, she is a colleague who is/was a "fly by night" friend. You will run into this type of person/relationship periodically throughout your adult life. You may be friends for awhile,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker
On line pet food

I order our dog food, treats and other things from I feed a very good, grain free food. I live in a remote area 3 hours away from anywhere that I can purchase his food so for me this...
Board: BusyBoard 09-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By parker
Math in a.m.

Like others have posted, for many years I started with language arts in the morning and always felt I was just dragging the kids through it. Sometimes they would even fall asleep.

Some years ago,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-13-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By parker

I agree with Earthmonkey. Dogs will go after blood each and every time, scolding will do no good, she'll just learn to be sneakier about it.

Don't set your dog up for scolding. Anything with...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Posted By parker
We don't know what subject(s) or grade level you...

We don't know what subject(s) or grade level you are teaching, so it's hard to help you out. Have you talked to your cooperating teacher about this?

The best I can say without more specifics is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-09-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By parker
Talking on phone

hands free is a myth and is just as dangerous as drunk driving. No one said you can't or shouldn't talk to someone who is physically in the car with you.

The evidence on hands free devices while...
Board: Fifth Grade 09-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By parker
Math Facts

Prof. John Van de Walle suggests 3 seconds per fact for math fact fluency. Any more time encourages/allows students to remain not fluent and dependent on strategies.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-06-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By parker
Dog Treats

I just checked the ingredients list on the current treats around here.

Zuke's mini Naturals, neither the roasted chicken or peanut butter recipe, contain propylene glycol.

I have Nature's...
Board: BusyBoard 09-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By parker
What kahluablast said. It's not the hill to die...

What kahluablast said. It's not the hill to die on and you have enough problems with this p as it is.

Blind carbon copy and forward all emails and your replies to another email address for your...
Board: BusyBoard 08-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By parker
Novel with recipes

I don't know what level student you are talking about, but Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre is a collection of short stories, tied by a common theme, and contains recipes for the foods mentioned in the...
Board: The VENT 08-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Posted By parker
PD dance

I'd call in sick or show up with some crutches or my ankle wrapped in an ace bandage.

I've heard and been forced into doing some dumb things, but performing a dance in public, for the public, is...
Board: New Teachers 08-21-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By parker
VA teacher's association

I taught in VA for many years. I would join the VEA until I had a continuing contract and then I would re-evaluate at that point. It will take you 3 full years of teaching in one district in VA to be...
Board: The VENT 08-21-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Posted By parker
Teacher's Lounge

I have a different point of view. I’ve taught for decades and when I worked in any building with a lounge, I will try them out, but I almost always avoid it for the very reasons you listed. I’m not...
Board: Fifth Grade 08-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By parker
Check your state education website

Your state should have 5th grade standards for all core subjects. The days of just following the text book are long gone.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-11-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By parker
Cat Litter

Don't flush the litter into a septic system. Bag it and trash it.

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