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Posts Made By: Damusicman
Board: The VENT 09-17-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Damusicman
Will your district allow paper versions?

In spring, they let us print pdf versions of our G Forms and then a staff would put it in familiesí mailboxes.
They discontinued that in our district this SY
Board: The VENT 09-15-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Damusicman
I agree with most of your responders

At my school (and even district), weíre grateful if we can even contact the parent/guardian. #grace
Board: The VENT 09-14-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By Damusicman
Do what you gotta do

Youíd get in far less trouble with a blanket than a space heater - teach students life skills / self-care of blanket :)
Board: The VENT 09-12-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Damusicman
To be fair...

I also donít agree with the ďbody-positiveĒ movement. I weigh 240 lbs and I admit Iím fat and need to exercise and change diet; I make no excuses. I know it isnít so black and white, but still.
Board: The VENT 09-12-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By Damusicman
Hate to say this, but...

You have a higher chance of death if donít go virtual like my district currently is.
Sucks for all of us choosing between lesser of 2 evils:
1) irl and get Covid and die,
2) virtual and be...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
% attendance

Any day over 50% is legendary at my school lol.
And 5% G Classroom homework turn-in rate lol.
Board: The VENT 09-10-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Damusicman
Principalís bosses donít do that

But principals can pop in to everybody elseís stuff. I wouldínt mind as long as the principal is helpful and not trifling.
Board: The VENT 09-06-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Damusicman
Youíre describing my boss haha

Document, get union involved if you have one. If you arenít tenured, keep your head down the best you can and keep eyes on prize.
Board: The VENT 09-01-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
Our governor just moved us to more Reopening

I guess he took our state superintendentís $10M Bribe today, so wish us luck in the near future :(
Board: The VENT 09-01-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
School and politics together?

How dare you bring that up!! (Big sarcasm)
Board: The VENT 08-28-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
Only 3 days of PD into it, and...

Our district and school are already in shambles. I suppose it could be worse of being forced to go back irl first.
My stateís superintendent is giving $10M to districts that open early - itís so...
Board: The VENT 07-10-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
You think math is hard, try music!

Band, orchestra, and choir are tough. Yeah you can assign private lessons and practice logs, but learning to harmonize and perform in tune with each other? Forget it.
Board: The VENT 06-09-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
response to lilbitkm

Well, whether you like me or not, itís your professional responsibility to get back to me on a work related request in writing, especially between a boss and employee (generally speaking).

Board: The VENT 06-09-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
Response to adia123

On paper, my hours are still 9-4. Realistically however, after still fulfilling all required duties (and asking around if I can help others), I get everything done average 2 hours daily.
Board: The VENT 06-09-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
Minor vent (unlike my previous message of big venting about my bully boss)

Everyoneís been posting their pandemic virtual experience, so Iíll go next.

2 google classrooms (Housekeeping life skills and General Music), with minimum required 2 assignments each of those...
Board: Special Education 06-08-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Damusicman
Thanks for feeling my pain!

Itís like weíre making our invisible population even MORE invisible! And then we wonder why their misbehaviors (sometimes legit sensory meltdowns not just brattiness) wonít decrease lol.

Board: Special Education 06-06-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By Damusicman
Severe cognitive disabilities LRE-F

Does anybody else teach in what they used to call a ďLevel 5Ē cognitive separate public day school?
Are you allowed to only teach life skills to them instead of being forced to do meaningless...
Board: The VENT 06-05-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Damusicman
I canít even with these psycho bosses!

I can relate 100000000%! I KNOW their masters of admin professors didnít teach them to be bully bosses - Iíd know because Iíve taken some of those courses myself! Iíve always been a LEADER who...
Board: Special Education 10-31-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By Damusicman
Largest group this year

13 in music at a cognitive disabilities LRE F Middle/high.
If my room was bigger to build our band, weíd do more.
School concert is December, so Iíll be conducting all 24 music students on our...
Board: The VENT 05-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Posted By Damusicman
I quit 3 weeks ago

I finished student-teaching in November, found a job in January, and then resigned 3 weeks ago.

I taught K-5 vocal/general Music at a huge county in Maryland at a title 1 school.
Prior to that...

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