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Posts Made By: NewCAteacher
Board: The VENT 09-07-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
I LOVE that

Jackie, that is a BRILLIANT idea. I honestly never thought of that. I always hated the manipulatives because they were noisy, messy and distracting, no matter how many times you teach the routine.
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Board: The VENT 09-04-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
I hate base ten blocks for regrouping

Seriously I hate them for my students who have disabilities. I teach sped. Most of my students have some sort of processing disorder which makes it SUPER confusing to use these manipulatives while...
Board: The VENT 08-20-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Yup

I’m in NorCal, along the 101 corridor. Don’t want to say where out of fear of giving myself away ;)

All I will say is that the smoke is awful here, COVID cases are blowing the heck up, and parents...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Kinderkr4zy

What in the heck? What are your coworkers saying?! Iím so sorry you have to deal with such unpleasant people.
Board: The VENT 05-06-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Teacher appreciate is a load of crap

Thereís all of this talk about teacher appreciation. All the while we constantly get emails from admin and parents about how we are not doing enough. Oh and donít forget my school board calling us...
Board: The VENT 04-18-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Bout ready to mute you

Hello and I hope everyone is well. I am a SPED teacher and we are holding IEPs via zoom. It is going well. We have one administrator who seems to have developed an inflated sense of self recently,...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Yes

My thoughts exactly. Our general education teachers are being told to take care of themselves, have realistic expectations of students and themselves, have compassion for working families and not try...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Pressure on SPED...wow

In my district, SPED is being asked to put forth Herculean effort. We are expected to do 1:1 meetings each week with each students, do small groups, addendums to IEPs, virtual IEP meetings, trackl...
Board: The VENT 04-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Ugh
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Ugh

Our state will likely close schools for the entirety of the year. While it has been nice to have quiet time at home, I donít like this news.

I do not like lack of structure. I like routines,...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Nope

No, I donít particularly miss them. I hope they are well but I canít say I miss them. Especially not in the way I miss my family and friends.

However, I have done zoom meetings with a few of my...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-26-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Refusing tests

This is not a teaching vent. It is a COVID 19 vent.

I have a family member in her late 50ís who is VERY ill. All of the typical COVID symptoms. Went to the ER. They refused to test her, told her...
Board: The VENT 03-25-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Wow

Dude. F*** all of your whiny parents. This is the icing on the cake.
Board: The VENT 03-03-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Resource teacher

Iím the resource teacher so I donít teach the classroom. I have 5 students in her class. She orders me around often, and Iím not sure having a conversation with her would help because she is very set...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Icy cold coworker

A teacher I work with is so cold. I push into her classroom and she treats me more like an aide. If she feels that one of her students isn’t working or processing fast enough, she calls me out. She...
Board: The VENT 02-26-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Rude intervention teacher

Our intervention teacher is, well, rude.

One of my colleagues has a very challenging class. She has many highly emotional students who demand more than she can give. She is a good teacher and my...
Board: The VENT 02-25-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Keltikmom

YES!!!!! Thank you. I was just saying this the other data. SHAME on public education policy makers for trying to reduce children to data plots and paperwork. :mad:
Board: The VENT 02-22-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Uh...

Yes you are absolutely right. Red flag. Not just a red flag, actually,..a red flag on fire. What do they even mean by the ďbest teachersĒ? Teachers who will allow excessive workloads and poor...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
I should add

I should also add that although her child is not perfect, her child is an AMAZING kiddo who is articulate, friendly, compassionate, hard working and reads above grade level. Unfortunately she is...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Love and logic

I wish I could use the love and logic phrase! The problem is that I donít respect her. I donít respect people who make outward judgments based upon race. I donít respect people who believe they are...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Insane parent

I am beginning to think the parent of one of my SPED students is legitimately insane. This woman has made disparaging comments about the racial diversity of our students, constantly finds things...
Board: The VENT 01-27-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
IcyPeppermint

You are my hero. Preach it!!
Board: The VENT 01-27-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Yes!

It has a yellow cover and the title is called ďFeeling Good: The New Mood TherapyĒ by David Burns MD. Love it!
Board: The VENT 01-26-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
I can relate

I can relate to the hopeless feelings. Teaching is rough with all of the criticisms. It can be especially challenging if you already have a tendency to be plagued with dysfunctional thoughts.

I...
Board: The VENT 01-09-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Trauma training

Our district will be participating in ongoing ďtrauma trainingĒ (trauma informed schools). If youíve done this, whatís your opinion of it? Useful, eye opening, or another ineffective ďtrendĒ?
Board: The VENT 01-04-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By NewCAteacher
Unfollowing teacher Instagrams

I recently made the decision to unfollow SPED teacher Instagram accounts. I started following because I wanted to get ideas.

The problem is that I have issues with comparing myself. I can be...



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