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Posts Made By: Tori58
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-21-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tori58
I agree about Poshmark. Also ThredUP. If I have...

I agree about Poshmark. Also ThredUP. If I have a particular wardrobe need I check there first. I have sometimes been frustrated with Poshmark in that you have to rely on the seller to ship the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-19-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Tori58
Yes, that would be a perfect way to showcase that...

Yes, that would be a perfect way to showcase that door. You can probably find a vintage door handle at an architectural salvage place that would match the age of the door.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-19-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Tori58
I agree that you don't need to do much to that...

I agree that you don't need to do much to that door beyond working hardware. The only other thing I might consider is moving it to a more prominent location.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-19-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By Tori58
Inservice

Students get the day off but not teachers. At least we don't have a bunch of PD scheduled and can use it for semester grades and planning.
Board: The VENT 01-18-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tori58
I don't understand why you'd assume that the...

I don't understand why you'd assume that the principal pulled a student because of a parental complaint. My experience has been that principals pull kids to speak to them privately about a variety of...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-18-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tori58
You realize that the children of Boomers are now...

You realize that the children of Boomers are now mostly in their 40's and 50's, right?
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-18-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tori58
I haven't agreed with all the PD I've had through...

I haven't agreed with all the PD I've had through the years and, over time, it becomes apparent that some of it is the same idea tweaked, recycled and presented in a different way.

That being...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-18-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tori58
1. Do you like to cook? Yes and I'm interested in...

1. Do you like to cook? Yes and I'm interested in nutrition. If I were choosing a career now I think I would consider being a personal chef.
2. How many pairs of boots do you own? Seven.. Merrill...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-17-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tori58
I suspect this may be part of trauma-informed...

I suspect this may be part of trauma-informed practices. Probably the thinking goes that that some students in trauma suffer from food insecurity and may be acting out because they're hungry. This...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-17-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Tori58
Really enjoying the cat photos today. They're...

Really enjoying the cat photos today. They're all great but, holy cats! CatLove, that Toby is a real beauty!
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-17-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tori58
Oh, it can get worse than that. I once sent a...

Oh, it can get worse than that. I once sent a 5th grader to the office for being repeatedly disrespectful and defiant, culminating in shaking her fist at me. Guess what happened? She came back...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-17-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tori58
Um, actually it did, at least in some areas. ...

Um, actually it did, at least in some areas. When I began teaching in this state (Wisconsin) 30 years ago, nobody went into teaching to get rich but it was possible to support a family on a...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-14-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tori58
Sure. I think it's possible to be close without...

Sure. I think it's possible to be close without babysitting, as in caring for them while their parents are doing something else. But I don't think you're as close if you never have one-on-one time...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-14-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Tori58
This. In my culture, grandparents are as primary...

This. In my culture, grandparents are as primary as parents and there's a tremendous emotional payoff in that for both grandparents and grandchildren. But people do need to be thoughtful about it. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-12-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By Tori58
Recycling is a worthwhile endeavor but the...

Recycling is a worthwhile endeavor but the downside is that it makes people feel that it's okay to give no consideration to how many overpackaged products they purchase so long as they recycle. The...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tori58
I agree that the reason teaching is so exhausting...

I agree that the reason teaching is so exhausting is because of the constant decision making.

And I agree that I get tired of having to make decisions that somebody else could make just as...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tori58
Possible spoiler alert

It's interesting. I've only finished Episode 6 and I honestly don't know where it's going but *POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT* I have long been of the opinion that if Jesus were to return today, governments...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By Tori58
1. I don't watch football. 2. Mini-blinds...

1. I don't watch football.

2. Mini-blinds in every room. Am gradually switching over to cordless. Sheers in some rooms, valances in some rooms, just bare blinds in some room.

3. Carpet in...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tori58
I've experienced this and it's much more...

I've experienced this and it's much more commonplace these days than it used to be. I think that, because we have so much more emphasis on groupwork and collaboration, kids truly do not understand...
Board: The VENT 01-11-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tori58
This. Most schools have online gradebooks these...

This. Most schools have online gradebooks these days and most parents have access to them. Most schools have some regular schedule of progress reporting as well, so when I hear parents complain...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Tori58
I second the suggestion to check out the Pearl...

I second the suggestion to check out the Pearl Street Mall. If you like crepes (and even if you don't) have brunch at Foolish Craigs. If you drive up to Estes Park, you'll probably go through...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-08-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By Tori58
I think you can count an audio book. It might be...

I think you can count an audio book. It might be cheating if all 28 books were audio books but the way I look at it is that we're adults. We'r not reading books to improve our reading skills (I...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-07-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tori58
Right now I'm splitting my reading time between...

Right now I'm splitting my reading time between Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino and Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. I've only finished the first essay in Trick Mirror: "The I in the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-07-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tori58
James

Although I will enjoy it no matter who wins.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-07-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tori58
I'm looking forward to it!

I'm looking forward to it!



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