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Posts Made By: stephenPE
Board: The VENT 01-18-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By stephenPE
I swear you have to be making some of this up....

I swear you have to be making some of this up. If I met someone like these parents the look in my eyes would give me away and then my laughter would cinch it. You must work in a private school with...
Board: The VENT 01-13-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By stephenPE
This ^. Private school hell is always...

This ^.
Private school hell is always entertaining.
Board: The VENT 01-13-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By stephenPE
THIS is how it has always been and always will...

THIS is how it has always been and always will be. The best teachers and aides will always get the most work, the hardest students and asked to do more. Excellence (in schools) is rewarded this...
Board: Physical Education 12-26-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By stephenPE
Sam, I dont know if you are still around but your...

Sam, I dont know if you are still around but your post was sad. Kids, for the most part want to be outside of the classroom, out of their chairs and in the freedom PE gives them. There are two keys...
Board: The VENT 12-18-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By stephenPE
The politicians in Fla are bound and determined...

The politicians in Fla are bound and determined to end our public schools and replace them with for profit charters and private. I retired in Fla less than two years ago and the previous 15 had the...
Board: The VENT 12-08-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By stephenPE
I gotta know this. Is it a public school and what...

I gotta know this. Is it a public school and what state. I feel so sorry for those children in kindergarten. That is absolutely insane. I have always said that teaching K was a super hero skill....
Board: The VENT 11-22-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By stephenPE
All good answers to your pondering. Kids like...

All good answers to your pondering. Kids like these have a miserable home life usually. And the answer I learned before I retired. The kids hardest to love NEED it them most............
Board: The VENT 11-22-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By stephenPE
This was me 35 yrs ago. I was in this school and...

This was me 35 yrs ago. I was in this school and left. But it was my first real teaching job. It was like a family to me. I went to another school and fell apart. Actually quit teaching the first...
Board: The VENT 11-22-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By stephenPE
One of my joys in life seeing students from years...

One of my joys in life seeing students from years ago. I went to a funeral this week and one of my students from 30 yrs ago was there, her dad's funeral. Her older sister was my wife's bf in school....
Board: The VENT 11-19-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By stephenPE
I loved my job till I gave it up in 17. 40 yrs of...

I loved my job till I gave it up in 17. 40 yrs of teaching PE and a few hours in the morning of math or reading, computer skills and even gifted one year. Small school with a family atmosphere. I...
Board: The VENT 11-17-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By stephenPE
Your supervising teacher sounds like a miserable...

Your supervising teacher sounds like a miserable SOB. I like the idea of taking notes while the cretin lectures you.
Board: The VENT 11-17-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By stephenPE
I am happy for you. I would think science and...

I am happy for you. I would think science and your background would be in demand. But if you are done with teaching, be thankful for all the good there was and the good you did. It is still a noble...
Board: The VENT 11-12-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By stephenPE
In my early days I would take them. Go to Hardees...

In my early days I would take them. Go to Hardees for some carry out breakfast. Go pick up the Tampa Tribune. Go home and pretend I was retired. THEN I had kids. Since THEY rode to school with...
Board: The VENT 11-09-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By stephenPE
I began teaching in 4th grade. My teacher would...

I began teaching in 4th grade. My teacher would take us to the library and she needed a cigarette so she told me to walk around and help those that needed it. I taught for 40 yrs up till 2017. I...
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By stephenPE
I've read two of your replies tonite, happygal. ...

I've read two of your replies tonite, happygal. It is obvious why you are happy. You have many excellent ideas and techniques. For God's sake keep posting because there are so many struggling now...
Board: BusyBoard 11-03-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By stephenPE
When our boy was about 8 my wife gave me a list...

When our boy was about 8 my wife gave me a list of 10 autism signs.
He had 9. It was amazing to read and compare his behaviors. Thank GOD he is VERY high functioning. I tell him he is like one of...
Board: The VENT 11-03-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By stephenPE
IF you are afraid to say no. If you are afraid to...

IF you are afraid to say no. If you are afraid to CALL parents to tell them the truth. IF you are not willing to LISTEN.........IF you are afraid to make the HARD decisions.......
Board: The VENT 10-30-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By stephenPE
There are always those few parents that see *****...

There are always those few parents that see ***** in a field of flowers.
Most parents appreciate it but the loudest are the rudest. When the day is done we do/did it for the kids. They need good...
Board: The VENT 10-24-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By stephenPE
I taught PE so it was different but I noticed if...

I taught PE so it was different but I noticed if I ate a lighter lunch I had much more energy in the afternoon. Large lunch would make me sleepy.
:My long drive home would put me to sleep too so I...
Board: The VENT 10-23-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By stephenPE
People are nuts sometimes. They see their...

People are nuts sometimes. They see their "friends" post their children's grades so their little suzie or johnny must keep up so they can maintain their
status as parent to geniuses ............
Board: The VENT 10-16-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By stephenPE
Im retired. First 25 yrs. THE BEST last 5...

Im retired.

First 25 yrs. THE BEST
last 5 Pretty good. (people died or retired)
Board: The VENT 10-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By stephenPE
I remember when Dade County had the first pay...

I remember when Dade County had the first pay scale that went to 100k if you had a PhD. I didnt hit 50k till over 20 yrs in Bradford (North of Gainesville) and topped out at about 54k after 30 yrs...
Board: The VENT 10-10-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By stephenPE
Sometimes a kid knowing you really care does it....

Sometimes a kid knowing you really care does it. I am thrilled for you , her and the mom. Excellent.
Board: The VENT 10-04-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By stephenPE
Yep, your only BAD choice was working with...

Yep, your only BAD choice was working with her...........Avoid her like the plague because she IS a human plague.........and spends time with kids.....horrible.
Board: The VENT 10-01-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By stephenPE
In the south we have a saying about parents like...

In the south we have a saying about parents like that.
Crazy as a run over dog. My first experience like yours was
back in the early 80s. I was young. Our principal would go for two weeks...



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