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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: The VENT 12-11-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tiamat
Start like it the first day. Establish your...

Start like it the first day. Establish your routines and your expectations. Do some get t to know you stuff as well as academics. Enjoy!
Board: The VENT 12-10-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Tiamat
Iíve seen this, too. My grandson is four and goes...

Iíve seen this, too. My grandson is four and goes by a nickname in everyday life but, if you ask him his name, he gives you the full first, middle and last. Yet, like you, I see kids who donít even...
Board: The VENT 12-09-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
But ... those are normal classroom procedures....

But ... those are normal classroom procedures. Arenít they?
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-03-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
Thanks. Iíll remember that tip!

Thanks. Iíll remember that tip!
Board: The VENT 12-03-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Tiamat
ďOh then of course we can accommodate His mental...

ďOh then of course we can accommodate His mental health issues. Can I just see the letter from his psychiatrist and Iíll do the referral to the Special Education Department to set up the IEP to meet...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Tiamat
I had that kid once - except he was twins....

I had that kid once - except he was twins. Thankfully never In the same class. The other ones teacher and I went out for drinks the day it was confirmed theyíd moved and presented at another school.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-30-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
I got 30 but Iím not sure how. Nothing is...

I got 30 but Iím not sure how. Nothing is walkable. We have no public transport other than buses to the high school in town.
Board: The VENT 11-29-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
That school was dysfunctional and toxic in a...

That school was dysfunctional and toxic in a multiplicity of ways, mine was just one tip of a very large iceberg.
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-28-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
I start the oestrogen blockers after New Years. ...

I start the oestrogen blockers after New Years. I am so excited to go back into menopause. Not.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-28-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
Depends how you're going to use it. I have mine...

Depends how you're going to use it. I have mine out and about a lot, so I need the cell capacity. I use it far more than I use my phone. my husband's never leaves the bedroom, so he doesn't need it.
Board: The VENT 11-28-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
Nope. They didn't care about me or the ESL kids,...

Nope. They didn't care about me or the ESL kids, except as a way to get a dig in at me. Really, if they did poorly, we got more funding, and that school was all about the funding, so there was...
Board: The VENT 11-28-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tiamat
We got out (now elderly) cats through a shelter....

We got out (now elderly) cats through a shelter. The questions we were asked were: Do you have $100? Which kitten do you want? Some of this stuff is insane.
Board: The VENT 11-28-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Tiamat
Itís a big reason I refuse to do any sort of out...

Itís a big reason I refuse to do any sort of out of classroom role. Last time I did I went from Easter to November (which doesnít include summer holidays here) without doing one full week on my...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
We are desperately short here. They have to be...

We are desperately short here. They have to be fully qualified teachers and are well paid ($350+ per day) but they donít exist. Our beet pool was retired teachers earnings big of pocket money but the...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tiamat
Packet of chocolate biscuits and a can of coke...

Packet of chocolate biscuits and a can of coke was a standard lunch for one girl I taught a few years ago. I amount of talking to parents would change it, and we didnít have another option to offer....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-25-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Tiamat
My kindle is getting old, too, and I am starting...

My kindle is getting old, too, and I am starting to look. I very definitely donít want a touchscreen (the Fire isnít available to us) and Iím not sure which way to go.
Board: The VENT 11-25-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
You get extra for a split? Count me in - at my...

You get extra for a split? Count me in - at my old school we had splits nearly every day; four or five kids, any age, dumped on you for the day.

The kids see it as a day off, no matter what you...
Board: The VENT 11-21-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
I go with km's response. I can tell the irate...

I go with km's response. I can tell the irate parent and child that I enquired into the matter. But usually it goes like this:

"Miss, somebody stoled my pencil!!!!!!!!!!"

"Is that the pencil...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-17-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Tiamat
We call it ďFeline ParalysisĒ (aka ďI canít move...

We call it ďFeline ParalysisĒ (aka ďI canít move thereís a cat on meĒ) and itís a recognised excuse to get out of anything in my house
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tiamat
If he takes one minute per question, that's an...

If he takes one minute per question, that's an hour and a quarter per night. Six and a quarter hours per week. His entire homework in Year 2 shouldn't be more than 20 minutes a night and I believe...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Tiamat
1. Small town. My town has a population of about...

1. Small town. My town has a population of about 1,000 x the nearest big town is around 20,000.

2. Fruit bonbons (a type of lolly/candy).

3. Sometimes.

4. No, I havenít. Donít ask me...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Tiamat
The last school I was at had a Whole School...

The last school I was at had a Whole School Reward at the end of every term. To earn the reward, all the good tickets earnt across the school were put in a box. When the box filled to a certain...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Tiamat
My previous Principal was like that - you never...

My previous Principal was like that - you never knew what you'd done and were being punished for. I eventually accepted that she loathed me and everything I did and concentrated on getting out of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By Tiamat
The "waffle" part of the word is an attempt to...

The "waffle" part of the word is an attempt to water down or make funny the extreme offensiveness and history of the "twat" part. Words do matter. This word is offensive. And rude. And demeaning....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By Tiamat
I am STUNNED that word has been allowed through...

I am STUNNED that word has been allowed through the filters here. Itís far far more offensive than many Iíve seen blocked. Right up there with c***.

Iím not a prude about language and swear like...



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