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Posts Made By: c6g
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-23-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By c6g
Interesting. Our dryer (a Maytag) is like...

Interesting. Our dryer (a Maytag) is like KeyKid's with no screw holding the lint screen in place. In the past we had a GE and a Whirlpool, and neither of them had it either. After every load, we...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-23-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By c6g
The following is loosely based on a true story...

The following is loosely based on a true story from many years ago.

The principal, Mr. A, was annoyed. He loved weekly afterschool staff meetings, and he always kept them going for as long as he...
Board: The VENT 09-17-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By c6g
This is slightly off-topic, but I just have to...

This is slightly off-topic, but I just have to share it.

Several years ago I was subbing for a 5th grade social studies class, and the students were working on a project. There was a boy with some...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-16-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By c6g
An oldie: A new student enrolled in a...

An oldie:

A new student enrolled in a school, and he reported to his assigned classroom.
His teacher gave him a warm smile and called him over to her desk.

"Welcome!" she said. "I didn't...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-16-2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By c6g
So frustrating--and there isn't much you can do...

So frustrating--and there isn't much you can do to avoid it. It happened to me once about a week after getting a windshield replaced.
Board: The VENT 09-15-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
Would taking this job impact a future pension in...

Would taking this job impact a future pension in any way? If you're at all close to retirement, it might not be worth it. If you're planning to continue for several more years and can make it work...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 09-10-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
It isn’t legal in my state, and I never did it....

It isn’t legal in my state, and I never did it. At the same time, many states permit teachers and other school employees to defend themselves if attacked by a student. This is where things get...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-09-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By c6g
Janet, great joke about the insurance claims...

Janet, great joke about the insurance claims adjuster!

A variation of an old joke:

Billy was a sweet six year-old boy, but he always got into mischief. One day he got into his dad's tools and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-04-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By c6g
Others have mentioned using various beans, and we...

Others have mentioned using various beans, and we do the same.

There are a number of ways to make vegetarian enchiladas, and it can be a quick and tasty meal.

There are also a number of great...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-02-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By c6g
I think every teacher will be able to identify...

I think every teacher will be able to identify with this one.

An 8th grade math teacher had had enough. Students in her class (and the rest of the middle school) constantly snacked in class. She...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-29-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By c6g
I usually walk on the sidewalk, but I can...

I usually walk on the sidewalk, but I can understand why some prefer the street.

Most or all of us have seen cracked, pitted, and uneven sidewalk slabs. I think my city's policy is similar to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-26-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By c6g
A major home remodeling company decided to hold a...

A major home remodeling company decided to hold a kitchen display event in a convention center, and advertising was everywhere. Attendees were promised an incredible experience, and were told there...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-21-2022, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By c6g
Song of Joy, we also like our Ford Escape.

Song of Joy, we also like our Ford Escape.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-19-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By c6g
A professor of English was always absorbed in his...

A professor of English was always absorbed in his work, but he and his wife did enjoy camping every summer.

One spring night, he was engrossed in the affairs of the English department while she...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-18-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
Amiga13, while thinking about your remarks...

Amiga13, while thinking about your remarks regarding loans and the real purpose of college (all spot-on), I saw this video. It really makes me scratch my head thinking about using college funds for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-17-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
It has been a while since we've gone through this...

It has been a while since we've gone through this process, but I agree with the advice about filling out the FAFSA. It is definitely the best way to start. If nothing else, there are Stafford Loans...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-16-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By c6g
An oldie: A teacher was doing a social...

An oldie:

A teacher was doing a social studies lesson about New York City, and noticed a student in the back who wasnít paying attention. Trying to get him involved, she looked in his direction...
Board: Retired Teachers 08-15-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
No talking in the parking lot!

I worked for a number of odd and/or controlling principals over the years, but none who were as extreme as this group!...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-14-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By c6g
Is there a particular type of bike (road, hybrid,...

Is there a particular type of bike (road, hybrid, mountain, etc.) that your grandson wants? Thatís a good starting point. He should definitely be involved in the decision.

If heís 13 or 14, not...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-12-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By c6g
An oldie: John and Jane were the owners of a...

An oldie:

John and Jane were the owners of a small corner market that had been in business for 50 years. They somehow made a living, but it wasn't easy. Their three grown children had no interest...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By c6g
About union grievances . . .

We're slightly off-topic, but here are a few comments about unions and union grievances.

When I was a regular teacher, we had a fairly strong union. The payroll office messed up my paychecks...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By c6g
I think Renea is right. You did sign a contract...

I think Renea is right. You did sign a contract for a position, not a grade level. They probably realized they wouldn't be able to hire a middle school math/science teacher in time for the beginning...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 08-05-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By c6g
The following is based on a true story from many...

The following is based on a true story from many years ago.


A second grade teacher had had it. When she woke up one morning after sleeping poorly, she glanced at the clock. It was 5:50 A.M.,...
Board: The VENT 08-03-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By c6g
This discussion reminds me of two stories. ...

This discussion reminds me of two stories.

About ten years ago, I was subbing for a fifth grade teacher. A young state legislator was scheduled to visit the classroom, and we were all excited. I...
Board: The VENT 08-02-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By c6g
I think back to some of the education classes I...

I think back to some of the education classes I took in college (undergrad and graduate), and many were almost worthless. When I started teaching, I realized that many education professors were...



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