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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: The VENT 01-26-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider
Would a position

in the central office administrating special education be of interest to and provide influence for you?
Board: The VENT 01-25-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broomrider

It rather sounds like an audition to see if you can deal with this child's behaviors since admin can't/won't.

You did an excellent job of remaining calm, offering acceptable to you choices, and...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-24-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
If life gives you lemons

make lemonade thought:
If you owe taxes, you don't get hacked for a fake refund. No one hacks us to PAY our taxes.<!--giggle-->
Board: Retired Teachers 01-23-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
It is odd

how I'm not as aware of the monthly withholding of taxes as I am of the lump April tax bill to pay. I think it's the insult to injury of getting a penalty for not guessing correctly how much to...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-20-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By broomrider
My DH wears

his papa's apron from when he was a cook on boats on the Great Lakes. DH wears it when he barbecues. But he does cook a lot of dinners without an apron. Thank goodness or we'd starve!
Board: Retired Teachers 01-20-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
If you are anywhere

close to a social security office it is well worth a visit to find out about all the "if this, then that" of social security and medicare (both can be addressed in one visit).

Be sure to make an...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broomrider
Ours came yesterday

The announcement about benefit amount and medicare costs came about a week ago.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-17-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
I find it interesting

that in an era where we are told to reward/reinforce desired behavior in order to have it repeated, admin is reinforcing with primaries (food) behaviors we want to stop.

If reinforcement works,...
Board: New Teachers 01-15-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By broomrider
Yearly Advise

I try to stick this on the new teacher board every year. Long about now you are not quite as overwhelmed as you've been up to this point. Teaching is hard. Hang in there, it does get easier.
Board: Retired Teachers 01-15-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
At the end of the day

as the kids leave the classroom, shake hands, high 5, whatever. It's a way to forgive each other at the end of the day. Tomorrow we start over.

About your real problem students, pray for them. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-12-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
OK, so you've been

in this long term that was supposed to last a month or so since close to the beginning of the year.

It's been a nightmare all along, you've gotten no to little support, the students are...
Board: The VENT 01-12-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider

Sounds like the parents have been into the adult beverages again. They are delegating to the hired help.
Board: Retired Teachers 01-11-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By broomrider

I remember almost everything, though I was never paid in cash. I do remember being less than thrilled when my district required direct deposit to save themselves money. I'm in Nevada, cashing your...
Board: The VENT 01-09-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider

keep your options open.

You never know when that credential will allow you to earn a living.

If you want to get a credential later, you'll be at the mercy of whatever new rules and regs have...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-07-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Posted By broomrider

the district seems to want to monitor substitutes' communications. I'm wondering if there's a move to organize subs and they want to track who is spreading information.

Limiting communication...
Board: The VENT 01-07-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
hang in there

They are disrespectful louts who have gotten out of the being in school routine.

You deserve better.

Please give yourself a treat this evening.
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-07-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider

The other issues, as best I recall, were pay (they'd reduced our daily rate by $3 to help balance the budget!!!); lack of keys--especially during code red; wrong start times entered on AESOP; the...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 01-06-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
this might be interesting
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 01-06-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
second DrA

Also suggest checking out the school. Drive the neighborhood as school is letting out to see students, parents, teachers interacting.

Go on line and see the school's ratings and test scores of...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 01-06-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
STEM suggestions

Activity book:
Board: The VENT 01-05-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
I've lost the link

but a couple of years ago (or so) a teacher did a real life comparison between her posts and the rest of her classroom. She showed how she cleans up a part of the class, photographs it, etc. Then...
Board: The VENT 01-05-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By broomrider

your much better school and class.

Have a good time with the students as you set up expectations and routines.

The kids will be able to (and excited to) lead you to the library, the lunch room,...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider

I have Medicare Advantage plan so can't share experiences.

I would second the consult a broker advise. I suggest perhaps trying more than one and going in with a list of your current conditions...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-03-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
the caveats

about insurance are very important and unfortunately quite real. A major consideration.

But also consider the money you will save by not teaching. Less transportation costs because not...
Board: Retired Teachers 01-03-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
come on in

the water's fine!!

Some people take to retirement immediately, others of us find it a process with a learning curve. Whatever your experience, you'll find this to be a fine time of life.


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