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Posts Made By: mooba1
Board: The VENT 01-26-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By mooba1
Never acceptable

to rearrange a teacher’s classroom. On the very rare occasion I have to move anything, I try to make sure I put it back right where it was. I’ve subbed in some rather messy classrooms, but I just...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
K12ENLTeacher, reading your post was like reading...

K12ENLTeacher, reading your post was like reading a recap of my last year. Those kids didn’t know anything, didn’t want to learn anything, and didn’t care that they didn’t know anything.

I’ll...
Board: The VENT 01-18-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By mooba1
I just had a similar conversation with a massage...

I just had a similar conversation with a massage therapist I’m going to for rehab issues. She’s also been a physical therapist, so has a lot of expertise and is very good at what she does. Recently...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mooba1
How about a phone call, since you already have a...

How about a phone call, since you already have a relationship with the P? That’s so much more personal than emailing or texting, and then you could maybe set up a time to stop by the school to talk...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By mooba1
I taught for 30 years, and thank goodness burnout...

I taught for 30 years, and thank goodness burnout and those 30 years dovetailed. Took some time to regroup, then got persuaded to sub, which I’ve been doing for nearly 10 years. This will be my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-13-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mooba1
Sending you +++ thoughts that the stupid...

Sending you +++ thoughts that the stupid transmission isn't as stupid as you think it might be, or at least not horribly expensive.

I was nodding my head as I read your post. Yep, I also loathe...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By mooba1
DH says 1) let your car idle and then walk around...

DH says 1) let your car idle and then walk around the back to see if there’s a strong gas smell from the exhaust. Could be the car is running rich. 2) open the hood after your car is turned off and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mooba1
I take it in capsule form for my joints, and it...

I take it in capsule form for my joints, and it really works. Get turmeric with black pepper. The piperine in the black pepper really emphasizes the curcumin in the turmeric, which is what you...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-10-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
@Tapdance

What matters is that you’re making a difference for the kids and for the teachers who are in the trenches with you. As for your admin, here’s another old country saying especially for her: “ Don’t...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-10-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
“You can’t always get what you want

...but if you try sometimes, well you just might find you get what you need.”

That Stones’ chorus ran through my head this afternoon, after a frustrating day with 4th graders who were a hot mess. ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-08-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mooba1
Is there a grade level lead teacher who could...

Is there a grade level lead teacher who could keep his/her mouth shut about you applying for this job? Maybe even a couple of teachers you regularly sub for would be willing to provide references?...
Board: Substitute Teachers 01-05-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By mooba1
Lose the guilt, girl! Of course you could’ve...

Lose the guilt, girl! Of course you could’ve toughed it out, but subbing means you don’t have to. No one is going to burst into flames because you canceled the job, but even if they do, that means...
Board: The VENT 01-03-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mooba1
Right up to the end, I was thinking about how...

Right up to the end, I was thinking about how uncomfortably close to the truth the story was, then here came the ending. Hilarious, and exactly what happens when you turn the snowflakes’ reasoning...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-31-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mooba1
Best of luck, SubMan

Do keep us updated. I’m excited for you, and I have a feeling you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised by the responses you get.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-29-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By mooba1
Your poor MIL. She must be so frightened, but...

Your poor MIL. She must be so frightened, but thank God she had enough presence of mind left to know to call for help.

I wanted to share some things I learned through personal experience. ...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-26-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By mooba1
End of life decisions are very tough, no question...

End of life decisions are very tough, no question about that. I don’t have any advice either, just wishing you and DH an extra measure of grace right now. If you were here, I’d wrap my arms around...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-26-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
Yes, and equally satisfying is passing classes in...

Yes, and equally satisfying is passing classes in the hallway and having several kids say, “Hi Mrs. Mooba!” That, and the hugs along with personalized notes and pictures make it all worthwhile.

@...
Board: The VENT 12-16-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By mooba1
Try this

One of the teachers where I sub was as fed up as you are with her students and their lack of effort. She’s been using these counting songs, and says it’s really helped. I think they’re annoying,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-16-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By mooba1
Wowzers, that’s really awful. I’ve had days...

Wowzers, that’s really awful. I’ve had days where I’ve thought, “I could just pick up my purse and leave, thus ending my employment with XYZ school district”, but that’s only elementary school.
...
Board: BusyBoard 12-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mooba1
Retired Texas teacher here, agreeing with...

Retired Texas teacher here, agreeing with everything TexTea said. There are people who live on Galveston Island (about 50 miles south of H-town) who consider themselves Houston escapees, and I could...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-14-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By mooba1
Wow, that’s just wrong. I guess the school...

Wow, that’s just wrong. I guess the school thought telling you about another job in the district was a magnanimous offer. File that under “Reasons for sub shortage”. Geez.
Board: The VENT 12-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By mooba1
Yes!! I’m still dealing with this as a sub, and...

Yes!! I’m still dealing with this as a sub, and it’s maddening. Some students completely freeze like a deer in headlights when I tell them to sound it out and spell it the best way they can. I...
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-11-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By mooba1
Good point, MaineSub. I used to wonder why some...

Good point, MaineSub. I used to wonder why some kids’ behavior ramped up so much just before a break from school, until a P clued me in as to why that might happen. Very sad, and validates the old...
Board: BusyBoard 12-10-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By mooba1
Just to add to the fun, there's a full moon...

Just to add to the fun, there's a full moon tomorrow (Wed). Oh, those poor teachers.
Board: The VENT 12-09-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By mooba1
Wow. If holding kids accountable is...

Wow. If holding kids accountable is disrespectful and insensitive, then I wouldn’t have lasted more than a day in that school, especially as a sub. Just keep in mind that he’s exactly where he...



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