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Posts Made By: readandweep
Board: The VENT 09-26-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Posted By readandweep
Lesson plans

We had micromanaging of checking the lesson plans before virus. Plans had to be turned in by late Sunday night.

We have a very strong union and a lot of teacher turnover so I am not sure why this...
Board: The VENT 09-24-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By readandweep

My district was all set to go with MAP testing this year when they decided we were not going to do student growth or evals they cancelled MAP testing.

Apparently the rest of special ed is still...
Board: Special Education 09-24-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By readandweep

Our annuals are scheduled for 45 minutes and re-evals are 60 minutes.

But we have case managers who determine length and set up the times for annuals and re-evals.

Some schedule all students...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-24-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep

Aquaphor may not seem initially cheap, but as we head into winter it serves so many skin purposes for me: eye cream, moisturizer, face mask and burn and cut ointment. One container lasts a long time....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-23-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By readandweep

I had my last car for 13 years and put 280,000 miles on it.

Your car is almost embryonic. :)
Board: The VENT 09-23-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By readandweep

So glad to see that it is not just me or my district.

I think Izzy hit it on the head that parents want more virtual babysitting.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep

The series is really good.

I was in 3rd grade and a teacher at my school had made it to a second round in the same search in which they picked Christa McAuliffe.

There was a lot I did not know...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-20-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By readandweep
Cobra Kai

I am almost done with season 2.

Saw the first Karate Kid in the theater back in the day. The martial arts have gotten much better.

And I too feel bad for the Johnny character.

The whole show...
Board: The VENT 09-19-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep

Thankfully my union stepped in and literally told administration they have to support me.

I hate having to run to the union so early in the school year, but this year is stressful enough without...
Board: The VENT 09-17-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By readandweep
Remote - what is your admin doing?

For those who currently doing remote only across your district, how have administrator duties changed?

Like we had three positions devoted to behavior and I am not sure how their positions have...
Board: The VENT 09-17-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By readandweep
Parent is a verb

I have had several instances of 'but he said he did work or attended Zoom meetings.'


I put out a tactful announcement to all that on half the school days work completion is how you show...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-17-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By readandweep

I bet he likes making biscuits on that!

Have you seen the meme of the desk with two keyboards. One for the human and one for the cat.
Board: The VENT 09-17-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep

After a lot of back and forth with a suddenly unsupportive special ed administration, I attempt to broker a peace with mom.

FWIW the background was suddenly quiet today.

But mom took it as me...
Board: The VENT 09-17-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep

I guess I was looking for it's not me.

My position is isolating during normal times and even more isolating this year. It will become even more isolating as half our district moves to hybrid next...
Board: The VENT 09-16-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep
Strange rights during remote

Had a parent accusing of denying her kid an education after I had told Mom and student that the background noise was too loud and I would need to mute the student if it did not get better.

It is...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-15-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By readandweep
Special ed

Some districts around me don't offer virtual learning for special ed.

Your nephews' ability to be flexible and adapt to change might also be a factor. How would your nephews react to being pulled...
Board: BusyBoard 09-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By readandweep

My first year of teaching I was hired more than a month into the school year.

My salary was pro-rated based on how many days of the school year I would be working. So if I was starting work on the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-12-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By readandweep

I like getting young adult cats rather than kittens so most of my cats have come to me declawed.

My newest cat found me. She was a stray. She was about 2-3 years old at the time and had claws.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-12-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By readandweep

Behind the bed.

Behind or under the couch.

In the litter box.

Under the other cat.

Behind the toilet.
Board: BusyBoard 09-12-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By readandweep
Mute button

I am only two weeks in and I am going to miss the mute button when this is over.

It has become a reward to be the one I call on during lessons.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-11-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By readandweep

My district has a system that she need to scan a bar code as you enter and exit any building.

We were told that it takes to the self assessment page, but I am sure it tracks who was where when and...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By readandweep

Wow 90 percent would be a super star school in my district, especially in elementary.

We have had various attendance challenges through the years. The grade level that won the third quarter last...
Board: The VENT 09-08-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By readandweep
Reading Mastery

The SRA product? For three hours?

Has it changed that much in the, um, four years since I used it? Or is it online now or something?

I did attend a Reading Mastery training my first year of...
Board: Special Education 09-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By readandweep
Case manager

I am in an area where we have a dedicated case manager for meetings.

In our meetings (across three districts IME), you, the case manager, run the meetings as our case managers have to turn in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 09-07-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 46
Posted By readandweep

So happy for you, especially since you and DH can retire at around the same time.

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