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Posts Made By: UniversalDes
Board: The VENT 04-26-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By UniversalDes
I take kids out...

I have a head injury that if I am caught in the building with the fire alarm I will black out and faint. There is something from my head injury that throws my equilibrium and hearing all off balance...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-29-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By UniversalDes
I had this problem and then switched over to Baby...

I had this problem and then switched over to Baby Shampoo but I don't have hives and breakouts anymore. Check with your dermatologist as always because what works for one doesn't work for all.
Board: The VENT 02-02-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By UniversalDes
One of two Coaches

I am one of two coaches in my school but I am more hands off in the classroom because I know my teachers are under a lot of stress in preparing kids for the MStep at the end of the year. I do...
Board: The VENT 01-01-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By UniversalDes
E-mails

Yep!

I tell my teachers unless its an absolute emergency I will not contact them by e-mail over break. Their time is too precious and I want them to enjoy themselves...it can wait!!!

-UD
Board: The VENT 12-30-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Congrats

Congrats on such a feat!!!
Board: The VENT 12-05-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By UniversalDes
First of all

Your principal is insane and sounds like the one I left two years ago. It is a big step to say "no more" but you must do this for your mental and physical health. Secondly, that admin has no idea...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-24-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By UniversalDes
An American Werewolf in London still gives me the...

An American Werewolf in London still gives me the creeps. I can't watch it all the way without throwing up or getting a very nauseating feeling in my stomach.

I really don't watch that many...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By UniversalDes
I'm on it for 100 mg but it does cause you to...

I'm on it for 100 mg but it does cause you to lose your train of thought. I also get numbness from time to time with it but it's also for my migraines and cluster headaches.
Board: The VENT 10-03-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Wow. All I do is just advise teachers on I-Ready...

Wow. All I do is just advise teachers on I-Ready I don't advise them on instruction or noise level.

This is way overstepping her boundaries as a coach!
Board: The VENT 09-20-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Currently there

I had one 9 year old scream at me today because in our Drama Groups we had to double up roles because we have so many in our three groups during our Enrichment time. I wanted this student to work...
Board: The VENT 07-22-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By UniversalDes
You gave me an idea

In my opinion, TpT should only be used for supplemental curriculum not full on replacements. Although, I am a seller and hardly use it for my own classroom. However, you given me an idea to put a...
Board: The VENT 07-15-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By UniversalDes
From a candidates perspective

I always try to answer the panels questions thoroughly because the one thing that matters in the end is the students, their growth, and their success. I am one of those teachers that is willing to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-12-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Board: The VENT 07-10-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Overqualified as well

You are not alone.

I hold two Masters Degrees in Education and am working on a dissertation (just about done) and every interview I go on. I get the same thing even when I try to apply for a...
Board: The VENT 06-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By UniversalDes
You are not alone!

I got out of a toxic environment after Seven Years. Do not feel guilty for one second about leaving as your mental and physical health comes first. Now it's onto big and better things!!!
Board: The VENT 06-13-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Hang in there!

You're not alone in the job hunt. I have been hunting two years while working on my dissertation and fled from a very toxic environment. My latest rejection letter made me laugh as I had applied...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Hang in there

This reminds me of my last principal!!!

She was everything you described and then some. All I can say, is that count down the days and then that last day of school do something for you. Go out...
Board: The VENT 05-24-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By UniversalDes
I wouldn't get involved simply because it could...

I wouldn't get involved simply because it could mean putting yourself in a position you don't want to be in. I always wore business casual into school but because of health issues, I always switched...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Do not sign!!! It falls on the administrator if...

Do not sign!!! It falls on the administrator if they could be called that to be on time with the observations. I had a non-administrator try to observe me my last year I taught in NC and did not...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By UniversalDes
In my day...

Our parents could only dart in and out between songs and cadences. When the instruments went up, they were out of there but walked beside the band. They also kept eyes out if a band member was...
Board: The VENT 03-27-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Spies

My motto "Trust No One."

There are spies everywhere in schools and you can not trust anyone. I will not go into full details but I worked in a school where there were spies and then you'd...
Board: The VENT 02-14-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Apple Annie

You just summed up the North Carolina teaching system!!!

I left North Carolina for that particular reason only my school was ten times worse!!!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-24-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Good Luck with your store!!! I'm on there as...

Good Luck with your store!!! I'm on there as Outside the Box Creations but I have taken the past few days off.
Board: The VENT 11-16-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Evaas is flawed

I used to teach in NC and I hated EVAAS with a passion as it did not adequately measure my students' strides in their reading. I taught in a Title 1 school where my students were two to three years...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-09-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By UniversalDes
Resolution

Well I'm currently up in Michigan and my truck is registered in NC due to the fact that I split my time between NC and Michigan. I already have had two small nicks in the windshield that were...



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