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Posts Made By: dubby
Board: The VENT 04-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By dubby

Update: She has changed her tune since a district person and websites contacted her and she has edited her messages.

I am no longer a tyrannical drunk since the person who contacted her knows me...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By dubby
Already reported

I’ve already reported to the sites and I’ve reported to our DO. We just started Spring break...and I think she posted this today on several social media platforms because she knows the DO would be...
Board: The VENT 03-31-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By dubby
Parents and social media

I have a parent who is pretty much on a tiraid about our school and my ability as a teacher. Apparently, her son brings home stories to her everyday about some criminal activity and apparently our...
Board: The VENT 03-07-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By dubby
The quiet ones

The quiet ones are the ones who need us to not be afraid of them because they are already fear of them-self. We are their pillars of strength, reason, and a voice to guide them through their own...
Board: The VENT 01-14-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Posted By dubby
Thanks for the input and feedback folks.

Thanks for the feedback and input folks. I’ll reword the example one further.

I’ve had these make-up project assignments since the beginning of the year and have even explicitly done a mini...
Board: The VENT 01-13-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Posted By dubby
“My child doesn’t understand the task”

I teach 8th graders. Each of these make-up assignments is a variation of the same task. Watch a video, read this article, and then answer the questions. Students who do not have a computer or...
Board: The VENT 12-24-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By dubby
A trick...

When I was student teaching my master teacher taught me a useful strategy dealing with liars. Have the students tell about the events backwards.

People tend to think very linear from beginning to...
Board: The VENT 11-28-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By dubby
I should have clarified

I should be more specific: there are 2 students here.
The first girl which seemed to have accepted my answer and boy who is stuck in his ways. The boy is just not open minded. He also does no work...
Board: The VENT 11-27-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By dubby
"God is the answer to everything" student returns

I was teaching today about evolution and fossils and a religious student raised her hand and was conflicted. She admitted to me that her religion and parents stated that evolution is not real and...
Board: The VENT 11-15-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By dubby
Get an audio recorder

Sometimes there are these kids who will do this until the very last day of school. Honestly, I had one boy who I had to remind all 183 days of school (he was never absent!) that he had to keep his...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 35
Posted By dubby

It can't be a book. It has to be a series. :)

Book 1: How hard can it be?
Book 2: Suzy, who doesn't work, is failing and why it's all your fault.
Book 3: Last in, first out.
Book 4: Free...
Board: Classroom Management 10-14-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By dubby
I'm a bit more optimistic. It's not that they...

I'm a bit more optimistic. It's not that they don't want to learn, but that the content is not relevant to them. So, for myself, I always make it relevant to them.

Think of it this way: if I was...
Board: The VENT 10-01-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By dubby
Thanks for the replies!

I will definitely try and be as neutral as possible and will speak to my admin and district on their stance on this.
Board: The VENT 09-30-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By dubby
Religion is my answer

I teach middle school science and have a student who is supposedly "gate". Every single one of his answer has been "because God made it that way" or "The answer is god". He simply dismisses every...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By dubby
Maybe you should direct her by phone to a fast...

Maybe you should direct her by phone to a fast food job application under the pretense of helping her fill out a college common application.


Don't do that, but wouldn't that be grand?
Board: Classroom Management 09-27-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By dubby
No matter how you spin it, what you are trying to...

No matter how you spin it, what you are trying to do is still reprimanding bad behavior. Not only that, you are excluding and segregating (illegal I'm sure) a set of students from a lesson that could...
Board: The VENT 09-27-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By dubby
We can understand

Don't be upset about leaving this profession. Most of us can relate to your feelings.

It sounds like you've made up your mind and it is for the best that you came to this realization early on....
Board: The VENT 09-21-2017, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By dubby
Just a snowflake vent

Dear parent who thinks their child should have every exception to the rule and enjoys enabling their poor behavior:

Yes, your child has earned another detention and lost their privilege to attend...
Board: The VENT 09-16-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By dubby
They are adults now...

We know you care because you're venting here.

Simply put they are adults now. If they choose not to participate, that's their choice. You can ask the local high school teachers to see what they do...
Board: Classroom Management 09-10-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Posted By dubby
You're still the teacher

Specialized teacher or not, you are for that block the student's teacher.

Go back and reteach your expectations. Make sure that consequences are clear to the students. Something like First time,...
Board: Classroom Management 09-10-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By dubby
Personally don't like it.

The problem with these systems is that they routinely help internalize the idea that children are innately either good or bad. I've subbed for colleagues who've used it and that teacher's students...
Board: New Teachers 07-21-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By dubby
The first week should be heavily focused on...

The first week should be heavily focused on practicing norms and procedures. Give them lots of opportunity to practice it and it is also a good time to enforce your consequences to a dot.

As for...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-11-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By dubby

You definitely need to start getting to know how long and wide your car is from the driver's point of view this helps in a lot of situations.

I live in an urban highly dense city and had to learn...
Board: New Teachers 06-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By dubby
Maybe an amendment is needed

"Minimize work brought home" would be a better phrase.

Truthfully, for myself, I've pretty much have stopped bringing any work home. Even though I teach 8th grade science we do write a...
Board: The VENT 06-23-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By dubby
We were in the same boat as you for the lunch...

We were in the same boat as you for the lunch problem, so I completely understand! We teachers have intuition about where and when the problem happens. My kids told me about everything that happened...

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