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Posts Made By: c6g
Board: The VENT 07-17-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By c6g
I haven't been on many interview committees, but...

I haven't been on many interview committees, but I recall an experience from about 15 years ago in which I was asked to be part of one. We were interviewing candidates for a non-teaching position in...
Board: BusyBoard 07-13-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By c6g
Riko, I'm going to be the contrarian. I don't...

Riko, I'm going to be the contrarian. I don't know what was going through your principal's head, but I think your suspicions might be correct.

Principals are in a no-win position. They are...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-01-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By c6g
Pdxteacher and elspeech make an interesting...

Pdxteacher and elspeech make an interesting suggestion about having all that stuff packed up and delivered it to your brother or put in a storage unit. I wonder, though, if it's really a good...
Board: The VENT 06-29-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
When you said "re-employment," I assumed it meant...

When you said "re-employment," I assumed it meant you're trying to get back into your original district. If that's the case, it might be difficult. Still, as others have suggested, it could be...
Board: BusyBoard 06-27-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By c6g
I've noticed the same thing. As a male teacher, I...

I've noticed the same thing. As a male teacher, I found it easier to teach the girls when I was a regular teacher, and I often have the same experience now as a sub. When I leave a note for a teacher...
Board: The VENT 06-26-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By c6g
I don't know a lot about ed tech, but there is...

I don't know a lot about ed tech, but there is supposedly a need for people with those degrees. I knew someone who wasn't happy in her teaching job, got a masters in ed tech, and found a job in the...
Board: The VENT 06-23-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By c6g
I sometimes look back at my long career as a...

I sometimes look back at my long career as a regular teacher, which began in the late 70s, and wonder how I did it. If I had to start out now, I honestly don't think I'd make it through the insane...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-22-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By c6g
1. Richard Nixon 2. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round...

1. Richard Nixon
2. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
3. Mr. L, Ms. H was a very close 2nd
4. Chemistry. We had a very nice teacher, but I just couldn't get very excited about the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-09-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
Have you tried familysearch.org? You have to...

Have you tried familysearch.org? You have to register, but there's no charge.
I just did a search for my father who died a couple years after your grandfather, and all his information is there.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-09-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
I agree that obtaining a death certificate would...

I agree that obtaining a death certificate would be a good way to begin your search. Have you tried https://www.findagrave.com?
Board: The VENT 06-07-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By c6g
In the late 70s when I was applying for my first...

In the late 70s when I was applying for my first job, I had an interview with an excellent school district. It went very well, and the district administrators couldn't have been nicer. They were all...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-04-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By c6g
It's great to hear that neither of you were...

It's great to hear that neither of you were injured. Something similar happened to us about 15 years ago. I don't remember the details, and there wasn't a sudden explosion. Still, DW and I were...
Board: BusyBoard 06-03-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By c6g
Speaking of cow jokes: What goes oom oom? ...

Speaking of cow jokes:

What goes oom oom?
A cow walking backward.

What is a cow's favorite subject in school?
Moo-sic
Board: The VENT 06-02-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
In this day and age when electronic banking is so...

In this day and age when electronic banking is so common, it is absolutely mind-boggling that this district doesn't offer direct deposit for subs!
Board: The VENT 06-02-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
Can you get electronic deposit? I've had it for...

Can you get electronic deposit? I've had it for my subbing pay for a long time, and it makes things nice and easy.
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-31-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By c6g
Was she better for me than the regular teacher?

When teachers include bits of advice about individual students in their notes, they're usually spot-on. For example, I might read a warning that so-and-so likes to play instead of finishing his work,...
Board: The VENT 05-26-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By c6g
Several years ago, a few weeks before I retired...

Several years ago, a few weeks before I retired as a regular teacher, I had a phone conversation with the parent of a student who really struggled in class. To top it off, he constantly disrupted the...
Board: The VENT 05-25-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
Is your current principal giving you a hard time?...

Is your current principal giving you a hard time? Is he or she giving you poor evaluations? Does your current job seem to be secure, stressful as it is? Are you able to get some real teaching done...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-22-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By c6g
Logic would seem to indicate that it should be...

Logic would seem to indicate that it should be Mothers' Day, a day in which we honor all mothers. This isn't wrong, but Mother's Day is really the correct form.
When Congress established the day as...
Board: BusyBoard 05-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By c6g
Appropriate Dress, Part 2

A couple weeks ago, there was a discussion about appropriate dress for teachers which generated over 30 responses. It's a subject I've often thought about, but I'd like to look at it differently from...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By c6g
My mother passed away five years ago. Although we...

My mother passed away five years ago. Although we had disagreements at times, we were always close, and we miss her. To her, family always came first, and she was always quite devoted to her children...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-10-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By c6g
I'm a big believer in PT, although I went for...

I'm a big believer in PT, although I went for lower back issues. I used to be in agony for weeks at a time, but now I'm almost pain-free. One very important thing is to keep up with the exercises...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By c6g
When I was a regular teacher, I once had...

When I was a regular teacher, I once had something similar happen to me. I didn't lose my job, but it was a terrible experience. For your sake, I hope there's a good explanation.

Do you have a...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-28-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By c6g
My wife and I looked into it a few years ago, and...

My wife and I looked into it a few years ago, and after doing some serious research, decided against it.

Some observations:

There were once 100 or more companies that sold long-term care...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-25-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By c6g
What you're saying is often, although not always...

What you're saying is often, although not always true.

Every so often, a sub likes a class more than a regular teacher. I'll never forget the time several years ago when I subbed fifth grade. The...



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