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Posts Made By: Tiamat
Board: The VENT 06-06-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tiamat
That's the assumption in Australia. Our schools...

That's the assumption in Australia. Our schools are fully open, with full classrooms. We are making no attempt to socially distance the children, washing and sanitising a lot and hoping the...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Tiamat
The “children don’t carry or share the virus” is...

The “children don’t carry or share the virus” is the government position here. Nobody believes it. I was being extremely sarcastic. Australian teachers are both canaries down the mine and cannon...
Board: The VENT 05-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Tiamat
We opened fully last Monday. Full classes, no...

We opened fully last Monday. Full classes, no social distancing required between students. Staff must distance from each other, though. Children don’t carry or spread the virus so it’s all fine.
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Board: The VENT 05-16-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 63
 
Posted By Tiamat
I know I couldn't do this again. I have hated...

I know I couldn't do this again. I have hated everything about the online learning. If it became "part of the deal", I don't know what I'd do, but I know I can't teach from behind a computer screen....
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tiamat
We aren’t allowed to wear masks, even if we...

We aren’t allowed to wear masks, even if we wanted to. Our situation with this virus is very different to yours, but I expect that rule to be challenged.
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Tiamat
The Principal decides. Well, he decides which...

The Principal decides. Well, he decides which teacher is having which grade, and that teachers gets the kids in that grade. If a grade is split across two classes, he decides how the split will be...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
One thing we did in my old school which I always...

One thing we did in my old school which I always liked was that each teacher could have one "No thank you" - a kid they didn't feel they could click with; and one "Yes please" - the kid they really...
Board: The VENT 05-15-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By Tiamat
My school is too small - one class or less per...

My school is too small - one class or less per grade. You get what you get and you don’t get upset.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-13-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Tiamat
We are hearing a lot of whispers from parents...

We are hearing a lot of whispers from parents that "homeschooling is great. I'm going to keep doing it". Thing is, and I know the OP realises that, what they are doing right now isn't...
Board: The VENT 05-02-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By Tiamat
Congratulations! I was that excited when I...

Congratulations! I was that excited when I transferred into my current school. Awesome feeling isn't it?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-01-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
OH, I love that one!

OH, I love that one!
Board: The VENT 05-01-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
I haven't put proper shoes on in weeks. Because...

I haven't put proper shoes on in weeks. Because the weather's been hot, even if I did have to leave the house,it was just thongs (flip flops to most of you). Now it's cold, and I need to dig out...
Board: The VENT 05-01-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By Tiamat
For the first time in my life, I have thought of...

For the first time in my life, I have thought of it. I hate "teaching" online, I hate being tied to my desk all day, I hate not seeing the kids, I hate and resent it all. I'm seeing my doctor next...
Board: The VENT 04-30-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Tiamat
I am currently working 11 to 12 hour days to put...

I am currently working 11 to 12 hour days to put two to three hours of work online for my kids, which less than half of my class is accessing. I don't have the bandwidth for the more and more ideas...
Board: The VENT 04-28-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Tiamat
I teach Year 1, so any participation and work...

I teach Year 1, so any participation and work done is dependant on an adult for assistance. I have eleven kids in my class. So far:

2 are doing all the work. Or Mum is. I have no way of...
Board: The VENT 04-27-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Tiamat
We have all been attending virtual meetings with...

We have all been attending virtual meetings with our Facebook chat group open as well. What goes on in there isn't the same as what's happening in the meeting.
Board: BusyBoard 04-20-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Tiamat
We are on school holiday at the moment but before...

We are on school holiday at the moment but before that, we were hearing from him every day. Hour long virtual staff meeting every day, then individual check ins through the day. Public school in...
Board: BusyBoard 04-19-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Tiamat
You can, but they won't last as long as the edges...

You can, but they won't last as long as the edges won't be as well sealed. Unless they are two layer flashcards (the card and a backing), then don't do it because they'll just fall apart.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-18-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 54
 
Posted By Tiamat
Muriel's Wedding. Rabbit Proof Fence. ...

Muriel's Wedding.

Rabbit Proof Fence.

Both Australian, both awesome in their own special way.
Board: The VENT 04-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Tiamat
I teach first grade, so my perspective is...

I teach first grade, so my perspective is different. I am being hounded by my principal to be in contact with my kids, to get them signed up and participating in Google Classroom and Adobe Connect...
Board: The VENT 04-17-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Tiamat
It's the same on this side of the world as well.

It's the same on this side of the world as well.
Board: The VENT 04-15-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Tiamat
At least your schools have been closed. We are...

At least your schools have been closed. We are currently in a frustrating and frightening "clopen" situation. Schools are closed. Except teachers are there on a rotating roster. And kids can be...
Board: The VENT 04-14-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Tiamat
My kids are also grown, thank goodness. I had a...

My kids are also grown, thank goodness. I had a parent ask me "how do you do this?" and I told her straight up that I will happily teach her kid until the cows come home but no power on earth could...
Board: The VENT 04-13-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Tiamat
Overwhelmed and resentful. I don't know how to...

Overwhelmed and resentful. I don't know how to do this, I don't think this can really be done effectively the way it is being done, why isn't it being led by the Distance Education Department and,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-11-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By Tiamat
We always have ham in the house - it's a staple. ...

We always have ham in the house - it's a staple. It's not a particularly Easter-y food (nothing is particularly Easter-y except hot cross buns) but it's always there. I'll probably have a ham and...



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