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Posts Made By: edugal
Board: The VENT 08-23-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By edugal
This will really date me...

I loved Room 222. I was about ten when it first began broadcasting, but it made a huge impression on me. It was both funny and serious, and filled with social commentary from the early seventies....
Board: The VENT 08-09-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By edugal
FL Times Union publishes our VAM scores

Jacksoville's newsrag thinks they are doing the citizenry an important act of public service by publishing all NE FL teacher's VAM scores. Look up any teacher. See if he or she is any good. No...
Board: BusyBoard 07-14-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By edugal
Florida teachers...

can thank FL State Rep. Erik Fresen of Miami-Dade. This was his brainchild. I was so annoyed after reading about this (even though my 40-year-old ACT score would probably qualify if I could find it)...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 04-03-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By edugal
'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'

Excellent article comparing the prosecution that occured in the Atlanta cheating scandal to that of the mortgage bankers responsible for the housing bubble.
...
Board: BusyBoard 03-07-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By edugal
SPED teachers...question on program design

Hi Teachers,

I am curious about how your elementary school/district, particularly in the upper grades, has designed special education programs for students with learning disabilities. In Florida,...
Board: The VENT 06-25-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 41
 
Posted By edugal
Argghh...

hate it, too. One of the worst PD's for me was a three-day workshop which was filled with nonsense. We started off writing down answers to inane questions, then making paper airplanes out of the...
Board: BusyBoard 06-13-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By edugal
Great idea, but

I'm in a portable. As I pointed out to our admin., if a maniac was trying to get into my room, he would simply bash in one of the four big windows. Nowhere to hide out there, and the thought is a...
Board: The VENT 06-12-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By edugal
Visible tattoos and body piercings look

"cheap" and unprofessional in my opinion. However, so do yoga pants, pj pants, sweat pants, and wrinkled, stained clothing on the job. I see very few teachers in my district who sport these looks at...
Board: The VENT 05-31-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By edugal
Great move

Glad to hear you are writing. Let us know when your novel comes out. I'd love to read it!
Board: The VENT 05-31-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By edugal
Absolutely

I see learning spurts and sputters every year. Most children appear to follow this pattern. They all take their turns. "On fire" for several months, followed by a cool down period. I have one...
Board: The VENT 05-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By edugal
And the post by Periwinklez

<<I think this profession and education system itself gives teachers low self esteem and makes us feel inadequate. That we are never good enough. No respect. Just critique, critique. Apply pressure...
Board: The VENT 05-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 48
 
Posted By edugal
Jump off that high horse Gromit

Just out of curiosity, I searched PT by the terms "teachers are the only ones" to see how many posts came up as such. Didn't see any. So where is this coming from? Does your husband have multiple...
Board: BusyBoard 04-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By edugal
Exactly

that's why a wheelchair-bound individual would not pursue employment as a fireman or a roofer. They would use their talents where they would benefit society best.
Board: BusyBoard 04-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By edugal
Some people

should not pursue a university education. Parents should help guide their children appropriately. Accommodations should be temporary with the short term goal of guiding children towards...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 04-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By edugal
Read it and weep (and agree)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/09/gallup-education-report_n_5119966.html
Board: The VENT 04-05-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By edugal
I think, Angelo...

that some people consider teaching almost a "part-time" job. They resent the fact that we aren't working within our four classroom walls 50 weeks a year and have no clue what our jobs entail. I have...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 03-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By edugal
Sounds like

a "we told you so" moment.
Board: BusyBoard 03-24-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By edugal
Hmmmm

Well, I'm going to play devil's advocate here. I was not familiar with this book or the author for that matter. I looked her up and the book. I noticed that on the author's website she has a...
Board: BusyBoard 03-21-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By edugal
Do you teach science too?

I teach dependent, independent, and controlled variables in science early in the year, so by the time I teach graphing the students understand these ideas pretty well and are able to relate them.
Board: The VENT 03-20-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By edugal
It took a long time

to accept myself as an introvert. Most of the world thinks anyone who is quiet and prefers to think rather than talk an oddity. Eventually, I came to accept that as a teacher and a human being in...
Board: BusyBoard 03-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By edugal
I think about this too.

My conclusion is that certain students need to talk, to learn. I have some children who literally must talk their way through anything they do even to the point that if no one is near them, they are...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By edugal
Plus...apples 'n' trees

Often our ADHD students' parents are also ADHD. That's part of the problem. One of my most severe ADHD students (who is unmedicated because Mom doesn't believe in meds) misplaces EVERYTHING. I send...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 03-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By edugal
I hope you get enough responses on this board,...

I hope you get enough responses on this board, Teacherbee. Maybe you should move it to the Busyboard. I am curious about the replies and hope you receive plenty.

Questions:

1. What model...
Board: The VENT 02-25-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By edugal
Yes

The Florida Times Union web site is http://jacksonville.com
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 02-24-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
 
Posted By edugal
FL Teacher VAM Scores Made Public

http://jacksonville.com/



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