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Posts Made By: Angelo
Board: The VENT 11-10-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Administrator

Well, I suppose I could do that, but what purpose would it serve? When an unreasonable parent complains to me about a colleague, I don't go out of my way to steer the parent toward administration,...
Board: The VENT 11-09-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Parents are Exhausting

I like being a guidance counselor. I like working with kids. But my oh my... why must the parents be so exhausting to deal with?

I really don't get it. Most parents went to American high schools....
Board: The VENT 11-04-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

Wow! Two contenders for Parent of the Week, and it's only Monday.

Parent A is, I believe, somehow in league with my Parent A from last week. At the very least, they are working from the same...
Board: The VENT 11-03-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By Angelo
This comes up in academic counseling from time to...

This comes up in academic counseling from time to time. I have to explain to parents that, no, they won't be permitted to "sit in" on a class. In 99 cases out of a 100, the reason for the request is...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
If...

You are always on the lookout for a solution in search of a problem. You will quickly discover your hands are tied in response to many of the actual problems (discipline case students, demanding...
Board: The VENT 10-29-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
Ongoing Problem

This has become an issue at our school. While, on the one hand, our Admin would freely acknowledge the basic fairness of attending to students with appointments over parent walk-ins, I know on...
Board: The VENT 10-27-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

So Angelo's parents were relatively quiet for a few weeks. Thankfully, a few contenders came out of the woodwork this past week. Without further ado... gentlemen and ladies... for your consideration....
Board: The VENT 10-25-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Angelo
simple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_BU5hR9gXE
Board: The VENT 10-13-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Angelo
Are "School Hours" a novel concept?

The school is open at certain times. These are called "school hours." Many businesses actually have them as well. Assuming most of our parents went to school themselves, they should have at least a...
Board: The VENT 10-09-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Sad
 
Posted By Angelo
Sad

I know you’ve seen me vent a lot about some of narcissistic, entitled parents we have to deal with in my prep school. Those parents generally raise my blood pressure a few points. But there’s another...
Board: The VENT 10-06-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Angelo
Quit Making Suggestions

So there's this event I've been organizing every October for the past four years or so. I'm omitting the details.

There's one colleague in particular who doesn't like the way I run it, and...
Board: The VENT 09-30-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Angelo
Misplaced Anger

I'm always a bit thrown for a loop when a parent gets (often visibly) angry at me about something that has absolutely nothing to do with me or my role. In many cases, it seems the only link between...
Board: The VENT 09-28-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Angelo
"Can you send that to me?"

And the long march to the complete abdication of student responsibility continues.

It's commonplace now for parents to request that documents and other materials be sent directly to them rather...
Board: The VENT 09-27-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Angelo
https://images.app.goo.gl/8mWZkPqmygrKWBSj6

https://images.app.goo.gl/8mWZkPqmygrKWBSj6
Board: The VENT 09-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Angelo
Oh! They didn't like that!

We in academic advising always give group tutorials to Senior students about college applications (Common App, personal essay tips, financial aid, etc.). For the past few years, there has been...
Board: The VENT 09-18-2019, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Angelo
Wow!

First of all, I hope you are doing okay and on the road to a full recovery.

Second of all... wow! Thereís a word for people who are as selfish, callous, and lacking in basic compassion as the...
Board: The VENT 09-12-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Forget elementary

70Primrose: Oh yes. We get parents in HIGH SCHOOL who expect us to arrange play dates for their sons. I have one mom whoís been complaining for two years that our school isnít doing enough to bring...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Again!

Got another one yesterday.

Student: Can I switch into Period 5 Geography?
Me: No, itís full. Whatís wrong with Period 2 Geography?
Student: All my friends are in Period 5.
Me: Well, like I...
Board: The VENT 09-07-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Just Stop Arguing! Please!

Major pet peeve: parents who call and e-mail to repeat a request (more forcefully) that I have already denied when their kid asked it. When the student asks for something that is not possible, either...
Board: The VENT 09-01-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
eeza

Oh... don't even get me started on the "assessments" thing. The bane of my existence right now is bad advice being transmitting from one parent to another.

"I know you said you couldn't do X, but...
Board: The VENT 08-31-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Are they in this together?

So regular followers know about my "first-world problems" vents about parents. I work as an academic counselor at a prep school (private). 80% of our families are lovely and supportive. The other...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By Angelo
Terrible

Being injured while pregnant must have been scary. I'm so sorry. I have to agree with the chorus that says look after yourself and your baby first and worry about being right second.

And you ARE...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
Common

I've always thought that people's retirement plans were like people's finances. If they choose to bring them up, that's fine, but asking is pretty tacky, unless you have a close personal friendship...
Board: The VENT 08-30-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Angelo
That's not right

IMHO, your school's guidance department should not allow that. I've been a classroom teacher and a counselor, and frankly, I'm glad I now work at a school with a strict, "no teacher shopping" policy...
Board: The VENT 08-28-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Angelo
Uggghhh

I hate that. I always think there has to be a happy median between subjecting adults to think-pair-share and cross-the-line crap versus lecturing for hours without a proper break. I always resent the...



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