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Posts Made By: NJ Teacher
Board: The VENT 11-14-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
I hear you...

I was fortunate to be able to go out at 64. I wanted to work 2 more years beyond that, but all the work and the stress did me in. I never felt all the new requirements and curriculum made me a better...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-14-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Yes

I was not sleeping well and my blood pressure was elevated. I got up early, tended to stay late at school, and had little time for enjoyment, even on the weekends.

Since retirement, my blood...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-13-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Qvc

Check out Quacker Factory on QVC.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-12-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Possibly not ready...

It sounds like you still love what you do, are good at it, and feel you make a difference. There is no reason to think you wonít not go out on a high note in the future. I would probably be inclined...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-08-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Go for it...

Since you are sure you would be fine financially, I would go for it. Do not forget to consider medical insurance as part of that.

I highly recommend the retirement life. No one knows how long...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Not very well...

The things I loved about my job were slowly being stripped away. We were micromanaged, over-coached and administrated, expected to all be teaching the same things in similar ways, documenting our own...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-03-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Saddened but not surprised...

Students have many career choices these days, and teaching as a career has taken a lot of shots from the public and politicians in the past few years. I'm sa for the future teachers who wanted to go...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-03-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Yes.

I have a lot of fashion watches, unfortunately many in need of batteries. When I would visit my mom in Florida, there was a booth in a flea market near her that sold batteries and replaced the dead...
Board: The VENT 11-03-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
People not in education don't get it...

Even my own mother did not get it. She seemed to think I was getting paid this fantastic salary (it looked great on paper until you factored in the taxes, cost of living and medical premium sharing)....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Finished The Admissions...

Definitely got better as it went along and the secrets/lies of the main characters were revealed. I think this book would make an excellent book club choice on a lot of levels.

I have a several...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Here's one...

Actually, here's two...

Do not be an administrator if you can't treat people fairly and equally. This means listen especially hard for the voices of the quieter ones on your staff. They have a lot...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Hard to predict numbers in my area...

I had 75 trick-or-treat bags made up, because last year we had a ton of kids. This year, I had 29. My neighbor across the street had 60, for some reason a lot of them must not have come over to our...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Public library...

My public library offers two. One of for readers of romance books and the other is for books that have made movies based on them. The librarian facilitators set up the meeting of the club on Facebook...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-02-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Survey

1.Do you live in a small town, a large city, or a place that is kind of in the middle? In the middle, it's suburb not far from NYC.

2.What food from the past do you wish was still around? I loved...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-01-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Medical insurance in retirement...

I am also from NJ. I retired two years ago at age 64. I was very fortunate that when the laws changed and Chapter 78 was enacted, I had exceeded the number of service years to receive healthcare...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-01-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Credit card debt...

When my Mom passed, I started to get calls from credit card companies. I was amazed at how quickly after she died they started with the harassing phone calls. I was not the executrix, nor was I named...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Had about 30...

I live in a condo development. Years ago, we had tons of kids. They would come by the carload. Now, definitely not so much. Some years it's very little.

I made up 75 bags with a few things in...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Very sorry to hear...

It is very hard to go though it. My first dog had terminal cancer and deteriorated very rapidly. I did have time to mentally prepare myself, but it was very sad. My second dog had cancer, but we...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-31-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
I saw this image on Facebook. Also very glad not...

I saw this image on Facebook. Also very glad not to be working today, especially since the threat of wet weather on and off today and heavy at times cancelled our Halloween parade. That means extra...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Tell the principal...

I would tell the principal that your classroom does not have carpet. If the other classrooms in your school/grade have carpet, you could tell him you are concerned about not having standard materials...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Never wrote in cumulative records...

My school places a copy of the student report card in the folder and any testing scores that were official. The Main Office secretaries handled the transfer of records when the new school requested...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
So glad it all worked out...

So happy he is able to return to work. It is sad that we have to be so careful with our words these days, but these are the times we live in, unfortunately. I had a friend who lost a job years ago....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Be there to listen...

Definitely a sad situation, but unfortunately not uncommon in these times. I hope she gets her next employment opportunity soon. So often, when one door closes, another opens, but it is hard to see...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-31-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Wishing you the best!

Wishing you a successful procedure and an uncomplicated recovery. Good luck!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-30-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By NJ Teacher
Very sorry...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May he Rest In Peace.



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