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Posts Made By: midwestread
Board: The VENT 08-08-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By midwestread
Concerta

Makes me socially less annoying and i don't spend all of my time looking for my keys:)
Board: The VENT 08-04-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By midwestread
Speaking from experience...

I've never been that bad... But ADHD makes people get really excited and blurting/interrupting is a thing. It sucks. If she's a jerk that's one thing.,I wonder if she can't help it. I need direct...
Board: The VENT 07-31-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By midwestread
Awesome

Wow, how rare is it to experience karma? Very rare.
I am amazed and grateful your former AP had enough emotional insight to reflect on her behavior.
I see too many people put their head in the...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By midwestread
response

1. Summerwillcome -Strange that he was so honest- yes. But my life is strange. Not the first time someone spilled their life story to me- know what I mean? The whole situation was weird. He was...
Board: The VENT 07-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By midwestread
Checking in, light at the end of the tunnel-PIPs

Hello all- I had issues in 2017-2018 with a Performance Improvement Plan, . It was a very painful blow to my ego. The P went over the edge when I took in one of my former students as a foster kiddo....
Board: The VENT 11-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By midwestread
Nope- go!

Think about this, if your P was offered double salary and it was their dream job. Do you think there would be any sense of loyalty for their school? Nope.
Board: The VENT 11-09-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By midwestread
Mobbing

"Organizations that are driven by bureaucracy, e.g., government departments, are arguably the most toxic. "

Now that I am an outsider looking in....

I've walked into several instances of...
Board: The VENT 11-09-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By midwestread
I used to be a sub for adjudicated kids

ankle bracelets, etc.

I literally brought in a rolling briefcase of bribery. The normal sub routine NEVER worked. Plus you never know what you're walking into.

Bags of candy, stickers, Mt.Dew,...
Board: The VENT 11-02-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By midwestread
Update thank God it's not my fulltime job.

So I had the meeting and was flabbergasted.I was upset, but now whatever.
Some of you asked what my role is. I am to be a liaison and to evaluate.

I walked out of the observation on cloud nine....
Board: The VENT 10-31-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By midwestread
Complaint and tattling. Different circus, same monkeys.

Here I am, in at the college level and venting. I am so disappointed...again....

I've been a supervisor for student teachers to meagerly supplement my Ph.D. education. It comes out to 8.00 an...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By midwestread
I was just about to....

post about this.

I ran into my own kiddo's school and dropped off some ibuprofen. The school health secretary was so NOT friendly!
I forgot about petty people. I'm not sure if it's a smaller town...
Board: The VENT 10-21-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By midwestread
Surly, you think that's bad...

..come visit my University.
Most of the professors at my college has only been in the classroom for 1 year at the most. You're supposed to have three years in the field before applying to a masters...
Board: The VENT 10-20-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By midwestread
Have to respect

the chutzpah your colleagues have objecting as they did. I was cheering for your committee!!!!LOL

Oh yah, Lord I have been to those meetings. giving the impression of getting teacher buy-in. What...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By midwestread
another article..

This is from Purdue.
This should shut up that Curriculum Director. Bring it!
Board: The VENT 10-19-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By midwestread
ugh

petty people policing people. sorry:(
If it makes you feel better, your principal, curriculum director is digging a hole. I've seen the end result of giving audience to whiners.

Send an email to...
Board: The VENT 10-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By midwestread
Work/Life balanace....

has become work/life blend. Let the guilt go...

Ok, so you need to work smarter, not harder.
Stop worrying about the classroom looking perfect, have the kids make most of your anchor charts- it...
Board: The VENT 10-10-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By midwestread
Helping others that have been reprimanded

After having to wriggle with the State Teachers Union, they kept charging me for membership. I email/faxed the letter I sent back in June explaining why I would be returning to the school the...
Board: The VENT 10-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By midwestread
Run

this has nothing to do about meetings or raised voices. Either their behavior is very purposefully, or the principal has mental health issues. I know that you and I have seen both.

Either way,...
Board: The VENT 10-02-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By midwestread
Always Summer,I have to speak up

You've always been kind to me. I have a question, why did you approach the collegue then why did you report this to the admin?
I ask because the professional ettiqute for smelly co-workers is one of...
Board: The VENT 10-01-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By midwestread
hmm, if a friend....

could it be dementia? Mental health sometimes or going through personal trauma can drain the brain from normal functions and the last thing on someone's mind is doing the laundry.

I had a really...
Board: The VENT 10-01-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By midwestread
OK- let's talk about this bully

Any chance you can copy and paste these emails? I would be happy to help you stand up to this bully, it will be uncomfortable for a whole day but it will be better in the end. I'm here if you need...
Board: The VENT 10-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By midwestread
God bless you!

I agree that you might want to have a lunch with this kiddo and just ask "so.....how are things? You mentioned LGBTQ, I have (brother, friend, whatever) that identifies as (whatever), best friends. I...
Board: The VENT 09-24-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By midwestread
Angelo and the continuum

Yes! It is a 1st world problem (thank the LORD!) I live in the world of foster care, heroin overdoses, neglect, and abuse. I am A-OK with dealing with the lighter stuff from time to time.
I am so...
Board: The VENT 09-23-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By midwestread
Helping student teachers dress appropriately

I need help showing student teachers examples of what not to wear, and what to wear.

The styles are changing so quickly. For a fun vent- tell me your most inappropriate teacher outfit stories:)...
Board: The VENT 09-11-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By midwestread
Good feedback

In my new job(*eeeeeeee!!!!!) I am supervising student teachers in the field. There is a whole clause about phones (eyeroll). I will make sure humility is ingrained!

The whole overconfidence thing...



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