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Posts Made By: OneOldGoat
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-25-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
why should I have to pay for it?

why should I have to pay for it?
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-25-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Apalling....

Apalling....
Board: The VENT 11-21-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Your kid had 150 minutes!!

I was out on Thursday and Friday so had a sub (with a math background) run a simple project. Kids had to get information to make some data assumptions, come in on Thursday and do a few calculations...
Board: The VENT 11-19-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
My first year I was recorded during an...

My first year I was recorded during an observation by my principal ... without my knowledge.

He acted like he did nothing wrong.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-15-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
hmmm, that is not how my Target works. They...

hmmm, that is not how my Target works.

They only charge because they are in a municipality that has banned plastic bags. So they will charge $0.05 for a paper bag. They don't care what kind of...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-22-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Gastric Balloon, anyone?

Anyone here on PT ever taken this route?

I had one put in on October 4th... the first week was hell, the second week was purgatory... and the third week is not bad. I'm still having issues with...
Board: The VENT 10-16-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
frankly the reason is irrelevant. We all have...

frankly the reason is irrelevant. We all have private lives and are entitled to them. Your reason could have been "that's the night I stay home and eat double stuffed oreos with my cat and watch old...
Board: The VENT 10-14-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
well, I'm chunky and over 50. I got my first...

well, I'm chunky and over 50. I got my first teaching job at 48 (and still chunky). Didn't like that one, so got hired again (albeit at the end of the summer) for the next fall at a better school. I...
Board: The VENT 10-13-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
been enough studies shown (but not poplularized...

been enough studies shown (but not poplularized in the media or by ALEC) that when you normalize for SES, family habits, both parents in the picture, etc. that, at least in Urban Schools, the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-13-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
FAGE Full-Fat when I can get it, 2% when I can't....

FAGE Full-Fat when I can get it, 2% when I can't. I don't need the extra cornstarch and would rather have the fat.

I put different stuff in it, fruit, flavorings, etc.
Board: The VENT 10-12-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
tonight it's grade-grubbers. And parents...

tonight it's grade-grubbers.

And parents who think their kids should take math at school and then the next math class at home online. They say things about the kid loving math... that aren't...
Board: The VENT 09-26-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
had a muttered???? what could he even be thinking...

had a muttered???? what could he even be thinking that was....

(and pardon my grammar ending a sentence with "was")
Board: The VENT 09-24-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
I will ask someone if they can help "so and so"...

I will ask someone if they can help "so and so" and when the 2nd kid gives and answer or response, I say "ok (original kid), what did you hear (so and so) say? Can you add anything to that?"
Board: The VENT 09-24-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Here's how I handle this. You probably can't make...

Here's how I handle this. You probably can't make this change in mid-stream, but... maybe next year.

I got really tired of homework battles. I don't know who's actually doing the homework, are...
Board: The VENT 09-24-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
class size vent

Yes, I know that 28 is not a large class for middle school math class. My advance classes typically have 32, 33 (except this year where my geometry classes are freakishly small... too big to put all...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 08-02-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
and they destroy small businesses, pay their...

and they destroy small businesses, pay their people crap wages, don't give anyone full time because they don't want to pay benefits, and their owners receive astronomical compensation. And that $3.1...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Have you thought of tutoring? I make $50 an hour...

Have you thought of tutoring? I make $50 an hour tutoring, i do it at the local library where there's AC (hahaha). Fifteen minute break between students and I have 4-6 regulars who come in once or...
Board: The VENT 07-26-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
oh my that old false canard again... "public...

oh my that old false canard again... "public schools are failing our students"

Of course, when a true, in-depth study is done on this "phenomenon"... you find that, when you normalize for...
Board: The VENT 07-23-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
hmmm. I thought if you wanted to get a quality...

hmmm. I thought if you wanted to get a quality individual for a job, you had to pay them a competitive salary. At least that's what they tell me when they explain why the CEOs of these companies make...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 07-22-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Walmart destroys communities, ruins small...

Walmart destroys communities, ruins small businesses, pays people so little they are forced to go on public assistance, buys most of their junk from overseas thereby destroying more american jobs.......
Board: The VENT 06-16-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
we hired a sub last year! but maybe it's because...

we hired a sub last year! but maybe it's because it's getting so hard to find teachers with endorsements in the content area (math). We interviewed five people a few weeks ago, only two of them had...
Board: The VENT 06-14-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
actually that's how I grade. I don't give grades...

actually that's how I grade. I don't give grades for homework completion... only things completed in class and other in class assessments.

this kid had a HIGHER grade last year because he was...
Board: The VENT 06-13-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
Dear Parent

Dear Parent -

I'm very sorry that your snowflake did so poorly in Geometry this year. I know, it was probably an oversight on your part to self-select him into double-advanced/accelerated math...
Board: Middle School/Jr High (6-8) 06-08-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
I ask myself... what am i assessing? Am I...

I ask myself... what am i assessing? Am I assessing how well they can multiply multi-digit numbers by hand? not usually. :)

So, I am a total tyrant about showing work... but they can do the...
Board: The VENT 06-08-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By OneOldGoat
I had something like that happen yesterday. ...

I had something like that happen yesterday.

I was giving a final and unfortunately it coincided with a state EOC in another class. I had probably 8 - 10 kids come in late for my final. So, I gave...



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