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Posts Made By: Tounces
Board: The VENT 06-05-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tounces

I see some responses saying that resigning means you canít get unemployment. This is NOT true. If they were not renewing you and you resign to avoid that you can get unemployment. Iím actually doing...
Board: Special Education 06-05-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Posted By Tounces

Iím a bit confused on your post. Are you, the special ed teacher, doing the interventions for students who are in general education?
If so, are you in a co-teaching class?
In my experience, the...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces
Re forms

You can go to under forms
Board: The VENT 02-12-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces

One district I worked in provided the teachers with microphones.
They helped save teachersí voices. They were the kind one has if you have a student with hearing loss. We were to speak normally...
Board: The VENT 02-12-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces
Student Loans Navient/Fed Loan shortened article

Has anyone heard that student loans are supposed to be transferred to Fed Loan in order to receive forgiveness?

Hereís Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans
BuzzFeed News...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Posted By Tounces

Yes, they subtracted money from your pay in order to stretch it out over the summer.
Check the amount against your total salary. Divide by number of pay periods. Ours is 24, but yours is 26.
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Tounces
Not getting along

Can you bring this up with admin? They are ultimately responsible for the culture of the school.
When students see/feel this type of behavior, it affects them negatively too.
If itís still not...
Board: The VENT 02-01-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces

No itís not terrible. One thing Iíve tried in the past was to focus on anything good that happened in the class. Even if itís minor, it will help you feel better. Also write them down. I had a...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By Tounces

Not sure Iím understanding how everything happened, the nurse wa at your room with the sleeping child the whole time? Then why didnít she wake him and take him to the bus? Does that school have...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces

When I taught second grade, I would teach my class specific ways to behave for a sub. I would spend a good amount of time role playing scenarios. I would also state that I would find out how they...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Tounces
Re surly

Thanks, yes Iím supposed to know. In fact sheís told me that Iím slower than others ďcatching onĒ.

Good idea to post a sign. Iíll be making one to cover my butt. It wonít matter to them though...
Board: The VENT 11-06-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Tounces
A couple of things

What do you use for classroom management? Is it something that makes the parents aware of these behaviors? Class Dojo, frequent reports, behavior contracts, stations for grouping? Consequences for...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Tounces

Make sure to document everything as much as you can.
Good luck
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces
Talk about professional behavior

The principal is handling this all wrong. First of all, the parent who claims what you said wasnít in your room. Then to ďinvestigateĒ you by asking your students really undermines your authority and...
Board: Special Education 11-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces
Same here

Iím trying to come up with stuff every week. Itís a new age and subject area for me too.
Iím sick of wasting my time hunting for stuff to do then getting a complaint that I donít have enough stuff...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Posted By Tounces

I had a volunteer put up some of my boards in the hall. I kept the ones in the room subject related.
There are people that would like to help in this way. Put in in your newsletter and see if you...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Tounces
more info

I work with 18-21 year olds on the spectrum. We donít have our own rooms, we switch rooms. We were told not to post anything on the walls since they distract our students. This student was quietly...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tounces
Little snots 🤣

I donít understand why people out and out lie. I think itís to seem more important or better than the one theyíre telling lies about.
Schools seem to be full of teachers who are unprofessional and...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By Tounces

Too bad we canít survey the parents.
I also have to give my students surveys on me each quarter as a part of my evaluation.
Talk about unfair.
No wonder teachers are leaving or not going into...
Board: The VENT 11-05-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Tounces
Walk-through observations

Iíve had several walk-through observations this year already. First of all, they ARENíT walk-through. The principal sits down, observed and takes notes for 20 minutes.
In other schools that would...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By Tounces
Yep it sucks

Iíve been tattled this year. Some of what I was told about are lies. Some of it is way exaggerated. Some of it just plain unfair.
I too started out excited about my new position. Itís something...
Board: The VENT 10-04-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By Tounces

Well Iím getting closer to retirement. Thatís the good news. The bad news? I think my new admin doesnít care for me. Iím in a new school, new position and have gone from elementary most of my career...
Board: Special Education 08-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces

Our state average is about 15%.
Last year my school was around 30% with the 5th grade at 50%!

I heard our school is having even more students needing special ed services. We were not prepared...
Board: The VENT 08-06-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By Tounces

Maybe itís time to get a new pharmacy. Iíve switched mine if there have been issues in the past. I only stay if they are good at getting my meds without problems.
Also, could you call your...
Board: The VENT 08-06-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Tounces

I have found that when administration doesnít hire you they treat you like you donít belong in their school. I had that happen to me in a district I had worked in for a long time. She was awful to...

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