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Posts Made By: Teacher_twins
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-16-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
It shouldn't be this hard

I think it would be easier to find Lysol right now than a Roku. I have tried everywhere to buy a Roku for my upstairs bedroom after our old Roku bit the dust.

I originally ordered from Amazon,...
Board: BusyBoard 07-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
The community college I teach at (and the...

The community college I teach at (and the university I will teach at this fall) use Canvas and I LOVE it! Personally, I think it is better than Google classroom, because you have more control over...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Online learning, for most people, SUCKS. This is...

Online learning, for most people, SUCKS. This is partly because they are accustomed to being in a traditional classroom, and because most districts do not have adequate funding to have a robust LMS...
Board: High School 06-09-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Use the study guide that is on the FTCE website...

Use the study guide that is on the FTCE website for 6-12 Math. It is free and written by the state, for the state exam.
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
My district has Office 365 for email, and it has...

My district has Office 365 for email, and it has TEAMS, but we have never used it. As a teacher, I hate Google Classroom with a dying burning passion. I think it is not intuitive to full e-learning,...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I know in all the districts I have worked in,...

I know in all the districts I have worked in, admins can only look at grades, not alter them. Only teachers can alter grades. If we need to make a correction after report cards have been submitted,...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-09-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Well that turned out better than expected...

I was out last week when someone rear-ended me. He slid right into me, as I live in North Florida and it has been raining nonstop here the last few days. No one was hurt, but the airbags did go off....
Board: The VENT 05-19-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I hold office hours twice a week on Zoom. But it...

I hold office hours twice a week on Zoom. But it is totally optional for them to come, so why would they? I think I've had 5 kids come since this started.
Board: The VENT 05-19-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Setting Records!

I am happy to announce that out of the entire math department, I have the most students completing assignments. Today I had 4 out of 120 students submit!! WAHOO!!!

We have had very little online...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I have 2 Trane A/C units in my house (one...

I have 2 Trane A/C units in my house (one upstairs and one downstairs), it was installed back in 2012 (according to the sticker) and we've not had an issue with it.

As for our heater, we have a...
Board: BusyBoard 05-19-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Taking a Leave of Absence

If you told me a global pandemic would be the push I needed to go back to get my doctorate, I would have laughed in your face. But that's exactly where I am right now.

I have made the decision to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-03-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Both of our bathrooms were straight out of the...

Both of our bathrooms were straight out of the 70's when we bought our house. So that summer I ripped them both out and started from scratch. I tried to keep it cheap, while also matching the time...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-03-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
You Can't Leave Me!

An actual quote from my (87-year-old) neighbor.

"You can't move away! If you do my kids will stick me in a home!"

We are the "guardian angels" for her if you will. We take her to the store, to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-03-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
We had a very extensive home inspection done....

We had a very extensive home inspection done. However, the home inspector is not going to check for stuff between a finished ceiling and a finished floor (we have a second floor above the living...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-02-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Previous Homeowner

Can I just say, I have a deep burning passion of hate for the guy who owned my house before us? He tried to be handy (or cheap) but he did not know what he was doing. Case in point, he hung a ceiling...
Board: The VENT 04-07-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Why can't you be like college professors?

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook: "I don't understand why my high schooler's teachers can't have Zoom meetings at the same time every day like my college kid's teacher does."

Because...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 04-07-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I am not paying that

I just got the bill for my hospital stay a few weeks ago (I had a blocked intestines as a result of my radiation treatment. I am all better now). I got a bill for $5500 for 4 days! I know I don't...
Board: BusyBoard 03-30-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Dear BlackBoard,

Dear BlackBoard,

Please stop sending me hate mail every evening to take attendance. I know I have not taken it, however we are not in school to take it. I know you crave attention and get joy when...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-02-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I've never had an issue flying. I feel like I...

I've never had an issue flying. I feel like I will now because my chemo and radiation will set off the metal detectors.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-01-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Most restaurants and stores do have hot water...

Most restaurants and stores do have hot water lines running to the bathrooms, however they do not have separate handles. In most cases, the hot and cold water is mixed before the tap to a preset...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-01-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Most shipping companies (USPS, FedEx, UPS) don't...

Most shipping companies (USPS, FedEx, UPS) don't do point-to-point shipping unless it is shipped ground and in the same state. Most shippers send all their packages from the local store to the...
Board: The VENT 01-24-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
He flew out on a helicopter

I have a student who is a TA during one of my math classes. When I don't have anything for him to do (which is most days) he takes himself a little nap. Today he was taking his usual nap (he also has...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 01-22-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
Do you know anyone living in Florida? Yes,...

Do you know anyone living in Florida?
Yes, ME! <!--giggle-->
Where do they live?
I live in North Florida, near Tallahassee
What kind of community is it?
We live in a Rural community!...
Board: The VENT 01-21-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
The Pros and Cons of a Portable

After being moved to a portable mid-year, here is a list of pros and cons of teaching in a portable:
Pros
Your own bathroom
Tons of windows
No one bothers you because they don't wanna walk
I get...
Board: BusyBoard 01-14-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Teacher_twins
I would go ahead and start the certification...

I would go ahead and start the certification process now, because it will be quicker than in May when all the college students graduate. Most districts don't start hiring external applicants until...



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