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Posts Made By: HoHumBeachBum
Board: The VENT 06-25-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
funnyjoker

I could have written your exact posting. Friend and I have been vacationing for almost a week now. We wear our masks on the ground of the resort and in the stores when we quickly go get groceries....
Board: The VENT 03-05-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
"So, we're done?" "I don't think so. Take a...

"So, we're done?"

"I don't think so. Take a look at the agenda on the board and tell me what's next."

"Now are we done?"

"I don't think so. It seems we just finished activity 3 out of the...
Board: The VENT 03-03-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
According to our school's secretaries, there are...

According to our school's secretaries, there are often phone calls that come in like this. The parent can't understand that the child's teacher isn't available at that very moment to speak on the...
Board: The VENT 02-24-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
It could possibly be reason to reprimand/fire a...

It could possibly be reason to reprimand/fire a person from a job. My friend said at his school there were similar announcements. When one teacher showed up late various times, that teacher said...
Board: The VENT 02-11-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Ugh. Ain't that the truth!

Ugh. Ain't that the truth!
Board: The VENT 02-05-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Here too

Total work avoidance. Happens in my (high school) class too. My favorite is when I'm in the middle of a lesson and a student casually walks up to me with a passbook in my direction.

Since the...
Board: The VENT 02-03-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
In my classes, you get what the computer says...

In my classes, you get what the computer says your average is. If it's a 94, that's what you get. If it's a 24, that's what you get. If your average is a 0.4%, then there's not enough for me to...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
"Ask 3 before me."

"Ask 3 (other people) before me."

I saw that mentioned here before and I've been using it ever since!
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
We've finally decided that since we're not given...

We've finally decided that since we're not given real time to use the bathroom, we make our own time.......in a big group that looks like a drove temporarily exiting the auditorium.
Happens every...
Board: The VENT 01-31-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
I'm putting that in quotes because I picked up...

I'm putting that in quotes because I picked up that line from someone here on PT once a while back. I've never been able to forget it. It's just so useful as a comment!
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Asking to set up an in person meeting would be...

Asking to set up an in person meeting would be huge in convincing that you're looking forward to being part of their team once again.
Board: The VENT 01-15-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Wow. You prefer to use eye contact? ...

Wow. You prefer to use eye contact? But....but........most children nowadays are only able to look at a screen. They even communicate with their parents mostly through a screen.

I'm big on eye...
Board: The VENT 01-10-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
As far as the cell phones, we've lost the battle....

As far as the cell phones, we've lost the battle. Students and their devotion to their phone is just overwhelming. I do my best to encourage them to keep them away. I can only do so much. I'm not...
Board: The VENT 01-08-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
As a teacher, seeing comments from former...

As a teacher, seeing comments from former teachers is crucial to get a better understanding about why scores/behavior are the way they are.
When I enter comments (that thankfully I can type in...
Board: The VENT 01-07-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Wait a minute. . . There are items that are...

Wait a minute. . .

There are items that are property of the school district and they're not being shared?
Board: The VENT 01-02-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Nope

I went back into work today and checked my email just a few minutes ago. Got 47 in my Inbox. Most are Junk or what doesn't really concern me. A few Reply All people (who really need to stop that)....
Board: The VENT 01-02-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Friends of mine kid around with me and say they...

Friends of mine kid around with me and say they wish they could have as many breaks as I do.
But then, they also say I deserve every $%^&* minute of my time off and that they'd never be a teacher.
Board: The VENT 12-31-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Living in a small apartment so I can afford lots...

Living in a small apartment so I can afford lots of vacations & trips, I only dislike the question asked of me if it gets a response of "Must be nice."

I started to respond with "Thank you for...
Board: The VENT 12-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
To avoid conflict (I really want to say the word...

To avoid conflict (I really want to say the word 'nonsense') with the parent, I'd just ask the student which name should be written on the tag. If he wants to be called donut, litehouse or...
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Subs in my district have removed their names from...

Subs in my district have removed their names from individual buildings. (Many say they will never again work in the Junior High.)
If I'm sick, I'm going to stay home. It can concern me whether or...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Ugh. This happens to me on the occasion I do...

Ugh. This happens to me on the occasion I do something wrong. And, of course when my colleagues do four hundred bazillion things wrong, I'm still under the spotlight for the one thing I did wrong.
Board: The VENT 11-19-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
A class of 36? Who could possibly be an...

A class of 36? Who could possibly be an effective teacher with that many? Nowadays, it's a challenge for me (a veteran teacher) to maintain order with 15. My classes are in the upper 20's this...
Board: The VENT 11-18-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Weighing the pros & cons of checking my email...

Weighing the pros & cons of checking my email outside of contract hours, I decided not to look at it any longer from my home. The next school morning may be an unhappy one as I open my inbox but I...
Board: The VENT 11-15-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Physical Altercations & Fearing For Safety

I finally got around to watching the recent video of the substitute teacher in a physical altercation with a student. I'm not sure what to think of the fact that fights (both verbal & physical) have...
Board: The VENT 11-08-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By HoHumBeachBum
Homeschooled students make things interesting...

Homeschooled students make things interesting when they're brought back into the general population. I have a student who is absent at least twice per week because of (insert excuse). Her mother...



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