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Posts Made By: Angelo
Board: The VENT 04-14-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Angelo
Yikes

"Said to me by a kindergartner today. Then he proceeded to look me in the eye and draw his finger across his throat.

Later he was frustrated with a task and said "I can't do this! You haven't...
Board: The VENT 04-14-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
"It just seems like the parents you deal with are...

"It just seems like the parents you deal with are a never-ending source of complaints and insane demands."

Some. Not all. A vocal minority.

"Are there good parts of your job? I literally have...
Board: The VENT 04-14-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Angelo
"I also agree that a good number of people have a...

"I also agree that a good number of people have a very negative perception of the education system and teachers. The very difficult part is for the fabulous teachers who reap the consequences of the...
Board: The VENT 04-09-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Jekyll / Hyde Parents

Have you ever encountered this phenomenon? You have a parent who is an absolute terror to deal with. They feel entitled to way more of your time and attention than is reasonable. They are always...
Board: The VENT 04-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Angelo
Absent Colleague

I called this problem well in advance. Few listened.

We have a new (to us) SPED teacher who is in her second year at our school, although she's worked in the role for decades at other schools....
Board: The VENT 04-01-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Brutal

That should never have happened.

Something similar happened to a teacher I knew a long time ago. She got laid off and recalled twice due to enrolment and funding shortfalls, and the net effect...
Board: The VENT 03-13-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Angelo
Yup

Granted it’s been a LONG time since I was a sub, but I remember like it was yesterday. There was one teacher I covered for (high school science) who got pissed at me for not doing the assigned work...
Board: The VENT 03-12-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Angelo
Ouch! That hits very close to home. The sad...

Ouch! That hits very close to home.

The sad part is the explosion of parents who call us (school counselors) to say their kids are “stressed,” “anxious,” “close to the breaking point,”...
Board: The VENT 02-28-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Angelo
Good Idea Fairies

I am so done with Good Idea Fairies at school.

For every member of the teaching staff who's actually doing stuff (i.e. planning and executing events for students -- something made all the more...
Board: The VENT 02-05-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent E-mail

Received earlier today:

Dear Mr. Angelo,

We had a phone conference scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today.

I received a call from 'UNKNOWN' a few moments ago. If this was you, kindly unblock your...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-01-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Impressions

https://youtu.be/-LQTBOBfA18

You’re welcome.
Board: The VENT 09-25-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Angelo
See me

I’ll do you one better. Anyone ever worked with an admin that sends a “please see me” then promptly goes into closed-door meetings and can’t be disturbed for the rest of the day?
Board: The VENT 07-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Angelo
Petty vent

Actually, never mind.
Board: The VENT 07-02-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Sorry

Sorry, folks. Some health issues and a publisher’s deadline. Stay well.
Board: The VENT 05-30-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Angelo
Hmmmm

I'm not sure I subscribe to the "let it go" mindset here. This was unprofessional behavior and an attack on you and your professional standing / credibility. At some point, we have to teach people...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Angelo
Parent of the Week

It's that time again. I know you long-timers have been looking forward to this! Uncle Angelo (School Counselor in HS) has a PotW candidate for you!

Our first candidate is a repeat offender....
Board: The VENT 05-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Angelo
Never mind.

Never mind.
Board: The VENT 05-08-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Nail polish remover or spirit gum remover. But...

Nail polish remover or spirit gum remover. But keep in mind you may need to pry up one corner with a thin chisel as the product needs to make initial contact with the adhesive. Alternatively, you may...
Board: The VENT 05-08-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Angelo
Dear Parents

Let’s clear a little something up, parents. It is NOT the responsibility of staff to personally approach your kid and remind them about upcoming opportunities and deadlines when they don’t read the...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
"If I was working at a job paid with public...

"If I was working at a job paid with public funds, I'd make darn sure I did everything possible to earn whatever I was being paid. This isn't a popular opinion here, but I would even feel better with...
Board: The VENT 05-06-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Angelo
Idle People

Is anyone else finding that, given the circumstances, there are a lot of people who seem to be looking for ways to justify their existence? I'm thinking of people whose jobs are relevant and...
Board: The VENT 04-29-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By Angelo
Yes

I think the move to distance learning is exacerbating some already unrealistic parental expectations about the role of schools and school staff. To be fair, though, I can understand how even parents...
Board: The VENT 04-22-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Angelo
Hmmmm

Well, truth be told, I did work in public schools for quite awhile. Different challenges, of course, but I think you encounter difficult parents in almost any school in America these days.

As...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Angelo
"The mental health card is very popular...

"The mental health card is very popular everywhere."

Yeah, do you ever get parents who claim THEIR mental health is suffering because of the school?

I had a mom who had previously complained...
Board: The VENT 04-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Angelo
Quit calling me

Parents: I am not your f***ing school concierge. I am an Academic Counselor. I counsel. On matters related to academics. As the title sugests. I am not your go-to person for all things vaguely...



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