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Posts Made By: pkennedy1990
Board: The VENT 11-10-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
OK those of you who misread MY response

You obviously think public school teachers who have to have clean backgrounds and no criminal record, DESERVE to live with drug dealers, prostitution, gang-bangers and the like. I'm talking about...
Board: The VENT 11-01-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Response to prior posting from Archives

Anyone teach in a REALLY rich, private school? I mean REALLY affluent--tuition of over $18K a year? I'm sort of interested in a school like that near me. They don't even have any openings...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Oh the food stamp interview isn't THAT...

Oh the food stamp interview isn't THAT humiliating, depending on what state you're in. In fact it's the LEAST humiliating and least cumbersome thing about "public benefits" if you're a public school...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
You know what's worse than just FEELING like the...

You know what's worse than just FEELING like the kids think they can do whatever they want and you can't do anything to stop them - is knowing that that's actually the LAW in wherever you are. If...
Board: Classroom Management 10-31-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Seriously, you must be in the school districts I...

Seriously, you must be in the school districts I just left behind in California. Either that or North Philadelphia.

You spend ONE hour out of every day dealing with this - wow. Try, half of each...
Board: Classroom Management 10-31-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
I'm just glad I'm not the only one. I also refuse...

I'm just glad I'm not the only one. I also refuse to talk over them but in my case, I don't have too much administrative back-up to my attempts to keep them in after class to make up for the time...
Board: Classroom Management 10-31-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the "and...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees the "and it's only getting worse every year" part. People on these forums seem to be hell-bent on telling me that I'M the one with the problem.

Yes,...
Board: Classroom Management 10-27-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Well, as a licensed high school Math teacher, I...

Well, as a licensed high school Math teacher, I can tell you this much. At that age they DO NOT WANT TO LEARN MATH. When, as a Sub, out of desperation for a paycheck I take assignments at the...
Board: The Job Search 10-27-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
I have found that because of who and what I am,...

I have found that because of who and what I am, an online presence doesn't help me one bit. I look great online and of course they'd want to hire me, but my problem is that when they see me in person...
Board: The Job Search 10-27-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
And talk about stupidity on the part of these...

And talk about stupidity on the part of these "Out West" states when we do get out here. I was getting fingerprinted for one of the school districts at the state police station and one of their...
Board: High School 10-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Good one. It's almost as if High School is...

Good one. It's almost as if High School is forgotten entirely when it comes to discussing "teaching." Or maybe that's just in MY life. I have a permanent NYS 7th-12th grade Mathematics teaching...
Board: The Job Search 10-20-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
I recently read that each year PA graduates...

I recently read that each year PA graduates 16,000 (16 thousand) teacher candidates for an estimated 2,000 (2 thousand) openings. Add in the number of teachers furloughed (I am one) since 2011 and...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-20-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
I can think of ONE thing...

There is ONE thing about being a substitute teacher that looks positive on a resume, and this applies also to having been a "regular" teacher as well....and only applies in states/areas/fields that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-20-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
That's the problem with Special Ed

It's too self-contained. The teacher is expected to be there with the students constantly with no breaks. The kids are "special needs" for a reason. There's no changing classes, no prep period for...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-20-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
"...yet teachers are still highly respected in...

"...yet teachers are still highly respected in our society...."

What society is THAT? What state is that? Seriously, hopefully it's one I can DRIVE to....oh but wait. The respect that society...
Board: Career Decisions 10-20-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
California....sucks

I'll tell you the truth about MY experience anyway - don't go to California with a teaching license/certificate in high school Mathematics from a New England state - you know, the states with HIGHER...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-15-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
MeMe19's Message: We are paid 7 to 8 an hour in...

MeMe19's Message: We are paid 7 to 8 an hour in my location. It is probably less because they tack on extra work after and before. It needs to change to a much higher rate but despite the fact they...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-15-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
My future-next-husband is still in medical school...

My future-next-husband is still in medical school overseas so it's not an issue. YET. If we were both in the same state still, there probably would be some conversations about why my pay is so dismal...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-15-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
The younger ones can't even SPELL on the lesson...

The younger ones can't even SPELL on the lesson plans they leave. And another problem I have is that the younger the "regular" teacher is, the more the kids act like they relate to HIM/HER more as a...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-15-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
No, they're not "good" they tend to be more on...

No, they're not "good" they tend to be more on the "lucky" side. In some school districts they have teachers who are qualified in entirely the wrong field (an English major teaching Math is the most...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-15-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Wish I had THAT problem!

I don't even know WHAT to say. I DO have a high school Mathematics teaching license and I have a hella hard time getting to that stage, where ONLY the high schools want me.

Trade places with ME -...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
We as teachers ARE held to higher standards of...

We as teachers ARE held to higher standards of morality than people in other professions. That's why we're subject to these things called criminal record checks/fingerprint checks in the first...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-27-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
I personally have found that those "preferred"...

I personally have found that those "preferred" subs are just that: well-known by the other teachers, principals, other subs, etc. The Sub Desk itself...and yada yada yada. They tend not to know...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-27-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
Oh HELL YEAH. Every profession is "dog eat dog"...

Oh HELL YEAH. Every profession is "dog eat dog" out there. If you think the USA is bad try getting a job in CANADA. Canada, the only up side is that depending on which province you can't get a job in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-27-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By pkennedy1990
St Jude is the Patron Saint of Lost Causes, if...

St Jude is the Patron Saint of Lost Causes, if anyone wants to pray to St. Jude. I'm just sayin'

It's HARD to get out of Subbing or Temping. It's like once you have years' worth of service to...



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