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Posts Made By: applesaucencr
Board: The VENT 06-09-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Just be gracious in your formal resignation...

Just be gracious in your formal resignation letter. After declaring your intent to resign and the date, add in how you enjoyed working with colleagues and the opportunities to grow as a professional....
Board: The VENT 06-08-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 38
 
Posted By applesaucencr
We have no definite guidance/rules until next...

We have no definite guidance/rules until next week but have heard that certain sped students would be have full-time school. These would be moderate needs with pull out services and severe needs in...
Board: The VENT 06-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By applesaucencr
The posting here are way down compared to a...

The posting here are way down compared to a typical year. I know some positions were filled internally. I think there will people moving to different positions in order to eliminate things like...
Board: The VENT 06-01-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Hybrid would be fine if it could be half-day so...

Hybrid would be fine if it could be half-day so every student goes to school everyday during their assigned block. For K-8, I just don't think alternating days is appropriate if we want them to...
Board: The VENT 05-25-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Excellent point, Southernfried. I have been...

Excellent point, Southernfried. I have been saying for the last few years that schools have taken on too much. It simply isn't effective to have them providing all three meals, clothing and shoes,...
Board: Career Decisions 05-24-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By applesaucencr
So, given the current situation and dramatically...

So, given the current situation and dramatically reduced tax revenue for states, I would say that it is simply not worth it to change your career. If anything, you could train in online teaching and...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Yes, I do. I was in a different career (PR and...

Yes, I do. I was in a different career (PR and marketing) after college and while I liked it, I knew that to get to work in the industries I wanted, I would have to move to New York or LA area. I...
Board: The VENT 05-23-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 31
 
Posted By applesaucencr
I have no idea but I think late summer/early fall...

I have no idea but I think late summer/early fall reopening will happen. However, I think there are going to be better platforms developed in the event online schooling becomes necessary, Zoom as it...
Board: The VENT 05-20-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Well, my thought son parades were made pretty...

Well, my thought son parades were made pretty clear in previous post.

All those people in one place, even if it is outside, defeats the whole purpose of social distancing.
Board: The VENT 04-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By applesaucencr
That is my reaction as well. I am finding the...

That is my reaction as well. I am finding the entitlement of a small, but apparently very vocal and visible minority, offensive.
Board: The VENT 04-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By applesaucencr
That is grestbthst some have enjoyed them. That...

That is grestbthst some have enjoyed them. That had not been the sentiment around here. What is interesting is that there have been parades for other essential workers such police, healthcare...
Board: The VENT 04-23-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By applesaucencr
And that is why we have this vent board. I...

And that is why we have this vent board.

I was talking about the not-so-subtle demands that it be done. Many people are being guilted into it. No one is asking this of their favorite coffee shop...
Board: The VENT 04-23-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By applesaucencr
The parades

The car parades with teachers driving by annoy me. We are already doing feel.good videos and messages on top of distance learning. And some people.commute to work and shouldnt feel like they need to...
Board: Career Decisions 04-01-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By applesaucencr
No, but check the job market for your area....

No, but check the job market for your area. English and social studies positions are hard to come by due to there being so many candidates in those areas. Last year in my area, job fairs were flooded...
Board: The VENT 03-22-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By applesaucencr
I am right there with you. And, it may sc ound...

I am right there with you. And, it may sc ound harsh, but they aren't worrying about how you will pay bills or whether your family is healthy. Only 30% of my students have logged on to their online...
Board: Career Decisions 02-23-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Contact the retirement office. Then, confirm with...

Contact the retirement office. Then, confirm with other state retirement offices. Will a full 20 years make a big difference to your pension amount? You can also start funding a Roth IRA or another...
Board: Third Grade 02-23-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By applesaucencr
I haved used IXL and Freckle. IXL is great but...

I haved used IXL and Freckle. IXL is great but the kids found it a bit boring compared to other programs. Freckle's paid version is great but the free version doesn't have the features that I needed...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By applesaucencr
I would probably give him mini breaks during work...

I would probably give him mini breaks during work time to do something physical and then get him back to work for another block of time. I will be honest, students who truly struggle with this even...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 02-23-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By applesaucencr
I don't think there is one perfect program but...

I don't think there is one perfect program but after working across various grade levels with GenEd, SpEd and EL, make sure you have a strong phonics component and time for the kids to actually learn...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Our state tests will be eliminated in about five...

Our state tests will be eliminated in about five years in favor of a portfolio type assessment that is submitted online. Teachers participating in the development say it will be easy to implement...
Board: The VENT 02-23-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Giving students at the middle to high school age...

Giving students at the middle to high school age surveys rating teachers or curriculum is just silly. That is something that is better suited for college level students. I would hand pick 20 as well...
Board: The VENT 11-11-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Just my opinion, but I fund planners outdated. My...

Just my opinion, but I fund planners outdated. My own kids have work posted on Google classrroom. As a teacher, I use more of a syllabus style approach and tell them it is important to learn to...
Board: The VENT 10-26-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By applesaucencr
It sounds like a mismatch. Talk to your ST...

It sounds like a mismatch. Talk to your ST coordinator and school to get reassigned.

Unfortunately, some schools assign student teachers without asking teachers if they even want to mentor a ST....
Board: The VENT 10-19-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Most of the time it is implemented incorrectly...

Most of the time it is implemented incorrectly (same with restorative justice) because a lot of admin and districts are afraid to officially document/report behavior incidents and give suspensions...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By applesaucencr
Nope. Take some personal time off like the rest...

Nope. Take some personal time off like the rest of us when we need to attend conferences or other appointments. Most primary doctors don't even have early/late hours anymore because there are many...



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