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Posts Made By: PrivateEyes
Board: BusyBoard 12-05-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Nah

First of all, I HATE HATE HATE the elf on the shelf.
A. It's a made up stunt to make money.
B. Its a lot of work for the parents/teachers
C. I just think it's dumb.

So, no no no no no on...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-02-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I think she'd like "Nevermoor: The Trials of...

I think she'd like "Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow." and its sequels.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-27-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Easy, peasy

Get a tooth pick. place it in a cube of cheddar cheese. Fold a piece of salami loosely into 4ths, and place on the toothpick on top of the cheese. Finish with a green olive. Looks pretty all...
Board: BusyBoard 11-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Interesting reading

But I can't help but reflect that the power to decide whole group vs. small group does not lie with me, but with the district that has required 3 small groups (reading) per day for almost two decades.
Board: The VENT 11-26-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
You shouldn't be embarassed

She should be. And frankly, I think it will be noticed that she's basically giving you the cold shoulder. What about your co-worker? Has she said anything to you? (I might not necessarily ask...
Board: The VENT 11-25-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
If that's what she's saying, then that's what she...

If that's what she's saying, then that's what she should have said, not some crap about "not fulfilling your contractual duties."
Board: The VENT 11-24-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
C6g

You are a genius. I love that your link includes this very situation!
Board: The VENT 11-23-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Don't let her win

You quit, she wins.

OTOH, you take the time you need to recover, you win! And she loses, because she has to do more work.

Your students will survive. Yes, they won't get the best you could...
Board: The VENT 11-22-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
We all want the same thing

We want what's best for the students. I hear you, and I agree. Not every student is a child in need of special ed services.
Board: The VENT 11-22-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
That's true

OTOH, just because a student hasn't been extensively tested, had modified work for months, and the teacher hasn't tried dozens of different methods to reach the student, that doesn't mean that an...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-21-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
If you have often have children scared

to death when you conduct a lock down drill, then you're doing it wrong.



First, I don't tell K, 1, 2, and 3 students that we're having these drills "just in case someone decides to come on...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-20-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Traditional dinner

but using a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey. We did "best of" Thanksgiving on Monday because we'll be out of town for Thanksgiving. Best of included:

Turkey breast
mashed potatoes...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-19-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
How many children?

What percentage of school-aged children have actually seen a bloodied body on campus? If there are kids who have seen such bodies, of course they're scared. If there's been a shooting on their...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-19-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
If the shipper

wants proof it was delivered (for any reason) they can request (and pay for) a signature. Usually, it's done with something expensive, like an Ipad or computer, but medications seems likely as well.
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-19-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Rude?

I call it as I see it.

Some people might call citing FACTS minimizing the problem. Not at all. But it does put the problem in perspective. Children should not be frightened of going to school,...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-19-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Now you wouldn't be rudely

implying that I find any sorts of child murder acceptable. I don't. I don't find strangulation murder of children acceptable, or head bashing murder of children acceptable, or knife-related murder...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-19-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Our active shooter training

informed us that less than 2% of all child murders happen at school. They informed us that guns are not the only weapon of active violence in a school. We were further informed that despite the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Fruits/Veggies - pineapple U.S. State Capital -...

Fruits/Veggies - pineapple
U.S. State Capital - Phoenix
Word associated with exercise - physical, pushups
College major - Political Science
Car part - piston
Ice cream flavor - Pistachio
Games...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
This year

we're going to Huntsville, AL. We're meeting our daughter who lives in Dallas half-way, and will stay at a stone cabin built by the CCC during the Great Depression. We'll see the space museum and...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 11-18-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Then we can sue

All the car manufacturers and booze companies for drunken driver deaths. And the medical costs of alcoholism.

And then we can sue public schools for illiteracy.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-18-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I would buy

A unique Christmas ornament.
Board: The VENT 11-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
I think there's a difference

between people and things when you talk about "political correctness."

When you talk about people, it's not political correctness to refer to children with disabilities in a kind way. It's just...
Board: The VENT 11-16-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Find a nice article

on "person first" language. There are plenty.

Here's one.

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/pdf/disabilityposter_photos.pdf
Board: The VENT 11-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Isn't the IEP

a legal document?

If he gets shortened assignments in his IEP, then there could be consequences for her and for your school, if the parents wanted to push the issue.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-11-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By PrivateEyes
Sticker wallpaper

So my daughter invited us up to her place to help her redecorate. We've put in new flooring, painted walls and trim, and are putting up wainscoting, shelves, mounting the television, and a feature...



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