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Posts Made By: Rkhnd
Board: The VENT 09-09-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Rkhnd
I'm jealous

How lucky to have a dishwasher in your lounge
Board: The VENT 09-07-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Posted By Rkhnd
As bad as the situation sounds...

I always take the report of extreme actions made by a school, teacher, or administrator, with a grain of salt when the op is a guest poster.
Board: The VENT 08-18-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Posted By Rkhnd

There is no way you can be held responsible for a student once they leave your supervision at school. If the parent doesn't come pick them up then the parent is allowing them to get home on their...
Board: The VENT 08-16-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By Rkhnd

"I guess, as a new teacher, I still care too much about my students."

Even non-new teachers care about their students.

The issue seems to be lack of discretion on your part and a bad policy...
Board: The VENT 08-05-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Posted By Rkhnd
Not taxed higher

Your money was not taxed at a higher rate, the withholding was applied at a higher rate because it was considered a bonus.

When you do your taxes next spring all the money you earned this year...
Board: The VENT 01-22-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Rkhnd

If your screen name didn't say CA teacher I'd think you were from my school. My principal has said the same thing, "You just haven't established the right relationship with the student.

In your...
Board: The VENT 12-27-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By Rkhnd

At my school children stay with lice and pink eye. There has been pink eye in my room consistently since Sept.
Board: The VENT 11-02-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Posted By Rkhnd

"We are probably 97% white dominate with little rednecks#"

This phrase really bothers me. There must be a more appropriate way to describe your students.
Board: The VENT 09-15-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Posted By Rkhnd
Beware of the parent bearing gifts

"I recall that one of the NICEST teachers I ever worked with received a "gift book" on how to change her personality."

I would have sent that parent a gift of a book on how to overcome passive...
Board: The VENT 05-04-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Rkhnd
My old district in AZ

Did this too. I worried how it would effect primary aged students who are learning phonics
Board: The VENT 03-03-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Posted By Rkhnd
This happens at my school too

Somehow admin attributes this extreme student behaviors to something the teacher is doing to cause it. I have 3 in my room who will kick chairs over, dump out my library baskets, and throw what ever...
Board: The VENT 02-15-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 54
Posted By Rkhnd

"We do NOT have the right to unlimited firearms wherever we travel. People who pass the scrutiny required can own a gun, not carry it everywhere"

I'm pretty sure the school was a gun free zone. I...
Board: The VENT 01-30-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Rkhnd
Sporting KC

"But I just needed to vent and be heard. And your post once again drags me into a place of not being heard."

People use the Vent Board to vent and for advice. TSY2013 acknowledged your feelings,...
Board: The VENT 12-05-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 31
Posted By Rkhnd

If you don't feel comfortable sharing secular holiday culture in your clsssroom, that is your business.

When I was in elementary school, some 50 years ago, we learned about the non-religious...
Board: The VENT 12-04-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By Rkhnd
At all the schools I have taught at, in 2...

At all the schools I have taught at, in 2 different, geographically distant states, we have had Christmas trees set up in the lobby.
Teaching religion is different than experiencing the secular...
Board: The VENT 12-02-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By Rkhnd

The PTA survey thing happened to me too. While the intentions were sweet, it was extremely uncomfortable for me to send home.
Board: The VENT 11-25-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By Rkhnd

All I can say is that I am so glad that I don't belong to a union and that I do live in a right to work state.
Board: The VENT 11-23-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By Rkhnd

"Sometimes the only way to prove it one way or the other was to go to the source."

That was my thought too. I appreciate the parent who takes the child's word with a grain of salt and has the...
Board: The VENT 11-14-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Posted By Rkhnd

In our district all students are exposed to core instruction and then we differentiate in small group and learning center activities.
Board: The VENT 11-01-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By Rkhnd
Military base life

Military families are usually far from extended family and, out of necessity, make bonds between each other that are far closer than non-military friends. I think that it is great that your students...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Rkhnd
I 2nd that

"This did make me life...only because I can relate with some of my own students!#


I'm convinced he even interrupts himself to start new conversations."

Where's the like button when...
Board: The VENT 10-31-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Posted By Rkhnd

If the student is old enough to independently write a book report and a narrative, he is old enough to be responsible for his own assignments
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 10-24-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By Rkhnd
A contract is a contract

If you quit before the end, you can be sued for breach of contract. If you sign a contract you need to keep your end of the deal.

"I thought indentured servitude was illegal."

I am not sure...
Board: The VENT 10-17-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By Rkhnd
IMA Teacher

Thank you for a chuckle at the end of a trying day!
Board: The VENT 10-16-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By Rkhnd
Sounds like a safety hazzard

What do they expect you to do in the event of a fire drill, or an actual fire/emergency?

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