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Posts Made By: scottiestir
Board: Retired Teachers 12-31-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By scottiestir
Retirement

I get/ got the same as amiga. The extra $10,000 too. I taught for 40 years and feel very lucky. Medical included. No SS even thru my husband because I have a pension.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-12-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By scottiestir
A loaf of bread a jar of jam.

My nephew who is now in his 40ís went on a trip to DC in the 8th grade. A week trip. On Wednesday he called and said he spent his money. My sister asked him how much money he had left. She then...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 12-11-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By scottiestir
Christmas song Bingo

I am looking for the pictures of songs. You need to look at the picture to figure out what the song is.
Really makes you think to figure out the Christmas song. It is in a Bingo format.

Great...
Board: BusyBoard 04-15-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By scottiestir
Always a popularity

Contest. Some teachers do a fabulous job and deserve the win. It usually goes to the "club". Teachers that run the school. Or the husband teacher who cooks at the barbe que and that is his claim...
Board: BusyBoard 04-15-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By scottiestir
Always a popularity

Contest. Some teachers do a fabulous job and deserve the win. It usually goes to the "club". Teachers that run the school.
Board: The VENT 03-05-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
 
Posted By scottiestir
Watch it

Don't use the word "Stupid". Even if you get the child by herself. It will be misinterpreted that you called her stupid.

A teacher said to a student, "You are barking up the wrong tree." Parent...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-23-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 103
 
Posted By scottiestir
Dear Star-Gazer, I am so sorry for your loss. I...

Dear Star-Gazer, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending hugs and prayers to get through this difficult time.
Board: Retired Teachers 10-30-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By scottiestir
Great Retirement

I don't know what state you are in. I am not able to get any Social Security - not even my husband's should something happen to him because of the Social Security offset rule. Please check it out...
Board: Third Grade 10-02-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By scottiestir
Coloring books

Are all the rage. How about a Halloween theme page that they could color. Each couple has the same page (each their own). Senior and child could talk about colors to choose. Where they will place...
Board: The VENT 08-17-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
 
Posted By scottiestir
wow

With the $80.00 I would buy myself a nice, nice, nice outfit every month. There is no way. I am retired now. I gave so much time after school, money to buy supplies, gifts for the needy under the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-25-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By scottiestir
Update Procrastinator

They did not ask that question. So, on to second interview this week. She felt positive about the interview.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-21-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By scottiestir
Procrastinator, Pushover or

Advice for job interview.
What is one of your weaknesses?

Should I say i procrastinate but always get things handed in on time

I tend to be a pushover and have a hard time saying no.

Or...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 07-14-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By scottiestir
Suits is back!

I just watched Suits and can't wait for next week. I also finished DAMAGES with Glenn Close. Any other suggestions ? TIA
Board: Substitute Teachers 12-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By scottiestir
My last two years of teaching a fellow teacher...

My last two years of teaching a fellow teacher asked me to cover her class the last 1/2 hour just about every Thursday and Friday. I had the luck of 6th period conference. It did not dawn on me she...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By scottiestir
Thank you. We had a great time playing the game....

Thank you. We had a great time playing the game. We won't see this group at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The adults really enjoyed it!
Board: Teachers' Lounge 11-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By scottiestir
Christmas songs help

I need the Bingo game that has pictures and you need to figure out what the song is Or is it a list? For a dinner party
Board: Career Decisions 11-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By scottiestir
Did you make it look too easy? Just wait till he...

Did you make it look too easy? Just wait till he sits and grades papers or asks you to help him make lesson plans. Been there done that- more stress- yours and his. My husband being new at it - was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-07-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By scottiestir
Just say"Good to know!" And move on. I have used...

Just say"Good to know!" And move on. I have used that many times and it seems to acknowledge the comment. As a regular teacher I would cover other classes. Sometimes a student would go on and on and...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 10-12-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By scottiestir
Advice please

My husband's best friend's wife has been diagnosed with cancer. My H plays golf with her husband. How do I acknowledge and be gracious? She is about 15 years younger than me. What can I do to help?...
Board: The VENT 10-05-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By scottiestir
Two Teachers

age 65 who have not paid enough into SS will end up paying $450.00 a month each instead of $105. O0 each had one of them paid into SS. I get my H SS benefit for Medicare but not any SS benefits. So...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By scottiestir
Check and make sure. You may get a reduced...

Check and make sure. You may get a reduced amount. Your teacher's pension will offset and decrease your So ial Security benefit. One teacher had his benefit reduced from $800 to $300. This was back...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
 
Posted By scottiestir
Not only that

but, if you worked summers and after school in retail any Social Securify will be offset by your pension. Married 30 years and I get nothing of my husband's Social Security. Caveat - if you pay...
Board: BusyBoard 10-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By scottiestir
You could do

a very simple lesson on point of view by picking a topic the students can relate to.
Example- Homework
1 Students don't like it because it takes away from play time etc.
2. Parents like it...
Board: The VENT 10-03-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By scottiestir
sometimes

Sometimes I laugh along with them and it breaks the tension. Then back to business. Kids will say, " She laughed." They don't realize you are human too.
Board: New Teachers 09-24-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By scottiestir
You are probably doing all the strategies...

You are probably doing all the strategies subconsciously to help this child. Sometimes you will be asked if you did x- with a fancy name, did you do z - with a fancy name and you did it. You...



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