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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: Retired Teachers 05-26-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By broomrider
My contribution

is interviewing the cabana boys.LOL
Board: Retired Teachers 05-26-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By broomrider
LuvsPixieDust

It takes awhile to really feel retired. I still look at school supplies on sale in August.:)

I think you are lucky. I got all my former school emails for about 6 months after I retied. It was...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-25-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By broomrider
Welcome, indeed

Retirement is a wonderful place!

There are many threads on here with some "initial adjustment to retirement" advise that you may want to check out. Like any other life change as with changing...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-21-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By broomrider
Delaying medicare enrollment

when you lose other insurance after age 65 results in a premium penalty for as long as you remain on medicare (which pretty much means for life).
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-21-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By broomrider
chessandcheck

I hadn't thought about not bringing things into classrooms, but that could happen. The virus can last up to a week on fabric and people do cough and sneeze around teacher's bags and belongings.
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-20-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By broomrider
I'd add

a couple of pair of latex gloves (student's nose bleeds), small bottle of headache remedy (for you only), small hand sanitizer (if you can find), small tube of hand lotion.

I also had a small case...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-19-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By broomrider
drove past Hobby Lobby

this afternoon. The parking lot was packed and no entrance line visible. I kept driving.

I'd love to go to some of the stores, just to walk around, look, touch, maybe buy a few things. But I...
Board: The VENT 05-18-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By broomrider
wear a mask

you won't even need to smile.<!--giggle-->
Board: The VENT 05-18-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By broomrider
I'm reminded

of the story our ESL district coordinator told of three families who went together to get a home in one of the highest scoring zones to give their children the best education possible.

As they...
Board: BusyBoard 05-16-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By broomrider
I wonder

if some of these principals are following the Broad Superintendent Academy precept of disruptive force:

"How the Broad Foundation affects public school families

Broad and his foundation believe...
Board: The VENT 05-16-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By broomrider
In my school

the previous grade met to categorize students according to level of English, reading skills, special ed, and behaviors so that they could be as evenly distributed as possible.

Typically over the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 50
 
Posted By broomrider
I'm confused

More and more at least for some districts and states it looks like there will be little opportunities for substitute work at least in the fall. Why aren't substitutes seeking other employment?
...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 05-15-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By broomrider
I usually

find notebooks at the dollar store and get pencils from there or an office supply store that are reasonable. I write a note to the kids about keeping a journal about what they do over the summer.
...
Board: BusyBoard 05-13-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broomrider
Omg!!

The kid is a genius...and so is his teacher. He's had to learn a ton of English to enhance his reading and writing along with math skills.

English spelling is very disorganized, having borrowed...
Board: BusyBoard 05-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broomrider
I expect

your state's department of education website would let you know the minimum qualifications needed for a credential/license and also for provisional credentials (eg. you can teach provided you...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 05-07-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By broomrider
Cuomo was inundated

with angry parent communications after his statement and has been backtracking. Gates is not very popular in New York. There are predictions of more opt-out (of standardized testing) movements.
Board: The VENT 05-07-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broomrider
Bobbies

Are you a retired teacher (on a pension) or a former teacher (no longer teaching full time in a classroom)?

If you have a pension, you wouldn't be eligible for unemployment insurance would you, so...
Board: The VENT 05-07-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By broomrider
I'm thinking

that schools will be reopening and teachers will need to be absent on occasion. If parents are at work, children will need schools or parents will be jailed for neglect. Kids won't sit themselves...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-02-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By broomrider
unemployment glitch

Here's yet another challenge beyond a lack of experienced employees in state unemployment benefit offices:
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-01-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By broomrider
luv2teach2017

I'm guessing the recent California Supreme Court decision cited by sweet sunset (above) is why your district is referencing EDD as the final determiner of eligibility of unemployment insurance...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-01-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By broomrider
bodhimom

Just to clarify, in my district teachers earn their yearly salary during l85 days of service which is distributed in 12 equal payments. There is no mechanism to elect a different payment schedule.
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-01-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By broomrider
At a guess

the "may not" is intended to give some faint hope to those signing to acknowledge getting reasonable assurance of future employment. In fact, "will not" receive is dependent on state laws governing...
Board: BusyBoard 04-30-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By broomrider
parents need to go to work

therefore, schools will need to open. Actually, Business needs parents to report to work and that's why the push to open schools.

Given the number of missing in action students who are not...
Board: Retired Teachers 04-29-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By broomrider
Rathgar

Just a thought: you may be able to more answers or connected to someone with more answers if you write to your state representatives. Legislators can have influence when citizens do not. At...
Board: BusyBoard 04-28-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By broomrider
Teachers Musical interlude

This guy has a song for us and Secretary DeVos.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=l5Az1htMh6A



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