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Posts Made By: Song of Joy
Board: The VENT 06-16-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I believe this teacher is violating HIPPA law by...

I believe this teacher is violating HIPPA law by questioning your mental fitness for the job and taking these concerns to your principal. She really has no business meddling in a question of your...
Board: The VENT 06-09-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Our school uses demo lessons as a tie breaker,...

Our school uses demo lessons as a tie breaker, usually between the top two candidates. We don't expect a perfect lesson, but watch lesson pacing, clear objective, student interaction, and the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-09-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I remember spelling it as "dilemna" as well. ...

I remember spelling it as "dilemna" as well. Have I been disillusioned?
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-09-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I like the light scent of Persil, plus it's a...

I like the light scent of Persil, plus it's a really good detergent. However, I don't really smell it once I wear the clothes.
Board: The VENT 06-09-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Song of Joy
It's the end of the year and most of us are...

It's the end of the year and most of us are exhausted and when we're exhausted it takes extra energy to maintain a positive attitude. Your feelings are not uncommon.

So, before the interview,...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-08-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Just 2 1/2 days to go. Had a parent complaint...

Just 2 1/2 days to go. Had a parent complaint just a few days ago. I sent their student to spend the rest of the day in the office because he attacked someone. Son went home and told them it didn't...
Board: Second Grade 06-07-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I used Moby Max for my advanced student this...

I used Moby Max for my advanced student this year. If he finished the regular work, he opened up a chrome book and did as many lessons as he could. The program places him at his level and then...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-04-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By Song of Joy
America's Got Talent Danger Acts

I absolutely loathe danger acts. If someone could possibly get hurt by trying to entertain me, it completely robs the joy. I have to leave the room or I have to use my teacher voice and reprimand...
Board: BusyBoard 06-03-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Where does a fish keep his money? In the river...

Where does a fish keep his money? In the river bank.

What do you call a cat who drinks lemonade. A sour puss.

I get most of my jokes/riddles from Highlight Magazine.

Why is 6 afraid of 7? ...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-01-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Can't wait for the party. I'm hanging on by a...

Can't wait for the party. I'm hanging on by a thread with a BUSY class that is 2/3 boys.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Aw, I'm sorry she ruined the weekend. I've...

Aw, I'm sorry she ruined the weekend.

I've figured out with adult kids that some are kind and considerate and some are self-absorbed and really don't think of anyone except themselves. I've one...
Board: BusyBoard 05-26-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Akita, I am so sorry you are going through this...

Akita, I am so sorry you are going through this tough time. I can hear the hurt in your post. Some times these things happen because of politics or age discrimination and are not a reflection on the...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-26-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I want the whole package: current with new...

I want the whole package: current with new practices and technology, friendly professional staff, dental hygienists that are thorough without causing unnecessary pain, office hours that work with my...
Board: BusyBoard 05-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I allow them, but they have to be kept on the...

I allow them, but they have to be kept on the floor by the desk leg. That has cut down on the noise and I don't really care if they tip and leave a wet spot on the floor.
Board: Private Schools 05-19-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We keep an ongoing list of needs. We might use...

We keep an ongoing list of needs. We might use it to replace some consumables in the science lab, freshen up rainy day recess items, or pay for a special assembly.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-19-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Philosophical Observation About DNA Testing

I'm hearing from several of my younger relatives that are very interested in their ancestry and DNA. Yet, a good portion of these relatives don't make the effort to attend family events and...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-18-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I'm retiring June 12. I hope I'm retiring...

I'm retiring June 12.

I hope I'm retiring June 12.

My private school interviewed two people for my position yesterday and neither seems like a good fit. I hope they advertise more and have a...
Board: The VENT 05-17-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Oh, I totally agree about computerized...

Oh, I totally agree about computerized standardized testing in Kindergarten. I think it is totally inappropriate developmentally. This kind of pressure should never be pushed down to early...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-14-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I think you're young enough to get a puppy if...

I think you're young enough to get a puppy if that's what you want. It will certainly give you a routine to your day! Of course, dog owners often seem to limit their travel plans because of a pet....
Board: BusyBoard 05-14-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I try to add in more hands on projects like...

I try to add in more hands on projects like dioramas, science experiments, and making a poster for a passion project. Then I mix in a few more tests than usual.

Keeping their attention for any...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-13-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We had to add Delta Dental to the Medicare...

We had to add Delta Dental to the Medicare Advantage, but we figure the $50/month premium was like prepaying our regular exams and cleaning. I've ended up having 2 crowns on that insurance and it's...
Board: Retired Teachers 05-12-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Song of Joy
We're using Medicare Advantage with Kiaser and...

We're using Medicare Advantage with Kiaser and I'm amazed at everything that is covered. We were without dental insurance for 7 years and we even have that again.
Board: Retired Teachers 05-12-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By Song of Joy
I'm Coming On Board Too

Tell me when the party starts because I'll be joining you all in June. My random thoughts are:

* No more saving toilet paper tubes!
* No more thinking of kind ways to say "Your kid is just flat...
Board: The VENT 05-12-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
 
Posted By Song of Joy
Library closes 2 weeks early, but the other...

Library closes 2 weeks early, but the other specials go until the next to the last day of school.
Board: Teachers' Lounge 05-11-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
 
Posted By Song of Joy
In My Day, High School Marching Bands

drank water before the parade started and didn't have band moms coming through the ranks, squirting water into the mouths of band members while the band was marching on the parade route. We also...



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