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Posts Made By: broomrider
Board: The VENT 11-11-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
good grief

holding a student's hand (especially when the child initiates) is not a restraint. That's just a very odd statement. And creates more of a problem for the para and teacher, which they apparently...
Board: The VENT 11-11-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broomrider
double benefit

Not only do you get your rest/recreation/appointments/business needs addressed, but your students see how necessary you are, and a sub gets some money. You may even get some appreciation when you...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-09-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Posted By broomrider
I like the idea

Do Not Open This Book

A funny read a-loud that can fill a short time or lead into writing a parallel story such as Do Not Open This Journal, This Room, This Box, etc.

This one:...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider

I meant to say, get seasonal employment elsewhere (retail comes to mind) until after Christmas vacation. And then go back to being available to sub.

You'll likely need some work over school...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider

no school district can "make" you stay where you don't want to be. That's kidnapping.

They can, of course, coerce by saying that if you want more work in the district, you need to stay.The truth...
Board: Substitute Teachers 11-08-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider
interesting term

I'm wondering if it did reference substitute teacher. I was hired on a short term basis to coach students on test taking strategies before standardized tests were administered. It might refer to...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 11-05-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
This might help

I've used both the Scholastic (came out in October 2001, right after 9/ll) and Bill Martin and liked them both. I've stolen freely from Red Skelton in further explaining, as well.
Board: Retired Teachers 11-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
that's great!!

One additional thought, though. And I preface this with the fact that I haven't been a speech therapist since 1990, so may have very outdated info.

You know the employment possibilities in you...
Board: Retired Teachers 11-03-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
for those on district plans

in retirement and are over 65, one thing to be aware of is that if you do not enter medicare during the three months before or three months after you turn 65 you will be charged an additional...
Board: The VENT 10-30-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By broomrider
AP handled that badly

She should have spoken to you, not sent out a group email. Something to remember about her.

I'd give her the list of names AND the children's responses so she and the rest can read and decide for...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-30-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Posted By broomrider
I retired a bit earlier than I wanted

but I'd have lost $500 a month in benefits if I didn't go out that year because of a change in legislation.

I kept subbing, served on some county committees, etc. to keep busy and useful. I...
Board: The VENT 10-26-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider
Id be inclined

to tell the student his disagreement is with the superintendent and school board that supervises him, not you. Explain again that you are ordered not to record those assignments and must follow the...
Board: The VENT 10-25-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider
A suggestion

that you may have heard before. Mention your energy slump to your doctor and see what information he/she may have to help.

But lots of people have a mid-afternoon energy drop; because teachers...
Board: The VENT 10-25-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
How do you know about these

conversations? If the parent is telling you I hope you've made your behavior protocol about notifying parents very clear and maybe offered to give her a notice about her child her child's color...
Board: The VENT 10-22-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider

as a Previous Post suggested you can see this as an opportunity to share additional activities to inspire academic writing. Not all children are engaged by the same activities and differing...
Board: Primary Grades (K-2) 10-20-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By broomrider

See if your school will spring for the Developmental Reading Assessment: ...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-20-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
If the long term bonus in pay

isn't enough for the extra expectations, I'd start reminding the principal that you took the job expecting it to last about a month as most long terms do. If he needs a teacher for the rest of the...
Board: Career Decisions 10-19-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
I read your other post

I'm don't think the prep time dispute has any bearing on your case for resigning.

BEFORE you resign, check the laws of your state about teachers breaking contracts. Some states allow the...
Board: The VENT 10-19-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Posted By broomrider
I stopped this district wide

I went to a board meeting and explained that I'd asked my insurance agent about this. He said that the employee was accepting liability for my car and its contents on behalf of the district by...
Board: The VENT 10-15-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
How about

Talking to the prince and suggesting that you be included as a team member BEFORE decisions about moving special needs students into your room take place.

I’d even contemplate using the words...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-14-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider

We’ve mostly used state park campgrounds. They charge $8 to make a reservation per campground but you can do a same day walk in and save that fee. But of course you take a chance on the camps being...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-14-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
NJ Teacher

We actually like the bridge from Astoria to Washington, but I was very glad that DH was driving the first time we crossed that 4 mile stretch of water.
I am amazed at the engineering it took to...
Board: Retired Teachers 10-13-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider

We headed to Crater Lake first when we saw that they were closing the campground soon. Didnt go fast enough and they closed the campground suddenly, posting the closing on the day we arrived....
Board: Retired Teachers 10-13-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
Ah retirement

DH and I are touring the Oregon coast. Wev Been traveling for three weeks and have a week left before appointments kick in. Retirement is a fine thing.

Weve met up with a former teacher for a...
Board: The VENT 09-22-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By broomrider
Defend yourself

Don't let them move you into doing yourself a disservice. If nothing else, consider what quitting now will do to your retirement. And that may be a part of what they are doing as you are getting...

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