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Posts Made By: puakai
Board: The VENT 07-25-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By puakai
Advice

The best advice I can give you is not to take things personally. The kids are not trying to break YOU, they are just acting out for many different reasons. Also try to control what YOU can,...
Board: The VENT 03-09-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By puakai
Couldn't agree with this article any more!!

Couldn't agree with this article any more!!
Board: The VENT 03-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By puakai
Unrealistic Teacher Expectations

Not sure I can do this anymore. I'm human, I have good days and bad days, but I feel as if I have to be perfect for my kids everyday. God forbid if I'm "mean"!! This puppies and unicorns attitude...
Board: The VENT 11-07-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By puakai
Couldn't agree more!

Couldn't agree more!
Board: The VENT 09-23-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By puakai
Thank you!

Angelo, you always make me laugh!! I seriously don't know how you do it!!
Board: The VENT 08-16-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
 
Posted By puakai
keep posting Angelo.

Love your posts, made my day!!
Board: The VENT 08-15-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By puakai
Honest Opinion

I have run into teachers like that everywhere! They will do ANYTHING, including stabbing you in the back all the time, just to make themselves look good. Instead of being resentful, DO NOT ALLOW IT...
Board: The VENT 08-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By puakai
Where I live

I live in Denver, so there are at least 5 MAJOR school districts that I can apply to, so I apply to every elementary position that is posted. I also start applying in March, since I find out if...
Board: The VENT 08-10-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By puakai
Might have to give up!!

I have been teaching for the past 18 years. I didn't start teaching until I was 40. I have been laid off the past 3 years in a row. This season, I have had ZERO interviews even though I have...
Board: Future Teachers 08-10-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By puakai
Don't do it!!

I have been a teacher for 18 years. Didn't start teaching until I was 40. Personally, I wouldn't recommend ANYONE go into teaching anymore. Much to POLITICAL, back-stabbing, and NO job security! ...
Board: Future Teachers 08-10-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By puakai
Not too old

I started teaching at 40, I have been teaching for 18 years. I also have been laid off the past three years in a row...it gets harder and harder each year to even get an interview. My personal...
Board: The VENT 04-10-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
 
Posted By puakai
You can't change a parent!

I don't understand this thread. The OP made a comment about the guardian smoking, not that the smoking made them a bad parent! Also, I have learned a LONG TIME AGO you can't change a parent or...
Board: The VENT 04-10-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By puakai
I totally understand!

I have been teaching 18 years and for the past 10, I go through these emotions every year! Guest-Me, great, eloquent response, you put into words exactly how I feel. The atmosphere of "blame the...
Board: Career Decisions 06-11-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By puakai
Getting into Tech

British Panda, thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. You gave alot of good advice. My problem, I really don't know much about tech, so...where do I begin?
Board: Career Decisions 05-30-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By puakai
Thanks for the advice. I haven't ruled out...

Thanks for the advice. I haven't ruled out teaching, I just can't seem to get a job! I've applied to over 200 jobs in just ONE district and I haven't even had ONE interview!!! That rejection is...
Board: Career Decisions 05-29-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By puakai
Leaving teaching

I have been ribbed (reduction in building). I have taught for the past 16 years and I'm done with the job instability, the disrespect from administration and the kids for that matter. I just don't...
Board: The VENT 05-22-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By puakai
Honestly, I get it. I'm tired of the constant...

Honestly, I get it. I'm tired of the constant disrespect from the kids, their total lack of effort, their constant talking, kids telling me I'm rude because I ask them to do something, being...
Board: The VENT 05-18-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
 
Posted By puakai
I have a book of comments by subject and...

I have a book of comments by subject and achievement level. I just pick and choose. Easy peasy!!
Board: Career Decisions 04-27-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By puakai
I currently commute about an hour one way. I...

I currently commute about an hour one way. I love my job, so the commute is worth it! I've had jobs with much less of a commute but hated where I worked. It's a trade off.
Board: The Job Search 04-27-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By puakai
Why can't I get an interview.

I have taught for the past 16 years. The job I have now has been eliminated for next year. I have applied to OVER 150 jobs, just in my current district alone, and I have not received ONE interview. ...
Board: The Job Search 02-08-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By puakai
Its a tough market out there. Always apply for...

Its a tough market out there. Always apply for anything and everything you may be interested in.Explain about credential at a later time.
Board: The VENT 02-07-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By puakai
Honestly, I feel your pain. After 16 years of...

Honestly, I feel your pain. After 16 years of teaching I felt the same way. This year I am NOT in the classroom, but working in a school in charge of the testing. I LOVE it, still have all the...
Board: The Job Search 02-07-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By puakai
Boulder is a great district! Hard to get a job...

Boulder is a great district! Hard to get a job there, or any colorado district for that matter. Good luck!
Board: The Job Search 10-11-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By puakai
I might know someone. He is working in a tough...

I might know someone. He is working in a tough charter school right night, and might want to leave. What grade?
Board: Classroom Management 10-11-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By puakai
AFTER modeling how to take care of things, put...

AFTER modeling how to take care of things, put them away, etc. if the disrespect things, I take them away from use. They have to prove the can take care of things. As far as cleaning up, we don't...



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