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Board: Retired Teachers 07-09-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider

Are you able to retire at the beginning of this year? or will you be working reduced hours for this year and retire at the end of the year?

You might want to read some of the previous posts about...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-08-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Posted By broomrider
Yay! for you

Welcome to Retirement! I expect you'll love it as much as the rest of us.
Board: Private Schools 07-08-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Posted By broomrider
religious schools+Supreme Court

I find it very un-Christian that someone can be fired for needing breast cancer treatment or declining to retire when the principal suggests it and the Supreme Court says it's just fine. Let's hope...
Board: Teacher News & Opinion 07-07-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By broomrider
Charters get business loans

This is one of a few articles explaining the double dipping of charter schools which receive full public funding while applying for and accepting government paycheck protection program loans. They...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-01-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Posted By broomrider
I need a hair cut

I wear it short (I used to wear it short) and now it's in my ears and eyes. I can't tell if I'm being invaded by cobwebs or the hair is blowing around.:(

I finally had to use a folded banana to...
Board: Retired Teachers 07-01-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Posted By broomrider
I can see that happening

although how to keep us from running out the doors screaming once drafted, I'm not sure.<!--giggle-->

I do see where you are coming from, though. My DH was a respiratory therapist for over 30...
Board: BusyBoard 06-30-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By broomrider
I don't understand

the logic of teachers being masked and students not. The mask is to protect others from exhaled droplets. Letting student infect the teacher and each other is just nuts.

Masks need to be cleaned...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 06-30-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
You can save credits

for up to a year now if you don't see anything you like. I've got seven credits in hand. I haven't been in love with many of their selections. I'm apparently not their desired demographic.

Board: Retired Teachers 06-28-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
It' s taken me awhile

and I still have a few things left. It got to be the "weight of THINGS" before I could really get rid of stuff. I did put out materials and books I bought for others to take.

I found out the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By broomrider


I saw a more recent article about the ending date for the extra money. Wondering why legislators don't know about state deadlines, extending to July 4 would have given those needing...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-26-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Posted By broomrider
saw a headline today

that the $600 federal money will end a week earlier in July because people are making more money on unemployment and reluctant to return to work. Not sure how accurate that is.

Hard on those who...
Board: The VENT 06-26-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Posted By broomrider

different states have different rules about the legality of recording people. It would be something good to check for your state.
Board: Retired Teachers 06-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Posted By broomrider

to stress free (lesson plan free) weekends.

The biggest hassle I've had in retirement is figuring out what day of the week it is since I'm not doing calendar with the firsties. <!--giggle-->
Board: Retired Teachers 06-15-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
thanks for the reminder

Don't forget, everyone, that the new vaccine requires two shots.

I got the old one years ago after a friend had shingles that went into her eye. Oh, my goodness, she was in huge pain. That cost...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Posted By broomrider

to your last day of teaching and the beginning of freedom.

You will soon learn to go to the bathroom without hearing a bell first.<!--giggle-->
Board: Retired Teachers 06-13-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By broomrider
SeaGlass & Maxes

Congratulations! and Welcome!

For many of us, the real feeling of being retired comes with Back to School sales. That's when the freedom really registers.

Enjoy your new opportunities and...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-13-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Posted By broomrider
That IS wonderful

You will like being retired.
All the back and forth and hassles only solidify your decision and will help you retire with relief.

I guess you prince hasn't gotten the memo, yet. It is nice to...
Board: BusyBoard 06-12-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Posted By broomrider

Cloth masks protect OTHERS from larger droplets going outward. N95 masks have layers that insulate you and a one-way valve that allows viruses to vent outward. N95s protect the wearer, not...
Board: The VENT 06-09-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Posted By broomrider
I suspect

the major and the doctor have times of regret about their choices. Everyone is subject to institutions and regulations that control without helping. At this moment teachers are getting a lot of...
Board: The Job Search 06-09-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Posted By broomrider
Good suggestions, above

I'd look up the school on line to get whatever information is available:
their website, the district website, the state department of education websites. That will hopefully give you some...
Board: BusyBoard 06-09-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By broomrider
balanced literacy

is a huge subject. Generally it refers to balancing by using both whole language/guided reading and phonics to instruct reading and writing. Writing is a great place to teach phonics as students...
Board: The VENT 06-07-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Posted By broomrider
don't perspective employers

still check Facebook histories of their maybe employees??!! I would not be in a hurry to hire someone who bashes their admin.

For good or bad, school is an institution and has all the elements...
Board: BusyBoard 06-05-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By broomrider
Have you

had a conversation about how you usually conduct your classroom and how your two styles might mesh?

You might start out with looking forward to having you help me get started with a new...
Board: The VENT 06-03-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By broomrider
You've got another

of Angelo's parents.

Sounds like she figures if she makes enough noise, the grade will change. And some admins do subscribe to that philosophy; the "do what it takes to get this person off my...
Board: Retired Teachers 06-02-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Posted By broomrider
Nice thread

and we sound like we work for the local realtors<!--giggle-->

We live in Northern Nevada (NOT Las Vegas desert, but dry) in an unincorporated area between the third and fourth largest cities in...

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