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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3180 on: March 16, 2017, 10:38:36 AM »
My KET at one of my schools has requested that I only teach for 20 minutes, then he will take over. So I see each grade once a week for 20 minutes. Part of me is horrified, and part of me is pretty happy about the lack of work I have to do.

Also, I am so used to having to do a shit ton of work prepping for classes (as was required last contract) that now when the after school coordinator came to speak to me and I had all the lesson plans done for the semester with an overview for reference and it was all filed, he told me that I am crazy to do that much work and I just need to "pretend that I planned". I am starting to understand why other people like their public school gigs. So glad I requested transfer.

I had a similar arrangement with my ct last year but it was basically her hurrying through the textbook and doing all the garbage parts and then I'd plan a game or activity for the end of class. I liked that cuz I hate pressing play on a video then telling the kids to repeat it. Granted I still saw each class 2-4 more times a week for after school, but those coteaching classes were nice and easy.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3181 on: March 16, 2017, 01:04:20 PM »
The YBM books have a Korean Mom, in the video portion, who sounds like the female, Korean, Vincent Price.
Speaking of Vincent Price, they are remaking The Fly again.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3182 on: March 16, 2017, 03:14:27 PM »
Found this in my odengtang.
Ignoring isnít the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3183 on: March 16, 2017, 03:25:42 PM »
Found this in my odengtang.

This is the best.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3184 on: March 16, 2017, 03:30:37 PM »
^I'm not sure if that makes me feel happy or sad.

So. New coT. Turns out he's actually the same age as I am and he was concerned that my main coT was super strict (when she was worried the same about him lol). The chalkboard now says "Be the Best of Whatever You Are!!!" (nice sentiment but SO cheesy hahah)

I told him that usually I did the speaking/listening sections and asked him if that was okay and he was totally cool with it.  There's a guitar in the classroom now that he apparently likes to use for a song once in a while (he says he just plays a little so no idea if that's just modesty or honesty as he didn't pick it up today).

During class he was pretty focused on keeping the students in line and disciplined (which isn't really an issue with any of the classes, I think he's just trying to assert his authority as a new teacher).  I'm not sure if I like the way he's treating the special needs kid though but we'll see how things go.  At least I can basically carry on as I have been. 

Though he wants to actually teach open class together next week which is weird-- usually my coT at this school would ask me to "take a rest" while she taught the open class for the observers.  I've never done an open class at a travel school before.  Not worried, just find it odd since it's not what I'm used to.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3185 on: March 16, 2017, 03:36:10 PM »
Girl who was in Grade 6 last year (who is now in Middle school obv) bounds into the room, "CO2 teacher, do you remember me?"

I saw you 2 and a half weeks ago. Yes, I remember you. 
Ignoring isnít the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3186 on: March 16, 2017, 04:13:43 PM »
Found this in my odengtang.

Finally, the film scene can relax a little as someone has found Nemo, next, we need someone to Get Carter.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3187 on: March 16, 2017, 04:29:44 PM »
Found this in my odengtang.

Finally, the film scene can relax a little as someone has found Nemo, next, we need someone to Get Carter.
Impossible to catch. You're way off base.
Ignoring isnít the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3188 on: March 16, 2017, 04:57:35 PM »
There are some new teachers at this travel school and one of them already tried to set me up.  He was pointing at one of the teachers and saying, "Single!! Single!!"  :blank: :blank:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3189 on: March 16, 2017, 05:13:49 PM »
Girl who was in Grade 6 last year (who is now in Middle school obv) bounds into the room, "CO2 teacher, do you remember me?"

I saw you 2 and a half weeks ago. Yes, I remember you.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3190 on: March 16, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
Isn't Sarah Mclachlan the one who's in super depressing animal cruelty videos?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3191 on: March 16, 2017, 05:24:32 PM »
Isn't Sarah Mclachlan the one who's in super depressing animal cruelty videos?

Unfortunately.

She's also one of the greatest living Canadian musicians, though.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3192 on: March 17, 2017, 10:37:51 AM »
Not feeling it today. There are many signs, but worst of all is the fact that I drank one of the sugar coffees from the kitchen.  :sad:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3193 on: March 17, 2017, 10:41:22 AM »
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3194 on: March 17, 2017, 11:07:13 AM »
I kind of want one of those terrible shamrock shakes from McDonald's.  I don't even care for minty flavored shakes (I'll have a few sips then have someone else kill it), but the color and general holiday/celebratory feeling is appealing.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3195 on: March 17, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
Isn't Sarah Mclachlan the one who's in super depressing animal cruelty videos?

Unfortunately.

She's also one of the greatest living Canadian musicians, though.
I had never heard any of her songs other that that depressing Arms of an Angel one, but last night I was watching Fresh off the Boat and Jessica played 2 of her songs. It was definitely better than the animal cruelty song.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3196 on: March 17, 2017, 12:15:39 PM »
WOOoooo, Friday!

I'm not even going to bother with the formalities of winding down after work, I'm just gonna strip down at the door and roll myself up into a blanket burrito.

Which reminds me, I really want a Freebirds burrito.  :cry:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3197 on: March 17, 2017, 02:49:53 PM »
WOOoooo, Friday!

I'm not even going to bother with the formalities of winding down after work, I'm just gonna strip down at the door and roll myself up into a blanket burrito.

Which reminds me, I really want a Freebirds burrito.  :cry:

That sounds nice. I feel like I should go out and do a thing. But lazy.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3198 on: March 17, 2017, 04:47:24 PM »
I'm gonna go see the newfangled rendition of Beauty and the Beast.  With these kind of remakes I keep my expectations pretty low with one exception being that I expect fantastic visuals.  Thus, I'm usually pretty satisfied at movie's end. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3199 on: March 17, 2017, 04:48:47 PM »
WOOoooo, Friday!

I'm not even going to bother with the formalities of winding down after work, I'm just gonna strip down at the door and roll myself up into a blanket burrito.

Which reminds me, I really want a Freebirds burrito.  :cry:

That sounds nice. I feel like I should go out and do a thing. But lazy.

I feel like that every weekend, but I just can't be bothered anymore.

Lazy, too.

 

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