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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1200 on: September 28, 2016, 03:28:22 PM »
I hate the fact that I receive these improvement recommendations that are just shy of being helpful. "You need to plan the lessons more perfectly." Do you want me to make lesson plans for all of my classes now or should I boost the book's content with more non-book things? Have the homework prepared before hand - okay, can do, but when is it going to be translated? There isn't enough time in the work day for me to do the tasks and have my coT review and approve it.

You get improvement recommendations?...

My wife is Korean and works in graphic design and gets the same kind of content-less criticism from her higher-ups, usually from people who wouldn't know the first thing about design. There's probably really know wrong with your work (as far as they can tell) but since they've gotta say something, might as well make it highly negative and dismotivating for the underling/ego-boosting for themselves. :lipsrsealed:

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« Reply #1201 on: September 28, 2016, 03:28:33 PM »
I think you kind of answered your own question. One of the main things that makes a cupcake a cupcake is the icing. And the icing is gross. It's literally just sugar, colouring, and sometimes some flavour. Even you said you usually scrape off a large portion of a cupcake, because you don't like it. They're just an unnecessary food, that doesn't even taste good. It's like someone made super spongy bread, and just added a ton of sugar, and then a thick layer of sugar on top.



Ahh. I also like cake without icing though. I think the only two frostings i enjoy are cream cheese based or light whipped kinds.

So I still think of cupcakes as cupcakes even if I don't eat the icing.  :cheesy:
Cupcakes without icing are basically tiny muffins.

Actually, muffins have, during my lifetime, been corrupted to be basically cupcakes.

They used to be actual food that was good.

Corrected that for you.

Thanks.  😊

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1202 on: September 28, 2016, 03:51:32 PM »
This is an ultra tepid rant but I'm curious if anyone has advice for this kind of situation:

Around exam season, I'll get questions from my CoT about grammar/asked to scan for errors on the test. There's almost always at least one or two tiny things (missing articles, tense confusion, whatever). I try to point it out in a laid-back way but they are always so hard on themselves when it happens. Like I'm going to judge them for not being perfectly fluent in two languages when I can hardly order coffee in Korean.

Anyway, outside of delivering awkward reassurance, what do y'all do? Just let it go? It's gotten to the point where I'm tempted to just let the errors slide (of course I could never) because it seems to bring out so much self-loathing.

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« Reply #1203 on: September 28, 2016, 03:59:59 PM »
She clearly doesn't care about that and  since then has begun translating everything I say. I have put up with it for 2 days now and I can no longer continue to allow it to happen.

So you're going to kill her?  :shocked:

yes. :blank:

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« Reply #1204 on: September 28, 2016, 04:08:41 PM »
... when I can hardly order coffee in Korean.

ProTip: Italian confuses them, so use Korean-accented Italian. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1205 on: September 28, 2016, 04:18:10 PM »
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Yes, I'm aware. I was saying that a lot of new Korean teachers do believe in TEE, until they start getting some classroom experience. So the problem of people trying to use TEE isn't just limited to western teachers, or Korean teachers. There are lots of people who believe in it, at least until they learn what they're doing.

There are also lots of countries where TEE is used exclusively due to mixed nationality classrooms, and the kids there seem to learn English just fine.

Erm... what is TEE?

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« Reply #1206 on: September 28, 2016, 04:22:27 PM »
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Yes, I'm aware. I was saying that a lot of new Korean teachers do believe in TEE, until they start getting some classroom experience. So the problem of people trying to use TEE isn't just limited to western teachers, or Korean teachers. There are lots of people who believe in it, at least until they learn what they're doing.

There are also lots of countries where TEE is used exclusively due to mixed nationality classrooms, and the kids there seem to learn English just fine.

Erm... what is TEE?

Teaching English in English

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« Reply #1207 on: September 28, 2016, 04:39:48 PM »
The food delivery service I used to use went out of business.  :cry:

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« Reply #1208 on: September 28, 2016, 04:50:01 PM »
Erm... what is TEE?

Teaching English English. Brits love to use it, it means "Real English."
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« Reply #1209 on: September 28, 2016, 05:04:03 PM »
Some Millennials cry about corrupt politicians avoiding taxes and that they need to pay higher tax rates while they illegally tutor and don't pay tax. Then whine when their home country wants a piece too.

Funny how these millennials think.

Feel the bern... :)

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« Reply #1210 on: September 28, 2016, 05:44:42 PM »
Some Millennials cry about corrupt politicians avoiding taxes and that they need to pay higher tax rates while they illegally tutor and don't pay tax. Then whine when their home country wants a piece too.

Funny how these millennials think.

Feel the bern... :)

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« Reply #1211 on: September 28, 2016, 06:47:25 PM »
Some Millennials cry about corrupt politicians avoiding taxes and that they need to pay higher tax rates while they illegally tutor and don't pay tax. Then whine when their home country wants a piece too.

Funny how these millennials think.

Feel the bern... :)

U madd, bro?

Yes, I'm ranting and raving!

Some millennials need to practice what they preach.

Big corporations are avoiding taxes blah blah blah...
Then when they do it "I'm just tutoring I don't need to pay taxes"

I love being angry and letting out a good rant once in a blue moon.

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« Reply #1212 on: September 28, 2016, 07:32:16 PM »

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I love being angry and letting out a good rant once in a blue moon.
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Don't you mean once in a black moon?  :wink:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/29224/20160926/black-moon-2016-what-where-when-see.htm

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1213 on: September 28, 2016, 07:32:21 PM »
Some Millennials cry about corrupt politicians avoiding taxes and that they need to pay higher tax rates while they illegally tutor and don't pay tax. Then whine when their home country wants a piece too.

Funny how these millennials think.

Feel the bern... :)

U madd, bro?

Yes, I'm ranting and raving!

Some millennials need to practice what they preach.

Big corporations are avoiding taxes blah blah blah...
Then when they do it "I'm just tutoring I don't need to pay taxes"

I love being angry and letting out a good rant once in a blue moon.

Except you have made the same rant twice in a week on the same forum.  Change the record.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1214 on: September 29, 2016, 05:05:19 AM »
KOREAN HARASSMENT


Are you being harassed by your Korean co-teacher or coworkers? They like to hack on my computer. My gmail account, skype account, dropbox, and icloud is blocked.  I asked my co-teacher to unblock my dropbox account and nothing happened. In fact, all my apple features where blocked the next day. I can see if they were blocking adult or porn sites but gmail? skype? dropbox?

I do have my own laptop but I am afraid that they will hack into it too.  How to solve this harassment?

Let me know if you can access gmail, skype, dropbox, icloud ?


Thanks!

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« Reply #1215 on: September 29, 2016, 06:17:25 AM »
KOREAN HARASSMENT


Are you being harassed by your Korean co-teacher or coworkers? They like to hack on my computer. My gmail account, skype account, dropbox, and icloud is blocked.  I asked my co-teacher to unblock my dropbox account and nothing happened. In fact, all my apple features where blocked the next day. I can see if they were blocking adult or porn sites but gmail? skype? dropbox?

I do have my own laptop but I am afraid that they will hack into it too.  How to solve this harassment?

They aren't hacking in to anything, they're doing it on their network/server end. It doesn't just apply to your computer, it applies to every computer on their network trying to access those sites. It isn't just your school, either: It's pretty common for schools to block outside email services (they're scare of viruses, is the excuse I'm given) and some other time-wasters.

Last I checked, you can get around the blocks with a VPN. I wanted to check something on my SoundCloud recently only to discover my school blocks it, but turning on my VPN got right around it,

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« Reply #1216 on: September 29, 2016, 07:31:44 AM »
If you think that's harassment, consider yourself lucky.  :lipsrsealed:

They do tend to block strange things though. One day my home library's website was blocked, though its digital ebook website isn't (thankfully!!). I've found that some gaming websites are blocked as well (steam, ign). But proxies and VPNs are great

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1217 on: September 29, 2016, 07:35:12 AM »
She clearly doesn't care about that and  since then has begun translating everything I say. I have put up with it for 2 days now and I can no longer continue to allow it to happen.

So you're going to kill her?  :shocked:

yes. :blank:

I can just see the news now.  'Korean-English teacher's mystery death in the English room.  Battered to death with an English dictionary.  Police are not considering the death as suspicious.  So let's go live to the scene and our reporter on the spot, Kim Jin-Su, he's interviewing the foreign English teacher Matahari who was the last person to see Mrs Park alive.  For the ease of understanding everything will annoyingly be translated by a small Korean person stood next to him.' 

 :evil:

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'Matahari, nooooooooo,  put the dictionary dow........

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He's going nuts.......

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Won't someone think of the children.....


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« Reply #1218 on: September 29, 2016, 07:42:00 AM »
She clearly doesn't care about that and  since then has begun translating everything I say. I have put up with it for 2 days now and I can no longer continue to allow it to happen.

So you're going to kill her?  :shocked:

yes. :blank:

I can just see the news now.  'Korean-English teacher's mystery death in the English room.  Battered to death with an English dictionary.  Police are not considering the death as suspicious.  So let's go live to the scene and our reporter on the spot, Kim Jin-Su, he's interviewing the foreign English teacher Matahari who was the last person to see Mrs Park alive.  For the ease of understanding everything will annoyingly be translated by a small Korean person stood next to him.' 

 :evil:

......

.....

....

'Matahari, nooooooooo,  put the dictionary dow........

.......


He's going nuts.......

......

Won't someone think of the children.....

 :laugh: :laugh:


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« Reply #1219 on: September 29, 2016, 07:45:26 AM »
If you think that's harassment, consider yourself lucky.  :lipsrsealed:

They do tend to block strange things though. One day my home library's website was blocked, though its digital ebook website isn't (thankfully!!). I've found that some gaming websites are blocked as well (steam, ign). But proxies and VPNs are great

My school had reddit blocked for the longest time. Then they updated ed my computer and it seems to be the only one not blocking anything.