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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1220 on: September 29, 2016, 07:50:21 AM »
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.

man :/

My cots also ask me to proof read exams, but when I find a mistake it's either "thank you!!" or "I know it's wrong but that's how it is in the book so I can't change it"

never had them get all sad about having made a mistake in the first place

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1221 on: September 29, 2016, 08:55:58 AM »
We are about to have an earthquake training drill.. I shall update you all...

Also, this means my class now has been changed to when I would normally have lunch and therefore I will have to work straight through from 10:30 to 17:00.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1222 on: September 29, 2016, 09:20:50 AM »
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:

I don't understand why they would stick to negative though. :\ It just makes employees do worse, then that could make the company lose face if they start doing shit work. :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1223 on: September 29, 2016, 09:31:54 AM »
Why the hell are Koreans simply not capable of empathy?

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« Reply #1224 on: September 29, 2016, 09:33:22 AM »
Why the hell are Koreans simply not capable of empathy?

Care to explain?

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« Reply #1225 on: September 29, 2016, 09:43:16 AM »
Okay, so I'm about to launch into the pettiest rant ever, but I really hate when my one co-teacher steals my jokes (not the set-up and punchline kinds but just some stupid thing to add a little humor to the lessons or during instruction or whatever). Like, I'll explain a game to the students and typically I add a few words of caution but I do it with humor. The next class, before I even get to start explaining, my co-teacher has already gone over that part. You literally only give me game-time during class. Can you at least let me do it the way I intended to do it? It's the only opportunity I have during class to have a little fun with the students and you completely take that away because you want to be the funny teacher or whatever. Or if I go over a grammatical point before I get into the game so that the students can, you know, actually do the game, and then the next class he'll go over it himself. Can I not do anything? Am I allowed? Or am I just the game teacher but I only go over the boring rules? Seriously, F that KT.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1226 on: September 29, 2016, 09:50:28 AM »
Okay, so I'm about to launch into the pettiest rant ever, but I really hate when my one co-teacher steals my jokes (not the set-up and punchline kinds but just some stupid thing to add a little humor to the lessons or during instruction or whatever). Like, I'll explain a game to the students and typically I add a few words of caution but I do it with humor. The next class, before I even get to start explaining, my co-teacher has already gone over that part. You literally only give me game-time during class. Can you at least let me do it the way I intended to do it? It's the only opportunity I have during class to have a little fun with the students and you completely take that away because you want to be the funny teacher or whatever. Or if I go over a grammatical point before I get into the game so that the students can, you know, actually do the game, and then the next class he'll go over it himself. Can I not do anything? Am I allowed? Or am I just the game teacher but I only go over the boring rules? Seriously, F that KT.
Oh gosh, that sounds incredibly annoying. Start stealing his jokes. Or his coffee mugs.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1227 on: September 29, 2016, 10:06:37 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

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« Reply #1228 on: September 29, 2016, 10:08:05 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

And, in my experience, when you finally relent and offer an opinion they're like "Okay well we are doing this. Is it ok?"

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« Reply #1229 on: September 29, 2016, 10:12:45 AM »
And I said I don't want to go on the field trip.  Don't ask me to confirm 87 times and send two other people over to my desk to confirm that I don't want to go.  And don't tell me 7 times that I need to bring my own lunch.  I ****** get it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1230 on: September 29, 2016, 10:14:44 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

And, in my experience, when you finally relent and offer an opinion they're like "Okay well we are doing this. Is it ok?"

Reply with: sorry, it's impossible. When asked why. Please understand my unique situation. :P

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1231 on: September 29, 2016, 10:15:41 AM »
Don't spend 20 minutes asking my opinion about when speaking tests should be.  Just tell me what you want from me and I'll do it.  I don't know when the hell these people expect me to lesson plan when they just bother me all day.

Haha I'm with you on this!

My colleagues ask me stuff like that all the time.  "Does the afterschool program start today?", "When are the speaking tests?", "Which grade are we teaching today?"

Shouldn't you be telling me that?  :huh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1232 on: September 29, 2016, 10:19:34 AM »
I hate speaking tests. so. much.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1233 on: September 29, 2016, 10:25:22 AM »
I hate speaking tests. so. much.


A+ on the Clue gif.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1234 on: September 29, 2016, 10:31:26 AM »
I hate speaking tests. so. much.


This seems pretty universal. Why? I kind of dig them, personally.

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« Reply #1235 on: September 29, 2016, 10:53:29 AM »
I hate speaking tests. so. much.


This seems pretty universal. Why? I kind of dig them, personally.

I have to do one in 3 weeks. It's my first so I'm not sure how it will go :p

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1236 on: September 29, 2016, 11:08:20 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!

That's not harassment or hacking. That's your school or MOE/POE blocking certain websites on their networks. It sucks, but it's nothing that your coteachers are doing personally. If they wanted to harass you, I think blocking your email would be the last thing they'd do.

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« Reply #1237 on: September 29, 2016, 11:32:53 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!

That's not harassment or hacking. That's your school or MOE/POE blocking certain websites on their networks. It sucks, but it's nothing that your coteachers are doing personally. If they wanted to harass you, I think blocking your email would be the last thing they'd do.

Indeed, some school networks are ridiculous, blocking any URL that doesn't end in ".kr" or not government websites. Take advantage of Korea's fantastic data plans and tether off your phone.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #1238 on: September 29, 2016, 11:42:40 AM »
And I said I don't want to go on the field trip.  Don't ask me to confirm 87 times and send two other people over to my desk to confirm that I don't want to go.  And don't tell me 7 times that I need to bring my own lunch.  I ****** get it.

Aaaaaand after discussing it with the vice principal, it has been decided that all teachers must participate in all school events.  So why the hell did they ask me.  However, the vp likes me so I think I get to stay home?  It's unclear.

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« Reply #1239 on: September 29, 2016, 11:44:16 AM »
I just can't comprehend how students can go so many years and not speak any English. I teach high school now, and the 1/2 graders I taught at a private academy have better English than most of the kids I teach now. I just finished a class where a student was held back and is repeating first year HS now (no one told me and this was the first class he has showed up to so I tried kicking him out, long story) but his English is so horrible he didn't even understand me telling him to go. I think he only understands yes and no.

 



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