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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #280 on: July 19, 2016, 05:24:13 PM »
Stop slurping ur gaddamn nectarine and smacking ur lips like an animal!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #281 on: July 19, 2016, 05:24:57 PM »
Has anyone else experienced this? So I only do camps with my middle schoolers [so far], but my elem. coT keeps asking me for ALL my lesson plans and ALL my materials for camps.

Like it's not even elementary school camp. I was trying to be amicable so I said that maybe I could send her the schedule if I had time but then she kept saying she wanted me to send her EVERYTHING. I told her I was very busy preparing but she kept "asking" me to send her everything this week.  :rolleyes:

This coT has nothing to do with my camps at all. I tried to tell her that some of the materials were impossible to send through email, to no avail. Lolz totally gonna email you some Jenga

I still haven't sent her anything from winter camp so I imagine the outcome will be the same this time. I just don't get why she wants everything:undecided:

Did you ask your co-teacher why she wants your middle school camp material?
My guess would be she was just told she has to do a camp so she's just going to use someone else's stuff.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #282 on: July 19, 2016, 05:30:32 PM »
Has anyone else experienced this? So I only do camps with my middle schoolers [so far], but my elem. coT keeps asking me for ALL my lesson plans and ALL my materials for camps.

Like it's not even elementary school camp. I was trying to be amicable so I said that maybe I could send her the schedule if I had time but then she kept saying she wanted me to send her EVERYTHING. I told her I was very busy preparing but she kept "asking" me to send her everything this week.  :rolleyes:

This coT has nothing to do with my camps at all. I tried to tell her that some of the materials were impossible to send through email, to no avail. Lolz totally gonna email you some Jenga

I still haven't sent her anything from winter camp so I imagine the outcome will be the same this time. I just don't get why she wants everything:undecided:

No, the closest I've come to experiencing something like this is a coT from a secondary school asking me for the LPs on lessons I had planned at my main school -- this was mostly out of curiosity on her part, she just wanted to read the steps to my planned activities and games (my notes are super detailed on how to execute them), but I think she wanted to eventually try them out for herself. She thought her own classes were too boring but was stuck on how to make them more fun.

That's the only thing I can figure your coT would want all of that info/material from you -- massive curiosity, just wanting to read and figure out how you conduct your classes... or she could be wanting to scavenge them to use for her own classes. Is she in charge of camps at the elem. school?

But who knows? People's true motives still surprise me.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #283 on: July 19, 2016, 05:32:12 PM »
Has anyone else experienced this? So I only do camps with my middle schoolers [so far], but my elem. coT keeps asking me for ALL my lesson plans and ALL my materials for camps.

Like it's not even elementary school camp. I was trying to be amicable so I said that maybe I could send her the schedule if I had time but then she kept saying she wanted me to send her EVERYTHING. I told her I was very busy preparing but she kept "asking" me to send her everything this week.  :rolleyes:

This coT has nothing to do with my camps at all. I tried to tell her that some of the materials were impossible to send through email, to no avail. Lolz totally gonna email you some Jenga

I still haven't sent her anything from winter camp so I imagine the outcome will be the same this time. I just don't get why she wants everything:undecided:

Did you ask your co-teacher why she wants your middle school camp material?
My guess would be she was just told she has to do a camp so she's just going to use someone else's stuff.

She just says she's "very interested."

This is also the coT that demands I send her lesson plans and materials in advance (that she never checks, so I just send her random files as I don't like rushing my planning for someone who doesn't even look at them) and often tries to tell me I "can't use the computer" cause she "needs" it -- woman, can't you do your online shopping on your phone??  >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #284 on: July 19, 2016, 05:37:09 PM »
One time my elem. coT tried to tell me I couldn't use the computer all day because she had to "download something very important." You know I can use the computer and it'll still download in the background, right? This from the same coT who acts surprised every time the screen changes when she accidentally touches it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2016, 05:40:33 PM »
Why does every single person that comes to look at my apartment leave the door open upon entering?  It's not like the air conditioning is on or anything, but let me just go ahead and try to cool down that stairwell as you make your way back down.  I would also like to thank you for letting the flies and mosquitos that were also outside, in.  I was getting mighty lonely with only the dog here to keep me company.  I know most people will say well why don't you just close it after they come in, but my medium sized dog seems to freak out about half the people who come by so I try to keep him away from them the whole time they're here (even though all he really wants to do is sniff them).

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2016, 05:47:48 PM »
Has anyone else experienced this? So I only do camps with my middle schoolers [so far], but my elem. coT keeps asking me for ALL my lesson plans and ALL my materials for camps.

Like it's not even elementary school camp. I was trying to be amicable so I said that maybe I could send her the schedule if I had time but then she kept saying she wanted me to send her EVERYTHING. I told her I was very busy preparing but she kept "asking" me to send her everything this week.  :rolleyes:

This coT has nothing to do with my camps at all. I tried to tell her that some of the materials were impossible to send through email, to no avail. Lolz totally gonna email you some Jenga

I still haven't sent her anything from winter camp so I imagine the outcome will be the same this time. I just don't get why she wants everything:undecided:

you know you can intentionally corrupt files?
step 1: copy all of your camp materials so you have your stash, and the copies
step 2: corrupt the copies. they retain the file size and names but error.
step 3: act surprised when they don't work, if she even realizes it before it's too late.
step 4:  :evil:

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« Reply #287 on: July 19, 2016, 05:50:32 PM »
Oh and for weeks she's been telling me I need to have lots of fun activities planned for the last classes of the semester after tests!

Last week she took up half a class to finish the book with one of the grades. This totally could have been done before the tests...

Then yesterday she took half the time of two other classes to finish the book. And today she needed "just 10 minutes" with the 4th graders which turned into 30 minutes. Luckily the kids were happy with the game I ended up doing given the time constraints. But their finals were two weeks ago... and instead of leaving what you should have done to the last minute, you'd think it'd make more sense to finish the book material BEFORE their tests.  :blank:

And then she needed "just 20 minutes" with the 3rd graders which ended up taking the entire class period. And this was the only class where she made a big deal out of "What kinds of activities are we going to do today?" and then telling all the students. As we were leaving the classroom, some of the students looked at me sadly and said, "board game??"

The poor kids.... like all she does is teach directly from the CD. So it irks me that I'm not allowed to use the CD at all "because she uses it" (not that I would want to, I hate the CDs and the songs and videos, but it's the principle of the matter) but she constantly demands I always send her all my materials and lesson plans

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #288 on: July 19, 2016, 05:53:04 PM »
Has anyone else experienced this? So I only do camps with my middle schoolers [so far], but my elem. coT keeps asking me for ALL my lesson plans and ALL my materials for camps.

Like it's not even elementary school camp. I was trying to be amicable so I said that maybe I could send her the schedule if I had time but then she kept saying she wanted me to send her EVERYTHING. I told her I was very busy preparing but she kept "asking" me to send her everything this week.  :rolleyes:

This coT has nothing to do with my camps at all. I tried to tell her that some of the materials were impossible to send through email, to no avail. Lolz totally gonna email you some Jenga

I still haven't sent her anything from winter camp so I imagine the outcome will be the same this time. I just don't get why she wants everything:undecided:

you know you can intentionally corrupt files?
step 1: copy all of your camp materials so you have your stash, and the copies
step 2: corrupt the copies. they retain the file size and names but error.
step 3: act surprised when they don't work, if she even realizes it before it's too late.
step 4:  :evil:

Brilliant  :laugh: I actually don't know how to do that, but it'd be a good trick to have on hand. She never checks the regular lesson plans I send her anyway (which have been the same old files for quite awhile  :wink:) so it'd be a moot point.

I feel like she's just trying to hoard all the materials she can from me just in case she ever tries to do something not from the book.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #289 on: July 19, 2016, 05:56:33 PM »
Has anyone else experienced this? So I only do camps with my middle schoolers [so far], but my elem. coT keeps asking me for ALL my lesson plans and ALL my materials for camps.

Like it's not even elementary school camp. I was trying to be amicable so I said that maybe I could send her the schedule if I had time but then she kept saying she wanted me to send her EVERYTHING. I told her I was very busy preparing but she kept "asking" me to send her everything this week.  :rolleyes:

This coT has nothing to do with my camps at all. I tried to tell her that some of the materials were impossible to send through email, to no avail. Lolz totally gonna email you some Jenga

I still haven't sent her anything from winter camp so I imagine the outcome will be the same this time. I just don't get why she wants everything:undecided:

you know you can intentionally corrupt files?
step 1: copy all of your camp materials so you have your stash, and the copies
step 2: corrupt the copies. they retain the file size and names but error.
step 3: act surprised when they don't work, if she even realizes it before it's too late.
step 4:  :evil:

Brilliant  :laugh: I actually don't know how to do that, but it'd be a good trick to have on hand. She never checks the regular lesson plans I send her anyway (which have been the same old files for quite awhile  :wink:) so it'd be a moot point.

I feel like she's just trying to hoard all the materials she can from me just in case she ever tries to do something not from the book.
open the ppt file (if it is a ppt file) in notepad.  it could take a while to open if it's a big file.  you'll see a lot of symbols and gibberish.  add anything- one letter will do it.  then save it.  now try opening it in powerpoint.  it encounters an error.
alternatively, you can use https://corrupt-a-file.net/
good luck!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #290 on: July 19, 2016, 06:13:17 PM »
There's a sixth grade girl that will sneak up behind me and use both hands to hit me as hard as she can on the back. I don't think it's funny at all (and it hurts) but she thinks it's hilarious for some reason. I haven't gotten after her too much because she's kind of sensitive but I'm not going to tolerate it anymore.
 I wish these kids weren't so violent with each other (and I wish I could send them to the principal or kick them out of class).

I'm so frustrated with the printer. I'm making a passport book for camp, and I figured out all the dimensions and when I printed a black and white copy it worked perfectly, but when I sent it to the color printer everything shifted so it's out of alignment. Nothing I did fixed it. Why can't things just work?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #291 on: July 19, 2016, 06:22:43 PM »
you know your school doesn't give a **** about you or camp when they won't even give you basic materials such as paper clips and elastic bands.

CO2, did you never play dead arm or slapsies at school?

I have no idea what that means.
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« Reply #292 on: July 19, 2016, 06:24:24 PM »
There's a sixth grade girl that will sneak up behind me and use both hands to hit me as hard as she can on the back. I don't think it's funny at all (and it hurts) but she thinks it's hilarious for some reason. I haven't gotten after her too much because she's kind of sensitive but I'm not going to tolerate it anymore.
 I wish these kids weren't so violent with each other (and I wish I could send them to the principal or kick them out of class).

I'm so frustrated with the printer. I'm making a passport book for camp, and I figured out all the dimensions and when I printed a black and white copy it worked perfectly, but when I sent it to the color printer everything shifted so it's out of alignment. Nothing I did fixed it. Why can't things just work?

Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #293 on: July 19, 2016, 06:37:47 PM »
Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).

I always thought they were pronounced "peddef file." What a rude awakening.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #294 on: July 19, 2016, 06:38:43 PM »
Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).
Oh my gosh it worked! Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.  :laugh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #295 on: July 19, 2016, 07:01:38 PM »
Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).

I always thought they were pronounced "peddef file." What a rude awakening.

 :laugh:

Save it as a PDF before you print it. It freezes the format. Go to "Save As" and in the window that pops up, select PDF from the "File Type" menu (I think that's what it's called... in Korean it's 파일 형식 if you're using the school computer).
Oh my gosh it worked! Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it.  :laugh:

No problem. ;D

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #296 on: July 19, 2016, 09:56:50 PM »
My principal decided to move all of the Korean English teachers and I into the Vice Principal's office. So now I'm in a room with 10 other teachers and instead of my cozy English office.

Also, there was absolutely no room for our desks in the VP's office, so I'm a fire hazard now. Letting me use the English classroom as my office was "impossible."

And my desk is now positioned so everyone can see what I'm doing.

And the fans blow my hair in my face and I can't tie it back because someone might see the tip of my tattoo and complain to the DMOE.

And I have three weeks of summer camp before vacation.

..... I am just so done with this semester. I'm afraid I'm going to accidentally snap at someone because I'm so frustrated with life right now. Everyone keeps saying that the spring semester is so much worse than fall, and I hope that's true because I'm not sure I can handle this for another seven months.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #297 on: July 20, 2016, 05:18:12 AM »
Why does every single person that comes to look at my apartment leave the door open upon entering?  It's not like the air conditioning is on or anything, but let me just go ahead and try to cool down that stairwell as you make your way back down.  I would also like to thank you for letting the flies and mosquitos that were also outside, in.  I was getting mighty lonely with only the dog here to keep me company.  I know most people will say well why don't you just close it after they come in, but my medium sized dog seems to freak out about half the people who come by so I try to keep him away from them the whole time they're here (even though all he really wants to do is sniff them).
Well, considering how most pet "owners" become acclimated to the unpleasant odors of their pet, I'm sure these visitors are simply trying to survive.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #298 on: July 20, 2016, 10:46:11 AM »
My principal decided to move all of the Korean English teachers and I into the Vice Principal's office. So now I'm in a room with 10 other teachers and instead of my cozy English office.

Also, there was absolutely no room for our desks in the VP's office, so I'm a fire hazard now. Letting me use the English classroom as my office was "impossible."

And my desk is now positioned so everyone can see what I'm doing.

And the fans blow my hair in my face and I can't tie it back because someone might see the tip of my tattoo and complain to the DMOE.

And I have three weeks of summer camp before vacation.

..... I am just so done with this semester. I'm afraid I'm going to accidentally snap at someone because I'm so frustrated with life right now. Everyone keeps saying that the spring semester is so much worse than fall, and I hope that's true because I'm not sure I can handle this for another seven months.

I'm sorry to hear your refuge was taken away.  I feel your pain.  My first school pulled the same thing - but instead of making me move, they just invaded my office with the homeroom teachers.  Privacy gone. 

2nd semester is objectively superior.  The monsoon season is gone so you don't have to worry about being coated in a miasma of sweat and rain all day.  Fall is quite pleasant in Korea and winters, while brutally cold, are superior to the hellish summers here.  It'll be easier for you since the VP will most likely keep the heat running during winter.  There are also a lot more red days and trips in my experience where they cancel classes.  The school year officially finishes at the end of 2nd semester which means they will be getting the kids ready for next year and wrapping things up with tests and events.  It's a lot better, I promise.  The "summer slump" is rough for us all.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #299 on: July 20, 2016, 10:56:26 AM »
My CT every day: "We need to make the camp exciting and interesting".

Ah, what you actually mean is "The Arm, you need to make the camp exciting and interesting while I do no planning or teaching whatsoever but still collect a nice chunk of overtime pay on top of my regular salary".

Got it.

I know it's one of my most common rants but  :evil: :evil: :evil:


 

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