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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2920 on: November 30, 2016, 03:16:19 PM »
Stupid co-teacher teaching the kids wierd phrases. Not technically incorrect, I guess, but in context, I don't think it's appropriate. Maybe others can correct me? We're reviewing the lessons and yesterday we did chapter 5 "What's Wrong?" (grade six):

Me: What's the problem?
Ss: What's the problem?
CT: Or, you can say 'What's your problem?'
Me: Well, that could be taken the wrong way. *I proceed to explain that 'What's the problem?' is closer to 'What's the matter' versus 'What's your problem?' which sounds confrontational*
CT: It's depends on the situation.
Me: Yes, and it changes the meaning. It's not incorrect but it would most likely come off the wrong way if you actually said that to someone.
CT: Okay, class. Repeat after me: What's your problem?
Me: *mentally cursing CT*

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?

Man "aircraft" is killing me for some reason. And yeah, I can't think of a context where "What's your problem?" doesn't sound confrontational. Reminds me of one of the window shades in my classroom with a doctor saying, "What's the matter with you?" to some kid. Same thing. Not technically wrong but suuuuuper loaded.


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In the appearance lesson, I always cringed when they're teaching "She has a big mouth" with no apparent awareness that a) taken literally, that just sounds rude and isn't something you should comment on, and b) taken figuratively is a very common English description for something completely different.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2921 on: November 30, 2016, 03:24:15 PM »

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?
Uhhhhh, you're on unit 6? You're SUPER BEHIND on the lessons. hahahah

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2922 on: November 30, 2016, 03:26:08 PM »
Hanword or whatever the f it's called.

I had to just change all my camp documents to hanword per the request of the camp teacher, who cannot speak any English. It took almost an entire day. Also, that program has an obscene amount of spyware.

I... I don't think it does.
I don't know if it has spyware, though it wouldn't surprise me if it does, but those Hancom products are famous for being super vulnerbale to malware and as a backdoor to bad stuff.
Which would be half way forgivable if wasn't one of the worst pieces of software on planet earth.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2923 on: November 30, 2016, 03:26:41 PM »

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?
Uhhhhh, you're on unit 6? You're SUPER BEHIND on the lessons. hahahah

Also, this.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2924 on: November 30, 2016, 03:28:08 PM »
Okay, good to know I'm not just losing my English abilities. ;P For the record, my CT is a guy haha He's the only one this year that I really have any issues with and they're not huge problems so I'm lucky, I guess, but it annoys me that he does this. I never used to correct him during class because he would ask me beforehand but at some point he started getting a little too confident and stopped consulting with me at all. Even when I was explaining to him the difference between 'What's the problem' and 'What's your problem' he just kind of shrugged it off like 'You don't know what you're talking about.' :rolleyes:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2925 on: November 30, 2016, 03:28:41 PM »

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?
Uhhhhh, you're on unit 6? You're SUPER BEHIND on the lessons. hahahah

Also, this.

Lol no, we finished the book, but now we're taking a day per lesson to review.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2926 on: November 30, 2016, 03:30:31 PM »

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?
Uhhhhh, you're on unit 6? You're SUPER BEHIND on the lessons. hahahah

Also, this.

Lol no, we finished the book, but now we're taking a day per lesson to review.
Oh ho. Figured it was something like that.

We realized we were going to quickly through the book, and didn't want to be left with nothing for February, so we've been stretching the same lesson out for about 3 weeks. It's pretty painful and everyone is bored to death of it.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2927 on: November 30, 2016, 03:34:21 PM »
I had to proctor a math test today and caught three students cheating and took their tests from them. They thought this was the funniest thing and continued talking the rest of the period.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2928 on: November 30, 2016, 03:40:40 PM »

Today, we did chapter 6 "What will you do this summer vacation?" :

Me: I will get there by plane.
Ss: I will get there by plane.
CT: Or, 'I will get there by airplane' or 'I will get there by aircraft.'
Me: ... *give up*

Is it just me that thinks these are awkward?
Uhhhhh, you're on unit 6? You're SUPER BEHIND on the lessons. hahahah

Also, this.

Lol no, we finished the book, but now we're taking a day per lesson to review.
Oh ho. Figured it was something like that.

We realized we were going to quickly through the book, and didn't want to be left with nothing for February, so we've been stretching the same lesson out for about 3 weeks. It's pretty painful and everyone is bored to death of it.

Oh god, I feel sorry for everyone involved.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2929 on: December 01, 2016, 08:50:40 AM »
When you give candy as a reward (not a regular thing for me) and the little s*%ts have the audacity to scream about they don't want this candy, they want more candy and want to swop candy and get belligerent when they don't get more candy when they haven't even bothered to attempt to finish one basic task....

Last time anyone gets candy in my classroom. Back to high fives and "good job".
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2930 on: December 01, 2016, 08:52:19 AM »
When you give candy as a reward (not a regular thing for me) and the little s*%ts have the audacity to scream about they don't want this candy, they want more candy and want to swop candy and get belligerent when they don't get more candy when they haven't even bothered to attempt to finish one basic task....

Last time anyone gets candy in my classroom. Back to high fives and "good job".

Teacher, I don't like this candy.

I can count the amount of times I got candy in Elem school on one hand. Buck up, Buttercup.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2931 on: December 01, 2016, 09:06:07 AM »
When you give candy as a reward (not a regular thing for me) and the little s*%ts have the audacity to scream about they don't want this candy, they want more candy and want to swop candy and get belligerent when they don't get more candy when they haven't even bothered to attempt to finish one basic task....

Last time anyone gets candy in my classroom. Back to high fives and "good job".

Teacher, I don't like this candy.

I can count the amount of times I got candy in Elem school on one hand. Buck up, Buttercup.
When I first came to this school, I had a grade 2 high schooler come up to me and ask where the candy was after a game, and even hold his hands out for it. Apparently the previous teacher handed it out all the time.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2932 on: December 01, 2016, 09:06:34 AM »
I only ever got candy on Valentine's Day or Halloween back in primary, and it was normally from other students.

My middle school students criticize each other if they complain about the candy that they get. A few of them will even attempt to take candy away from students who dare to complain. Most will just give what they don't like to a friend and go without. Not sure at what point this behavior/expectation is imposed on them because it's not apparently coming from elementary school.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2933 on: December 01, 2016, 09:07:26 AM »
When you give candy as a reward (not a regular thing for me) and the little s*%ts have the audacity to scream about they don't want this candy, they want more candy and want to swop candy and get belligerent when they don't get more candy when they haven't even bothered to attempt to finish one basic task....

Last time anyone gets candy in my classroom. Back to high fives and "good job".

Teacher, I don't like this candy.

I can count the amount of times I got candy in Elem school on one hand. Buck up, Buttercup.

Haha!

I got a fuzzy bear once for making a super save in a football match at primary school.  That was it.  What a save though!

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찬밥 더운밥 가릴 때가 아니다
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2934 on: December 01, 2016, 09:17:55 AM »
I recall getting candy in Elem. school but just for special occasions such as Halloween/Christmas or if you won a contest.

For my elem. kids, I only give them candy for Halloween/Christmas. The majority of them get delighted. The only complaint has been from one kid who doesn't like chocolate (I gave out Reese's mini cups for Halloween). Recently though, my coT has taken to giving the kids candy willy nilly... I give foreign candies tho, so at least my coT isn't giving out the same kind.

In middle school, candy for those two holidays, and at random as prizes for games but infrequently so that they don't expect candy every class. They're always pleased as punch whenever candy is involved, never any whinging about the kind.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2935 on: December 01, 2016, 09:21:19 AM »
When you give candy as a reward (not a regular thing for me) and the little s*%ts have the audacity to scream about they don't want this candy, they want more candy and want to swop candy and get belligerent when they don't get more candy when they haven't even bothered to attempt to finish one basic task....

Last time anyone gets candy in my classroom. Back to high fives and "good job".

Teacher, I don't like this candy.

I can count the amount of times I got candy in Elem school on one hand. Buck up, Buttercup.
When I first came to this school, I had a grade 2 high schooler come up to me and ask where the candy was after a game, and even hold his hands out for it. Apparently the previous teacher handed it out all the time.

I give it out all the time myself. However, my schools only want me doing games. So my classes are nothing more than a game for 45 minutes. (middle school). If I don't have a prize, I only get about 2 - 4 students trying (usually part of the same team), having candy as a prize gets most of the students trying.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2936 on: December 01, 2016, 09:26:06 AM »
I got candy all the time in elementary/middle school. I had a middle school math teacher who had an endless supply of swedish fish and everyone loved him. But it never crossed my mind to complain about the candy I got when I inevitably ended up with a ****** grape jolly rancher. I surely never asked for more, and I don't recall seeing anyone complain to the teacher about what flavor they got.

Here, I've seen students storm a teachers desk to find more candy, rip open bags and go in her desk while she laughs nervously and they walk away with what they've stolen saying "THANK YOU TEACHER!" After seeing that, I rarely give out prizes anymore. I'm stunned by how ungrateful students can be.

At one point last year, I gave some students in an after school class chocopies for winning in a game (I gave out more food and stuff during after school programs because I know a lot of them don't eat dinner until very late & are hungry while they wait for their academy classes to start) and they were disappointed that the prize was JUST a chocopie. What were they expecting? A full fried chicken meal?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2937 on: December 01, 2016, 09:37:07 AM »
This is a weird rant. I'm not angry but I still think it's pretty f*cked up.

At 5am this morning I was awoken by a woman's loud scream from outside my building. I got up, opened my window and looked around. There was nothing going on except some people walking in the streets, completely unfazed. But it's a scary thing to wake up to someone screaming, so I could not get back to sleep even though she only screamed once.

The thing is, this happens semi often. I hear a woman's scream at some ridiculous time of the night, look outside, see nothing, hear nothing else, and see no one else looking from their windows. I thought I was just imagining it but there is no way, sometimes the scream is accompanied by Korean words that I don't understand. I never hear what is causing the scream.

Are women being attacked on the streets around me? Is it just one woman who keeps doing it? It's not like angry yelling, it's the kind of scream you'd hear if someone was afraid or getting hurt. Why is this happening so often? Am I participating in the bystander effect by not doing anything? Wtf can I do? Where I'm at, any sound from anywhere in the surrounding blocks sounds like it's coming from right outside my window, even if it's not. I have no idea what to do, but I wish it would stop happening.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2938 on: December 01, 2016, 09:47:30 AM »
Our lunch schedule changed so now on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday I'll have five classes back to back, then finally lunch at 1:15.  :cry: I'm gonna have to bring a snack to eat between classes.

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« Reply #2939 on: December 01, 2016, 09:51:31 AM »
Here, I've seen students storm a teachers desk to find more candy, rip open bags and go in her desk while she laughs nervously and they walk away with what they've stolen saying "THANK YOU TEACHER!" After seeing that, I rarely give out prizes anymore. I'm stunned by how ungrateful students can be.
I caught students stealing from my candy stash once before and I never gave that class anything again and made sure they knew why.