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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3040 on: November 30, 2016, 05:06:38 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?

For the first one. I'd just say that it is wrong, for the reasons you mentioned. Explaining the differences would be better suited for higher levels.

They do sound rather awkward though haha.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3041 on: November 30, 2016, 05:07:04 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.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3042 on: November 30, 2016, 05:07:58 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*

Yirga, why didn't you just turn to her, stone-faced and say 'What is your problem?' as the absolute perfect use of that sentence?  Before throwing a desk through the window, and shouting 'Zeppellin Rules!' with your bullshorn finger salute as you rock out the door.
I'm giving your post quality today a solid A grade. Good job.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3043 on: November 30, 2016, 05:08:59 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.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3044 on: November 30, 2016, 05:11:08 PM »
Finally managed to place my first order with coupang.

It took forever. I had to keep going back and forth between my personal computer and my school computer to get everything set up because of security software.

I ****ing wish Korea would finally start implementing proper internet security protocols that are both updated and universal and all encompassing. **** this current bullshit.


Yeah. For all my Korean website stuff, I do it on my phone. It's honestly so much less miserable than doing it on your desktop with a billion security programs. If I do stuff on my phone, it's like... usually pretty painless.

My phone is shit. I know what phone I want to get and everything, but I keep putting it off because I don't want to spend the money. It's gonna have to happen in the next month or so, though, because I'm going to end up breaking my phone by then.

Ah yeah, I feel you. I'm usually out doing stuff, and I rely on my phone a lot more than I do my desktop at home. So, I've always shelled out for a baller phone every few years. But yeah, if you're someone who doesn't literally rely on his or her phone that much, it's dumb to spend huge amounts of money on one. So, take your shitty phone, and feel proud to be financially responsible.

On a tangential note -
I'm 100% jumping ship from Apple after this phone bites it. I've been using iPhones since 2010 or 2011. They've always been awesome and lasted a minimum of 2 years. Got a 6S last February, and it keeps losing service, getting a NO SIM error, randomly crashing, etc. Not impressed.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3045 on: November 30, 2016, 05:13:25 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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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #3046 on: November 30, 2016, 05:16:19 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.


Yuppp.

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 #3047 on: November 30, 2016, 05:24:15 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 #3048 on: November 30, 2016, 05:26:08 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 #3049 on: November 30, 2016, 05:26:41 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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« Reply #3050 on: November 30, 2016, 05:28:08 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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« Reply #3051 on: November 30, 2016, 05:28:41 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 #3052 on: November 30, 2016, 05:30:31 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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« Reply #3053 on: November 30, 2016, 05:34:21 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 #3054 on: November 30, 2016, 05:40:40 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 #3055 on: December 01, 2016, 10:50:40 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 #3056 on: December 01, 2016, 10:52:19 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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« Reply #3057 on: December 01, 2016, 11:06:07 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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« Reply #3058 on: December 01, 2016, 11:06:34 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 #3059 on: December 01, 2016, 11:07:26 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!

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