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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5380 on: May 18, 2017, 12:58:02 AM »
It's 2 AM and I can't sleep for the third night in a row despite being exhausted as all hell.

Tomorrow is gonna be a slog, ugh.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5381 on: May 18, 2017, 01:22:04 AM »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5382 on: May 18, 2017, 06:57:44 AM »
I'm not allowed to speak Korean at school (incredibly limited as it is), and even saying the page number in Korean results simply in gasps and shocked looks from the students rather than actually turning to that page because "OMG Teacher is speaking Korean."

I've had it with this school and I've got 9 more months on my contract. I dread going to school. I feel completely incompetent. The lack of communication from the school, the lack of ability to communicate with the other teachers, the expectation that the kids will just magically "know" English when they get 40 minutes a week with a NET they can't understand and 40-80 minutes with a crappy CD played by a homeroom teacher who can't speak English, is ridiculous.

You're right. It's ridiculous. They're not going to learn through immersion if they're only being 'immersed' in the language for 40 minutes a week, so you might as well use Korean so that you can actually communicate with them. 'No Korean' rules are incredibly stupid.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5383 on: May 18, 2017, 07:45:04 AM »
You can be 10 mins early for 3 months and if you're 2 mins late, "You are late."

Yeah, I know, don't be late, but cut me some frigging slack.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5384 on: May 18, 2017, 07:45:47 AM »
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That was brought to you by someone trying to "multitask" but is also too tired to notice that she doesn't have her fingers in the right positions over the keyboard.

In other news, someone stole the Frodo sticker from one of my posters. Whoever it was very carefully and meticulously peeled it off so that, I guess, it could be re-used. On the upside, though, they did no damage to the poster as a result. Mysteriously, Ryan and Neo remain untouched.

I'm going to superglue the replacement down.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5385 on: May 18, 2017, 07:48:37 AM »
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That was brought to you by someone trying to "multitask" but is also too tired to notice that she doesn't have her fingers in the right positions over the keyboard.

In other news, someone stole the Frodo sticker from one of my posters. Whoever it was very carefully and meticulously peeled it off so that, I guess, it could be re-used. On the upside, though, they did no damage to the poster as a result. Mysteriously, Ryan and Neo remain untouched.

I'm going to superglue the replacement down.




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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5386 on: May 18, 2017, 07:55:21 AM »
You can be 10 mins early for 3 months and if you're 2 mins late, "You are late."

Yeah, I know, don't be late, but cut me some frigging slack.

Hah, I am either 20 minutes early or 1 minute late each and every week. It has to do with how inconsistent the buses and traffic tend to be around here. Not my fault, and I'm not going to get to school an hour early just to avoid being 1 minute late.

They never say anything to me, thankfully, but I still get thrown looks from certain people from time to time. Nevermind the fact that I periodically walk in with other teachers who are also 1 minute late. But I'm the only one who gets the looks. Yeah, **** you very much.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5387 on: May 18, 2017, 08:00:01 AM »
You can be 10 mins early for 3 months and if you're 2 mins late, "You are late."

Yeah, I know, don't be late, but cut me some frigging slack.

I got this from my country school that was a 45 minute drive away. Literally two minutes late after being five-ten early for months and the principal was all over me. Thankfully that principal has moved on. The new one seems completely unconcerned with my arrival time.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5388 on: May 18, 2017, 08:30:07 AM »
You can be 10 mins early for 3 months and if you're 2 mins late, "You are late."

Yeah, I know, don't be late, but cut me some frigging slack.

I got this from my country school that was a 45 minute drive away. Literally two minutes late after being five-ten early for months and the principal was all over me. Thankfully that principal has moved on. The new one seems completely unconcerned with my arrival time.

I had this at a former employer in Canada.  They treated their professional staff the same way they treated unionised labourers - poorly.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5389 on: May 18, 2017, 08:39:55 AM »
one of the reasons i quit public school was that we got a new principal who was, honestly, a complete and utter cunt

all the teachers hated him with a passion, and he tried his best to make everyone's life a living hell. he used to belittle the women teachers and make sexist remarks. i'm almost positive he hated children, too

it's incredible one person can hold so much power in a school, and there is nothing anyone can do, apart from bow and scrape and do exactly what he says

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5390 on: May 18, 2017, 09:43:00 AM »
Just had the most hellish class. First grade middle school of course. I need to have an arsenal of punishments - I hate being that guy but my god it was miserable.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5391 on: May 18, 2017, 11:27:55 AM »
Was driving to work this morning and in the middle of my right turn, into the road to school, the oblivious school bus driver, on the other side of the stop street, decides to turn left into my turning arc. I hoot and he stops mid turn and avoids a collision.

I get to school and my CT tells me that the school bus driver saw my car pull into the school and called the school to "complain". Apparently, he's very angry... He admits that he's old and has terrible eyesight, but he's upset that I hooted at him... He's upset that I hooted at him and prevented a potentially horrific accident, involving myself, him and a busload of kids.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5392 on: May 18, 2017, 12:21:12 PM »
Just had the most hellish class. First grade middle school of course. I need to have an arsenal of punishments - I hate being that guy but my god it was miserable.
Arsenal of punishments. I like that!
Here're some of mine:

Minor:
- Stand up and read the next question from the book. Or answer a random question of mine.
- The Glare.
- Rolled eyes and a heavy sigh. Possibly followed by the shaking of my head.
- 10 jumping jacks (I'll often do them with the student. Keeps me limber.)
- Write a target vocabulary sentence on the board. If very unlucky, I will lead the rest of the class in a thorough critique in hand-writing, spelling, and grammar.

Medium:
- Stand up and apologize. In English.
- Stop class to explain infraction. Lecture using the Voice of Disappointment.
- Stop activity and do easier-to-manage book work.
- Have coworker have a little chat with student.
- Stand at their desk for a handful of minutes / confiscate chair.
- Shorten game time / video reward.
- Offending team will have to repeat repetition drills an extra time for the rest of the class to critique.

Major:
- Class puts heads down and sits in utter silence for 60 seconds. Reset clock for any noises.
- Have coworker yell at the little monsters.
- Have student talk with coworker, myself, and homeroom teacher.
- Written apology (several sentences minimum).
- Have student leave class room if unbearably disruptive. Quiet chat after class.
- Extend class-time into break by 3 or 4 minutes.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5393 on: May 18, 2017, 01:00:00 PM »
Just had the most hellish class. First grade middle school of course. I need to have an arsenal of punishments - I hate being that guy but my god it was miserable.
Arsenal of punishments. I like that!
Here're some of mine:

Minor:
- Stand up and read the next question from the book. Or answer a random question of mine.
- The Glare.
- Rolled eyes and a heavy sigh. Possibly followed by the shaking of my head.
- 10 jumping jacks (I'll often do them with the student. Keeps me limber.)
- Write a target vocabulary sentence on the board. If very unlucky, I will lead the rest of the class in a thorough critique in hand-writing, spelling, and grammar.

Medium:
- Stand up and apologize. In English.
- Stop class to explain infraction. Lecture using the Voice of Disappointment.
- Stop activity and do easier-to-manage book work.
- Have coworker have a little chat with student.
- Stand at their desk for a handful of minutes / confiscate chair.
- Shorten game time / video reward.
- Offending team will have to repeat repetition drills an extra time for the rest of the class to critique.

Major:
- Class puts heads down and sits in utter silence for 60 seconds. Reset clock for any noises.
- Have coworker yell at the little monsters.
- Have student talk with coworker, myself, and homeroom teacher.
- Written apology (several sentences minimum).
- Have student leave class room if unbearably disruptive. Quiet chat after class.
- Extend class-time into break by 3 or 4 minutes.
I would disregard most, if not all of the above.  They aren't "best" practices, so adopting them might not end well.

Considering you noted the issue was the whole class, perhaps you could develop better "hooks" or introductory sets to motivate and focus the students before you begin with the new information.

Also, what attention signals do you use?  If you don't use any, I highly recommend you develop a healthy variety to add to your teaching repertoire to reduce the frequency of these situations and to better solve them when they do.

If these students are coming to you after lunch, recess, P.E., and the like, doing some breathing techniques from yoga (eyes closed)/ "deep breathing" can do wonders.

Best of luck.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5394 on: May 18, 2017, 01:21:57 PM »
Considering you noted the issue was the whole class, perhaps you could develop better "hooks" or introductory sets to motivate and focus the students before you begin with the new information.

Also, what attention signals do you use?  If you don't use any, I highly recommend you develop a healthy variety to add to your teaching repertoire to reduce the frequency of these situations and to better solve them when they do.

If these students are coming to you after lunch, recess, P.E., and the like, doing some breathing techniques from yoga (eyes closed)/ "deep breathing" can do wonders.

Best of luck.
    These are all proactive approaches which *of course* should be used before anything else. By all means, encourage your students to breathe and stuff.

    But if you're walking into a classroom and the kids are straight-up watching porn on the classroom computer, or some kid is tossing chairs out the windows, then clearly there's a discipline issue that needs to be addressed (I've experienced both of these things). Not addressing the issue is begging for it to be repeated.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 01:35:16 PM by kyndo »

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5395 on: May 18, 2017, 01:55:25 PM »
I would disregard most, if not all of the above.  They aren't "best" practices, so adopting them might not end well.

Considering you noted the issue was the whole class, perhaps you could develop better "hooks" or introductory sets to motivate and focus the students before you begin with the new information.

Also, what attention signals do you use?  If you don't use any, I highly recommend you develop a healthy variety to add to your teaching repertoire to reduce the frequency of these situations and to better solve them when they do.

If these students are coming to you after lunch, recess, P.E., and the like, doing some breathing techniques from yoga (eyes closed)/ "deep breathing" can do wonders.

Best of luck,

Camden
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5396 on: May 18, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5397 on: May 18, 2017, 02:41:15 PM »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5398 on: May 18, 2017, 03:26:23 PM »
I would disregard most, if not all of the above.  They aren't "best" practices, so adopting them might not end well.

Considering you noted the issue was the whole class, perhaps you could develop better "hooks" or introductory sets to motivate and focus the students before you begin with the new information.

Also, what attention signals do you use?  If you don't use any, I highly recommend you develop a healthy variety to add to your teaching repertoire to reduce the frequency of these situations and to better solve them when they do.

If these students are coming to you after lunch, recess, P.E., and the like, doing some breathing techniques from yoga (eyes closed)/ "deep breathing" can do wonders.

Best of luck,

Camden
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5399 on: May 19, 2017, 08:02:32 AM »
I would disregard most, if not all of the above.  They aren't "best" practices, so adopting them might not end well.

Considering you noted the issue was the whole class, perhaps you could develop better "hooks" or introductory sets to motivate and focus the students before you begin with the new information.

Also, what attention signals do you use?  If you don't use any, I highly recommend you develop a healthy variety to add to your teaching repertoire to reduce the frequency of these situations and to better solve them when they do.

If these students are coming to you after lunch, recess, P.E., and the like, doing some breathing techniques from yoga (eyes closed)/ "deep breathing" can do wonders.

Best of luck,

Camden
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