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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6440 on: July 24, 2017, 01:11:56 PM »
My school has started to take the piss. They told me about a week ago that they didn't have the budget to renew me and ever since nothing has gone right.

The principal has decided that I'm no longer allowed to turn on lights, aircon or the fan to save power and my co-teacher , who agreed to write a letter of reference for me, has run off on an out of country business trip for the next 3 weeks.

To make this worse my afterschool classes were finished for the semester last Thursday but apparently that just means they send the kids to come hang out in the English room when they would be in my class. I have all of second grade in here being their usual "touch / move literally everything while screaming constantly" selves. 

Only 32 days left till unemployment and I'm genuinely not sure if I'm scared that I won't find a job or just happy to not have to come here again.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6441 on: July 24, 2017, 01:33:59 PM »
When in doubt, be happy. (Just find a different thread to do it on. :cheesy:)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6442 on: July 24, 2017, 01:34:17 PM »
As expected, today was pointless. The kids don't even want to play games.

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« Reply #6443 on: July 24, 2017, 01:47:23 PM »
My school has started to take the piss. They told me about a week ago that they didn't have the budget to renew me and ever since nothing has gone right.

The principal has decided that I'm no longer allowed to turn on lights, aircon or the fan to save power and my co-teacher , who agreed to write a letter of reference for me, has run off on an out of country business trip for the next 3 weeks.

To make this worse my afterschool classes were finished for the semester last Thursday but apparently that just means they send the kids to come hang out in the English room when they would be in my class. I have all of second grade in here being their usual "touch / move literally everything while screaming constantly" selves. 

Only 32 days left till unemployment and I'm genuinely not sure if I'm scared that I won't find a job or just happy to not have to come here again.
:sad: Sorry to hear this.
Are you with EPIK?  I know the province I'm in is not replacing teachers who are leaving and are spreading the rest of us among the schools.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6444 on: July 24, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »
:-* Please make 2 games for Monday for the Grade 3 class.

 :police: Ok. (Jesus, 2?)

 :-* (Proceeds to talk for 30 mins of a 40 min class)

That happens a lot with my elem. coT. Sometimes there's five minutes left and then she'll announce to the students that it's game time. Dafuq am I to do for 5 minutes??

Me: there's only 5 minutes left...

 :-* oh five minutes?? FREE TIME! (Hurries off to the computer)

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« Reply #6445 on: July 24, 2017, 02:28:50 PM »
Oh... Oh. So I am actually just babysitting a kindergarten class for 80 minutes day and a Gr1 and 2 class for 80 minutes...... Why on earth did I have to make detailed lesson plans and why was I told Grds 3-5? Thank god for youtube, bananagrams and human alphabet saving the day.  :blank: :blank: :blank: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Why am I always so taken aback when this shit happens... I seriously should know better by now!!!

I can't stop laughing at myself all prepped and ready for these fabulous phonics lessons..... arms filled with posters and cards and games (moving from one class to another) I look like a right tool.

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« Reply #6446 on: July 24, 2017, 02:44:53 PM »
Started camp and did a scavenger hunt. Spent a lot of effort hiding the items in 16 locations all around the school. I also made clues for each of the 4 teams. Started the game and found my CT following the students telling them EXACTLY where each thing was hidden!
Hoo boy that is one of my biggest coteacher pet peeves. Mine does this too. We were playing bananagrams and I'd give them the clue for the words I wanted them to create, and as soon as I finish talking my coteacher starts telling them what the answers are. I don't understand why it's necessary. The kids can figure it out just fine by themselves!

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« Reply #6447 on: July 24, 2017, 03:21:20 PM »
A new English teacher has come in and I feel very, very guilty for being English right now because my presence is stressing her out.
[This isn't ranting, this is just a sad contemplation of my future made sadder by not having finished my camp worksbook, yet]

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« Reply #6448 on: July 24, 2017, 03:33:08 PM »
Started camp and did a scavenger hunt. Spent a lot of effort hiding the items in 16 locations all around the school. I also made clues for each of the 4 teams. Started the game and found my CT following the students telling them EXACTLY where each thing was hidden!

This sort of thing drives me up the wall. What compels some teachers to do this, lol?

One of my coTs does this for every class. The laziest, most unmotivated students don't mind it, but a lot of the students get visibly irritated with her because she doesn't give them a chance to think things through at all.

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« Reply #6449 on: July 24, 2017, 04:51:27 PM »
I know the province I'm in is not replacing teachers who are leaving and are spreading the rest of us among the schools.

Which province is this?

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« Reply #6450 on: July 24, 2017, 07:00:43 PM »
Started camp and did a scavenger hunt. Spent a lot of effort hiding the items in 16 locations all around the school. I also made clues for each of the 4 teams. Started the game and found my CT following the students telling them EXACTLY where each thing was hidden!

This sort of thing drives me up the wall. What compels some teachers to do this, lol?

One of my coTs does this for every class. The laziest, most unmotivated students don't mind it, but a lot of the students get visibly irritated with her because she doesn't give them a chance to think things through at all.

It was especially infuriating as I went through a lot of effort in order to make the scavenger hunt fair and balanced. Each team was comprised of a combination of strong and weaker students, the 16 hidding spots were divided into 4 sets (set 1 being easy to find and set 4 being harder to find). Each team had 1 hint from each set so they'd have 1 easy, 2 standard and one challenging clue to go on. I also put mechanisms in place to make sure teams couldn't 'steal' the treasures others had clues for... It was fair, balanced and fun.

Thanks to her, a 20-30min scavenger hunt lasted just over 5min. >:(

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6451 on: July 24, 2017, 07:34:35 PM »
Started camp and did a scavenger hunt. Spent a lot of effort hiding the items in 16 locations all around the school. I also made clues for each of the 4 teams. Started the game and found my CT following the students telling them EXACTLY where each thing was hidden!

This sort of thing drives me up the wall. What compels some teachers to do this, lol?

One of my coTs does this for every class. The laziest, most unmotivated students don't mind it, but a lot of the students get visibly irritated with her because she doesn't give them a chance to think things through at all.

It was especially infuriating as I went through a lot of effort in order to make the scavenger hunt fair and balanced. Each team was comprised of a combination of strong and weaker students, the 16 hidding spots were divided into 4 sets (set 1 being easy to find and set 4 being harder to find). Each team had 1 hint from each set so they'd have 1 easy, 2 standard and one challenging clue to go on. I also put mechanisms in place to make sure teams couldn't 'steal' the treasures others had clues for... It was fair, balanced and fun.

Thanks to her, a 20-30min scavenger hunt lasted just over 5min. >:(

I'd have lost it.  I am really glad I don't teach camp with a particular coT who likes spoonfeeding the students.  She'll even translate "who," "what," and "where" for them FFS

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6452 on: July 24, 2017, 09:58:37 PM »
I'd have lost it.  I am really glad I don't teach camp with a particular coT who likes spoonfeeding the students.  She'll even translate "who," "what," and "where" for them FFS

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

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« Reply #6453 on: July 25, 2017, 08:08:14 AM »
I'd have lost it.  I am really glad I don't teach camp with a particular coT who likes spoonfeeding the students.  She'll even translate "who," "what," and "where" for them FFS

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

ESTABLISHING SHOT -- Grade 6 class

 :police: Student 11?

 :-* 십일번


Yep.  That particular coT will also translate "1, 2, 3" and the like.  THE KIDS CAN ALL COUNT TO 10. 

So I'm preparing some jigsaw puzzles for a relay race activity and I'm regretting picking the 25 piece over a smaller one because cutting out all the pieces is annoying.  Whinge~

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6454 on: July 25, 2017, 09:43:53 AM »
the main office has decided to play ballads over the loud speakers today so i cant even chill out and listen to my own music/movies because this shit music is pumping into my classroom

they turned it up so loud now the speakers are crackling

are they drunk down in the office or something??
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 09:57:16 AM by sevenpm »

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« Reply #6455 on: July 25, 2017, 10:10:39 AM »
Phoning it in is a charitable description of what I'm doing for summer camp. I'm really liking the "here's some clay, make some shit" idea that someone brought up.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 10:14:08 AM by chupacaubrey »

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« Reply #6456 on: July 25, 2017, 10:38:26 AM »
the main office has decided to play ballads over the loud speakers today so i cant even chill out and listen to my own music/movies because this shit music is pumping into my classroom

they turned it up so loud now the speakers are crackling

are they drunk down in the office or something??

Just checked the 교무실 and...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6457 on: July 25, 2017, 10:47:47 AM »
No students showed up for class today. None. Zero.

On the one hand, cool, no classes.

On the other hand, I had fun stuff prepared, and I'd rather teach a fun class than deskwarm.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6458 on: July 25, 2017, 11:23:44 AM »
My coteacher and I spent a little bit of money so the kids could have lunch (and not cup ramen) because the admin wanker said no budget for you! Yet the music camp get kimbap from a local shop delivered. When we asked him about that, he said they music camp asked first, so now there is none left.

So we are sitting there just getting our food ready, shit for brains comes in and thinks he is going to eat some of our food because it's better than kimbap.

Coteacher dishes out the food, first to the children, then to me, then to himself, leaving nothing left. Turns to the admin guy and says, now there is none left. Admin guy goes off in a huff taking his empty plate with him.


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« Reply #6459 on: July 25, 2017, 11:26:30 AM »
it's the end of the semester and i've seriously had it with the rudeness and lack of attention students show in class.

today for camp i wanted to play a game. had a powerpoint with the rules, and a korean translation of each step. demonstrated as i went along. made a hand-out with the rules of the game on it, in both english and korean. explanation probably only took around 5 minutes total.

then guess what? when it comes time to start the game i have to explain the rules over again to each team individually because not a single ****** student was listening. even to the explanation in their native language.

next camp theme is going to be "play handphone games for 3 hours" or "destroy the classroom" or "kick each other in the head, last student alive wins" because those 3 things seem to be the only things the kids are interested in doing.