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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6840 on: September 06, 2017, 08:50:41 AM »
Blue Jeans forever!



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« Reply #6841 on: September 06, 2017, 08:52:23 AM »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me


I've had a coT try to dictate how I pronounce "a."   :undecided: :rolleyes:

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« Reply #6842 on: September 06, 2017, 09:07:14 AM »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.

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« Reply #6843 on: September 06, 2017, 09:16:21 AM »
Enough of the rice cakes already. Enough. I don't care if they're delicious, they're not for me. Stop offering them, please; as in, every day.
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« Reply #6844 on: September 06, 2017, 10:08:20 AM »
Enough of the rice cakes already. Enough. I don't care if they're delcious, they're not for me. Stop offering them, please; as in, every day.

FFS yes. Sometimes they're so vile I can't even give them away to students.

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« Reply #6845 on: September 06, 2017, 10:12:07 AM »
I hate rice cakes. Of any kind.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6846 on: September 06, 2017, 10:24:35 AM »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me


I've had a coT try to dictate how I pronounce "a."   :undecided: :rolleyes:



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6847 on: September 06, 2017, 10:37:46 AM »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:

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« Reply #6848 on: September 06, 2017, 10:39:21 AM »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?

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« Reply #6849 on: September 06, 2017, 11:07:53 AM »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:

I'm 35 and of course I know who that is! He's the funny looking dancing guy from Weezer's Buddy Holly video!

Everyone knows that lol  :wink:


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« Reply #6850 on: September 06, 2017, 11:10:38 AM »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.

There are zero consequences for actions here. Have Korean schools always been this soft on kids or is it a recent development?

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« Reply #6851 on: September 06, 2017, 11:26:51 AM »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:

I'm 35 and of course I know who that is! He's the funny looking dancing guy from Weezer's Buddy Holly video!

Everyone knows that lol  :wink:

I'm 25. You still lost me...

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« Reply #6852 on: September 06, 2017, 11:31:07 AM »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.
If you explained/taught the rule about subtracting a point for being loud/rowdy, etc., I would understand your frustration.

However, if you were simply being arbitrary, what your coteacher did is understandable and the "correct" thing to do.

As teachers, we need to be fair and consistent, not unfair and inconsistent.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6853 on: September 06, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

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« Reply #6854 on: September 06, 2017, 11:41:54 AM »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.
If you explained/taught the rule about subtracting a point for being loud/rowdy, etc., I would understand your frustration.

However, if you were simply being arbitrary, what your coteacher did is understandable and the "correct" thing to do.

As teachers, we need to be fair and consistent, not unfair and inconsistent.

I'm always on the opposite side of this. I'll explain clearly that if you're excessively loud or somehow cheating at whatever we're doing, there's a possibility a point will be removed. And then I'll be objective and consistent with what constitutes 'too loud.'

And then some Korean teachers will just arbitrarily add or subtract points with zero justification or clear reasoning of cause and effect. Which a) is unfair to students, and b) completely ruins any effort put into making sure the scoring of the game is fair annd fun. 

SMH.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6855 on: September 06, 2017, 11:45:13 AM »
I'm 32, never seen an episode, but it's cultural now. Any North American who has eyes and ears over 25 should have picked it up at that point.

Buddy Holly music video. Is that the Forrest Gump treatment? Same FX process?

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« Reply #6856 on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:00 AM »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me

It's just so weird to specify that jeans are blue outside of a song, but I do a teachers class and in it they're always trying to over-complicate words too. Or find a word so scientifically specific that the majority of English speakers have never heard it used in a conversation with a non doctor. One tried to tell me she had Chondromalacia patella the other day (I had to google it to find the term again). I told her "knee problems" or "knee pain" would be something better and easier to say but no. Naver wins again. She can't even say it, she'll just type it out and be like "this!" and expect someone to be like "oh yeah I know what that is!"

I think this week has just been especially bad for people not trusting my word choice o.o

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6857 on: September 06, 2017, 11:58:57 AM »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.

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« Reply #6858 on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:16 PM »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.

I'm 55. You lost me...

GUFFER, MAKE THIS THREAD ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL PEOPLE!!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6859 on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:25 PM »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?

27.  Only know it by having randomly picked up general pop culture, not from having actually seen an episode.