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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7480 on: January 22, 2018, 05:55:44 PM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7481 on: January 23, 2018, 08:50:39 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7482 on: January 23, 2018, 03:30:23 PM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7483 on: January 23, 2018, 04:17:51 PM »
so what are some mr.demartino-sanctioned activities then, apart from defending everything korea on the internet?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7484 on: January 24, 2018, 08:39:47 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7485 on: January 24, 2018, 09:15:49 AM »
so what are some mr.demartino-sanctioned activities then, apart from defending everything korea on the internet?

A lot of "Get Off My Lawn" type of stuff. People need to learn how to age gracefully and accept when one phase of life is over and another has begun.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7486 on: January 24, 2018, 09:44:40 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

The problem is that the ADHD diagnostic criteria looks a lot like “being a boy”.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7487 on: January 24, 2018, 10:32:14 AM »
Fidget spinners need and the person who invented them need to be cast off into the same pit reserved for people who use the term "adulting".

Whatever happened to teaching kids not to fidget and if they did, smacking them across the head and threatening them with chores?
From what I've read/heard, they were originally intended and made for kids with autism and ADHD, then got taken over into the mainstream, where they became the super annoying toys that all kids used during class. I am in no way a fan, but had they stayed in their original intended use, they would be good. However, I'm certainly not a therapist, so I'm just going off what I've heard.

I have no idea what is behind the Western (American?) trend to try and be as infantilized/victimized as possible. Refusing to grow up. Refusing to bathe because you're still angry at mom and dad when they told you to take a bath. Toys for those with conditions. Cry-ins. Adult Coloring books (not just for the artsy/fashion students anymore). Man rompers. 24 is the new 18 (and they want to lower the voting age!). Adulting. The pursuit of happiness above all else.

Then these same people whine and moan when you treat them like the kids they act like.
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

The problem is that the ADHD diagnostic criteria looks a lot like “being a boy”.
Well yes, I do think a lot of the ADHD diagnoses are a load of hooey.

If I were a capable internet user, I would insert a gif or video of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when Jacqueline puts her kid on "Dyziplene" because he is too active.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7488 on: January 24, 2018, 12:15:19 PM »
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

Good for the people with autism.

Everyone else that's using them can eff off. Stop fidgeting. Sit up straight. Tuck in that shirt. Clean your room.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7489 on: January 24, 2018, 12:18:41 PM »
Stop fidgeting. Sit up straight. Tuck in that shirt. Clean your room.

I'll be picking up his new book on Saturday.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7490 on: January 24, 2018, 01:09:13 PM »
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

Good for the people with autism.

Everyone else that's using them can eff off. Stop fidgeting. Sit up straight. Tuck in that shirt. Clean your room.

I personally hate wearing shirts tucked in, they are extremely uncomfortable D:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7491 on: January 24, 2018, 04:17:28 PM »
I'd certainly like to think that there is a difference between people with diagnosed conditions like autism and people who chose to wear male rompers. Therapists were saying that the act of "fidgeting" was helping those with autism focus more on what they were supposed to be focused on. If it helps them, then who are we to belittle them and the methods that help?

Good for the people with autism.

Everyone else that's using them can eff off. Stop fidgeting. Sit up straight. Tuck in that shirt. Clean your room.

I personally hate wearing shirts tucked in, they are extremely uncomfortable D:

Well it does depend on the shirt. Tucking in apolo is just silly looking.

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« Reply #7492 on: January 24, 2018, 06:11:55 PM »
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Well it does depend on the shirt. Tucking in apolo is just silly looking.

So is untucking a dress shirt IMO. Unless you want to look like a Top Gear presenter.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7493 on: February 01, 2018, 01:51:30 PM »
So I'm heading back to Korea again in a few weeks. Finally got the visa issuance number and sent out my documents to the local consulate. I'm from Canada, and so I mailed via Canada Post. It got to the city of the consulate, but then some idiot screwed something up and it shows up back in my city Tuesday. I call them to see what's going on and according to there systems, it's still here! I'm rattled. They better not screw up again or it is going to get dangerously close to when I leave by the time I get my visa.

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« Reply #7494 on: February 06, 2018, 02:09:36 PM »
I'm trying to get everything situated before I leave and get my shit paid to me along with my last paycheck but I know my CT is not going to put enough pressure on the school admin staff and I'll probably get stuck trying to have them send it to me when I'm back home.

I know it's possible for them to pay my severance/exit/renewal all at the same time because my friends who left last year all had that happen. But my CT is so so meek and afraid to talk to people/inconvenience them that I know she's just going to accept whatever they say at face value and I'll be back in the states worrying about getting my money.

She's like this about everything. She won't even use the shared fridge/microwave that is for ALL English staff simply because it's in another teacher's room and it would be "awkward" .... she's so scared of other people! This woman is def not going to get me my money on time  >:( >:(

It's possible to get severance paid all on the same day? As in on the standard pay day?

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« Reply #7495 on: February 06, 2018, 02:31:14 PM »
Yes, I don't know if it's common, but my friends who left last year definitely had all their money including severance paid to them with their last paycheck. They didn't have to wait for anything - I double checked!

I got mine on the final payday before leaving too. As long as your co-teacher talks to the office staff about it, it shouldn't be a problem.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7496 on: February 07, 2018, 10:19:55 AM »
Its 8.6 degrees Celsius inside the staff room here. I am typing with my gloves on. After a few hours of sitting still here i am freezing. Heater is not working.

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« Reply #7497 on: February 07, 2018, 10:27:23 AM »
*playing a Jeopardy game. answer written in the ppt is "She's a teacher."*

Student 1: "She is a teacher."
*switch to answer slide, give team the points*
Student 2: "No! It says 'She's'! He said 'She is'! He is wrong!"

I can appreciate competitiveness, and there is a time and place for being super picky about semantics. But seriously? The question was "What job does she do?", not anything about contractions. Calm down.

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« Reply #7498 on: February 07, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
*playing a Jeopardy game. answer written in the ppt is "She's a teacher."*

Student 1: "She is a teacher."
*switch to answer slide, give team the points*
Student 2: "No! It says 'She's'! He said 'She is'! He is wrong!"

I can appreciate competitiveness, and there is a time and place for being super picky about semantics. But seriously? The question was "What job does she do?", not anything about contractions. Calm down.

My kids are super picky about that as well. I usually give the team points if they're close to the answer. But my kids like to play teacher and insist that I must listen to them. I've started leaving the answers out of the powerpoints. That way it can be whatever I want it to be. It's funny though how they'll be so strict about other team's points but the moment it's their turn they ask the teacher to be nice and just give it to them.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7499 on: February 07, 2018, 11:23:37 AM »
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