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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4100 on: January 11, 2017, 11:05:52 PM »
Telling someone they are an embarassment is not trolling!  Seriously, this place is becoming like Daves ESL police state!

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« Reply #4101 on: January 12, 2017, 09:44:21 AM »
I hope I completely misunderstood this situation so someone in the know, PLEASE, please, please tell me. I'm naturally paranoid, this makes me a little more than that. 

Apparently all the teachers' Internet activity is going to be monitored more actively this year. As in, the system is somehow connected to the Head Teacher's computer and what you're doing will be mirrored on his computer. It's to monitor that teachers are using the Internet for education purposes and not online shopping, or watching videos.

The head teacher asked another teacher what she was doing on gmarket, she said classroom supply shopping, he asked if clothes were classroom supplies, she wanted to know how he knew what she was looking at, he explained the above, she explained it to me later.

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« Reply #4102 on: January 12, 2017, 11:12:20 AM »
I hope I completely misunderstood this situation so someone in the know, PLEASE, please, please tell me. I'm naturally paranoid, this makes me a little more than that. 

Apparently all the teachers' Internet activity is going to be monitored more actively this year. As in, the system is somehow connected to the Head Teacher's computer and what you're doing will be mirrored on his computer. It's to monitor that teachers are using the Internet for education purposes and not online shopping, or watching videos.

The head teacher asked another teacher what she was doing on gmarket, she said classroom supply shopping, he asked if clothes were classroom supplies, she wanted to know how he knew what she was looking at, he explained the above, she explained it to me later.

Never heard of that.  Is that in a hagwon?  Does sound pretty shitty.  I know at a boys middle school I did some extra classes in, they blocked all outside email, so teachers could only use the school one.  At my school, they have this dumb 'Hantool' program thing which closes the school system and keeps deleting my uTorrent, not sure if it monitors it, but then again I suppose all internet use is monitored......but nothing like having someone checking it in real time like your head teacher.  Sounds like he/she has got too much time on his/her hands. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4103 on: January 12, 2017, 12:31:13 PM »
Power has been out at school for about 30 minutes. Now there's even less of a point to deskwarming.

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« Reply #4104 on: January 12, 2017, 12:36:26 PM »
I hope I completely misunderstood this situation so someone in the know, PLEASE, please, please tell me. I'm naturally paranoid, this makes me a little more than that. 

Apparently all the teachers' Internet activity is going to be monitored more actively this year. As in, the system is somehow connected to the Head Teacher's computer and what you're doing will be mirrored on his computer. It's to monitor that teachers are using the Internet for education purposes and not online shopping, or watching videos.

The head teacher asked another teacher what she was doing on gmarket, she said classroom supply shopping, he asked if clothes were classroom supplies, she wanted to know how he knew what she was looking at, he explained the above, she explained it to me later.

Never heard of that.  Is that in a hagwon?  Does sound pretty shitty.  I know at a boys middle school I did some extra classes in, they blocked all outside email, so teachers could only use the school one.  At my school, they have this dumb 'Hantool' program thing which closes the school system and keeps deleting my uTorrent, not sure if it monitors it, but then again I suppose all internet use is monitored......but nothing like having someone checking it in real time like your head teacher.  Sounds like he/she has got too much time on his/her hands.
From what I've heard from my coteachers, IT in public schools have the ability to track your internet use. Most don't bother because it's wayyyy too much work but if you have an uber busybody who absolutely must know what you're doing at all timesthen yeah, they can hover over your virtual shoulder.  :undecided:

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« Reply #4105 on: January 12, 2017, 12:40:34 PM »
Not unusual for employers to do this.

Courts in Canada and elsewhere have established that there is no expectation of privacy on your employer provided computer.

Not sure of the local law, but would be surprised if it was different:


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« Reply #4106 on: January 12, 2017, 12:53:44 PM »
Nope, not a hagwon, it'll be throughout the province. I understand them doing it, it feels like micromanaging, but I understand why they're doing it. I just want to know for sure.

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« Reply #4107 on: January 12, 2017, 01:14:55 PM »
Koreans should be taught that the alphabet has 25 letters. There doesn't seem to be a need for y.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4108 on: January 12, 2017, 01:36:12 PM »
Nope, not a hagwon, it'll be throughout the province. I understand them doing it, it feels like micromanaging, but I understand why they're doing it. I just want to know for sure.
Which province?

Rant: Can any of these kids think for themselves? We were playing a simple four corners game at the end of class, and the group of 10 kids all shuffled together from one corner to another. They just all do what the other people do. It's like that when they do art projects too.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4109 on: January 12, 2017, 01:56:03 PM »
Rant: Can any of these kids think for themselves? We were playing a simple four corners game at the end of class, and the group of 10 kids all shuffled together from one corner to another. They just all do what the other people do. It's like that when they do art projects too.

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« Reply #4110 on: January 12, 2017, 02:10:00 PM »
Rant: Can any of these kids think for themselves? We were playing a simple four corners game at the end of class, and the group of 10 kids all shuffled together from one corner to another. They just all do what the other people do. It's like that when they do art projects too.

The West: The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

The East: The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
Yeah I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. But it does makes games and crafts rather boring when they all do the same thing.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4111 on: January 12, 2017, 02:31:02 PM »
Rant: Can any of these kids think for themselves? We were playing a simple four corners game at the end of class, and the group of 10 kids all shuffled together from one corner to another. They just all do what the other people do. It's like that when they do art projects too.

The West: The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

The East: The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.
Yeah I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. But it does makes games and crafts rather boring when they all do the same thing.

The best is when I give them examples and they still sit there with blank pieces of paper and just end up copying what I draw. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4112 on: January 12, 2017, 03:00:18 PM »
Nope, not a hagwon, it'll be throughout the province. I understand them doing it, it feels like micromanaging, but I understand why they're doing it. I just want to know for sure.
Which province?

Rant: Can any of these kids think for themselves? We were playing a simple four corners game at the end of class, and the group of 10 kids all shuffled together from one corner to another. They just all do what the other people do. It's like that when they do art projects too.

Yes.  Need to know.

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« Reply #4113 on: January 12, 2017, 04:41:06 PM »
Yes.  Need to know.
Gyeongsangbuk-do for sure, but I'm fairly certain that all public school IT departments are capable of calling up browser history records.

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« Reply #4114 on: January 12, 2017, 05:33:06 PM »
Koreans should be taught that the alphabet has 25 letters. There doesn't seem to be a need for y.

Korean kids just do not seem able to say the word "year," but they have no problem with other Y words.

This drives me nuts:

"Say it like this: his."
"Heees."
"His."
"Heeees."
"No, like this: his."
"Heeeeeeeees."
"Ok...fine, let's try some long E sounds then since you're so good at them! Say this: beach."
"Bitch."

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4115 on: January 13, 2017, 09:41:26 AM »
I'm really looking forward to explaining to my computer-illiterate non-english speaking co-teacher that the computer screen upstairs and my computer downstairs are both fucked.

It's the touch screen upstairs that has the problem and I don't think she understands touch screen since she always touches the screen and gets shocked when the slides move.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #4116 on: January 13, 2017, 10:45:03 AM »
Who, what, where, when, whow.
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« Reply #4117 on: January 13, 2017, 10:49:30 AM »
I'm really looking forward to explaining to my computer-illiterate non-english speaking co-teacher that the computer screen upstairs and my computer downstairs are both fucked.

It's the touch screen upstairs that has the problem and I don't think she understands touch screen since she always touches the screen and gets shocked when the slides move.

Yep that didn't work.  The screen was literally moving right in front of her face and she didn't understand.  She kept saying "the screen is fine now".  Guess I'll just suffer forever and it will only affect me since no one else uses that computer.

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« Reply #4118 on: January 13, 2017, 11:41:59 AM »
First day back after my trip home.

Walk in to find 2 live birds and one dead bird in the English classroom.

They wont put the heating on because there are no students and they suggest I move to one of the homerooms because they can control the heating themselves.


Probably moving schools in March but no one can give me an answer until...probably end of Feb.
Co-teacher said she's 99% sure I will have to move main schools but doesn't know about the rest. Unless things changed from last year, in which case she isn't actually sure. Coordinator is a damp squib so no point asking him.
Why. For once I was really happy with my schools and they are happy with me.

Before the vacation the principal asked me if i planned to stay with this school for the new semester...how the **** do you not know its not my choice.

FML :cry:

« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 11:45:40 AM by Pennypie »

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« Reply #4119 on: January 13, 2017, 11:56:58 AM »
First day back after my trip home.

Walk in to find 2 live birds and one dead bird in the English classroom.

They wont put the heating on because there are no students and they suggest I move to one of the homerooms because they can control the heating themselves.


Probably moving schools in March but no one can give me an answer until...probably end of Feb.
Co-teacher said she's 99% sure I will have to move main schools but doesn't know about the rest. Unless things changed from last year, in which case she isn't actually sure. Coordinator is a damp squib so no point asking him.
Why. For once I was really happy with my schools and they are happy with me.

Before the vacation the principal asked me if i planned to stay with this school for the new semester...how the **** do you not know its not my choice.

FML :cry:

Sorry to hear that Pennypie.  :sad:  Sadly, there is no sentiment in the Korean education system.  I had the same two countryside middle schools for seven years, then they cut all middle school teachers in the province.  Loved the students and the tiny towns I worked in.  Got moved to a hell  :evil: of an elementary school.  Thanks!!  Now after a trip through girls middle now at a girls high school and couldn't be happier.  It really is a roller coaster, but on a positive note can show how you work in adversity.  Ups and downs, ups and downs.  Hope things work out in 2017!!   :-*

 

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