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Re: Ideas for desk-warming
« Reply #520 on: August 25, 2012, 09:38:57 AM »
www.mturk.com

It passes the time, and I've made around $60 so far while deskwarming. I usually average $4-$6 a day and spend maybe 60-90 minutes doing it.

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Re: Ideas for desk-warming
« Reply #521 on: August 25, 2012, 01:04:33 PM »
Play "desk warm prison break".

How to play:

1.)Walk around in the school area and identify all the cctv cameras.
2.) Write down and memorize the number plates of the people at school who are potential police officers to you, e.g. vice-principal, main co-teacher, etc.
3.) Observe to see if there is anything else that can count in your favor -or against you as you plan your escape route.

Now...
4.)Depending on the circumstances... plan your escape route and for how long you are going to escape from school.

If you escape plan is successful for 2 hours or so, you are free to walk around in downtown/shop/play screen golf/ take pictures in the park/go home and do laundry.

Hint: If you have a car, NB: never park inside the school during vacation deskwarming.

You can be creative too. Every school is different. E.g, you could go to the office where most of the teachers pretend to work and be diligent(while they are actually doing internet shopping) and pretend to do something yourself, like printing something, for 5 minutes or so. Just to make sure they've seen you and that you "are there, at school." Then... leave!


Love it. :) :) [size=78%] But I think I will be a good little teacher and stay at school. [/size]
PV=nRT

Where
P is pressure
V is volume
n is number of moles
R is the gas constant
T is the temperature

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Re: Ideas for desk-warming
« Reply #522 on: August 25, 2012, 09:56:35 PM »
Hint: If you have a car, NB: never park inside the school during vacation deskwarming.

I agree. If you try getting it through the door, you can easily scratch the paint or knock off the side view mirrors.


Thanks for pointing that out. A rather amusing typo. Visions of parking the car in my school corridor and getting it up the stairs come to my eyes. :D
PV=nRT

Where
P is pressure
V is volume
n is number of moles
R is the gas constant
T is the temperature

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Alternative to desk warming
« Reply #523 on: January 29, 2013, 11:57:39 PM »
Informed that I would have a week of desk warming ahead of me, and only 2-3 other teachers in the school with me this week (not co-teachers, or English speaking), or any students I took some proactive measures.

Namely I advertised a 'third week' of 'camp-ish-ness'. This may only be appropriate or fitting for high school teachers (less likely to turn into a free baby sitting service that way).  Basically I told my students (all girls) that in this week they could come alone, or with friends, for an hour or 3 or 5 to 'hang out'.

They come at 10 (any later and we might not be there) and literally hang out. Plug in my computer to the projector and speakers. So far we've made brownies, watched a movie, played games - traditional Korean and 'Western' games, completed a massive puzzle, watched some of the best youtube videos of all time, learnt some basic steps from line dancing/jazz/k-pop/swing, asked each other ridiculous questions, played truth or dare, had a singing marathon (stole a teachers microphone) and played music videos with lyrics.

I didn't expect any students to come. In fact on the first day I was armed with a list of suggestions from fellow desk warmers of how to pass the 9-5 drag, and didn't even venture to the class room at the assigned time. After a student came to me, I walked into the room and alas there were 20 of them. To be fair today there was only 4, but tomorrow there should be 10.

For me personally this beats desk warming, provides an opportunity to get to know some of my students better (and vice-versa), is viewed by parents as free English time (viewed by me as please teach me awesome Korean words), and has altogether been a positive wonderful experience.

Just a thought!

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On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #524 on: February 12, 2013, 01:19:11 PM »
Desk Warming is looming again. The glorious spring break and Korean new year Tuesday!.
PV=nRT

Where
P is pressure
V is volume
n is number of moles
R is the gas constant
T is the temperature

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #525 on: February 12, 2013, 01:48:00 PM »
I can't wait for desk warming! I love it, reading online about all of the things I can do outside of Korea, watching terrible programs about rich, spoilt teens that I become obsessed with, thinking about how unfair my life is compared to people getting rich with online schemes by the time they're 20 years old. But! at least I don't have to lift a finger for anyone else during these hours!! (or any other hours, for that matter)  8)

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #526 on: February 12, 2013, 02:37:03 PM »
A (tenth?) option for the survey would be "I'm officially on vacation part II and thanking my stars."

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #527 on: February 12, 2013, 02:51:00 PM »
A (tenth?) option for the survey would be "I'm officially on vacation part II and thanking my stars."


Sorry there are already 10 options above. Good point though.
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P is pressure
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n is number of moles
R is the gas constant
T is the temperature

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #528 on: February 13, 2013, 09:40:41 AM »
I'm into my second week back and doing an odd mix of desk warming for a day then teaching for a few days, then desk warming again until Friday. I'm sure this mid-vacation interruption was shorter last year. A morning desk-warming is usually okay, but after lunch it's about endurance.

My only valid complaint is that I wish the school had a tolerable level of heating in my office - right now even my nose and ears are cold.

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #529 on: February 13, 2013, 10:54:14 AM »
I don't normally mind desk warming. I do today.

Backing my motorbike out the small yard this morning and some water runoff from the roof made the small, yet very steep hill just outside the gate into a solid patch of ice. Got the back tire on it and did a slow motion fall scrabbling for purchase the whole way. Bashed my knee good, but that pain went away. Worse is my back from picking the thing up in a hurried rage. Now here I sit with nothing to do at my desk, reeking of gasoline with an aching back, wearing my dirty coat because it's too cold to not wear it. I almost wish someone would just take offense at my appearance/smell and send me home already. If I could find my co-teacher, he'd let me go home, but I'm not just gonna take off, and for some reason he's making himself scarce these days.

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #530 on: February 13, 2013, 11:28:18 AM »
I broke my mouse playing fly the copter. I'm now a keyboard specialist. Winning.  ;D

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #531 on: February 14, 2013, 01:18:12 PM »
It's the constantly thinking about cigarettes that does me in, though it's only relatable to smokers, I guess.

Other than that, I love it. I read, browse, watch a movie or even take a nap. What's not to love?

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #532 on: February 14, 2013, 01:31:42 PM »
What's not to love: your co-teacher sitting right next to you not allowing you to do any of those things (read, watch a movie, sleep).

I have to pretend to work, which might be harder than actually working, so maybe I should just work, but the thing is I'm only here for another month and therefore have no work to really do, so yeah.

SO. BORED.

Wish some fight would break out on Waygook. ENTERTAIN ME

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #533 on: February 14, 2013, 01:38:49 PM »
Well, not sure if you call this desk warming, but after lunch today all the teachers in my office decided to 'visit' the new school that one of the teachers is going to next semester. By 'visit' I mean they will accompany her there and then go home.

Message to me, 'We are all going to .......'s school, the vice principal gave us permission, sorry but foreign teachers may not go, see you tomorrow, have a nice day'

 :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Makes me feel so good.
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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #534 on: February 14, 2013, 02:07:43 PM »
Desk warming?! The person in charge of me at my school is going to help me space out my sick days so that I only have to go in one day for the next two weeks, all without needing a pesky doctor's note. Have I mentioned how awesome my school is?
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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #535 on: February 14, 2013, 02:15:40 PM »
Besides going nuts on these boards, I've been looking for jobs and studying Japanese.
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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #536 on: February 14, 2013, 02:23:07 PM »
Trying to come up with even wackier threads.

Thinking about starting:

"What's worse--Korean food, eyelid surgery, or circumcision?"

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #537 on: February 14, 2013, 02:26:53 PM »
From tomorrow, I've only got two more weeks in Korea, so I'm mostly just spending my time writing up Letters of Recommendation for my co-teacher to sign and filling out all the pension forms.  It still leaves enough time to surf Tumblr, stalk Facebook and watch Youtube videos, thank God.   :wink:

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #538 on: February 14, 2013, 02:28:09 PM »
Knitting a scarf and bored out of my mind! Wish I had something to do.

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Re: On your Marks, Get the Coffee set up, Desk Warm!
« Reply #539 on: February 14, 2013, 02:32:02 PM »
Studying for the GRE, but in a frozen room........just isn't working for me right now. Can barely move my fingers to type. LOL.

 



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