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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9540 on: March 07, 2019, 01:57:46 PM »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.

Isn't it amazing?

Everyone comes to school in the middle of the damn holiday for 2 weeks, specifically to plan for the year. 2 weeks to plan everything! Then you have endless meetings and paperwork all to have everything go balls up on the 4th of March and have everyone running around like headless chickens.

I too got the new textbook 5min before class, but is we all know, the "new" textbooks are simply the old ones with the lessons re-arranged and "May I speak to Seho?" becoming "May I speak to Jino?". Just use your old lessons, they're exactly the same.

The new textbook is from a different company, and has completely different content than our old ones.

I teach at elementary.

L1, What Grade are you in?
Same lesson, they just used a few different completely arbitrary words for vocab.

L3, When is the Club Festival
Previously it was when is (something or other, I forget)
A few new words, but again, it's virtually the same.

They re-arrange the chapters and voila, new national tender and the publishers are rolling in the won.

Even when the textbooks are from different companies they're all extremely similar.

I'll add that I leave the pointless nonsense of teaching the arbitrary vocab to my CT (camel libraries and toy doctors), so it really has no effect on my lessons. I focus on using the key expression to build off and teach my own lessons which, excuse me for saying, are a hell of a lot more useful.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9541 on: March 07, 2019, 02:01:17 PM »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.

Isn't it amazing?

Everyone comes to school in the middle of the damn holiday for 2 weeks, specifically to plan for the year. 2 weeks to plan everything! Then you have endless meetings and paperwork all to have everything go balls up on the 4th of March and have everyone running around like headless chickens.

I too got the new textbook 5min before class, but is we all know, the "new" textbooks are simply the old ones with the lessons re-arranged and "May I speak to Seho?" becoming "May I speak to Jino?". Just use your old lessons, they're exactly the same.

The new textbook is from a different company, and has completely different content than our old ones.

I teach at elementary.

L1, What Grade are you in?
Same lesson, they just used a few different completely arbitrary words for vocab.

L3, When is the Club Festival
Previously it was when is (something or other, I forget)
A few new words, but again, it's virtually the same.

They re-arrange the chapters and voila, new national tender and the publishers are rolling in the won.

Even when the textbooks are from different companies they're all extremely similar.

I'll add that I leave the pointless nonsense of teaching the arbitrary vocab to my CT (camel libraries and toy doctors), so it really has no effect on my lessons. I focus on using the key expression to build off and teach my own lessons which, excuse me for saying, are a hell of a lot more useful.

I teach at middle school.
Usually, the themes of the lessons are the same between textbook, but the key expressions are different.
Also, my co-t and school hate when I don't do the current textbook and lesson from it :\

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9542 on: March 07, 2019, 02:48:00 PM »
I'm also in the last minute new textbook boat.

I teach that class today and I came in and was told there's a new textbook...but no copy for me sadly.

I told my co teacher I need to plan...for today... and she reluctantly let me borrow hers (I had to solemnly swear I would give it right back).

Mine is also an entirely different company...but the stuff inside is generally the same in these things, usually in a different order or slight variation.

I've got enough ppts from over the years to mash something together.

I did laugh at her surprise when I said I'd be needing a copy though haha. I don't know what she expected me to do.

We are going from one of the harder books schools can choose from, to one of the easier ones.
So the material is a lot different between the 2. I still have my lessons from previous years, but my school doesn't like it when I do things not from the current textbook >.<
But it's okay, I mentioned, if the same grade has a class tomorrow, I'll do my class then with everything prepped, and we can move it back to thursday next week.
Our school is still in preparing for this year phase, too. haha

I know I have to do the things from the current textbook to! I just mean they're usually extremely similar so not hard to adjust to fit the new key expressions. My co teacher told me the curriculum is set nationally so although the books are different...they focus on the same topics.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9543 on: March 12, 2019, 11:46:09 AM »
I just ripped a hole in my shirt.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9544 on: March 12, 2019, 11:51:59 AM »
I just ripped a hole in my shirt.



like the Hulk?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9545 on: March 12, 2019, 11:57:43 AM »
I just ripped a hole in my shirt.



like the Hulk?

If only. I think I'd be bragging about that in the Raving thread instead.

But I just poked my finger through the fabric while trying to pull the shirt down from under my jacket. 38<

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9546 on: March 13, 2019, 07:11:16 AM »
I'm literally about to lose my mind right now.

I can't find my flashdrive, and I'm very certain I took it with me after leaving my other school yesterday. If I dropped it during my commute, I'm going to call it quits.

Waiting on my CT to text me back.  :cry: :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9547 on: March 13, 2019, 08:46:01 AM »
'ok, best call my mum, it's Friday'
*taps on skype on my ipad 2*
-skype can only be used with IOS 10 or later-
'what the hell!'
*explores all options about downloading previous versions so I can still use an app or program*
'What?  so you've outdated an app to stop people from using something without making previous versions still available?'

waankers...

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9548 on: March 13, 2019, 11:58:11 AM »
I'm literally about to lose my mind right now.

I can't find my flashdrive, and I'm very certain I took it with me after leaving my other school yesterday. If I dropped it during my commute, I'm going to call it quits.

Waiting on my CT to text me back.  :cry: :cry:

Here's to hoping none of your students pick it up and discover your massive porn stash.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9549 on: March 13, 2019, 12:36:53 PM »
I'm literally about to lose my mind right now.

I can't find my flashdrive, and I'm very certain I took it with me after leaving my other school yesterday. If I dropped it during my commute, I'm going to call it quits.

Waiting on my CT to text me back.  :cry: :cry:

Here's to hoping none of your students pick it up and discover your massive porn stash.

No worries about that one, I keep it in my iPod :wink:

And my CT did end up finding it, so thank the heavens for that!  :azn:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9550 on: March 13, 2019, 01:55:39 PM »
I'm trying to do some C++ but I can't find the ****** backslash on this ****** Korean keyboard.  >:( :-[

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9551 on: March 13, 2019, 06:35:21 PM »
There's not much that illustrates potential brain damage or the pinnacle of utter stupidity more than crossing the street while staring at your damn phone.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9552 on: March 14, 2019, 10:09:48 AM »
There's not much that illustrates potential brain damage or the pinnacle of utter stupidity more than crossing the street while staring at your damn phone.

a guy I saw in January cycling down the pavement no-handed, messaging on his phone, comes close.  thing was, his handlebar caught a lamp post and he flew off his bike.  i couldn't help but laugh.  no sympathy. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9553 on: March 14, 2019, 11:44:21 AM »
a guy I saw in January cycling down the pavement no-handed, messaging on his phone, comes close.  thing was, his handlebar caught a lamp post and he flew off his bike.  i couldn't help but laugh.  no sympathy.

Were there any animals taped to the lamp post?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9554 on: March 14, 2019, 11:45:18 AM »
I'm trying to do some C++ but I can't find the ****** backslash on this ****** Korean keyboard.  >:( :-[

On most its the ₩ key.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9555 on: March 14, 2019, 12:14:53 PM »
a guy I saw in January cycling down the pavement no-handed, messaging on his phone, comes close.  thing was, his handlebar caught a lamp post and he flew off his bike.  i couldn't help but laugh.  no sympathy.

Were there any animals taped to the lamp post?

yep, it was my practice lamp post.  i started at the top alphabetically with an armadillo, but I gave up when the yak squashed the zebra. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9556 on: March 14, 2019, 12:43:11 PM »
I'm trying to do some C++ but I can't find the ****** backslash on this ****** Korean keyboard.  >:( :-[

On most its the ₩ key.
Yep, thanks!
     I did (eventually) manage to find it after some online research, as it's definitely not actually printed on the keyboard I use at school. To get it to work on my keyboard setup, I had to hold down the 한자 key next to the spacebar and then hit "₩".
   Of course, I only found this after  I went to all the effort of going into character maps, finding it in the unicode list, and hotkeying it to "Alt+`".  :rolleyes:

Anyway, so now, if I face-roll my keyboard, it'll probably just output "\\\\\\\\\\\\"  :smiley:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9557 on: March 15, 2019, 03:02:20 PM »
My new CT is 5 for 5 in asking me if I'm familiar with the food at lunch.

Wondering how many times I'm gonna have to say "Yes" before he gets the picture :blank:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9558 on: March 15, 2019, 03:12:54 PM »
My new CT is 5 for 5 in asking me if I'm familiar with the food at lunch.

Wondering how many times I'm gonna have to say "Yes" before he gets the picture :blank:

Ajeossi on Subway: How long you been here?

Me: 5 years.

Ajeossi: Do you know ddeokbokki?

Me: FFS  :lipsrsealed:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9559 on: March 15, 2019, 04:08:16 PM »
me: Do you know Gouda cheese?
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