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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #960 on: September 19, 2016, 08:57:37 AM »
My 5th graders literally always come in screaming... just why  :huh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #961 on: September 19, 2016, 09:41:03 AM »
My 5th graders literally always come in screaming... just why  :huh:

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ahem..... TEACHAAA WHAT TIME IS IIIIIT?!?!?!  *SCREEECH* TEACHA SHE HIT MEEEE!!!! *something loudly falls down* *sliding door comes off the track from the door being flung open* Is it Friday yet?  :huh:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #962 on: September 19, 2016, 09:42:36 AM »
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I'm just gonna piggyback off of this to say that you can gain fat cells by eating unhealthily, but you can't lose fat cells without lipo, you can only shrink them. This is why it's super hard to lose weight and people find that they have a barrier for how much weight they can lose through diet and exercise alone. Because even if you've shrunken all your fat cells to the size they were in high school, you probably wouldn't be at high school weight, due to having more fat cells in your body than back then.

A fat guy going into a concentration camp is going to end up looking like everyone else isn't he?

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« Reply #963 on: September 19, 2016, 09:46:19 AM »
Reading all this makes me really glad I have tiny classes. Even if they're loud there's not many of them.

Does anyone else have a coT who always states really obvious things? One of the reasons my elem. coT annoys me is she'll tell me obvious or redundant things. Every time I see her, the same things. Is it cause she's an elem. teacher?  :undecided:

Also, already looking forward to Friday, hahah. I'm still tired from traveling during chuseok hahaha

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #964 on: September 19, 2016, 09:50:34 AM »
I absolutely hate the insane amount of solicitor calls I get on my phone. Stop calling me. I don't speak Korean, you cannot communicate with me!! Stop calling me!!!!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #965 on: September 19, 2016, 10:19:41 AM »
A fat guy going into a concentration camp is going to end up looking like everyone else isn't he?

It's a bit more complex than that.

An overweight person who loses weight permanently shows their metabolism.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/6-years-after-the-biggest-loser-metabolism-is-slower-and-weight-is-back-up/

Getting fatter means fat cells can split to form new fat cells. Those cells can shrink but not be eliminated.

It's better to do everything to not gain weight in the first place because losing it and then keeping it off is a huge struggle.

That's why I avoid white rice and alcohol completely.

Better to eat healthfully than have to exercise for hours everyday.

Metabolism slows with age, too. Even if a weight stays about the same, muscle mass decreases while fat is added.

The problem is lipo and stomach band surgery is the risk of injury or death is high. Also true for other cosmetic surgeries, or just surgeries in general. Not that much fat can be removed from lipo and it could scar you or make your skin look weird.  I heard when fat cells are sucked out from lipo, one's body returns to their set point of fat cells anyways or something like that. Hard to lose weight and keep it off no matter what the method.

In one's teens and even into the early twenties a person might be able to eat a lot of crap and not get fat, but that is less likely as time goes on.

So really make sure what you are eating is as healthy as possible and try to exercise often.

Koreans can eat white rice and not get fat, but they are genetically different from Caucasians and grew up eating it (as did their ancestors) so it affects them differently.

For most white people I know, eating white rice made them fatter. It crept up gradually, but it happened.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #966 on: September 19, 2016, 10:59:28 AM »
This coT drives me batty. Always redundantly going on about how I need to prepare lots of materials for class.

Takes large chunks of class time to "review" for upcoming tests (review = making students memorize and spit out dialogue).

Says she will take 20 minutes for the current class. It's 10 minutes in and she hasn't started class yet cause she's busy on her computer. Whenever she wants to do stuff on her computer she gives the students "free time." K...

Guess I should be grateful for the extra downtime. It's just annoying being constantly told to prepare lots of "fun materials" for class when she clearly had other plans.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #967 on: September 19, 2016, 12:43:29 PM »
Has anyone ever asked to observe their CTs class?  I mean the English classes they teach without you?

I've been here for two and a half years and I've never seen one (aside from looking through a window when walking past a classroom).

I'm really, really curious about what happens in those classes. 

Do you think my colleagues would get defensive if I asked to sit at the back and watch their class?

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« Reply #968 on: September 19, 2016, 12:59:28 PM »
Probably. One of my middle school coTs is easily embarrassed and would probably hate to be observed (even if by just me and we get along pretty well).

I have seen how my elem. coT "teaches" sometimes when she needs to take my class period to "catch up on the book." All she literally does is sit at the computer and click through the CD and make the class repeat after her. And yet she still manages to get behind.

Also, further annoyed as my elem. coT keeps talking about how things are going to be "easy" for me now that lessons are repeating. I still have middle schools to prepare new lessons and materials for not to mention improving previous lessons that didn't go over well or could be better. (Something I'm sure she doesn't believe in as she seems interested on coasting by as easily as possible. Don't project your laziness on me, woman  >:( )

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« Reply #969 on: September 19, 2016, 01:06:48 PM »
Also, further annoyed as my elem. coT keeps talking about how things are going to be "easy" for me now that lessons are repeating. I still have middle schools to prepare new lessons and materials for not to mention improving previous lessons that didn't go over well or could be better. (Something I'm sure she doesn't believe in as she seems interested on coasting by as easily as possible. Don't project your laziness on me, woman  >:( )

God I get this as well and I hate it.  Heaven forbid we reuse material (something that every teacher in the world does).

I'm pretty sure that if the school textbook doesn't change then our CTs are just teaching the same classes with the same worksheets every year.

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« Reply #970 on: September 19, 2016, 01:23:36 PM »
I taught at the same school for four years. I had one co-teacher who told me I wasn't allowed to use material I'd made for the previous year.
I don't understand. This makes the lessons BETTER. You know what works and what doesn't. You know how to improve it.

And the best part? IT'S STILL NEW FOR THE STUDENTS. The teachers have done it sure, but it's not about them. It's about education for the students. And if you know that something is engaging and educational, you should be able to use it a million times. As long as you don't act bored with the material, who gives a shit?

So stupid.
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« Reply #971 on: September 19, 2016, 01:53:12 PM »
I taught at the same school for four years. I had one co-teacher who told me I wasn't allowed to use material I'd made for the previous year.
I don't understand. This makes the lessons BETTER. You know what works and what doesn't. You know how to improve it.

And the best part? IT'S STILL NEW FOR THE STUDENTS. The teachers have done it sure, but it's not about them. It's about education for the students. And if you know that something is engaging and educational, you should be able to use it a million times. As long as you don't act bored with the material, who gives a shit?

So stupid.

Yeah. It was absurd. I had one lesson I wanted to do for the grade six writing period in a lesson. Students see a sentence on the TV and have to find the mistakes, correct them, and write it in their notebook. I was at a really high level school, so students actually really enjoyed stuff like this that was a bit of a challenge. I had made it from scratch the previous year with sentences that exactly matched the lesson material, etc.

So, I was like, "Let's use this lesson, it worked really well last year and students really enjoyed it."

She responded, "Well, you should be making new material and being more creative. Plus, it doesn't matter if students enjoyed it, it matters whether or not it was useful. We can't just do whatever students want all the time."

And I was like, "This is an activity for the writing period which actively gets students writing, and also writing correctly and learning how to spot their own mistakes, and they enjoy it."

And in the end she said she didn't like it and I had to make something new.

Should have told her "Well it doesn't matter if you like it, it matters that it was useful. We can't just do what you want all the time."  :evil:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #972 on: September 19, 2016, 01:57:36 PM »
I taught at the same school for four years. I had one co-teacher who told me I wasn't allowed to use material I'd made for the previous year.
I don't understand. This makes the lessons BETTER. You know what works and what doesn't. You know how to improve it.

And the best part? IT'S STILL NEW FOR THE STUDENTS. The teachers have done it sure, but it's not about them. It's about education for the students. And if you know that something is engaging and educational, you should be able to use it a million times. As long as you don't act bored with the material, who gives a shit?

So stupid.

Yeah. It was absurd. I had one lesson I wanted to do for the grade six writing period in a lesson. Students see a sentence on the TV and have to find the mistakes, correct them, and write it in their notebook. I was at a really high level school, so students actually really enjoyed stuff like this that was a bit of a challenge. I had made it from scratch the previous year with sentences that exactly matched the lesson material, etc.

So, I was like, "Let's use this lesson, it worked really well last year and students really enjoyed it."

She responded, "Well, you should be making new material and being more creative. Plus, it doesn't matter if students enjoyed it, it matters whether or not it was useful. We can't just do whatever students want all the time."

And I was like, "This is an activity for the writing period which actively gets students writing, and also writing correctly and learning how to spot their own mistakes, and they enjoy it."

And in the end she said she didn't like it and I had to make something new.

Should have told her "Well it doesn't matter if you like it, it matters that it was useful. We can't just do what you want all the time."  :evil:

Well yes, but you can't just tell your superior that they're wrong. That's a really good way to get your contract not-renewed.

I know. But we can dream, eh?  :angel:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #973 on: September 19, 2016, 02:01:04 PM »
I taught at the same school for four years. I had one co-teacher who told me I wasn't allowed to use material I'd made for the previous year.
I don't understand. This makes the lessons BETTER. You know what works and what doesn't. You know how to improve it.

And the best part? IT'S STILL NEW FOR THE STUDENTS. The teachers have done it sure, but it's not about them. It's about education for the students. And if you know that something is engaging and educational, you should be able to use it a million times. As long as you don't act bored with the material, who gives a shit?

So stupid.

Yeah. It was absurd. I had one lesson I wanted to do for the grade six writing period in a lesson. Students see a sentence on the TV and have to find the mistakes, correct them, and write it in their notebook. I was at a really high level school, so students actually really enjoyed stuff like this that was a bit of a challenge. I had made it from scratch the previous year with sentences that exactly matched the lesson material, etc.

So, I was like, "Let's use this lesson, it worked really well last year and students really enjoyed it."

She responded, "Well, you should be making new material and being more creative. Plus, it doesn't matter if students enjoyed it, it matters whether or not it was useful. We can't just do whatever students want all the time."

And I was like, "This is an activity for the writing period which actively gets students writing, and also writing correctly and learning how to spot their own mistakes, and they enjoy it."

And in the end she said she didn't like it and I had to make something new.

Honestly, some co-teachers make no sense at all. I have one who prefers to handle all of the speaking bits, including listening and repeating..... Like, hello...? I'm the native speaker... Maybe it would be better if they heard my pronunciation... :rolleyes: And I appreciate that he tries to teach them phrases and vocabulary that aren't in the textbook, but it would be a lot better if he actually checked them with me so that he doesn't go and teach them grammatically incorrect phrases. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: It would be fine if he was actually good at English...

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« Reply #974 on: September 19, 2016, 02:09:07 PM »
The one who I had this disagreement with had exceptionally good English, but...

Oh, yeah, my situation was completely different. I just quoted you because it kind of reminded me of my one co-teacher. In your case, it's annoying regardless of the KT's English ability when they try to control your lesson just for the sake of being in control.

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« Reply #975 on: September 19, 2016, 02:29:08 PM »
Honestly, some co-teachers make no sense at all. I have one who prefers to handle all of the speaking bits, including listening and repeating..... Like, hello...? I'm the native speaker... Maybe it would be better if they heard my pronunciation... :rolleyes: And I appreciate that he tries to teach them phrases and vocabulary that aren't in the textbook, but it would be a lot better if he actually checked them with me so that he doesn't go and teach them grammatically incorrect phrases. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: It would be fine if he was actually good at English...

THIS. For some reason my elem. coT has decided that her speaking and pronunciation is much more important than mine in our grade 3 classes... it's as if she wants to impress upon them her own pronunciations instead of more correct ways. With grade 3s I feel it is especially important for them to listen to a, oh, I don't know, NATIVE SPEAKER.  >:(

I will pronounce things but then she'll keep trying to take over the class and force her own pronunciation on them. I will repeat pronunciation for the kids but sometimes she'll insist on having the last word (literally). The battles become time wasters so I have to just let it go a lot of the time.

But this is a teacher who mixes up L & R, F & V, even S and Th. Not to mention dropping articles and teaching the students incorrectly even after I've stated the correct way (ex. How many dog? Do you like a dog?  :blank:)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #976 on: September 19, 2016, 02:59:30 PM »
I hate eating lunch with my coworkers. It's so lonely. Every day I go with my 3 English coteachers and sometimes the gym and music teachers. All 5 of them can speak English to some degree, however they always exclude me from conversation. I've tried making small talk with them... "How was your trip?" "Wow did you feel the earthquake last night?" But it just turns into a simple response and they carry on the conversation without me in Korean. I feel like it's a little rude to butt in and ask what's going on, so I just kinda gave up and eat lunch in silence every day. I understand and don't expect them to go way out of their comfort zone to speak English to me all during lunch time, but I would appreciate them including me every once in a while.... :sad:

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« Reply #977 on: September 19, 2016, 03:02:28 PM »
#basedcowboyshirt: I completely agree. I hate co-teaching and it doesn't even necessarily have to do anything with the KT. I only dislike one co-teacher at the moment but that doesn't even matter. I just hate co-teaching--period.

yirj17: One of my co-teachers last year actually tried to correct my pronunciation one time in the middle of class. :rolleyes: I didn't even bother telling her how stupid that was; I think the look I gave her was enough to get the message across.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #978 on: September 19, 2016, 03:06:37 PM »
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It's a bit more complex than that.

No it isn't. If you take in fewer calories than you expend you will lose weight. Whether or not you put it on again when you change your diet afterwards and how quickly, is a different issue and not one I was commenting on. 

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« Reply #979 on: September 19, 2016, 03:09:03 PM »
#basedcowboyshirt: I completely agree. I hate co-teaching and it doesn't even necessarily have to do anything with the KT. I only dislike one co-teacher at the moment but that doesn't even matter. I just hate co-teaching--period.

yirj17: One of my co-teachers last year actually tried to correct my pronunciation one time in the middle of class. :rolleyes: I didn't even bother telling her how stupid that was; I think the look I gave her was enough to get the message across.

I was once told that it's incorrect to pronounce the 't' in 'badminton,' and that it should be pronounced 'badmin'on' with a glottal stop. I disagreed, and she said "You don't know because you didn't study this. You're just going by your instinct as a native speaker."

Wrap your head around that.

To be completely honest, I don't think anyone around me has ever pronounced it without the 't'... Your KT is stupid.