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  • JVPrice
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5760 on: September 03, 2018, 08:06:52 am »
These school assemblies are the most pointless thing in existence. Everyone gathers in the gym/auditorium for 30 minutes to present some information (in this case, meeting the new Vice Principal), but after 5 minutes nobody's paying any attention to whatever is going on.

Same with the safety drills, and that's a very scary thought  :sad:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5761 on: September 03, 2018, 09:15:12 am »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5762 on: September 03, 2018, 09:30:26 am »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

I tried to early into my first year here, but it upset my co-teacher because "You don't know Korean discipline rules etc. and that is my job."
In my 2nd year I had to discipline a class. My co-teacher was in the teacher's office, and I had a student teacher with me. The student's showed me slightly more respect than the student teacher, and he was a bit too nervous to try discipline, so I stepped up and done it. When my co-teacher and principal came to the class after that class, they backed me up on the discipline once I explained what had happened.

Other than that 1 time, I haven't done it here.


  • JVPrice
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5763 on: September 03, 2018, 09:51:14 am »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

It's because of what Kayos said. It's usually supposed to be done by the CT, but sometimes they won't do anything and just say "They're  just kids." And sometimes if you try to discipline them, suddenly you're the bad guy and they tell you not to. It all depends on where you're teaching.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5764 on: September 03, 2018, 10:00:40 am »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.
a lot of people don't have co-teachers. i never did when i worked at public school. i feel if you discipline the students themselves, they respect you more, but if you leave it to another teacher, students will try and walk all over you.

anyway, the longer i'm here, the less time i have for unruly students. in my current after school program i teach some absolute little shites. i'm not going to spend my time and energy constantly telling them off. these days, i make the terrible kids sit on their own in silence every class, either until they can learn to behave or they end up quitting the program. i think i'm just sick of teaching kids in general. this'll be my last year before i move onto teaching only adults, i think


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5765 on: September 03, 2018, 11:39:31 am »
Yep. I teach adults in the morning, lunchtime and evening, and kids around that at about 2-5. It's so nice teaching adults who appreciate the class and want to learn and be there. Then transitioning an hour later to a bunch of disrespectful kids just isn't fun. Even the good kids complain, though. "teacher, boring" - erm, I spent 30 minutes preparing this, and you have absolutely no idea what you'll even be doing yet. Not to mention the complete lack of professionalism in these elementary school after school programs. Truly laughable. Yeah, I've had enough.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5766 on: September 05, 2018, 10:36:22 am »
Everyone is so pissed off and angry today.

My own week started off pretty lousy, but I'm sitting here in the peace and quiet, and even the manure-scented breeze is kind of nice right now. Better than what's going on outside of my classroom.

Maybe tomorrow I can have life affirmation.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5767 on: September 05, 2018, 11:08:32 am »
Keep forgetting to take salt into Macdonalds with me.  :sad:
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5768 on: September 05, 2018, 11:15:07 am »
Everyone is so pissed off and angry today.

My own week started off pretty lousy, but I'm sitting here in the peace and quiet, and even the manure-scented breeze is kind of nice right now. Better than what's going on outside of my classroom.

Maybe tomorrow I can have life affirmation.

So wait, this manure-scented breeze is coming from INSIDE the classroom?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5769 on: September 05, 2018, 12:09:53 pm »
Everyone is so pissed off and angry today.

My own week started off pretty lousy, but I'm sitting here in the peace and quiet, and even the manure-scented breeze is kind of nice right now. Better than what's going on outside of my classroom.

Maybe tomorrow I can have life affirmation.

So wait, this manure-scented breeze is coming from INSIDE the classroom?

Coming INTO the classroom. I'm sitting next to an open window.

Spoke a little too soon earlier, though, the breeze is now starting to make my eyes crust up, but I can't close the window because the A/C is broken.

So **** it, I'm splurging on a soda today.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5770 on: September 05, 2018, 02:52:14 pm »
I don't understand why they use the same type of voice actors they use for cartoons to dub over non-animated films.

It's hard to take what I assume is supposed to be a great viking warrior very seriously when he sounds like a villain from Spongebob.

But that's what I get for accidentally downloading a dubbed movie instead of the subtitled version anyway.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 02:53:51 pm by Chinguetti »


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5771 on: September 05, 2018, 03:10:17 pm »
I don't understand why they use the same type of voice actors they use for cartoons to dub over non-animated films.

It's hard to take what I assume is supposed to be a great viking warrior very seriously when he sounds like a villain from Spongebob.

But that's what I get for accidentally downloading a dubbed movie instead of the subtitled version anyway.
There was a scene in "Jesus de Montréal" where people are working in a dubbing company, dubbing porn. Hilary ensues.



Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5772 on: September 05, 2018, 03:25:25 pm »
Does anyone else here never discipline students?  Browsing the forum I get the sense that it's something a lot of people get stressed out about and don't know how to handle.

I normally hate the "that's not my job" attitude but disciplining students is something I just never do and always leave it to my coteacher.

Umm, yea I do!  No way am I going to let my students get away with being disrespectful to me or other students.  I made one of my 4th graders cry not to long ago.  Little fink was making the girls cry, so I set his @ss up in the front of the class and chewed him out.  Little twerp.....

If you always leave it to your CT, be prepared for your kids to walk all over you the minute he/she is out of the classroom for a significant amount of time.


  • JVPrice
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5773 on: September 06, 2018, 07:36:01 am »
What's this????  :huh:

My CT told me about classes that will be cancelled TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE!!

What is going on here?? Have I entered some parallel dimension?? Is the world going to end??

Better prepare yourselves, there's no telling what chaos this time paradox will bring!

(Seriously though, never thought I'd see a schedule change that's a GOOD Korean Surprise)
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5774 on: September 06, 2018, 07:41:00 am »
There was a scene in "Jesus de Montréal" where people are working in a dubbing company, dubbing porn. Hilary ensues.

Gonna have to give that a look, it might be the only time I can appreciate dubbing is when it's in progress.

What's this????  :huh:

My CT told me about classes that will be cancelled TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE!!

Keep your guard up, they might decide last minute that classes are uncancelled.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 07:46:20 am by Chinguetti »


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5775 on: September 06, 2018, 07:50:04 am »
What's this????  :huh:

My CT told me about classes that will be cancelled TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE!!

Keep your guard up, they might decide last minute that classes are uncancelled.

Don't get me wrong. There's no way I hold hope that it stays that way for two weeks  :laugh:

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  • Kayos
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5776 on: September 06, 2018, 08:04:45 am »
I don't understand why they use the same type of voice actors they use for cartoons to dub over non-animated films.

It's hard to take what I assume is supposed to be a great viking warrior very seriously when he sounds like a villain from Spongebob.

But that's what I get for accidentally downloading a dubbed movie instead of the subtitled version anyway.

So Plankton isn't enough villain for you?! :O
It's okay little guy, you'll get the Krusty Krab formula one day! :p


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5777 on: September 06, 2018, 08:13:47 am »
There was a scene in "Jesus de Montréal" where people are working in a dubbing company, dubbing porn. Hilary ensues.

As in, Clinton? Yuck...


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5778 on: September 06, 2018, 09:05:07 am »
There was a scene in "Jesus de Montréal" where people are working in a dubbing company, dubbing porn. Hilary ensues.

As in, Clinton? Yuck...

It was 1989... She wasn't that bad back then.

Or

"Hilarity"

Autocorrect is getting worse every day!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5779 on: September 06, 2018, 02:07:06 pm »
So Plankton isn't enough villain for you?! :O
It's okay little guy, you'll get the Krusty Krab formula one day! :p

Plankton belongs in Bikini Bottom, where he should stay. He should leave the vikingnings to the vikings.