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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6500 on: May 10, 2019, 12:28:44 pm »
I would add that the amount of planning/classroom management is different depending on what kind of high school you're in.

I'm in a technical high school so I don't use a textbook - planning fifty minutes of material without a book and trying to hold the attention of lower level students certainly feels like a lot of work to me haha.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6501 on: May 11, 2019, 12:28:39 pm »
Kpop on Real Time with Bill Maher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgsAZqwRIFo

[1:08:16]


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6502 on: May 13, 2019, 08:44:36 pm »
"You use chopsticks better than my 3-year old son!"

.......... Thanks?
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6503 on: May 14, 2019, 07:48:36 am »
I don't think it's fair that high school teachers have the same contract as elementary school teachers in regards to "22 classes".  My argument is that 22 x 50 minutes is a lot harder than 22 x 40 minutes.

Thoughts?   

My main gig is teaching in an elementary school but I've also been teaching a high school business english course once or twice a week for the last 3 years. I can't speak for anyone else but personally...

The high school course is so much easier. For this year I've been placed at an all boy's technical where many of the students have a very low level of English but their attitude and behavior is worlds above all but the best of my elementary school students. Last year I worked at a mixed high school with a generally higher average level of English and I also really enjoyed it.

I should note I teach 2 50 minute classes back-to-back at high school so I can't compare a full week of classes. The most I've taught at high school is 8 classes a week. That was a bit too much but I don't think I'd even consider doing half that for an after-school elementary school class.

One of the big reasons I've never requested a transfer to a high school for my main job is because I've been here long enough to see how the hiring and firing cycle goes and it seems high schools get cut first.

Are you looking to get cut to leave a bit earlier or something? :O


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6504 on: May 14, 2019, 07:56:50 am »
My co-worker is wearing a t-shirt that says: "Beware of gods" on it, and I found it (the shirt) cute and funny. :)


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6505 on: May 14, 2019, 08:50:20 am »
"You use chopsticks better than my 3-year old son!"

.......... Thanks?

Me: You've got your knife and fork the wrong way round.

« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 08:52:00 am by AvecPommesFrites »
Who is here in 2019?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6506 on: May 14, 2019, 08:55:38 am »
While I'm here this new update is poor. Constant page loading issues and pain in the arse to reply to comments and whatnot. No me gusta.
Who is here in 2019?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6507 on: May 14, 2019, 09:56:51 am »
pain in the arse to reply to comments and whatnot. No me gusta.
I kind of agree. I like how one can reply without loading a new page, but It's a bit annoying that the default reply box doesn't come with the bulletin board code and smileys -- it's so much easier to click a button than to type out all the formatting code. Laissez-lazy-faire!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6508 on: May 15, 2019, 01:09:31 pm »
There's this restaurant on the street corner where the owner took in a stray kitten. The cat is probably around nine or ten months old, now. She was raised primarily indoors, but starting a couple of months ago the owner started letting her run around outside. She's very cute and friendly, loves attention from strangers, but she never approaches people unless they gesture to her first, and she has the quietest meow. I've seen old assholes try to kick her whenever they thought no one was around, though, like she would literally just be lying in the grass minding her own business when they would try to run up on her, so she's always very wary of older men and won't come to them unless she knows them well (they're usually regulars at the restaurant).

I haven't seen her for a couple of weeks now, and I'm hoping that her owner has decided to keep her indoors, but I'm kind of afraid that someone managed to get the jump on her, too.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 01:57:48 pm by Chinguetti »


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6509 on: May 15, 2019, 03:46:05 pm »
I've seen old assholes try to kick her whenever they thought no one was around, though, like she would literally just be lying in the grass minding her own business when they would try to run up on her
wtf.. what is wrong with people?


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6510 on: May 17, 2019, 09:29:59 am »
So far, whenever I've had to take my flashdrive out of a computer, and my CTs just so happens to be closer, they always opt to yank it out before I can go for the "Safe Eject" option. Gives me a mild spasm every time I see it happen. I had to teach them about the dangers of it and, low and behold, none of them had any idea it could wipe everything.

I'm sure this is one of many contributing factors as to why there are so many Korean Surprises.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6511 on: May 17, 2019, 09:36:49 am »
So far, whenever I've had to take my flashdrive out of a computer, and my CTs just so happens to be closer, they always opt to yank it out before I can go for the "Safe Eject" option. Gives me a mild spasm every time I see it happen. I had to teach them about the dangers of it and, low and behold, none of them had any idea it could wipe everything.

I'm sure this is one of many contributing factors as to why there are so many Korean Surprises.
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6512 on: May 17, 2019, 09:47:22 am »
The IT guy just "upgraded" the English classes computers to Windows 10. These computers could barely run Windows 7. Not only that, but this dorkus has just installed what I assume to be every ActiveX plugin known to man. Every 3min, one pops up asking for updates, warning of Trojans/malware and just making using the computer pretty much unusable, PPTs crash 50% of the time.



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6513 on: May 17, 2019, 02:13:51 pm »
The IT guy just "upgraded" the English classes computers to Windows 10. These computers could barely run Windows 7. Not only that, but this dorkus has just installed what I assume to be every ActiveX plugin known to man. Every 3min, one pops up asking for updates, warning of Trojans/malware and just making using the computer pretty much unusable, PPTs crash 50% of the time.



Mine got updated n Monday.  But they didn't do it correctly, so they redid it on Tuesday. Then they came back Wednesday to install a bunch of useless and annoying sh!tware (which I promptly uninstalled).  Thursday they came back to uninstall some more of the stuff they had installed on Wednesday. Today they're trying to figure out the "Activate Windows" message. Also, apparently the fact that I changed the system to English is awe-inspring...??


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6514 on: May 17, 2019, 07:02:43 pm »
The IT guy just "upgraded" the English classes computers to Windows 10. These computers could barely run Windows 7. Not only that, but this dorkus has just installed what I assume to be every ActiveX plugin known to man. Every 3min, one pops up asking for updates, warning of Trojans/malware and just making using the computer pretty much unusable, PPTs crash 50% of the time.


yep. i have posted this before, but this happened to me at my old school. i eventually got completely up and uninstalled ALL the bullshit useless korean bloatware and the computer was instantly useable again. i mean, it didn't take 10 minutes to boot up, or 5 minutes to open word. and i got no annoying pop-ups every 10 minutes.

but the next day? IT guy comes around, installing them all again, telling me not to uninstall them. computer was unusable for the rest of the year again.

can anyone actually explain to me the point of this bloatware? none of it even does anything useful, and some won't even let you actually uninstall it without brute forcing it. can't get my head around it


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6515 on: May 17, 2019, 10:27:00 pm »
The IT guy just "upgraded" the English classes computers to Windows 10. These computers could barely run Windows 7. Not only that, but this dorkus has just installed what I assume to be every ActiveX plugin known to man. Every 3min, one pops up asking for updates, warning of Trojans/malware and just making using the computer pretty much unusable, PPTs crash 50% of the time.


yep. i have posted this before, but this happened to me at my old school. i eventually got completely up and uninstalled ALL the bullshit useless korean bloatware and the computer was instantly useable again. i mean, it didn't take 10 minutes to boot up, or 5 minutes to open word. and i got no annoying pop-ups every 10 minutes.

but the next day? IT guy comes around, installing them all again, telling me not to uninstall them. computer was unusable for the rest of the year again.

can anyone actually explain to me the point of this bloatware? none of it even does anything useful, and some won't even let you actually uninstall it without brute forcing it. can't get my head around it
They generate revenue for well-connected software vendors.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6516 on: May 18, 2019, 11:37:16 am »
 :-* "Kevin Teacher, you got 80 percent on PC 지키미, that's not good.

Why, cuz I didn't update Microsoft Office? Gyeonggi doesn't even let us use that anymore. And the password needs to change? Why? Every teacher just puts their password on a memo and sticks it to their screen.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6517 on: May 18, 2019, 03:36:16 pm »
The IT guy just "upgraded" the English classes computers to Windows 10. These computers could barely run Windows 7. Not only that, but this dorkus has just installed what I assume to be every ActiveX plugin known to man. Every 3min, one pops up asking for updates, warning of Trojans/malware and just making using the computer pretty much unusable, PPTs crash 50% of the time.


yep. i have posted this before, but this happened to me at my old school. i eventually got completely up and uninstalled ALL the bullshit useless korean bloatware and the computer was instantly useable again. i mean, it didn't take 10 minutes to boot up, or 5 minutes to open word. and i got no annoying pop-ups every 10 minutes.

but the next day? IT guy comes around, installing them all again, telling me not to uninstall them. computer was unusable for the rest of the year again.

can anyone actually explain to me the point of this bloatware? none of it even does anything useful, and some won't even let you actually uninstall it without brute forcing it. can't get my head around it
They generate revenue for well-connected software vendors.
similar reason we always had to use the same shitty english books, then - the principal was getting a backhander for using them every year


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6518 on: May 18, 2019, 05:15:47 pm »
The bloatware wouldn't even be as much of an issue if they stopped using the cheapest computers they could buy 5-10 years ago.

I originally switched my computer to English, too, but then they installed new software that made the computer crash unless it was in Korean, and I'm not computer savvy enough to figure out why. I tried to uninstall the new software, too, but that requires a password, even if I try to do it manually, and I'm too afraid that using hacking tools will brick the computer (I've done it before).

Special school, not your run-of-the-mill public school software. Really acts like malware in every way.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #6519 on: May 18, 2019, 11:21:07 pm »
The IT guy just "upgraded" the English classes computers to Windows 10. These computers could barely run Windows 7. Not only that, but this dorkus has just installed what I assume to be every ActiveX plugin known to man. Every 3min, one pops up asking for updates, warning of Trojans/malware and just making using the computer pretty much unusable, PPTs crash 50% of the time.


yep. i have posted this before, but this happened to me at my old school. i eventually got completely up and uninstalled ALL the bullshit useless korean bloatware and the computer was instantly useable again. i mean, it didn't take 10 minutes to boot up, or 5 minutes to open word. and i got no annoying pop-ups every 10 minutes.

but the next day? IT guy comes around, installing them all again, telling me not to uninstall them. computer was unusable for the rest of the year again.

can anyone actually explain to me the point of this bloatware? none of it even does anything useful, and some won't even let you actually uninstall it without brute forcing it. can't get my head around it
They generate revenue for well-connected software vendors.

Indeed, like many things here, it's also about going through the motions.

The CT in question is pretty clueless about computers and has this paranoia about letting me use them, she'll hover over me till I tell her that what she's doing is annoying. I think she has this belief that before coming to Korea, I've never used a computer before (My uncle showed me how to build, fix and do basic programing at the age of 12). Since it's not my computer, I can only give her advice as to why the PC now takes 5 minutes to start up, Powerpoint constantly crashes and incessant popups. Advice, which she never listens to.

If I didn't bring my own laptop to work everyday, I'd probably have burned the school down by now.