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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5080 on: April 28, 2017, 12:38:53 pm »
LDEstrada,

Sorry, but you don't need the phone numbers of your students.  IMHO, that is  an odd request.

Suggestion:

Make a seating chart stencil and simply assign responsibility to each class captain for getting it filled out and updated when need be (this keeps your coteacher out of the loop).

Then you will be able to address them by their given names from then on.

I didn't see anywhere in his post that he was requesting phone numbers....

But your idea of getting the class captain to do it is a good one.

Anyhoo, my handler at each school I teach at gave me the relevant files with photos and names for each grade so that I can call students by their names. It was not an issue at all. I also teach alone so it really helped in the beginning to identify trouble makers and problem students and discuss the issues directly with the home room teachers.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5081 on: April 28, 2017, 12:40:18 pm »
Pecan, if you read my post you'll see that I requested the basic student list that all the teachers have that only has the students names and associated picture. No phone numbers were mentioned by me at all.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5082 on: April 28, 2017, 12:42:42 pm »
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The first year I asked I got the names and pictures and phone numbers with no problem.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5083 on: April 28, 2017, 12:45:27 pm »
Pecan, if you read my post you'll see that I requested the basic student list that all the teachers have that only has the students names and associated picture. No phone numbers were mentioned by me at all.

Also, my classes don't have assigned seating. They're well behaved and don't need it. It has been made clear to me that I am only to assign seats if my students misbehave. And in the case of my school I agree. I have no trouble controlling them so assigning a seating chart would be unnecessary rule making just for the sake of rule making.  Besides, that wouldn't help nearly as much as having their school pictures, (like all the other teachers do) when it comes to being able to associate faces with names. Although I appreciate the idea.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5084 on: April 28, 2017, 12:47:02 pm »
Pecan, if you read my post you'll see that I requested the basic student list that all the teachers have that only has the students names and associated picture. No phone numbers were mentioned by me at all.

That was insulimted who wrote that.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5085 on: April 28, 2017, 12:48:49 pm »
Wow,  I have never been in a classroom with "free" seating.

That would be interesting.

Best of luck.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5086 on: April 28, 2017, 12:49:11 pm »
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The first year I asked I got the names and pictures and phone numbers with no problem.

That was me. I said that. I didn't ask for the phone numbers but that is part of the document that they produce and give to all the other teachers. I suspect that is why they consider it private information.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5087 on: April 28, 2017, 12:51:46 pm »
Right.  Yes, I know that was you.

I don't see why any teacher in their right mind would be opposed to providing the names and pictures only.

As you stated, it is the phone numbers that are contained within that file that are the issue regarding privacy.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5088 on: April 28, 2017, 01:37:02 pm »
When I first arrived I got student lists with their names and grades. 

The next year the print out "didn't exist" at my elementary schools so I took a group photo of the new 3rd grade classes.  Then printed it out and wrote their names next to their faces. 

This year the picture lists supposedly haven't been made again so I took pictures of the photos of the new 3rd graders that are on the walls of the school. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5089 on: April 28, 2017, 02:25:07 pm »
One of my travel coTs made a point of telling me twice that we wouldn't have classes one day in May due to that school's birthday.

Just texted me that we actually will have classes that day.  >:(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5090 on: April 28, 2017, 02:26:06 pm »
One of my travel coTs made a point of telling me twice that we wouldn't have classes one day in May due to that school's birthday.

Just texted me that we actually will have classes that day.  >:(



You want a deskwarming website? The genius that is The Perry Bible Fellowship.

http://pbfcomics.com/


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5091 on: April 28, 2017, 02:29:32 pm »
I only see each grade once a week at my schools. There are no English teachers, only home room teachers who do their best, which on a whole is pretty okay...

except..

for one of my grade 3 classes. They are shockingly bad. Their HR teacher is an older woman, (I'm 40 and I would say she is about a year from retirement) and she speaks no English. Which I understand, but she has English classes and it is clear nothing is getting done. The books are basically blank. They still can't answer "Howzit going?" They cant identify Aa let alone any of the rest of the alphabet.

The difference between the two Grade 3 classes is HHHUUUUUUUUGGGEEE.

I feel so bad for these poor kids who are clearly just going to get left behind in English before they have even really started.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 02:40:44 pm by What?What? »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5092 on: April 28, 2017, 02:34:19 pm »
From my previous school:

I also wanted a student list so I could get to know the students. I asked my co-teacher a few times and she kept forgetting.(She wasn't being polite she is so forgetful, we are pretty good friends now)
I had only just met her so I felt so awkward about asking her again. Each time I reminded her she was so weird and overly sorry.

I went on the school website, each class has a homepage and they usually have pictures of the whole class. I then wrote the names on the picture (Usually with the help of other students from that class haha)

Saved me the awkwardness, I had the students names....then I moved schools  :sad:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5093 on: April 28, 2017, 03:09:12 pm »
Right.  Yes, I know that was you.

I don't see why any teacher in their right mind would be opposed to providing the names and pictures only.

As you stated, it is the phone numbers that are contained within that file that are the issue regarding privacy.

The reason why is that the phone numbers are on that document. If they were going to give the document to a foreigner, who would inevitably turn around and sell the numbers to a North Korean spy, they would have delete all the phone numbers first, and that would be a pain in the ass. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5094 on: April 28, 2017, 03:11:01 pm »
Right.  Yes, I know that was you.

I don't see why any teacher in their right mind would be opposed to providing the names and pictures only.

As you stated, it is the phone numbers that are contained within that file that are the issue regarding privacy.

The reason why is that the phone numbers are on that document. If they were going to give the document to a foreigner, who would inevitably turn around and sell the numbers to a North Korean spy, they would have delete all the phone numbers first, and that would be a pain in the ass.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5095 on: April 28, 2017, 03:16:59 pm »
You want a deskwarming website? The genius that is The Perry Bible Fellowship.

PBF is great and all, but some of them are very NSFW.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5096 on: April 28, 2017, 03:19:33 pm »
You want a deskwarming website? The genius that is The Perry Bible Fellowship.

PBF is great and all, but some of them are very NSFW.

If you're dicking around at work, EVERYTHING is NSFW


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5097 on: May 02, 2017, 10:35:58 am »
I really want to strangle the Sports Day MC at the school next door. He's being so obnoxious. :evil:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5098 on: May 02, 2017, 11:48:47 am »
The best PBF

[img width= height=]http://pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF103-Nice_Shirt.gif[/img]

Just kidding they're all amazing.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5099 on: May 02, 2017, 12:12:00 pm »
My bf got my hopes up about going to the Hogsmeade cafe in Daegu this holiday weekend only to dash them.  :cry: