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  • flyingspider
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5600 on: June 16, 2017, 02:18:48 pm »
I dread one of my fourth grade classes every week. Every time I walk in there are boys running around, wrestling, and crying and the teacher is nowhere to be seen. When the teacher does finally come into the classroom he just plays on his phone the whole time while the kids mess around.

His computer is slow and barely functions. Today it refused to read my flash drive, and I was worried that it broke, but it works fine for me, so his trash computer is the problem. The kids barely listen, and are constantly playing with glue, scissors, or hitting their neighbor. Every week I just want to walk out of that class and never go back.

The English classroom is free during this class, but he flat out said no to having class in there, and I don't understand why. It would be 100% better, and it's barely a 20 second walk from his classroom, so it wouldn't be trouble to go there.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5601 on: June 16, 2017, 02:28:29 pm »
I designated this week as "Not give a f**k" week, but I've been burning the candle at both ends and I'm so exhausted. So ready to do nothing tonight, but I have a teacher's trip with my school tomorrow. It'll be fun, but I'm sure you imagine there would be a dozen other things I'd rather be doing on a Saturday.

The next three weeks will be dedicated to sobriety and self reflection. I may actually get around to doing Jordan Peterson's Self-Authoring Suite.

Onwards and upwards, friends. 
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5602 on: June 16, 2017, 02:59:12 pm »
anyone else's school still refusing to turn on the aircon? it's 31 degrees out, and my classroom's on the top floor

i'm just going to start wearing shorts on monday

In the same boat, my friend. It's been turned on twice, I think. And always at the request of sleeping students.  :rolleyes:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5603 on: June 16, 2017, 03:10:09 pm »
It would be 100% better, and it's barely a 20 second walk from his classroom, so it wouldn't be trouble to go there.

Logic does not prevail in Korea.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5604 on: June 16, 2017, 03:18:18 pm »
I dread one of my fourth grade classes every week. Every time I walk in there are boys running around, wrestling, and crying and the teacher is nowhere to be seen. When the teacher does finally come into the classroom he just plays on his phone the whole time while the kids mess around.

His computer is slow and barely functions. Today it refused to read my flash drive, and I was worried that it broke, but it works fine for me, so his trash computer is that problem. The kids barely listen, and are constantly playing with glue, scissors, or hitting their neighbor. Every week I just want to walk out of that class and never go back.

The English classroom is free during this class, but he flat out said no to having class in there, and I don't understand why. It would be 100% better, and it's barely a 20 second walk from his classroom, so it wouldn't be trouble to go there.

This is me with my after school class. It's with elementary grades 3 and 4 and they are a nightmare bunch. Today a kid threatened to throw a marker out the window. I had this super cool game idea but 2 students completely ruined it. I have tried everything with this class. Movies, Pixar clips (worked well for one week), various games, etc. Nothing works. I am out of ideas. So if anyone would like to share how to have a successful after school class with elementary grades 3 and 4 I would greatly appreciate it.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5605 on: June 16, 2017, 03:30:07 pm »
Do a three strike warning. Don't shout, don't do anything. Three strikes and then yell YA!!!! and give them lines to write out (the first time you do this, they won't actually do any of the lines). After that class speak to your KET/handler and have them ask the VP to pop into the next class you have with those students for a few minutes and give them the evil eye, Pretend to have a chat with him, holding the attendance register and point to names on the list.

Life will change after that.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5606 on: June 19, 2017, 09:52:34 am »
I wish my least favorite school would tell me ANYTHING about what's going on at the school.
Friday, I didn't have my 6th period class, which was nice, but no one told me. I walked around the school and saw that all the students and teachers were gone, but I had no idea before that point.

Also, next week that have their last exams for the semester, but I haven't been told what chapters are on the test so I can prepare the students. I feel like I'm always on an island there.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5607 on: June 19, 2017, 12:00:49 pm »
It's as hot as hell. No aircon. Why? Just why? I have been given a fan. I should go to sleep and hope the fan ends the sweaty boob hell I am in right now.  :blank:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5608 on: June 19, 2017, 12:14:17 pm »
... but I have a teacher's trip with my school tomorrow. It'll be fun, but I'm sure you imagine there would be a dozen other things I'd rather be doing on a Saturday.

Politely refusing to go to school dinners/trips 2 years ago was the best thing I have ever done.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5609 on: June 19, 2017, 12:23:28 pm »
I wish my least favorite school would tell me ANYTHING about what's going on at the school.
Friday, I didn't have my 6th period class, which was nice, but no one told me. I walked around the school and saw that all the students and teachers were gone, but I had no idea before that point.

Also, next week that have their last exams for the semester, but I haven't been told what chapters are on the test so I can prepare the students. I feel like I'm always on an island there.

I know how you feel.  I really like my travel school, but my coteacher there is not good about telling me things.  I showed up to school on June 5th only to find out it was closed.  I've taken it upon myself to become a bit of a pest about asking for dates and confirming classes.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5610 on: June 19, 2017, 12:45:20 pm »
... but I have a teacher's trip with my school tomorrow. It'll be fun, but I'm sure you imagine there would be a dozen other things I'd rather be doing on a Saturday.

Politely refusing to go to school dinners/trips 2 years ago was the best thing I have ever done.
I had a good time. My school is small so we're all pretty tight. It's just sitting on the floor for lunch for 1.5 hours that kills me.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5611 on: June 19, 2017, 12:56:25 pm »
Where's the water? They axed all the fountains long ago and the water machines not that long ago. They used to keep the fridge stocked with bottled water. Now, we've got nothing. It's 32C. We don't have the air conditioning turned on yet either. Are they trying to kill us?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5612 on: June 19, 2017, 01:04:11 pm »
Where's the water? They axed all the fountains long ago and the water machines not that long ago. They used to keep the fridge stocked with bottled water. Now, we've got nothing. It's 32C. We don't have the air conditioning turned on yet either. Are they trying to kill us?

They are most definitely trying to kill us.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5613 on: June 19, 2017, 01:14:06 pm »
I feel like I'm always on an island there.

Ehehehe


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5614 on: June 19, 2017, 02:32:40 pm »
Someone help, they're trying to bake me alive until my stupid foreigner face shrivels up from the heat and I die from dehydration. I'm gonna bring wet wipes to towel myself off tomorrow in between classes. >:(


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5615 on: June 19, 2017, 02:40:39 pm »
Someone help, they're trying to bake me alive until my stupid foreigner face shrivels up from the heat and I die from dehydration. I'm gonna bring wet wipes to towel myself off tomorrow in between classes. >:(

Please towel your face the way Pikachu is squishing his cheeks in your avatar. Very fitting.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5616 on: June 19, 2017, 02:51:00 pm »
I've got a banging headache, I go to the school nurse and explain how it's really bad and she gives me.....one......Tylenol. Then tells me to be careful because it's so strong.  :undecided:

Also my office is so stuffy and warm. One of the teachers still has her F-ing humidifier on too, like on of those personal ones and it's pointed directly at her face. All day long.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5617 on: June 19, 2017, 02:58:43 pm »
I've got a banging headache, I go to the school nurse and explain how it's really bad and she gives me.....one......Tylenol. Then tells me to be careful because it's so strong.  :undecided:

Ah, you mean a 헤아다체.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5618 on: June 19, 2017, 03:10:38 pm »
I've got a banging headache, I go to the school nurse and explain how it's really bad and she gives me.....one......Tylenol. Then tells me to be careful because it's so strong.  :undecided:

Also my office is so stuffy and warm. One of the teachers still has her F-ing humidifier on too, like on of those personal ones and it's pointed directly at her face. All day long.

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For what it's worth, Tylenol here is 500mg, which is what Extra Strength Tylenol is back home. For a super bad headache you still might want two, I suppose, but it's better than one "normal" Tylenol.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5619 on: June 19, 2017, 03:30:58 pm »
I've got a banging headache, I go to the school nurse and explain how it's really bad and she gives me.....one......Tylenol. Then tells me to be careful because it's so strong.  :undecided:

Also my office is so stuffy and warm. One of the teachers still has her F-ing humidifier on too, like on of those personal ones and it's pointed directly at her face. All day long.

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M
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For what it's worth, Tylenol here is 500mg, which is what Extra Strength Tylenol is back home. For a super bad headache you still might want two, I suppose, but it's better than one "normal" Tylenol.
Some are 500mg. I was digging through our medicine cabinet and noticed one box of tylenol was 400gm the other was 650mg. The ones I had been given by a doctor were 500mg.
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