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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7580 on: April 03, 2018, 01:45:20 pm »
Am I missing something, or do students not seem to every be prepared for class outside of having pencils. Few have notebooks, and even fewer have any scrap paper to write on.

I know this school system has its issues, but it says a lot when the ones who are supposed to be learning don't have much in way of supplies. Unless I'm missing something here?

Every semester without fail, several students come to their exams without an kind of writying implement......



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7581 on: April 03, 2018, 01:47:54 pm »
Am I missing something, or do students not seem to every be prepared for class outside of having pencils. Few have notebooks, and even fewer have any scrap paper to write on.

I know this school system has its issues, but it says a lot when the ones who are supposed to be learning don't have much in way of supplies. Unless I'm missing something here?

Every semester without fail, several students come to their exams without an kind of writying implement......



I work at a university!
Yeah, it was the same at my high school. They would come in to class CONSTANTLY with no writing utensils or notebooks (same problem kids every time) and some would do the same during their midterms and finals.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7582 on: April 03, 2018, 01:48:41 pm »

I think expecting elementary school students to studiously take notes like they're in university or something is kind of ridiculous.

I might've missed something somewhere else, but did he specify elementary school?

I teach middle school, and the same applies. Granted I wouldn't really expect middle schoolers back home to be avid note-takers, but Korean middle school includes what would be American high schoolers.

Then again, I'm not sure why they'd bother taking notes in my class in the first place. There are zero consequences for doing poorly in my class, much to my chagrin, so I'm forced to admit that I wouldn't take notes either, were I in their shoes.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7583 on: April 03, 2018, 02:02:02 pm »

I think expecting elementary school students to studiously take notes like they're in university or something is kind of ridiculous.

I might've missed something somewhere else, but did he specify elementary school?

I teach middle school, and the same applies. Granted I wouldn't really expect middle schoolers back home to be avid note-takers, but Korean middle school includes what would be American high schoolers.

Then again, I'm not sure why they'd bother taking notes in my class in the first place. There are zero consequences for doing poorly in my class, much to my chagrin, so I'm forced to admit that I wouldn't take notes either, were I in their shoes.


Oh yeah I take it back, you might be right there.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7584 on: April 03, 2018, 02:09:58 pm »

I think expecting elementary school students to studiously take notes like they're in university or something is kind of ridiculous.

I might've missed something somewhere else, but did he specify elementary school?

I teach middle school, and the same applies. Granted I wouldn't really expect middle schoolers back home to be avid note-takers, but Korean middle school includes what would be American high schoolers.

Then again, I'm not sure why they'd bother taking notes in my class in the first place. There are zero consequences for doing poorly in my class, much to my chagrin, so I'm forced to admit that I wouldn't take notes either, were I in their shoes.

You make very good points. I should've clarified that I'm middle school. It actually makes sense coming from this perspective (sad though because it reinforces how insignificant our class is). But it sounds like this is common across all levels.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7585 on: April 03, 2018, 02:16:51 pm »
You'll be pleased to know that note taking is shockingly rare at university level as well.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7586 on: April 03, 2018, 03:07:45 pm »
Back when I used to teach elementary school, I noticed one of my 4th grade girls taking notes when I was explaining when to use "an" vs "a." I now have that same student again in middle school, and she still takes notes. It made me happy then, and it makes me happy now.  8)

Because this is the ranting thread:

This year my Mondays are nothing but all-girls classes, and my Tuesdays are nothing but all-boys classes. I expected that to mean that Mondays would be great and Tuesdays would be hell, but boy howdy, is that ever not how it has played out so far. I feel like I'm in Bizarro World.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7587 on: April 03, 2018, 04:33:03 pm »
This is a small rant but I really hate when people don't mute the keyboard tones on their phones. It's just annoying to hear that annoying clicking sound every time they sit there typing furiously on their phones. Oh and another time I was in a quiet cafe and there was a person there receiving tens of kakao messages with the loud kakao notification sound. I mean how easy would it have been to just mute the phone considering we were in a small, quite cafe. I'm done now. Have a nice day.  ;D


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7588 on: April 03, 2018, 04:52:14 pm »
I think note taking is like a punishment to some kids.

I just wanted my 4ths to write a few vocabulary words (English, Easter, Holiday) and one boy refused to, threw his notebook on my desk and walked out. Like bruh, you're 10, don't be such a crybaby.

Some of my kids did it and proudly showed me their work and asked me to grade it. I think it just boils down to their personality and how much they enjoy getting praise.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7589 on: April 03, 2018, 05:04:44 pm »
This is a small rant but I really hate when people don't mute the keyboard tones on their phones. It's just annoying to hear that annoying clicking sound every time they sit there typing furiously on their phones. Oh and another time I was in a quiet cafe and there was a person there receiving tens of kakao messages with the loud kakao notification sound. I mean how easy would it have been to just mute the phone considering we were in a small, quite cafe. I'm done now. Have a nice day.  ;D

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7590 on: April 04, 2018, 07:59:20 am »
Do you know what day it is today? PICTURE DAY!!!

Do you know who was the only person not dressed because their co-teacher failed to tell them about it? ME!!!
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7591 on: April 04, 2018, 08:02:44 am »
Do you know what day it is today? PICTURE DAY!!!

Do you know who was the only person not dressed because their co-teacher failed to tell them about it? ME!!!

Happened to me at both my schools last year. And at one of them, they even pulled me out to take my picture in the middle of the ONLY class I had that day. Why?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7592 on: April 04, 2018, 08:09:00 am »
Do you know what day it is today? PICTURE DAY!!!

Do you know who was the only person not dressed because their co-teacher failed to tell them about it? ME!!!

 :rolleyes:  I had the same thing last year.
This year I'm keeping a blazer at school until picture day happens.  They're not going to catch me unprepared this time around!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7593 on: April 04, 2018, 08:11:19 am »
Korean bacon is terrible. I dont know what they do to it in the curing process, but it's not good.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7594 on: April 04, 2018, 08:11:46 am »
I've been at my main school for three years now, and they've only pulled me aside for picture day once. I think they've just been reusing the same picture since then.  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7595 on: April 04, 2018, 08:48:48 am »
I've been at my main school for three years now, and they've only pulled me aside for picture day once. I think they've just been reusing the same picture since then.  :laugh:

This was the teacher group photo. So the contrast between me and my teachers was much more painfully obvious.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7596 on: April 04, 2018, 09:41:09 am »
Do you know what day it is today? PICTURE DAY!!!

Do you know who was the only person not dressed because their co-teacher failed to tell them about it? ME!!!

So refuse to have your picture taken.  You are an adult.  Until you show that there are repercussions to their notification system, nothing will change.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7597 on: April 04, 2018, 09:54:06 am »
I've been at my main school for three years now, and they've only pulled me aside for picture day once. I think they've just been reusing the same picture since then.  :laugh:

This was the teacher group photo. So the contrast between me and my teachers was much more painfully obvious.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7598 on: April 04, 2018, 10:18:19 am »
I've been at my main school for three years now, and they've only pulled me aside for picture day once. I think they've just been reusing the same picture since then.  :laugh:
Same! I had a photo (which of course I had no foreknowledge of) taken my first year, and then never had it taken again. Which is too bad, because the first one was bad. It was maybe 2 weeks after my shoulder surgery, so I still couldn't be bothered to do makeup and was wearing loose sweaters. To make up for my lack of fashion and beauty, they completely photoshopped me, adding makeup, clearing my skin, elongating my neck, and some other things. I came out of it looking like an alien.  :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7599 on: April 04, 2018, 10:23:44 am »
I've been at my main school for three years now, and they've only pulled me aside for picture day once. I think they've just been reusing the same picture since then.  :laugh:
Same! I had a photo (which of course I had no foreknowledge of) taken my first year, and then never had it taken again. Which is too bad, because the first one was bad. It was maybe 2 weeks after my shoulder surgery, so I still couldn't be bothered to do makeup and was wearing loose sweaters. To make up for my lack of fashion and beauty, they completely photoshopped me, adding makeup, clearing my skin, elongating my neck, and some other things. I came out of it looking like an alien.  :laugh: :laugh:

Nearly every time I've seen the results of Korean attempts to photoshop non-koreans, it's hilariously bad. I consider myself lucky that the one time I went to a studio to get pictures to use for stuff like medical exams or immigration documents, they didn't even bother trying to photoshop me. My main coteacher went to have some taken at the same time, and they spent a good thirty minutes touching up her pics before printing them out, but for mine they just took them, were like "K, done" and printed them.  :laugh: