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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9040 on: November 06, 2018, 08:19:46 am »
I have been at all of my schools for 3 years (4 schools). The previous Foreign English teacher left me with a high standard to maintain, and for the first two years I was teaching (no KET, just home room teachers) we kept the English level very high. THEN this year, my main school got a dedicated KET.... who does NOTHING. NOTHING. He just doesn't teach at all. He has had me skip chapters to make sure "we are on the same chapters as your other schools". I only have my students once a week at this school and I am the only one teaching any English classes. Last week we had to do months and days... "When is the _________? It's December 5th. Guess what my Grade 5s struggled to count past 10, and couldn't remember ordinals at all, so I have had to go back and review the grade 4 lessons with them and then try and incorporate that into the grade 5 curriculum. Same with my Grade 6s. So I asked the students what they do during their other English classes and they promptly broke out singing a one direction song.  They have learned a song. ONE. Apparently they started it last semester and "we are almost perfect" then the rest of the time they watch movies... English ones, with Korean subtitles. Now I find using songs a great way to teach, but .... just one song... ONE. Nothing else. They have forgotten how to count in English. Thank god this is almost all over for me. 
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9041 on: November 06, 2018, 08:57:28 am »
Some of you guys on here gave me advice to challenge my middle school students as a way to keep them engaged in the class. Well I tried, and my CT told me that it was too hard for them (I'm literally teaching animal kingdom vocabulary like mammals, reptiles, etc.). Oh but I bet you it wouldn't be if these scoundrels actually payed attention.

She told me I should give them something on the elementary level instead. :huh:

This is all so counter-productive! And now I gotta come up with another lesson for this week. :rolleyes:

I used this same lesson at my lower level school just now, and it went just fine. My CT said it was good, even with some terms being a little difficult.

Now, I'm going to use a lower level lesson when I go back, and if one student says "Teacher, easy!" I'm gonna look at my other CT like

The World Ends With You


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9042 on: November 06, 2018, 10:35:30 am »
My massive hypersensitivity to caffeine.  Some days (mornings) I can drink 1/4 of a cup and be bouncing off the walls till 5.  Other days, I can pound the iced pouch-o-coffee after 2 PM, and sleep like a baby later that night.  It's either I'm fidgety from it, or it has zero effect.   

Same. It's the main reason why I have to water my coffees down. There's no such thing as a full cup of coffee in my world unless it's a blended drink. My go-to medium for that is cocoa, so my cup of "coffee" is basically 25% coffee and 75% cocoa and milk. If I drink too much caffeine (which is really easy for me to do), I'm no use to anyone because I'm 200% energy and 0% cognitive abilities. And I'll be up all night.

If I drink more caffeine before I realize I'm in this state, I'll end up with inflammation in my chest that won't go away for a couple of days.  :cry:

I used this same lesson at my lower level school just now, and it went just fine. My CT said it was good, even with some terms being a little difficult.

Now, I'm going to use a lower level lesson when I go back, and if one student says "Teacher, easy!" I'm gonna look at my other CT like



I'm already there. Samuel L. Jackson is basically my spirit animal at this point.

It really does come down to the attitudes of both the students and teachers. The kind of environment these kids learn in makes a difference.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9043 on: November 06, 2018, 10:41:07 am »
My massive hypersensitivity to caffeine.  Some days (mornings) I can drink 1/4 of a cup and be bouncing off the walls till 5.  Other days, I can pound the iced pouch-o-coffee after 2 PM, and sleep like a baby later that night.  It's either I'm fidgety from it, or it has zero effect.   

Same. It's the main reason why I have to water my coffees down. There's no such thing as a full cup of coffee in my world unless it's a blended drink. My go-to medium for that is cocoa, so my cup of "coffee" is basically 25% coffee and 75% cocoa and milk. If I drink too much caffeine (which is really easy for me to do), I'm no use to anyone because I'm 200% energy and 0% cognitive abilities. And I'll be up all night.

If I drink more caffeine before I realize I'm in this state, I'll end up with inflammation in my chest that won't go away for a couple of days.  :cry:

I used this same lesson at my lower level school just now, and it went just fine. My CT said it was good, even with some terms being a little difficult.

Now, I'm going to use a lower level lesson when I go back, and if one student says "Teacher, easy!" I'm gonna look at my other CT like



I'm already there. Samuel L. Jackson is basically my spirit animal at this point.

It really does come down to the attitudes of both the students and teachers. The kind of environment these kids learn in makes a difference.

JV gets a pass (I think) but remember black emojis are in fact digital blackface.  :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyq6fTYxztc

Good to see licence payers' money going to useful causes.

(trigger warning, youtube contains historical blackface scenes which might traumatise you)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 10:42:46 am by eggieguffer »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9044 on: November 06, 2018, 10:56:38 am »

JV gets a pass (I think) but remember black emojis are in fact digital blackface.  :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyq6fTYxztc

Good to see licence payers' money going to useful causes.

(trigger warning, youtube contains historical blackface scenes which might traumatise you)

I do. Not sure how I feel about that video though. I think it depends on the context that emojis are used in. In this situation, I don't think it would be bad if a white person used that Sam Jackson gif.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9045 on: November 06, 2018, 11:38:11 am »
I do. Not sure how I feel about that video though. I think it depends on the context that emojis are used in. In this situation, I don't think it would be bad if a white person used that Sam Jackson gif.

Eggie is being immaculately sarcastic.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9046 on: November 06, 2018, 11:43:01 am »
Samuel L. Jackson is an icon. He's the one who mastered the word "motherf*cker" in the way that it was meant to be used and appreciated. His wild-eyed, no-nonsense facial expressions over anything ****** stupid is beyond reproach.

He's basically every teacher's kindred spirit. Once you hit level Jackson in your classroom, you can't really go back.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9047 on: November 06, 2018, 11:44:23 am »

JV gets a pass (I think) but remember black emojis are in fact digital blackface.  :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyq6fTYxztc

Good to see licence payers' money going to useful causes.

(trigger warning, youtube contains historical blackface scenes which might traumatise you)

I do. Not sure how I feel about that video though. I think it depends on the context that emojis are used in. In this situation, I don't think it would be bad if a white person used that Sam Jackson gif.

I was really on the fence for a lot of that clip. Like, context is super important in gauging whether something is okay or not. And like, blackface is, in pretty much every circumstance, inappropriate and rude. It's just not necessary.

The biggest problem with that clip is the clickbaity 'black emojis and gifs are digital blackface' bit, but then at the end, she dials it waaaaay back and says, basically 'just think about why you're using this particular emoji or gif.'

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with telling people that they should at least just examine their reasons for doing something, or think about why they're doing it. And I think there would be a lot fewer crappy people around if people did just that.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9048 on: November 06, 2018, 11:47:35 am »
I do. Not sure how I feel about that video though. I think it depends on the context that emojis are used in. In this situation, I don't think it would be bad if a white person used that Sam Jackson gif.

Eggie is being immaculately sarcastic.
"Immaculastic"


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9049 on: November 06, 2018, 11:49:27 am »
French for "I have an elastic CUL."


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9050 on: November 06, 2018, 11:53:40 am »
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 12:10:25 pm by kyndo »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9051 on: November 06, 2018, 11:56:03 am »
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French for "I havBLARRGGGGGGGGGe an elastic CUL."
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=114506.msg773055#msg773055
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9052 on: November 06, 2018, 12:01:42 pm »
That blackface emoji video is literally the end of humanity. Might as well all nuke the entire planet.

Woman in video "So that's my view what do you think?"

Youtube comments for this video are disabled.

Just end it.

We've gone past the point of no return.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9053 on: November 06, 2018, 12:06:38 pm »
That blackface emoji video is literally the end of humanity. Might as well all nuke the entire planet.

Woman in video "So that's my view what do you think?"

Youtube comments for this video are disabled.

Just end it.

We've gone past the point of no return.

Look at the likes to dislikes ratio


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9054 on: November 06, 2018, 12:10:40 pm »
Look at the likes to dislikes ratio

Right? I love Samuel L.  Sometimes I use a black person, sometimes I use a white woman, or a bloody frog.

Samuel L. Jackson is an actor, his entire career is based on him trying to get us to relate to the emotions and feelings that he portrays on screen. We relate, and we use the GIF to show others how we feel.

This is shit you learn in pre-school; how to relate to other's emotions.

There's a word for that........... ah right, empathy.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9055 on: November 06, 2018, 12:33:05 pm »
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Samuel L. Jackson is an actor, his entire career is based on him trying to get us to relate to the emotions and feelings that he portrays on screen. We relate, and we use the GIF to show others how we feel.

'Black people are not there just for your entertainment'. Oh, I mean, apart from all the ones who are.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9056 on: November 06, 2018, 01:05:13 pm »
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Samuel L. Jackson is an actor, his entire career is based on him trying to get us to relate to the emotions and feelings that he portrays on screen. We relate, and we use the GIF to show others how we feel.

'Black people are not there just for your entertainment'. Oh, I mean, apart from all the ones who are.

Don't you know that any entertainers that you see that are black are kept in cages and prodded with stun guns? Also, they get fed two bowls of oatmeal, a banana and 3 maxim sticks every day as rations.

They certainly aren't like white entertainers. They're basically indentured servants.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9057 on: November 06, 2018, 01:05:32 pm »
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Samuel L. Jackson is an actor, his entire career is based on him trying to get us to relate to the emotions and feelings that he portrays on screen. We relate, and we use the GIF to show others how we feel.

'Black people are not there just for your entertainment'. Oh, I mean, apart from all the ones who are.

She showed a picture of a white eoman with dreads.  Does that mean black people shouldn't straighten their hair?
She frowned on black people (and Michael Jackson)being usef in memes by white folk.  Does that mean black folk can't use memes of white people (and Rachel Dolezal) in memes?

I smell hypocrisy here....


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9058 on: November 06, 2018, 01:08:14 pm »
Quote
Samuel L. Jackson is an actor, his entire career is based on him trying to get us to relate to the emotions and feelings that he portrays on screen. We relate, and we use the GIF to show others how we feel.

'Black people are not there just for your entertainment'. Oh, I mean, apart from all the ones who are.

She showed a picture of a white eoman with dreads.  Does that mean black people shouldn't straighten their hair?
She frowned on black people (and Michael Jackson)being usef in memes by white folk.  Does that mean black folk can't use memes of white people (and Rachel Dolezal) in memes?

I smell hypocrisy here....
"Jealous boyfriend" is now "whites only".
"Success kid", "Most Interesting Man", and "Willy Wonka": same!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9059 on: November 06, 2018, 04:42:44 pm »
Nearly 2 billion children – about 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 – breathe toxic, putrid air that’s so polluted it puts their health and well-being at serious risk, a new report said.

Many of the children die: The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 600,000 children died in 2016 from lower respiratory infections caused by dirty air.

“Polluted air is poisoning millions of children and ruining their lives,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO. “This is inexcusable. Every child should be able to breathe clean air so they can grow and fulfill their full potential.”

Air pollution can affect children's cognitive ability and can also trigger asthma as well as cancer. Children who have been exposed to high levels of air pollution may be at greater risk for chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease later in life.

The problem is most severe in low- and middle-income countries, the report said, primarily nations in Africa, Southeast Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific.

Park Won-soon, mayor of Seoul, South Korea, said "the WHO report clearly shows that adults' daily behaviors are threatening the health of innocent children. No single adult on the planet can be free from the pain suffered by our children due to air pollution."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/10/30/air-pollution-93-percent-worlds-children-breath-polluted-air/1811587002/