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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9500 on: March 06, 2019, 10:59:06 am »
This is my 8th year teaching here -at nine different schools so far- and I've never taught a class that was divided by level. I've taught plenty of classes that weren't even divided by grade, let alone level. I can barely even imagine what it'd be like, haha.

If it wasn't divided by grade, how was it divided?
Am genuinely curious. :o


  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9501 on: March 06, 2019, 11:30:58 am »
This is my 8th year teaching here -at nine different schools so far- and I've never taught a class that was divided by level. I've taught plenty of classes that weren't even divided by grade, let alone level. I can barely even imagine what it'd be like, haha.

If it wasn't divided by grade, how was it divided?
Am genuinely curious. :o

It wasn't, haha.

Well, it sort of was, I suppose. They were afternoon classes with all the 1st-3rd graders in one class, and all the 4th-6th graders in another. It was... interesting.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9502 on: March 06, 2019, 11:42:37 am »
They were afternoon classes with all the 1st-3rd graders in one class, and all the 4th-6th graders in another. It was... interesting.

That's like the opposite of what I do lol How does that even cover all your work hours? Do you have like 5 schools or something?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9503 on: March 06, 2019, 11:46:21 am »
They were afternoon classes with all the 1st-3rd graders in one class, and all the 4th-6th graders in another. It was... interesting.

That's like the opposite of what I do lol How does that even cover all your work hours? Do you have like 5 schools or something?

With after school classes, they are usually only 1 - 2 times a week (based on my experience).


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9504 on: March 06, 2019, 11:47:41 am »
They were afternoon classes with all the 1st-3rd graders in one class, and all the 4th-6th graders in another. It was... interesting.

That's like the opposite of what I do lol How does that even cover all your work hours? Do you have like 5 schools or something?

Not all of my classes were like that, haha. I suppose I wasn't being very clear.  :laugh:

I still had the normal textbook classes that were divided by grade. I just had those afternoon classes in addition to my textbook classes to cover my required hours, since the schools didn't have enough classes to fill 22 hours with only textbook stuff. The textbook classes weren't divided by level, of course. I'm still legitimately surprised to hear that that's a thing that happens for anyone teaching here in Korea, haha.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9505 on: March 07, 2019, 08:06:39 am »
Can always PM me about it if you want to vent.
I don't have anything to do, and am happy to listen :D

Me too. Please spill the drama!

Aw, thanks, you guys.

It's fine, there's a lot of info, and a friend ended up calling me and I had myself a good, long, rage-induced exorcism. I honestly don't have the energy to get into it again, lol.

But to give you all a taste, the drama involved a certain previously mentioned person I complained about before and a few other unnamed persons. They basically tried to bully me into making my personal, private life their business.

Of course none of it flew, but the fact that they think this way AND tried to act on it AND honestly thought that I would stay quiet about all of it (really, wtf?), means that I'm dealing with some mentally unstable muthufuckus.

They know how to toe the line, though, and I think they'll keep their heads low for a bit, but I'm in for a fun year.
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  • Kayos
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9506 on: March 07, 2019, 08:40:31 am »
Can always PM me about it if you want to vent.
I don't have anything to do, and am happy to listen :D

Me too. Please spill the drama!

Aw, thanks, you guys.

It's fine, there's a lot of info, and a friend ended up calling me and I had myself a good, long, rage-induced exorcism. I honestly don't have the energy to get into it again, lol.

But to give you all a taste, the drama involved a certain previously mentioned person I complained about before and a few other unnamed persons. They basically tried to bully me into making my personal, private life their business.

Of course none of it flew, but the fact that they think this way AND tried to act on it AND honestly thought that I would stay quiet about all of it (really, wtf?), means that I'm dealing with some mentally unstable muthufuckus.

They know how to toe the line, though, and I think they'll keep their heads low for a bit, but I'm in for a fun year.

You're welcome! :D
This week, cause of no classes, and the new textbooks having not arrived yet (1 actually arrived when I started to type this) I haven't had anything to do so far this week lol.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9507 on: March 07, 2019, 08:50:32 am »
get the new textbook about 7 minutes before my class, and was expected to make a full PPT for the class in that time. D:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9508 on: March 07, 2019, 11:35:17 am »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9509 on: March 07, 2019, 12:04:43 pm »
Hawayuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

NO.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9510 on: March 07, 2019, 12:51:48 pm »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.

Isn't it amazing?

Everyone comes to school in the middle of the damn holiday for 2 weeks, specifically to plan for the year. 2 weeks to plan everything! Then you have endless meetings and paperwork all to have everything go balls up on the 4th of March and have everyone running around like headless chickens.

I too got the new textbook 5min before class, but is we all know, the "new" textbooks are simply the old ones with the lessons re-arranged and "May I speak to Seho?" becoming "May I speak to Jino?". Just use your old lessons, they're exactly the same.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9511 on: March 07, 2019, 01:01:59 pm »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.

Isn't it amazing?

Everyone comes to school in the middle of the damn holiday for 2 weeks, specifically to plan for the year. 2 weeks to plan everything! Then you have endless meetings and paperwork all to have everything go balls up on the 4th of March and have everyone running around like headless chickens.

I too got the new textbook 5min before class, but is we all know, the "new" textbooks are simply the old ones with the lessons re-arranged and "May I speak to Seho?" becoming "May I speak to Jino?". Just use your old lessons, they're exactly the same.

The new textbook is from a different company, and has completely different content than our old ones.


  • debbiem89
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9512 on: March 07, 2019, 01:42:14 pm »
I'm also in the last minute new textbook boat.

I teach that class today and I came in and was told there's a new textbook...but no copy for me sadly.

I told my co teacher I need to plan...for today... and she reluctantly let me borrow hers (I had to solemnly swear I would give it right back).

Mine is also an entirely different company...but the stuff inside is generally the same in these things, usually in a different order or slight variation.

I've got enough ppts from over the years to mash something together.

I did laugh at her surprise when I said I'd be needing a copy though haha. I don't know what she expected me to do.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9513 on: March 07, 2019, 01:50:04 pm »
I'm also in the last minute new textbook boat.

I teach that class today and I came in and was told there's a new textbook...but no copy for me sadly.

I told my co teacher I need to plan...for today... and she reluctantly let me borrow hers (I had to solemnly swear I would give it right back).

Mine is also an entirely different company...but the stuff inside is generally the same in these things, usually in a different order or slight variation.

I've got enough ppts from over the years to mash something together.

I did laugh at her surprise when I said I'd be needing a copy though haha. I don't know what she expected me to do.

We are going from one of the harder books schools can choose from, to one of the easier ones.
So the material is a lot different between the 2. I still have my lessons from previous years, but my school doesn't like it when I do things not from the current textbook >.<
But it's okay, I mentioned, if the same grade has a class tomorrow, I'll do my class then with everything prepped, and we can move it back to thursday next week.
Our school is still in preparing for this year phase, too. haha


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9514 on: March 07, 2019, 01:57:46 pm »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.

Isn't it amazing?

Everyone comes to school in the middle of the damn holiday for 2 weeks, specifically to plan for the year. 2 weeks to plan everything! Then you have endless meetings and paperwork all to have everything go balls up on the 4th of March and have everyone running around like headless chickens.

I too got the new textbook 5min before class, but is we all know, the "new" textbooks are simply the old ones with the lessons re-arranged and "May I speak to Seho?" becoming "May I speak to Jino?". Just use your old lessons, they're exactly the same.

The new textbook is from a different company, and has completely different content than our old ones.

I teach at elementary.

L1, What Grade are you in?
Same lesson, they just used a few different completely arbitrary words for vocab.

L3, When is the Club Festival
Previously it was when is (something or other, I forget)
A few new words, but again, it's virtually the same.

They re-arrange the chapters and voila, new national tender and the publishers are rolling in the won.

Even when the textbooks are from different companies they're all extremely similar.

I'll add that I leave the pointless nonsense of teaching the arbitrary vocab to my CT (camel libraries and toy doctors), so it really has no effect on my lessons. I focus on using the key expression to build off and teach my own lessons which, excuse me for saying, are a hell of a lot more useful.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9515 on: March 07, 2019, 02:01:17 pm »
Scheduling is particularly chaotic this year and involves me leaving classes early and running between floors to start other classes outside of the official scheduling. This is all because one member of the cafeteria staff left and the kitchen team requested a single lunch period so they could cope. Cue chaos. Apparently the cafeteria is so busy at lunchtime we're now cutting 20 minutes off 4th period (all lessons are officially 40 minutes) so some grades can arrive at the cafeteria earlier. Main colleague and I agreed that this is obviously unworkable and have moved all classes from this condensed pre-lunch period to later in the day. However, other grades cannot be moved and should go to lunch 15 minutes early so we've resorted to eliminating breaktime between 3rd and 4th period from some grades at some times under certain conditions.

I've been here long enough to know this won't last but it's frustrating nonetheless.

Isn't it amazing?

Everyone comes to school in the middle of the damn holiday for 2 weeks, specifically to plan for the year. 2 weeks to plan everything! Then you have endless meetings and paperwork all to have everything go balls up on the 4th of March and have everyone running around like headless chickens.

I too got the new textbook 5min before class, but is we all know, the "new" textbooks are simply the old ones with the lessons re-arranged and "May I speak to Seho?" becoming "May I speak to Jino?". Just use your old lessons, they're exactly the same.

The new textbook is from a different company, and has completely different content than our old ones.

I teach at elementary.

L1, What Grade are you in?
Same lesson, they just used a few different completely arbitrary words for vocab.

L3, When is the Club Festival
Previously it was when is (something or other, I forget)
A few new words, but again, it's virtually the same.

They re-arrange the chapters and voila, new national tender and the publishers are rolling in the won.

Even when the textbooks are from different companies they're all extremely similar.

I'll add that I leave the pointless nonsense of teaching the arbitrary vocab to my CT (camel libraries and toy doctors), so it really has no effect on my lessons. I focus on using the key expression to build off and teach my own lessons which, excuse me for saying, are a hell of a lot more useful.

I teach at middle school.
Usually, the themes of the lessons are the same between textbook, but the key expressions are different.
Also, my co-t and school hate when I don't do the current textbook and lesson from it :\


  • debbiem89
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9516 on: March 07, 2019, 02:48:00 pm »
I'm also in the last minute new textbook boat.

I teach that class today and I came in and was told there's a new textbook...but no copy for me sadly.

I told my co teacher I need to plan...for today... and she reluctantly let me borrow hers (I had to solemnly swear I would give it right back).

Mine is also an entirely different company...but the stuff inside is generally the same in these things, usually in a different order or slight variation.

I've got enough ppts from over the years to mash something together.

I did laugh at her surprise when I said I'd be needing a copy though haha. I don't know what she expected me to do.

We are going from one of the harder books schools can choose from, to one of the easier ones.
So the material is a lot different between the 2. I still have my lessons from previous years, but my school doesn't like it when I do things not from the current textbook >.<
But it's okay, I mentioned, if the same grade has a class tomorrow, I'll do my class then with everything prepped, and we can move it back to thursday next week.
Our school is still in preparing for this year phase, too. haha

I know I have to do the things from the current textbook to! I just mean they're usually extremely similar so not hard to adjust to fit the new key expressions. My co teacher told me the curriculum is set nationally so although the books are different...they focus on the same topics.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9517 on: March 12, 2019, 11:46:09 am »
I just ripped a hole in my shirt.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9518 on: March 12, 2019, 11:51:59 am »
I just ripped a hole in my shirt.



like the Hulk?



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #9519 on: March 12, 2019, 11:57:43 am »
I just ripped a hole in my shirt.



like the Hulk?

If only. I think I'd be bragging about that in the Raving thread instead.

But I just poked my finger through the fabric while trying to pull the shirt down from under my jacket. 38<