The Thread about Teaching and the Dumbasses We Teach

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  1. Jake Barnes

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    I’ve kept letters given to me three years ago by students when I left my ESL academy in Korea. They’re as precious to me as anything I’ve ever received.
     
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  2. audrew

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    This is literally a giveaway question and he went with that
     
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  3. pearl

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    Well, my first class of kids that came in with me in 2014 have finally graduated.

    Dis tew much :tebow:
     
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  4. Biship

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    It was dusty today saying goodbye. Tomorrow staff breakfast is going to be fucking gut wrenching. I could barely keep it together going one on one with people. Also got an amazing letter from an amazing kid and some of my ELL'S

    WHEW
     
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  5. audrew

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    Had to put everything in the center of my room since they’re painting this summer. HUGE pain in the ass.
     
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  6. Shawn Hunter

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    That's a depressing looking classroom
     
  7. burnttatertot

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    More depressing is the masking tape holding the desk together. Schools need proper funding so they can provide masking tape & clear tape.
     
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  8. pearl

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    I just want a working promethean board and white boards
     
  9. gilstein21

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    I had to move everything out to another building, including all the physics lab stuff because my room is getting completely redone.
     
  10. Jake Barnes

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    Yesterday was my last day (hopefully) of subbing; was doing a long-term job at a school I'm interviewing with, along with several others.

    Just want to get something nailed down in the next couple weeks. Can't count the number of times over the past year when I've seen some element of instruction in another teacher's class and started the thought "When I get my own classroom..."
     
  11. bhrangerfan0809

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    Today's my last day of my first full year of teaching at a Title I middle school. It's finally over.
     
  12. audrew

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    Well, the 30 movie posters are off the walls
     
  13. audrew

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    The masking tape is for keeping the drawers closed when they move it.
     
  14. Jake Barnes

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    Cut it about as close as possible, but finally got a job lined up for this year. New teacher orientation tomorrow.

    Equal mixture of excitement and relief.
     
  15. audrew

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    Fucking school shootings man. No students are ever allowed outside now unless moving from building 1 to building 2. Also, if any outside door remains open for more than 3 minutes an alarm sounds
     
  16. duc15

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    Good luck man
     
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  17. TC

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    Great atmosphere conducive to learning!
     
  18. bigred77

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    3 minutes seems like plenty of time for a gunman to enter
     
  19. Jake Barnes

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    I have now signed up for this.

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  20. duc15

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    Oh you’re joining the middle school crew?
     
  21. Jake Barnes

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    Yeah, sixth graders. During my methods work I had sworn it off, but changed my mind while subbing for the spring semester. Theyre still young enough that they aren't over school yet.
     
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  22. duc15

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    I teach 6th grade as well, I love it.
     
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  23. pearl

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    Hey guys, guess what? I have 9th grade for the 5th straight year!!!

    :meh:
     
  24. duc15

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    Gross. No thanks to 8 & 9 grade
     
  25. pearl

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    It was either that or U.S. History. I really don’t want to teach a state tested subject.
     
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  26. duc15

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    Don’t blame you for that, I teach two subjects and one is state tested and it sucks because I have to devote so much time to pre-testing and testing multiple times from January to May it’s a drain.
     
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  27. gopack2104

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    I'm teaching American History and Sociology this year, so it'll be Juniors and Seniors. First teacher workday is two weeks from tomorrow.
     
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  28. pearl

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    Good thing is I don’t have to make any new lesson plans since I have World History for the 3rd straight year. Hell, I really don’t have to do anything since all my material is good.
     
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  29. Biship

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    We are all in on the standards movement. But we also have to cut down our kids who aren't college career ready by half
     
  30. bhrangerfan0809

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    I sincerely wish you the best.
     
  31. pearl

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    It finally happened, I actually have a student who literally has a - (dash) in their name
     
  32. ashy larry

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    staff report tomorrow. sunday scaries crippling rn.
     
  33. pearl

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    We went back this past week. I have the same schedule as last year.
     
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  34. Jake Barnes

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    We started last Thursday. The school has a new admin and you can tell just by looking at the difference in behavior between the 6ths and the 7ths/8ths how shitty the previous one was.

    Small example: we gather the kids in one of the gyms before dismissing to class in the morning. The gyms got brand new floors over the summer ($60k) and the students were explicitly told not to chew gum. One teacher asked an 8th grader to please throw his gum away. Apparently he looked straight at her, pulled the gum out of his mouth, threw it on the floor and stamped on it just to make sure it stuck.

    Hooray, sixth graders!
     
  35. Cawgs or Gie!

    Cawgs or Gie! The next Jordy Nelson, obviously.
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    When is the funeral?
     
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  36. pearl

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    Same here, new principal. He was the AP here my first 1 1/2 years and left to become head principal in another district. He came back in full force, running the school with an iron fist and I love it.
     
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  37. ashy larry

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    player hater of the year 2018-2019
     
  38. shawnoc

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    Just accepted a position to teach HS (after being a project manager for the last 15 years).
    Quick, teach me everything you all know by Monday.
     
  39. Han Solo

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    Use sarcasm, set good routines, don’t diddle any students.
     
  40. pearl

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    Teach rules and procedures the first week
     
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  41. Hank Scorpio

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    God we need a new principal at my HS in the worst way. Just completely aloof and awkward with students and staff. 2 girls almost got in a fight on Tuesday and he's just standing there like a shmuck and doesn't interact with either student post incident. Or at the welcome back breakfast, he just makes his plate and goes back to his office.
     
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  42. bigred77

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    NineteenNine
     
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  43. shawnoc

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    Ok, follow-up question. My room looks like I don’t give a fuck and I’d rather it look like I do give a fuck.
    The main office has a poster printer and poster laminator so basically everyone makes whatever posters they want to hang on their walls.
    Thoughts?
    I’m the only business teacher in the school, btw - so the only thing I’ve printed out are reports from the bureau of labor and statistics and economic theories.
    I was thinking of adding a hang in there cat to make it a little more lively.
     
  44. audrew

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    My room is covered in movie posters
     
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  45. duc15

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    My room is full of various maps
     
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  46. pearl

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    My room looks like a jail
     
  47. duc15

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    Really the biggest advice shawnoc is routines, routines, and routines develop them and live by them because to me that’s the biggest key to classroom management
     
  48. Biship

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    Year four of 1 to 1 tech started disastrous for the fourth straight year and our tech director resigned last Friday
     
  49. Toast

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    What devices you using?