The Thread about Teaching and the Dumbasses We Teach

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  1. Gomez35

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    Was on the hiring end of one recently.

    Worst interview I’ve ever been part of. He wasn’t awful (strictly speaking) but the medium did no favors to the guy.
     
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  2. Hank Scorpio

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    Yes, I was on the committee for about 25 of them in March. AMA
     
  3. killerwvu

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    Just did one. Not a fan at all
     
  4. Emma

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    Won't get into too much depth due to personal life etc, it's for an itinerart position working with students with disabilities in Colorado. First hour is questions, second hour is a "task and brief presentation."

    I assume that'll be me teaching a hypothetical class or something similar.

    It's the first round of two. Usual fine while in person, nervous about virtual. I receive the questions 15 minutes prior, but at that point I think I'll just ignore looking at them to not mess the mojo up.

    It's tomorrow morning, I'm going to stay home, crank the AC way up so I don't sweat profusely, probably take time rest of the day off sulking.
     
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  5. Emma

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    Really just want a fat reeses candy bar for the first time in forever and to chill out for the rest of the day
     
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  6. Hank Scorpio

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    Just minimize the zoom window and you don't have to look at anyone.

    That's an intense af interview though. 2 hours? Shit.
     
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  7. Emma

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    The wording in the email is prepare for a task and a brief presentation. Should I assume that is me walking through what a lesson plan would look like?

    Is it appropriate if I ask for clarification on what that means?
     
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  8. Hank Scorpio

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    I think that's a fair assumption, but yes, in my experience you should absolutely ask for clarification.
     
  9. Nandor the Relentless

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    yes
     
  10. Emma

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    First part of the interview started rough by talking too fast, settled in. Not sure if I salvaged it.

    Knocked the second part out of the park even with 5 new interviewers added.
     
  11. TC

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    Now you know that ain't right bringing up mathematics to the kid pearl
     
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  12. Emma

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    Received an invite for a second interview. Said they loved me and were impressed. Yay
     
  13. pearl

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  14. GRG

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    AP test was today, 8.5 days left with kids. Thank god, I can finally see the light. Going to be trying to transfer to another school in my district or possibly outside at other districts. I love my district but my new principal is a dipshit.
     
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  15. pearl

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  16. pearl

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  17. ashy larry

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    what’s everyone’s district policy on accommodating trans/non gender conforming students? we have to get parent consent to provide accomdations (including using preferred names and pronouns). a student i’m currently assisting a colleague with doesn’t want their parent to know so getting consent would basically be outing them
    :gross:
     
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  18. pearl

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    To my knowledge, I’ve only ever had one student that identified as Trans. Never had a issue because I always called them by their last name.
     
  19. ashy larry

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    this feels so fucky. i might could understand getting parent consent if we’re talking about using the restroom of their expressed gender but even to call them a preferred name/pronoun?

    adults make things so much worse
     
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  20. Tro lo lo

    Tro lo lo You kids must be from the suburbs.
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  21. H/T

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    Lord help me. Lol


    Made the decision to finish my bachelor's and go into education. :ohdear: Im 34 :old:now and have been in the business sector for about 12 years now. However I've always wanted to teach and coach and work with young people. I've got probably 4-6 semesters of school to power through depending on workload which sucks but at least I'll be much more committed to it than I was before.

    Got a few schools that I have contacts with looking for a head baseball guy and assistants in football. So if all goes well depending on which district I end up in I'll be on an adjunct certificate for three years doing Business Ed at a Title 1 School. Or possibly in CTE programs but all three schools I've interviewed with are title 1 schools.

    Plan is to teach, coach and go to school with a massive paycut. Going to be a busy fucking few years but im excited to get back into coaching and ultimately education.
     
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  22. Han Solo

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    I just went the opposite way on this. Got my business degree in college but went back for Ed after a couple years. Taught and coached for 5 years and then out of the blue was offered an opportunity back in the business sector that was just too good to pass up.

    i miss the coaching and the connections with the kids but damn, the fucking adults you have to work with are just the absolute worst. Not even the parents but the coworkers and district asshats.

    Good luck to you. If you can get to the right school, it’s a great and rewarding profession. Plus the Summer’s off are awesome.
     
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  23. H/T

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    I'll def need the luck lol Thankfully I do fully have a good understanding of what in getting into having been in high school coaching for a few years previously and then my best friends being educators has let me see the fuckery as well.
     
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  24. duc15

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    be thankful neither of you has to deal with this shitty year
     
  25. pearl

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    Teach nothing but rules and procedures the first week H/T
     
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  26. Hank Scorpio

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    parent consent is needed for any kind of official accommodation, so... yeah :/
     
  27. Emma

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    Got the Denver job
     
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  28. Wicked

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  29. THEBLUERAIDER

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    This is an old-school approach to education.
     
  30. Daddy Rabbit

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    Congratulations buddy. Good for you.
     
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  31. pearl

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    And I stand by it
     
  32. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Good deal. Do you.
     
  33. pearl

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    Everything else is new school though.
     
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  34. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Teachers have to do what works. I do enjoy some of the new literature on policy, rules, and syllabi during the first few days of class. When I taught, I did the same thing. Looking back, I would have done it differently though.
     
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  35. Tro lo lo

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    I feel like context depends. Are you in a super rural area, where daddy, and daddy's daddy attended the same school, grad class of 70? Or progressive urban college town liberal?
     
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  36. duc15

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    first day I always have each class “create” our class rules and procedures but of course they always end up the same. I’ve learned it gives them a little more ownership rather than being told.
     
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  37. Daddy Rabbit

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    Now I'm really curious about these rules and procedures and the difference between old and new school.
     
  38. duc15

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    id say it’s not so much the rules and procedures that is the old and new school but more how it’s introduced. With what pearl being old school and what I said being new school.
     
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  39. THEBLUERAIDER

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    This is a good idea and similar to what I was getting at. More of an andragogical approach.
     
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  40. THEBLUERAIDER

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    You of course have to have rules and procedures, but some studies show that if that’s the first thing you introduce, the class flows in a more authoritative way. Getting to know the students, and letting them get to know you, what they want to accomplish, etc. Gives them more ownership and helps build trust and relationships. Once they hit high school, they know the rules.

    Similar to what duc15 does.
     
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  41. audrew

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    I had a kid who was rocking a 17 semester average turn in 2 missing homework assignments yesterday 30 minutes before the deadline for missing grades. Congrats on the 21, my king.
     
  42. Butthead

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  43. pearl

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    Urban, inner city. HBCU within 8 miles of the campus. Not quite as bad as Lean on Me but we've had more than our fair shar of guns, drugs, arrest etc
     
  44. ashy larry

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    old school: class rules
    new schools: class “norms”
     
  45. Daddy Rabbit

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    Pardon my ignorance, but break that down.
     
  46. pearl

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    - Rules are made by the authority figure
    - Norms are collectively agreed upon by the group (the class)
     
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  47. whiteboy

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  48. pearl

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    I’m not crying, you’re crying!
     
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  49. gopack2104

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    Fuck that. Call the kid whatever they want to be called. That shit is hard enough without having to deal with asshole parents. They need as many people in their corner as they can get.
     
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  50. ashy larry

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    that’s my take. 40% of trans youth attempt suicide.
    that’s obv grim as fuck. when they get support at home and school their levels of depression are not much different from their peers. so that’s sorta informed my approach to all trans students (on top of just being a decent person)
     
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