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post #451 of 564
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What grade are you teaching?

Everything and anything.
The whole history department loves me, so I am the first they call when they need a sub. Looking at the summer school class list 1/2 look to be history, economics, health, or an arts class.
post #452 of 564
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Summer school in NYC blows. The $$ is good though, ~$48 an hour, but I work afterschool during the year so I don't have to deal with summers. Afterschool sessions are voluntary and are enrichment-based rather than mandated. Dealing with kids who want to be there during the year is much better than dealing with kids who have to be there in July and August. What sucks is that I wind up blowing my afterschool checks during the year at Franks...
post #453 of 564
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
Summer school in NYC blows. The $$ is good though, ~$48 an hour, but I work afterschool during the year so I don't have to deal with summers. Afterschool sessions are voluntary and are enrichment-based rather than mandated. Dealing with kids who want to be there during the year is much better than dealing with kids who have to be there in July and August. What sucks is that I wind up blowing my afterschool checks during the year at Franks...

Woah woah woah. After school cheques? Luckyyyyyy
post #454 of 564
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Woah woah woah. After school cheques? Luckyyyyyy

Yea, for every hour of after school I get paid though I work about 4...oh well. Next year there'll be no money for that.
post #455 of 564
Say, after so many posts by so many teachers, when are y'all gonna get into the stuff we want to hear, like sex with their students?

Since this happens so often statewide, I don't believe some of the stylish teacher members here cannot score some nubile young tail. And I am not talking about co-eds.

And, what about all those metal detectors in schools and the students who bring pieces and the fights and the stand offs?
post #456 of 564
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Say, after so many posts by so many teachers, when are y'all gonna get into the stuff we want to hear, like sex with their students?

Since this happens so often statewide, I don't believe some of the stylish teacher members here cannot score some nubile young tail. And I am not talking about co-eds.

And, what about all those metal detectors in schools and the students who bring pieces and the fights and the stand offs?


It happens less in my experience than you can imagine. 30 years ago there was some interest in me by the senior girls, but I had a professor who literally "preached" against "dating" your students. He told a horror story about a man he taught with in Colorado that did some serious time before the girl came forward and "told the truth."
Look, I moved the rostrum in my room a few years ago to the side of the classroom because I had a cheerleader sit on the front row in short skirts and no underwear.
In 30 years of teaching I NEVER enforced female dress code. I didn't want some Mom or Dad saying " Why are you LOOKING at my daughter?"
post #457 of 564
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8th Graders graduated last wednesday. Wonderful ceremony. Last day was this past Tuesday, unfortunately over the weekend, one of the father's of a graduate committed suicide over an unpaid mortgage and other financial issues, such a sweet girl, I was gutted. He'll be buried tomorrow. Sad way to start the summer, but I have some professional development at the end of August, and a nice few weeks to relax before starting up again. Have a great summer guys.
post #458 of 564
That's the shits. A student of mine's mom passed away a few weeks ago. Lot of us took it pretty hard. Summer school is starting up on Monday though, so that should be interesting. Haven't taught the course before so it'll be a challenge to fit it all in 6 weeks. Need to find work for the other half of my day though. Can't afford to only work half days.
post #459 of 564
IMO some very good, thought-provoking stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFc...feature=relmfu
post #460 of 564
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IMO some very good, thought-provoking stuff here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFc...feature=relmfu

Good video.
A few things I disagree with:
1. Ritalin and Adderrall are not dangerous. There are side effects, but some students can just not sit still without it.
2. College degrees still have some value. You can graduate from USC with a 3.7 and get a job making $60 a day as a substitute teacher.
3. Great learning does not happen in groups. If you put four high school students in a group two will be on their phone, one will be working and the other one will be sleeping. Group work just doesn't work for high school students.
post #461 of 564
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post
Good video.
A few things I disagree with:
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3. Great learning does not happen in groups. If you put four high school students in a group two will be on their phone, one will be working and the other one will be sleeping. Group work just doesn't work for high school students.

It could work well in an AP class. Group work gets exceptional results with honors college freshmen.

Enjoy your summers, guys. As a college professor, I appreciate good teachers who prep my students well.
post #462 of 564
1. People need to learn how to collaborate. Providing a scaffolding for what good group work looks like over time (from 8th until 12th grade) produces great results. To say that 'group work doesn't work for hs students' isn't true. This is part of the hidden curriculum- to teach students how to be good citizens, critical thinkers and be able to apply all relevant information on relevant projects, tests, etc. There's obviously a place for a lot of independent work but I really hope people aren't avoiding groupwork because it's loud or messy or doesn't produce 'exactly' what the teacher is looking for. 2. College degrees do have value. We're told they don't because it's the pushback against them, but at the end of the day it's a form of guided experience. I don't really care if you come out with a piece of paper, it's what you did during the degree that matters. Relates to point 1. 3. I think medicating must happen more in the US or at the elementary level. I don't see too much of it at the secondary up in Canada. Some kids really need it and some don't. The ones who do *realllllly* need it though.
post #463 of 564
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1. People need to learn how to collaborate.
+1

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I really hope people aren't avoiding groupwork because it's loud or messy or doesn't produce 'exactly' what the teacher is looking for.

Trust me, group work is always a disaster. IME they have always been a complete waste of time.

In a 50 minute class it takes 10 minutes to explain the project(Usually a poster), 10 minutes to form a group, 10 minutes to pass out supplies, 10 minutes to actually work, and 10 minutes to finish up(Clean up the mess, turn in the project,...).
post #464 of 564
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It could work well in an AP class.

I have never done group work in an AP class so I am not sure how well it works. The AP teachers in my district rarely need a sub. They really enjoy what they are doing.
post #465 of 564
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+1



Trust me, group work is always a disaster. IME they have always been a complete waste of time.

In a 50 minute class it takes 10 minutes to explain the project(Usually a poster), 10 minutes to form a group, 10 minutes to pass out supplies, 10 minutes to actually work, and 10 minutes to finish up(Clean up the mess, turn in the project,...).

Occasionally have those experiences, but fix them quick depending on the class. Grade 8s or 9s?
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