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The Teacher Thread

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by NewYorkIslander, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's not what you meant right?
    Of course it is.
     
  2. CBrown85

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    Refreshing to see wood floors in a classroom. So used to dirty linoleum.
     
  3. Rugger

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    Politicians won't tax people who make 250K, but they'll cut the services afforded to the poor masses who are publicly educated.
    You mean the top 25% who pay over 80% of the taxes? Riiiight. Because they sure tax the shit out of the bottom 50% who pay less than 4% of taxes...
     
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    You mean the top 25% who pay over 80% of the taxes? Riiiight.
    Because they sure tax the shit out of the bottom 50% who pay less than 4% of taxes...


    I think that serves the point on how much wealth is spread over such a small area at and near the top. If there was a larger % of people with a greater income, wouldn't that ease the tax burden of the top?
     
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    ITT: We drink heavily

    That's pretty much teachers in a nutshell. Some of the hardest partiers I've ever met.
     
  6. CBrown85

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    That's pretty much teachers in a nutshell. Some of the hardest partiers I've ever met.

    So true. We went pretty hard in teachers college, but I didn't expect to be outdone by a bunch of 30 year olds on a friday night.
     
  7. ryoneo

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    Cheers, NYR. I like seeing different classrooms to get new ideas for my students. Cool room... everything except that Rangers tribute wall.[​IMG]
     
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    I think that serves the point on how much wealth is spread over such a small area at and near the top. If there was a larger % of people with a greater income, wouldn't that ease the tax burden of the top?

    Nope. The govt would just tax more people.
     
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    I think that serves the point on how much wealth is spread over such a small area at and near the top. If there was a larger % of people with a greater income, wouldn't that ease the tax burden of the top?
    Please tell me you don't teach math. Or logic.
     
  10. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    Please tell me you don't teach math. Or logic.

    Thanks for your productive contribution.
     
  11. NewYorkIslander

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    Please don't derail this thread with the politics bull...it was one small point in a larger comment re: how people view education...what they say and what they do. I understand where you come from, and you all seem pretty intelligent, so I assume you at least understand my view, even if we don't agree. Lets keep this thread on topic.
     
  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Please don't derail this thread with the politics bull...it was one small point in a larger comment re: how people view education...what they say and what they do. I understand where you come from, and you all seem pretty intelligent, so I assume you at least understand my view, even if we don't agree. Lets keep this thread on topic.
    Oh please. You opened a door with a ridiculous statement and now want to shove everything back in. I, for one, agree with dah. I want the top 20% to have at least 35% of the people in it. Or something.
     
  13. mm84321

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    [​IMG].
    Ahh, this reminds me of always putting up the chairs on top of the desks at the end of the school day. Good times...
     
  14. NewYorkIslander

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    Oh please. You opened a door with a ridiculous statement and now want to shove everything back in. I, for one, agree with dah. I want the top 20% to have at least 35% of the people in it. Or something.

    Why is it ridiclous to think that the wealthiest Amricans SHOULD pay more so ALL Americans (even the dirty poor) can benefit so maybe we can evolve as a society? My point is that this is a career forum, and the comment I made was a comment on HOW the product of PUBLIC EDUCATION (which is serviced by the career we're discussing) could be improved if people who could afford it paid more. Taking that and twisting into a political "liberal vs conservative" debate is for the CE thread, NOT HERE. You're not an idiot, an I think you should be able to separate the two. Conservatives surely aren't that insecure, or is it a guilty conscience that forces you to argue this in the wrong place.

    Thats all I'm going to say here on this matter.
     
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    Shifting gears, how has the web changed your teaching in the last few years or if you're a new teacher, how do you incorporate the internet into your classroom?

    I'm presenting at a district Pro-D day on friday about the uses of Web 2.0 and 3.0 in the classroom (super nervous) and am interested in everyone's experiences.
     
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    Great thread, NYR. Easily derailed by contrarians, but your good nature and obvious pride in your students and profession is admirable. Ignore the noise.

    Some questions for you.

    Band and/or vocal program?
    30% leave the profession before three years like Canada?
    'No Child Left Behind'. Your thoughts?

    Cheers, a
     
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    Why is it ridiclous to think that the wealthiest Amricans SHOULD pay more so ALL Americans (even the dirty poor) can benefit so maybe we can evolve as a society? My point is that this is a career forum, and the comment I made was a comment on HOW the product of PUBLIC EDUCATION (which is serviced by the career we're discussing) could be improved if people who could afford it paid more. Taking that and twisting into a political "liberal vs conservative" debate is for the CE thread, NOT HERE. You're not an idiot, an I think you should be able to separate the two. Conservatives surely aren't that insecure, or is it a guilty conscience that forces you to argue this in the wrong place.

    Thats all I'm going to say here on this matter.

    I applaud your genuine concern for your students, but your post is shot through with blatant political and sociological dogma. You cannot now unhypocritically demand that others refrain from the political and sociological comments.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Why is it ridiclous to think that the wealthiest Amricans SHOULD pay more so ALL Americans (even the dirty poor) can benefit so maybe we can evolve as a society? My point is that this is a career forum, and the comment I made was a comment on HOW the product of PUBLIC EDUCATION (which is serviced by the career we're discussing) could be improved if people who could afford it paid more. Taking that and twisting into a political "liberal vs conservative" debate is for the CE thread, NOT HERE. You're not an idiot, an I think you should be able to separate the two. Conservatives surely aren't that insecure, or is it a guilty conscience that forces you to argue this in the wrong place.

    Thats all I'm going to say here on this matter.

    Your statement was ridiculous on its face, not because of the sentiment it expressed. Now, spare me the sermon, Teach, and live with that which you created, and before you start in with your bad, bad, dirty conscience conservative bullshit who knows nothing about public schools and the poor teachers while you are the great expert, know a bit about the people with whom you are discussing the issue.
     
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    Enough. Teaching and teacher/student related questions only. No politics. I'm trying to get away from CE.
     
  20. ryoneo

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    Shifting gears, how has the web changed your teaching in the last few years or if you're a new teacher, how do you incorporate the internet into your classroom?


    Good question. And the answer to that is a lot! When I started teaching 1st grade students in North Philadelphia, I was lucky if the computer could start in a 5-10 minute span. So many lessons had to be hands-on or printed out in advance and blown-up in size. Now, I teach English in South Korea and everything is connected at ridiculous high speeds. The visual aid helps a lot and keeps the students interested and connected with other cultures. But the only draw back is that a new teacher might rely on technology/internet too much. You have to find a right balance.
     

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