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  • Laguiri
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    Originally posted by 'rin View Post
    Laguiri 10th graders. We are doing "lightning courses to get them through to 11th grade". Next week, science!
    I teach secondary school (your 7th to 12th grade) and the 10th is my favourite. Good luck!

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  • wjs
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    Scientist here, 'rin. If you need any help, drop a line. I'm busy, but I can carve out time to help you out.

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  • 'rin
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    Laguiri 10th graders. We are doing "lightning courses to get them through to 11th grade". Next week, science!

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  • Laguiri
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    hey, fellow teacher here! What stage are yours?

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  • NancyTree
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    Wow, that's up and down for sure.. Congrats though on your 573/600! Keep it up and you'll get through the rest too!
    'Just' keep faith in yourself, you can do it!

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  • CODawn
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    Hang Tough!

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  • DorothyMH
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    You’re such a trooper, ‘rin. Idk how you can put up with them even tho they *didn’t* throw paper airplanes. The last thing in the world I would ever do is teach kids, so you’re a hero. My parents were educators and I thought hey were heroes, too.

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  • 'rin
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    Total roller coaster. Awesome fucking score on eas (educating all students) exam. This is a test some teachers fail 2-3 times and nope, 573 out of 600. Shitty grade on a lesson plan I turned in, 8/15. Probably bc it's sposed to be a lesson plan your coach edited and you fixed, but my coach and I had no time so it was raw. Killer first official observation. Shitty time getting a 5 min video of me teaching to turn in (had to spend time editing bc I had a tech fail to edit out and FUCK how I look currently doesn't match how I feel like I look and that wasn't fun). Whatever tho. Head up, carry on.

    I got to make kids do origami to learn reflections in geometry today, and no one threw a paper airplane at me, which I was worried about.


    Current Streak 396

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  • DorothyMH
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    Well, I liked your probability lesson! I think you’re doing fantastic just showing up! Besides, summer school is neither known for being rigorous, nor for having kids present who give much of a shit in the first place. So, what you’re doing is BEYOND what the hiring people really want, imo

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  • wjs
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    The problem with the interview is they may be in what I like to call "warm bodies mode", by which I mean they ask two questions and if the answer to both is "yes", you're hired. The two questions? 1) Is this applicant able to make it to work? 2) Can the applicant do the job, whether competently or not? These questions are in order of priority.

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  • Rainbow Dragon
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    Ugh! Annoying is one word for what that is.
    I feel your pain.

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  • 'rin
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    Keeping moving.
    My probability lesson was not super rigorous, aparently. Idk how I could have made it moreso in 45 mins, that wasn't enough time to get unmotivated summer school kids to write their own probability story. My coach let me know she was giving me a pass on it bc of subject matter... and then I got assigned the intro lesson for a geometry unit for tomorrow. Basically vocabulary. How the hell do you make learning vocabulary rigorous? I'm going to make the kids look it up themselves and see if that goes over better >.> I know they know how to use the internet, since I can barely keep them off their phones >.>

    Also. Had an interview that totally left me annoyed. Told me to plan a 45 min demo lesson on citation and give me no access to your tech so I basically print a whole fucking tree then when I get there tell me it's a 10 min demo and ask me why I didn't use the smart board. Did the principal and hiring person not communicate? I hope they didn't like me.

    Current Streak 394

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  • HellYeah
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    wjs I totally agree...

    @co-worker

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  • wjs
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    Stupid late to give any useful advice, but given how much I have heard people trying to use probabilities and statistics but doing so poorly at best and completely wrong at worst, knowing the basics of how probability works would help any number of people understand that being vaccinated is ridiculously better than not. As I overheard a former co-worker say*: The chance of getting COVID is 5%. The vaccine is 95% effective. Why should I get vaccinated when it doesn't change the chances of becoming sick?










    *This is a paraphrased quote, because it's been long enough that I don't remember exactly how he said it. However, this is exactly the intent behind what he said.

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  • TheGrayLynx
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    Best wishes and strenght to you! Also good job on staying active!

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