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    05-04-2013, 09:41 AM
  #8551
Yearling
Thanks Roadyy. Teachers here have a fair amount of flexibility in how they present and test concepts, but we do have some standardized tests. I agree, teaching should be about developing problem solving skills and not answering questions that can be scored by a machine. It should also be about helping kids find their strengths, and their passion while also developing their skills. As a science teacher, I have more opportunities to show and do the really cool stuff.

I'm thinking I will need to get a gecko or some other cool critter for my classroom.
     
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    05-04-2013, 10:21 AM
  #8552
Yearling
Koolio, I am so sorry your position got cut. I have a position similar to yours and worry all the time that it will be cut. Before I went to Central Office, I taught for 15 years in a middle school/ junior high. Personally, it is my favorite age to teach! Best advice I have is to have a sense of humor. Kids that age are so hormonal and confused and caught bwtween childhood and adulthood and humor is often the key to not losing your patience with their confusing behavior!
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    05-04-2013, 11:18 AM
  #8553
Trained
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Originally Posted by tjtalon    
Hi! Quick question: how do I get on this chat page w/out going thru 5 minutes of digging thru horsetalk page (apologies; not that computer savvy). Thanks (blushing)..
Welcome tjtalon nice to meet you
Hope to see you around
     
    05-04-2013, 11:21 AM
  #8554
Trained
Hi Ladies and gentlemen
So nice to read all your stories
So after we move I may talk hubby into riding again

Will keep you updated

Love reading all your stories
     
    05-04-2013, 11:27 AM
  #8555
Yearling
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Originally Posted by corgi    
Koolio, I am so sorry your position got cut. I have a position similar to yours and worry all the time that it will be cut. Before I went to Central Office, I taught for 15 years in a middle school/ junior high. Personally, it is my favorite age to teach! Best advice I have is to have a sense of humor. Kids that age are so hormonal and confused and caught bwtween childhood and adulthood and humor is often the key to not losing your patience with their confusing behavior!
Thanks for the advice Corgi. It will be a change. Before working in central office, I taught high school IB chemistry and biology for 15 years. I am great with high school kids and many of my students have gone on to be doctors and engineers. I have less experience with younger kids and sometimes find their silliness hard to handle. Maybe this is an opportunity for me to learn to lighten up and develop a sillier sense of humour.
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    05-04-2013, 11:29 AM
  #8556
Trained
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Originally Posted by Koolio    
Thanks for the advice Corgi. It will be a change. Before working in central office, I taught high school IB chemistry and biology for 15 years. I am great with high school kids and many of my students have gone on to be doctors and engineers. I have less experience with younger kids and sometimes find their silliness hard to handle. Maybe this is an opportunity for me to learn to lighten up and develop a sillier sense of humour.
I hope you find another postition soon
     
    05-04-2013, 02:17 PM
  #8557
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
I hope you find another postition soon
Thanks CW. Thankfully, I have a job, but recent govt budget cutbacks have stripped education of the ability to provide the same level of consultant support. Many others are far worse off than I am.

I just came in from grooming hairy bumble #1 (Koolio) and hairy bumble #2 (Sam). Both are greys, so it now looks like it snowed in my pasture, and I am still trying to clear the flyaway hairs from my nose, mouth, ears, etc. Gotta love spring!

Now I am on my way to Ikea to pick up towel bars to use as blanket hangers in the new barn. And maybe a new dressage bridle if the tack shop has the one I want...
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    05-04-2013, 02:26 PM
  #8558
Yearling
Marriage...

Me to DH: "Would you be upset if I bought a new dressage bridle?"
Him: "No, why?"
Me: " Well, I feel like maybe I have spent a lot on the horses this spring and I should be a little more conservative"
Him, as he takes my hands and looks into my eyes: "You don't spend a lot on the horses. You spend $hit loads lots on the horses, considering the barn and all. A couple hundred bucks on a bridle isn't going to make a big difference, so go ahead"
Me: "ugh"
Him: "BMW has come out with a new 800GS"
Me:" Dammit, this isn't a competition!"
     
    05-04-2013, 03:31 PM
  #8559
Started
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Originally Posted by Sereno    
Auckland Weather.... 16C. That's kinda like 60F? We have been in the Dominican Republic long enough to have acclimated to our climate. 70F is cold. 80F is fine. 85F is the upper side of warm.

HONEeeee.... DON'T BOOK THOSE TICKETS TO NEW ZEALAND......... yet.
16 deg that's the present night temp and it is still hitting 22 through the day. 24 at my place BUT its on its way down and will drop to around 10deg through the day, and we ride.
     
    05-04-2013, 03:53 PM
  #8560
Green Broke
Its 25c here right now. I like it like this. Supposed to get warmer before it cools.
     

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