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mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 08:58 am
@Lash,
What I take from your post, Lash - Is that you want to preach and teach, all before you - How to "Be" you.

That's a Big pedestal to be on.

All's Well:)
Lash
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 09:49 am
@mark noble,
I’m doing the best I can to serve traditionally underserved kids and help them believe they can break out of the damaging patterns.

LOL. One of my students was arrested and cuffed for resisting yesterday. Same thing happened in December. A parent came to school Thursday and attacked a student.

But yeah. The pedestal thing... (best laugh this morning)
mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 09:52 am
@Lash,
It is what it is.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 09:59 am
@Lash,
You make 'light' of one of your 'pupil's' unlawful behaviour, and 'loosen' the term 'resisting arrest' to 'resisting'.
You are aware you are 'Online', I take it?

Lash
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 10:04 am
@mark noble,
I make ‘light’ of ‘you’.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2019 10:16 am
@Lash,
Exactly!

Now THINK.

What is your chief 'characteristic'?

And WHAT is it that others absorb from such?

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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 2 May, 2019 03:55 am
10,000 teachers swarmed the statehouse. I was so proud of them!!! We’re trying to find teachers who have what it takes to run for office and replace some of the asshole ‘legislators’. We have an incredible grassroots movement and local monthly meetings. I love my area rep.

Our school is gaining membership.🌹👊🏽

An exciting time for education in my state.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 4 May, 2019 06:46 am
@Lash,
Pride/Vanity/ego - Please post more.

I use your posts in my lectures.
Love this site!Smile
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 5 May, 2019 12:42 pm
Three more weeks of lessons, doing a dystopian short-story per week and I think I’ve hit the nuthouse motherload.

I found a really gritty post-apocalyptic Stephen King and a super creepy piece about people trapped inside a computer game. (I don’t want to be searchable here by my kids—or anybody for that matter, so I don’t use obscure titles or authors. My kids are forever trying to find me online.)

These two might really get them into some books this summer.

Wrapping it up and feeling like superwoman.

There were a couple of months that I really thought about quitting, transferring, or just not returning. I’m so grateful I got over the hump. I can’t imagine doing anything else.

(Although, I plan to give legislators an earful about funding for education.)
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 05:24 pm
My first tutoring session with the scariest guy in school. I thought I might REALLY REGRET signing up for it.

(grin)

He was great, although I don’t count on this to last.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 05:33 pm
@Lash,
Keep hoping for the best, but be prepared.
Lash
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2019 05:35 pm
@roger,
Good advice, heeded.
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2019 06:21 pm
More great news.

Today, all the teachers in my district received an email from the superintendent of schools telling us about approximately 20 major concessions they are making for us with no further action from teachers.

I LOVE the changes! Of course, seeing is believing, but what a great step toward empowerment for educators. I think we need to continue the official organization, but I’m really hopeful.
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Lash
 
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Reply Thu 9 May, 2019 03:07 pm
Something I’ve been trying to avoid all year, and I’m stuck in the middle of it.

The kids did so exceptionally well on testing, and have just matured like crazy, so I asked if they could have some type of prom-ish event... Lawd.

I’ve been running interference for them, and I think we may have a plan that will keep everybody mostly happy.

They really do deserve an evening, but policing a bunch of hormonal teenagers trying to sneak in neighborhood guys, boob inspecting, punch-testing, and deciding when PDA turns into possible impregnation is not my idea of a fun Friday night.

If they hadn’t kicked ass this year, I wouldn’t even consider it.

I don’t even think I’m a good boob inspector. If I don’t see nip, it didn’t happen.

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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 10 May, 2019 03:07 pm
Jesus Horace Christ. It was live today.

On the third straight day of silent 3 1/2 hour tests, the kids BUGGED OUT. 3 fights in the last hour and a half of school.

I had to stand at my door with my hand on the knob for 30 minutes— kids trying to get in- kids trying to get out. I grabbed a few kids in to get them out of the hall.

The teachers and I will try to get these tests spread out at a humane pace for next year.

Not looking forward to Monday (another test day).

Truthfully, the teachers are just as stressed over this ridiculous threatening test situation as the kids are. My chest was so tight all day.

Poor children.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2019 06:35 am
I had an interaction with the 5 teachers who have put together the teachers’ organization in my state, and I’m surprisingly thrilled at their plans.

I asked them if their ultimate goal was union, and they said no. I was disheartened initially, but when I heard their explanation, I was really excited.

Unions, they said, transferred the power from legislators and school administration to, eventually, a select few in union hierarchy. They would, in time, be taking our money and our voices would soon dissipate in the noise.

This has always been my greatest criticism of unions.

The teacher organization—each time we protest—will stand or fall based on how many of us act together for various rules, laws,... Our money will go directly 100% to our needs.

I love it.

The most recent act is supporting teachers as they step up to primary backward or dishonest state legislators and running against the school superintendent. True grassroots activism. 😀🔥🎉
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2019 05:31 pm
@Lash,
Quote:
I asked them if their ultimate goal was union, and they said no. ...I was disheartened..I heard their explanation,
I was really excited.


So now you aren't going to the Capitol to rally support for a union.


...and so the true values and being of Lash returns.



By the way, since you know so f***ing little about unions and their workings and interactions with all levels of government, (even though it's all quite accessible both at your library and on the Internet), what did you suppose you could do or add to the mix? Learn your subject (in this instance, UNIONS), prior to attempting to teach it to another.
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2019 06:08 pm
@Sturgis,
You seem to have so much invested in being weirdly self-righteously rude to me for some reason, I hesitate to respond, but for any passer-by who may take you seriously, I will.

1. I’m not trying to teach anyone about unions. I’ve merely shared my experiences.

2. I prefer the idea the teacher organizers explained to me, more so than the union experience I had. That’s just my opinion. We’ll continue rallying and protesting and calling out when it’s in our best interests, but for now, it looks like forming an official union isn’t better than what we’re currently doing.

3. What I add to the mix is financial support—showing up—and the same support all the other teachers offer.
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Lash
 
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Reply Fri 17 May, 2019 03:34 pm
I just did a Facebook search of the new teacher destined to be my planning partner next year.

Bob Jones grad who’s got a pic of Trump at a rally, featured prominently.

Peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day...

smh
roger
 
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Reply Fri 17 May, 2019 04:10 pm
@Lash,
Swell. Just swell.
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