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Teachers and Students...

sigmagirl91
03-12-2005, 09:51 PM
Since many of us who visit here are either teachers or students, I thought it would be a great idea to have a thread about it. Sort of like a networking thread if you know what I mean.

Currently, I am a financial aid administrator, studying for my teacher's certificate. I don't have that many hours that I need to complete certification, as I already have a bachelor's degree in English. In a couple of years, I should have my certification in Secondary English Education. After that I will pursue a master's in Education-either in Secondary Education or Educational Counseling and Psychology. I guess I have time to make a sound decision when it's time.

I am part-nervous about my upcoming Teacher Education Program interview, which will be on March 30 at 9am of all times. Wish me luck. After the interview, I hope they inform me of their decision before it's time to register for the fall classes. I don't want to wait too long to have a final schedule. I may decide to take 9 credit hours, as opposed to 6, in the fall so I can finish faster. I am not taking summer classes, as there will be none offered that is required to complete my curriculum, so this summer I will be free from classwork (and I need the break anyway).

Well, that's me. Any other teachers/students on here?

adelaide
03-13-2005, 12:56 AM
I'm just a grade 11 student mini-majoring in Visual Arts :D sometimes we get very little control over our own creativity but other than that, it's fine. :)
i want to go to either Parsons in New York or Academy of Arts in San Francisco, but I doubt that's possible.

good luck with everything you're doing! what name do you go by on MTF, sigmagirl?

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 02:20 AM
I'm just a grade 11 student mini-majoring in Visual Arts :D sometimes we get very little control over our own creativity but other than that, it's fine. :)
i want to go to either Parsons in New York or Academy of Arts in San Francisco, but I doubt that's possible.

good luck with everything you're doing! what name do you go by on MTF, sigmagirl?

Sigmagirl91 is my screen name on MTF. Do you mean what is my real name?

Choupi
03-13-2005, 08:22 AM
Do I match one of those 2 categories? Well, difficult to say. I'm no student and I'm no teacher. BUT, I'm working in a professional highschool which trains future cooks and pastrycooks (among other careers but those are generally the most appreciated, don't know why! :rolleyes: ) as a counselor, a dean. And I also studied English at university in order for me to become an English teacher. But I quit right before becoming one. I'm also giving some French lessons to some posters here on MTF...

bovenbuuf
03-13-2005, 08:55 AM
I think you also belong here choupi. At least that is what we said yesterday :)

Well I also are studying for my teachers cetificate. I am now half way and hope to end it in July. If I have my cetificate I am allowed to teach Citizenship to all students, all levels at highschool.

In the meanwhile I am also studying, for my Master Social Rescearch at the faculty of Public policy and Public administration.Which I also hope to finish at the end of July

*Ljubica*
03-13-2005, 10:03 AM
I definately don't belong here because I'm far too old to be a student and I definately don't have the patience to be a teacher - but great idea for a thread Tiff :yeah:

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 10:30 AM
Do I match one of those 2 categories? Well, difficult to say. I'm no student and I'm no teacher. BUT, I'm working in a professional highschool which trains future cooks and pastrycooks (among other careers but those are generally the most appreciated, don't know why! :rolleyes: ) as a counselor, a dean. And I also studied English at university in order for me to become an English teacher. But I quit right before becoming one. I'm also giving some French lessons to some posters here on MTF...

Administrators are welcome too. Why did you quit? You write very well in English, and I gather you speak it just as well. You would've made a wonderful English teacher.

Choupi
03-13-2005, 10:38 AM
Administrators are welcome too. Why did you quit? You write very well in English, and I gather you speak it just as well. You would've made a wonderful English teacher.
Thanks for the compliments Tiff. :) Well why have I decided to quit? Because I had come to a point where learning English had become painfull. Too much grammar, linguistics and so on...See what I mean? I simply had to stop before it drove me totally crazy. I have begun the classes for the final graduation, but when I realized how much terrible it would gonna be for me, I decided to quit. That's where I've wondered what had me wish to become a teacher, apart from the passion I had (and still have) for the language I had chosen to study. In fact, I wanted to work with teenagers. So I decided to skip to another scholar cursus which would help me do what I wanted to do. And that's how, 2 years later, I became a counsellor in highschools. Needless to say I feel absolutely no regrets concerning my choice. Been doing that job for 10 years now. :)

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the compliments Tiff. :) Well why have I decided to quit? Because I had come to a point where learning English had become painfull. Too much grammar, linguistics and so on...See what I mean? I simply had to stop before it drove me totally crazy. I have begun the classes for the final graduation, but when I realized how much terrible it would gonna be for me, I decided to quit. That's where I've wondered what had me wish to become a teacher, apart from the passion I had (and still have) for the language I had chosen to study. In fact, I wanted to work with teenagers. So I decided to skip to another scholar cursus which would help me do what I wanted to do. And that's how, 2 years later, I became a counsellor in highschools. Needless to say I feel absolutely no regrets concerning my choice. Been doing that job for 10 years now. :)

Hey, as long as you're happy. Actually, when I took English courses at the university level, I enjoyed the linguistics classes the most, and grammar the least. Fortunately, this time around, I won't have to bother with it. I have to take a lot of literature classes, though-and that's fine.

joeb_uk
03-13-2005, 10:41 AM
I definately don't belong here because I'm far too old to be a student and I definately don't have the patience to be a teacher - but great idea for a thread Tiff :yeah:
Funny you should remind me about that! but you are definately not to old lol, i see lots of 40+ women walking around the uni and classrooms, (of course you are quite alot younger ;)). Also reminds me about a sociology lecture, this guy from the pe teaching course is about 35 or so and every time he turns up late and his excuse was "on the radio it said to drive slowly" lmao :D

*Ljubica*
03-13-2005, 10:52 AM
Funny you should remind me about that! but you are definately not to old lol, i see lots of 40+ women walking around the uni and classrooms, (of course you are quite alot younger ;)). Also reminds me about a sociology lecture, this guy from the pe teaching course is about 35 or so and every time he turns up late and his excuse was "on the radio it said to drive slowly" lmao :D

:) Well OK Joe - I'm maybe not too old in years, but I'm way too old in my head to study anymore if that makes sense. I truly admire people who go back to mature education (a friend of mine did it at the age of 30 and having had 4 children!), - but it's not for me I'm afraid - I prefer to relax when I get home from work - not have to start working again.

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 10:54 AM
Rosie, I find that I enjoy what I'm doing right now-considering that I am doing what I want to do. The funny thing is, when I began putting together my portfolio, it was so easy for me....I can't wait to have the interview committee look at it and judge for themselves how things have been progressing in my studies.

sophia_c
03-13-2005, 11:01 AM
Well I am a qualified teacher, teaching boys up to the end of key stage 4 and then mixed classes in the sixth form. I am quite young (22) and that can have its own problems...but I knew all the way through my degree thats what I wanted to do and I really do enjoy it....but its hard work....I spend about four hours working at home each night...so the work life balance has not kicked in for me yet. In fact I am marking and planning now....

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 11:04 AM
Well I am a qualified teacher, teaching boys up to the end of key stage 4 and then mixed classes in the sixth form. I am quite young (22) and that can have its own problems...but I knew all the way through my degree thats what I wanted to do and I really do enjoy it....but its hard work....I spend about four hours working at home each night...so the work life balance has not kicked in for me yet. In fact I am marking and planning now....

I knew it would be hard going in, but I find that I actually enjoy that aspect of the job. Making it even easier is the fact that I have a home computer to do my stuff with. Imagine where I'd be if I didn't have it.

*Ljubica*
03-13-2005, 11:10 AM
It's great that both of you (Tiff and Sophia) are happy doing what you do. I must admit I've never been that happy in the workplace - probably because I'm too damn lazy - I don't deny it! I don't take orders very well, but I can't be bothered to work hard enough to put myself in a position to give those orders to others instead of taking them - well at least I'm honest enough to know my own faults. That's why the whole idea of being freelance appeals so much - because I can work to my own timetable and not anyone elses. Probably sounds shocking :eek: but if I'm totally honest I would probably be happiest as one of those women who stay at home and don't work at all - like my Mother did. I would never get bored because even now I get more fulfillment from my house, my garden my cats, my tennis :) than I ever have from the workplace. Trouble is - that's not practical in this country in this day and age - it's just not financially viable unless you marry a millionaire :sad:

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 11:14 AM
It's great that both of you (Tiff and Sophia) are happy doing what you do. I must admit I've never been that happy in the workplace - probably because I'm too damn lazy - I don't deny it! I don't take orders very well, but I can't be bothered to work hard enough to put myself in a position to give those orders to others instead of taking them - well at least I'm honest enough to know my own faults. That's why the whole idea of being freelance appeals so much - because I can work to my own timetable and not anyone elses. Probably sounds shocking :eek: but if I'm totally honest I would probably be happiest as one of those women who stay at home and don't work at all - like my Mother did. I would never get bored because even now I get more fulfillment from my house, my garden my cats, my tennis :) than I ever have from the workplace. Trouble is - that's not practical in this country in this day and age - it's just not financially viable unless you marry a millionaire :sad:

The one thing I dislike is being chained behind a desk. I like to be up moving around and interacting with people. Teaching allows me to do that.
Of course, I like to write also. Judging from my posts here on MTF, I'm all out of practice, huh? At any rate, I can't stand my writing, but I'm working hard on it and I want to continue doing it as a side activity-or maybe consider getting published in the future.

*Ljubica*
03-13-2005, 11:20 AM
Of course, I like to write also. Judging from my posts here on MTF, I'm all out of practice, huh?

:)

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 11:21 AM
:)

Told you. :o

adelaide
03-13-2005, 12:04 PM
Sigmagirl91 is my screen name on MTF. Do you mean what is my real name?

i guess so... :)

Choupi
03-13-2005, 12:07 PM
Trouble is - that's not practical in this country in this day and age - it's just not financially viable unless you marry a millionaire :sad:
Well even if I happened to marry a millionaire -which is absolutely unlikely and unbelievable!- I think I won't be able to stop working. I need it, though I sometimes wish to be home instead of where I am. And I haven't gone through all I have to finally stay home, contemplating the beauty of doing nothing at all.

*Ljubica*
03-13-2005, 12:15 PM
Well even if I happened to marry a millionaire -which is absolutely unlikely and unbelievable!- I think I won't be able to stop working. I need it, though I sometimes wish to be home instead of where I am. And I haven't gone through all I have to finally stay home, contemplating the beauty of doing nothing at all.

Actually, when I was about 16, I dated a guy whose Father was a millionaire :eek: Trouble was - I didn't really like him so it didn't last so long - silly me :sad: Of course there are many things left in my life that I still want to achieve (a lot more travel and setting up my home for unwanted, ill-treated animals for example), - but none of them are work-related!

Btw - nice to see you back Adelaide :)

Choupi
03-13-2005, 01:35 PM
setting up my home for unwanted, ill-treated animals for example
Great idea Rosie. You got all the support of Pinky, and of her mistress of course! :)

*Ljubica*
03-13-2005, 01:58 PM
Great idea Rosie. You got all the support of Pinky, and of her mistress of course! :)

I've always wanted to do it - but to do it successfully you need more money than I could ever dream of having :sad: My Mother wanted to do it too - so if I was ever lucky enough to have that sort of money (lottery win seems the only way!), I would set it up in her name and in her memory.

bovenbuuf
03-13-2005, 02:00 PM
yes that does sound like a nice idea Rosie.. well maybe some day..

Choupi
03-13-2005, 02:06 PM
I've always wanted to do it - but to do it successfully you need more money than I could ever dream of having :sad: My Mother wanted to do it too - so if I was ever lucky enough to have that sort of money (lottery win seems the only way!), I would set it up in her name and in her memory.
Don't give up Rosie. You never know what life has in store for you. Keep your dream alive. See, my plan with the "Gite rural", I thought I would never be able to achieve it before I'm retired, or even never. Look, it has never been so close. Keep your eyes wide open, the opportunity may pass you by one day...just seize it when it appears! :D

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 02:30 PM
i guess so... :)

My real name has already been mentioned several times in posts all throughout this forum. If you're interested, you can take the quizyourfriends in my blog.

sophia_c
03-13-2005, 02:45 PM
Hey Sigma....don't make the new people go there :eek: :eek: , only kidding....I just needed some light relief from all this marking.....when you teach a full timetable then the marking can be a bit much sometimes...thats 28 hours of teaching per week....which equates to about 50 hours of work in a week...including the planning and making of resources...remember I teach across the age spectrum and two different subjects.....

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 02:48 PM
Hey Sigma....don't make the new people go there :eek: :eek: , only kidding....I just needed some light relief from all this marking.....when you teach a full timetable then the marking can be a bit much sometimes...thats 28 hours of teaching per week....which equates to about 50 hours of work in a week...including the planning and making of resources...remember I teach across the age spectrum and two different subjects.....

I notice. I have to conclude my planning this coming week and do my field observations, then return next week and do the teaching. I'll be busy, but I did the hardest part-putting pen to paper-a couple of weeks ago.

bovenbuuf
03-13-2005, 03:01 PM
so already done your job Soph or are you still marking?
and Sigma ( I don't want to spoil the fun now, quiztime first ;) )Good luck with all the stuff you need to do during this vacation

sophia_c
03-13-2005, 03:05 PM
so already done your job Soph or are you still marking?
and Sigma ( I don't want to spoil the fun now, quiztime first ;) )Good luck with all the stuff you need to do during this vacation

Well Jud, I have finished the marking and am now planning for tomorrow...only five lessons tomorrow...so about 3 hours of work left to do...and then dinner....

bovenbuuf
03-13-2005, 03:20 PM
well Good luck then Soph, won't disturb you! I have to start preparing dinner soon anyway.. want to make something new and different. So it probably takes some more time then usual..

novanora
03-13-2005, 06:08 PM
taataaa~~~~~~~ new student is coming and register!
Profesoras :hatoff:

sigmagirl91
03-13-2005, 11:55 PM
Hello, everyone. I have to do a few things this week teacher-related. Like I said, finish the lesson plan and get it on PowerPoint; do my field observations; and begin my research paper.

*Elsie*
03-14-2005, 07:42 AM
I definately don't belong here because I'm far too old to be a student and I definately don't have the patience to be a teacher - but great idea for a thread Tiff :yeah:
I couldn't have sait it better. It is the same for me.

bovenbuuf
03-14-2005, 10:25 AM
Hello, everyone. I have to do a few things this week teacher-related. Like I said, finish the lesson plan and get it on PowerPoint; do my field observations; and begin my research paper.
so how far are you with all of that stuff/

sigmagirl91
03-14-2005, 11:47 AM
Close enough. I'll have it done this week for sure.

bovenbuuf
03-14-2005, 01:11 PM
Oh that is good to hear, I am also try to finish this week my report fromt he lessons at my last school. SO I can start soon at my new school

sigmagirl91
03-20-2005, 11:35 PM
I'm almost finished. Getting this CD-ROM in the computer to download the kids' homework for Wednesday. I'm giving them a short spelling test in class.

sigmagirl91
03-21-2005, 01:08 AM
I am finished preparing a lesson. Wow, is all I have to say. This is the first lesson I've had to prepare in which I actually have to deliver. It was an eye-opener, to say the very least.

bovenbuuf
03-21-2005, 07:46 AM
well good to hear you finished your first lesson preparing. Good Luck today, Tiff!

sigmagirl91
03-21-2005, 01:10 PM
Thanks, Jud. The instructor called today and informed me that she will be in legislature, and she doesn't know if she'll be out in time to be there. I know MY instructor will be there to sit in and critique (yuck, blah).

*Elsie*
03-21-2005, 01:22 PM
Thanks, Jud. The instructor called today and informed me that she will be in legislature, and she doesn't know if she'll be out in time to be there. I know MY instructor will be there to sit in and critique (yuck, blah).
You'll do fine.

bovenbuuf
03-21-2005, 01:50 PM
oh that is terrible.. I also prefer the normal teacher of the class. He or she does know hte kids and can give you some better advise...

Hope it all goes well today :)

sigmagirl91
03-21-2005, 01:51 PM
oh that is terrible.. I also prefer the normal teacher of the class. He or she does know hte kids and can give you some better advise...

Hope it all goes well today :)

I know the kids as well, so this should be no problem.

bovenbuuf
03-21-2005, 02:54 PM
ok wel that is good then.

sigmagirl91
03-21-2005, 05:08 PM
It went better than I expected!!! I made a high "B", and I have five more class periods to make this up. It's gonna get easier from here, folks. I just need to know what I made on mid-term.

justClaudia
03-21-2005, 10:08 PM
It went better than I expected!!! I made a high "B", and I have five more class periods to make this up. It's gonna get easier from here, folks. I just need to know what I made on mid-term.


That's great Tiff!!

And you'll do just fine ,you know it ;)

*Elsie*
03-22-2005, 08:09 AM
It went better than I expected!!! I made a high "B", and I have five more class periods to make this up. It's gonna get easier from here, folks. I just need to know what I made on mid-term.
Great job Tiff! :worship: high five!

bovenbuuf
03-22-2005, 08:34 AM
Good to hear it went well. But do you really get grades for it?

sigmagirl91
03-22-2005, 10:32 AM
Jud, for this class I do. And for other classes as well, until I actually get out there and teach as a full-time job.

sigmagirl91
03-22-2005, 12:59 PM
I just graded the students' spelling tests, and boy....that was an eye-opener. Half the class can't spell worth crap, and the other half can. I know exactly what I will do-the ones who need further instruction, we will go over the lesson from yesterday again; the others will brainstorm topics for their next essay.

bovenbuuf
03-22-2005, 01:02 PM
Jud, for this class I do. And for other classes as well, until I actually get out there and teach as a full-time job.
Ok the system is differnet here. I have to do at 2 different school 50 lessons each. Then I have to write a report of it, with all the lesson plans etc. And then I just get a grade for the whole thing. With all those lessons the teacher of the school is mostly there. And 2 times a teacher from my course was there too, to watch me and to see how it goes.

bovenbuuf
03-22-2005, 01:03 PM
I just graded the students' spelling tests, and boy....that was an eye-opener. Half the class can't spell worth crap, and the other half can. I know exactly what I will do-the ones who need further instruction, we will go over the lesson from yesterday again; the others will brainstorm topics for their next essay.
yeah it was a good idea to get do something like this, you get an idea about how far they are and waht they are missing. If you know that, then you can help them. ANd well wish them luck with writing an essay.. if there is one thing I hate to do then its writing essays.. SO guess I must be glad that I am not in your class :p

sigmagirl91
03-22-2005, 01:13 PM
Ok the system is differnet here. I have to do at 2 different school 50 lessons each. Then I have to write a report of it, with all the lesson plans etc. And then I just get a grade for the whole thing. With all those lessons the teacher of the school is mostly there. And 2 times a teacher from my course was there too, to watch me and to see how it goes.

I am teaching a college remedial course for two weeks as part of course requirements. So far, not bad. I have to keep all lesson plans, reports, etc. for a grade as well. The teacher of the class was not there yesterday-she had a legislative session-so I was there along with my supervising teacher to teach the class.

I used the time after work yesterday to write a reflection on my lesson plan of how things went. It was OK, I guess, but I felt that if I had the computer to do some of what I had planned to do, it would've gone so much better. Maybe I let that bother me somewhat. Next time, I'll definitely do better. I don't know if my supervising teacher will be there to observe or not. I kind of want her to be there. She was a positive presence for me yesterday.

In any case, tonight is planning night. I have to run off homework for the students and have written on a mini-lesson plan what I will have them do tomorrow. I gave them twenty more words to study, and I hope they did 'em. Otherwise, I think I'm gonna have a hard way to go.

sigmagirl91
03-22-2005, 01:15 PM
yeah it was a good idea to get do something like this, you get an idea about how far they are and waht they are missing. If you know that, then you can help them. ANd well wish them luck with writing an essay.. if there is one thing I hate to do then its writing essays.. SO guess I must be glad that I am not in your class :p

I plan to review the spelling test with them tomorrow at the beginning of class and divide them into the group who needs review for ten to fifteen minutes, and the group who needs to use the time to brainstorm their essay topic ideas.

bovenbuuf
03-22-2005, 01:22 PM
well guess you will do fine and I think its a good idea.

sigmagirl91
03-22-2005, 03:49 PM
I do too. They will not be happy, but they'll be fine. That's what they get for not paying attention in class.

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 12:04 AM
I have tomorrow and Friday squared away on the lesson plan. The class will be quite busy on tomorrow and Friday, with their preparations for the essay due next Friday. I will be teaching my little butt off. I have so many materials that I've prepared. I've worked hard last week, this week, and I will work hard next week getting my teaching finalized and getting my field work observation notes typed up. I never thought I'd be this busy this semester, but it's a good kind of busy.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 05:54 AM
yeah its fun, yesterday I did the same thing, start to write a report about my last school. Hope to end it today..

*Elsie*
03-23-2005, 10:55 AM
You seem so motivated Tiff and it's obvious that you adore teaching. If only all teachers could be like you.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 10:58 AM
but there are a lot of teachers like that, connie.. But its so hard to find these people. ANd well in my case, a lot of old people are doing my job. And they don't even like it. They were orded to do it.. so thats not helping aswell..

And then I heard aswel, that some of the enthausastic people here don't get enough help and not been looking after very well.. so they get in their first year to much tasks to do, same next year.. but they give so much taht a lot of teachers are overworked and not been able to teach anymore...

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 11:01 AM
You seem so motivated Tiff and it's obvious that you adore teaching. If only all teachers could be like you.

Yeah, I am motivated. I am eager to finish and get started on teaching. It won't happen for a couple of years yet-or maybe sooner-but I'm confident that I'll do a good job.

*Elsie*
03-23-2005, 11:05 AM
but there are a lot of teachers like that, connie.. But its so hard to find these people. ANd well in my case, a lot of old people are doing my job. And they don't even like it. They were orded to do it.. so thats not helping aswell..

And then I heard aswel, that some of the enthausastic people here don't get enough help and not been looking after very well.. so they get in their first year to much tasks to do, same next year.. but they give so much taht a lot of teachers are overworked and not been able to teach anymore...
It's a very hard job, I know


Yeah, I am motivated. I am eager to finish and get started on teaching. It won't happen for a couple of years yet-or maybe sooner-but I'm confident that I'll do a good job.

Me too :)

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 11:11 AM
It's hard enough when the kids come to class unprepared. I don't wanna make it harder for myself coming to class unprepared. I do like to teach-so far-which is why I'm enjoying this unit I'm teaching immensely.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 11:14 AM
yes sometimes its a little bit annoying when you have prepared everything and the kids just didn't do it, and come up with all this nice excuses.

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 12:18 PM
yes sometimes its a little bit annoying when you have prepared everything and the kids just didn't do it, and come up with all this nice excuses.

Yeah.....like the dog ate my homework? Classic.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 12:24 PM
yes... or that they did do it, but that they where in a rush this morning and left it at their desk at home......

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 12:31 PM
yes... or that they did do it, but that they where in a rush this morning and left it at their desk at home......

Or an old lady got in front of him or her in traffic, and that's why he or she is late for class.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 12:53 PM
well so far never heard that one.. but I am sure it will come up some day... You know some kids are so busy with making up these things, that its probably easier just doing your job..

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 12:55 PM
well so far never heard that one.. but I am sure it will come up some day... You know some kids are so busy with making up these things, that its probably easier just doing your job..

I know. BTW, thanks for the pm. I already had her address. Just forgot. Forgive me.....guess I'm not fully awake right now.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 12:58 PM
Its Ok. Guess its still early there..

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 12:59 PM
Yeah....9am. Oh, and in two weeks, our time changes. We set our clocks up an hour. Grrrrr.....

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 01:05 PM
Oh Ok, nice to know.. I think we will do that also soon.....but I don't know when.

*Elsie*
03-23-2005, 02:05 PM
Or an old lady got in front of him or her in traffic, and that's why he or she is late for class.
I always said that my bike didn't start

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 02:35 PM
I always said that my bike didn't start

Wow....what a good one!!
I'm waiting for a student to "call in dead."

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 02:37 PM
yes that would be nice...

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 02:38 PM
yes that would be nice...


That would be insane....the total end of my wits.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 02:44 PM
yes but some kids find that a good job, try to make the teacher insane...

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 02:46 PM
I know. Guess it's a "DNA" thing? ;)

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 02:47 PM
:D

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 02:53 PM
Thought you'd agree.

*Elsie*
03-23-2005, 03:13 PM
Some boy in my class said as an excuse for his absence that his sister had an accident. When the school called the parents and found out that it was not true he had a real problem....

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 06:07 PM
Some boy in my class said as an excuse for his absence that his sister had an accident. When the school called the parents and found out that it was not true he had a real problem....

Ohhhh....I can imagine what his "real" problem would be.
Anyway, all, I made an A on teaching today. I thought I was taking major steps backwards, but I am going forward, and Friday I should do better still.

sophia_c
03-23-2005, 06:28 PM
Hey Tiff, glad to hear its all going well....I'm home feeling like total crap...I swear to god I have never felt so bad in my life..can't eat, drink or talk...what is the point in living?

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 06:35 PM
Hey Tiff, glad to hear its all going well....I'm home feeling like total crap...I swear to god I have never felt so bad in my life..can't eat, drink or talk...what is the point in living?

Oh, Sophia...you'll be better in a few days.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 06:51 PM
yes but sometimes they can make mistakes.. Me and my cousin where at the same highschool. But well she is adoped and of course she has a different familyname.. and when we had a death in the family she couldn't get time off because they didn't believe her.. and for me it wasn't a problem.

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 07:37 PM
That's one thing, Jud. At least your adopted cousin didn't try to deceive the school system, whereas the guy Connie was talking about outright lied.
Right now as I type this, the university is dealing with a case involving a student who claimed she attended here but there's no record of her having done so. I would be interested in finding out how all this goes down.

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 07:56 PM
yes well here at uni we had the same case.... really strange... and this kid also told it to his father that he was studing here etc...

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 07:57 PM
yes well here at uni we had the same case.... really strange... and this kid also told it to his father that he was studing here etc...

Don't you love it?

bovenbuuf
03-23-2005, 08:01 PM
yes well.. wouldnt be to happy about it.. certainly not when I was the father of that kid ;)

sigmagirl91
03-23-2005, 10:17 PM
My teacher just received my lesson plan.....I don't know what her feedback will be, but I'm thinking----ICK, YUCK, PATOOEY....so far, I've got a B and an A, so it can't be that bad.

justClaudia
03-23-2005, 10:26 PM
I'm sure it will be fine!

Good luck!! ;)

*Elsie*
03-24-2005, 09:21 AM
Ohhhh....I can imagine what his "real" problem would be.
Anyway, all, I made an A on teaching today. I thought I was taking major steps backwards, but I am going forward, and Friday I should do better still.
Wow, well done Tiff!

bovenbuuf
03-24-2005, 09:46 AM
probably the teacher will like your lesson plan... you did well so far.

sigmagirl91
03-24-2005, 10:32 AM
I hope so, Jud. I'm getting a little worried.

bovenbuuf
03-24-2005, 11:14 AM
Ah well remember you are still a student who needs to learn all that stuff.. one bad mark probably will help you too, then you get some good feedback which also will help you to improve.

sigmagirl91
03-24-2005, 11:31 AM
That's exactly what I was thinking. I will take it all in stride though. My grades aren't in jeopardy, so I can rest assured that I'll come out fine.

sigmagirl91
03-24-2005, 06:57 PM
I didn't do all that well on the mid-term test-I made a "C". But I am maintaining a "B" average in the class, which is the intent, I guess, since it's harder than others I have taken.

sigmagirl91
03-24-2005, 11:53 PM
Oh....and the teacher is giving me a chance to answer correctly the question I messed up. I'll have that to her by next class.
And, in tonight's class, I made a 100 percent on my mid-term. I am so happy.

bovenbuuf
03-25-2005, 08:43 AM
Oh good to hear.. and well nice of her that you are allowed to change the answers and questions.

*Elsie*
03-25-2005, 08:59 AM
Oh good to hear.. and well nice of her that you are allowed to change the answers and questions.
I think Tiff is allowed to change the answer, not the question Jud ;)

bovenbuuf
03-25-2005, 09:03 AM
Well probably :p
but sometimes changing the answers also leads to making new questions.

*Elsie*
03-25-2005, 09:04 AM
Well probably :p
but sometimes changing the answers also leads to making new questions.
Does it? OK, maybe I am the one that misunderstood then :o

bovenbuuf
03-25-2005, 09:12 AM
No I think I missunderstood.. but well when I had to do these things what Tiff is doing I also then had to change the questions..

sigmagirl91
03-25-2005, 10:59 AM
No, Jud. I am given the opp. to get the answer right, not change the question. Anyway, that will be something I work on this weekend.

bovenbuuf
03-26-2005, 08:45 AM
Good luck with it... I won't do much this weekend. Its Easter here.. and I am not at home.

sigmagirl91
03-26-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm at home. Later today, I will get started on that-along with my article re-writes.

bovenbuuf
03-26-2005, 05:58 PM
will hope it works out for you Tiff.. Think its never fun to re-write stuff, but sometimes you just need too.

sigmagirl91
03-26-2005, 05:58 PM
Yeah...in this case, I really needed to. It looked kind of bad. It shouldn't take that long. Just tweak some stuff....

bovenbuuf
03-26-2005, 06:02 PM
Oh then its even better.. if you just have to change a little to make it a little better.

bovenbuuf
03-26-2005, 06:03 PM
btw I think I also will start soon again with my lessons at my second school. Really looking forward to it.

sigmagirl91
03-26-2005, 09:24 PM
Good. I hope everything goes well for you. You should have no problems.

bovenbuuf
03-27-2005, 09:19 AM
no probably not.. Hope i can teach there.SO well just have to wait and see if its possible

sigmagirl91
03-27-2005, 01:06 PM
Yeah...just wait and see.

*Elsie*
03-29-2005, 01:46 PM
So, tomorrow is the big day isn't it Tiff?

sigmagirl91
03-29-2005, 01:47 PM
Yes. I am so looking forward to it.

*Elsie*
03-29-2005, 01:52 PM
It means that you are ready and I am sure you'll do fine. Will you wear your new outfit?

justClaudia
03-29-2005, 02:23 PM
Yes. I am so looking forward to it.


The best of luck for tomorow Tiff ;)

And yes use some new outfit...to bring you good luck , hehehe!!

sigmagirl91
03-29-2005, 02:23 PM
The best of luck for tomorow Tiff ;)

And yes use some new outfit...to bring you good luck , hehehe!!

I'll try, Claudia.

*Elsie*
03-29-2005, 02:34 PM
The best of luck for tomorow Tiff ;)

And yes use some new outfit...to bring you good luck , hehehe!!
Not some new outit, but the new outfit. The lime green birthday present, remember?

justClaudia
03-29-2005, 02:34 PM
I'll try, Claudia.


You'll do fine , with or whithout the outfit and you know it. ;)

sigmagirl91
03-29-2005, 02:35 PM
Not some new outit, but the new outfit. The lime green birthday present, remember?

Too casual.

sophia_c
03-29-2005, 02:37 PM
Good luck Tiff...try a suit...

sigmagirl91
03-29-2005, 02:38 PM
I will.

sigmagirl91
03-30-2005, 02:22 PM
I just got out of my interview twenty-five minutes ago. I hate interviews because they take so long, and they ask a million questions. Now...the people who did the interview have to recommend me before "the committee" (who the hell is the committee?) before a decision is made. I have to wait until May to hear anything....
So, you understand why I hate interviews now?

justClaudia
03-30-2005, 03:05 PM
I just got out of my interview twenty-five minutes ago. I hate interviews because they take so long, and they ask a million questions. Now...the people who did the interview have to recommend me before "the committee" (who the hell is the committee?) before a decision is made. I have to wait until May to hear anything....
So, you understand why I hate interviews now?


Wait til May.. :eek: :rolleyes: That's too much...God, I would die in the meantime if I had to wait for an answer for that long!!

Don't be nervous Tiff , everything will be ok in the end! ;)

bovenbuuf
04-07-2005, 06:45 AM
Ok this morning I was reading the newspaper and I saw that we gonna have something new for the schoolsystem. We do have now a compulsory education for kids under 16. Now the goverment want to have a new thing a dimploma obligation till you are 23. So as a kid you have to go to school and try to get a diploma or try to get a certificate of proficiency while you are working at a compagny.

Reason for this is, that we have to much drop outs ( newspaper says we have 64.000 a year but not sure if this is totaly correct)

So then I was wondering what do you all have in your country?

sigmagirl91
04-07-2005, 08:30 AM
Wow, Jud. We have compulsory education until the child is 16, but after that, what can you do? I mean, a person can only want to be educated so much. Some people don't like school and will not take our attempts to require additional education very seriously.
Our education dropout rates mirror yours somewhat, and I doubt very seriously that will change.

bovenbuuf
04-07-2005, 08:36 AM
yeah well so I was also surprised to read this story.. so well not certain if it would work though.. from 16 till 23 is a long period. and like you said, if you don't like to going to school it will be far to long.

Choupi
04-07-2005, 08:40 AM
We also have compulsory education till the age of 16. And our rate of dropoutters is also very high...Approximately 80% of young ppl the same age do get their high school diploma. But what afterwards? I mean, the category of ppl who have the more trouble finding a job is 20/25 years old, with uni graduation! So why should we oblige young ppl who are not particularly interested in having long studies when we know they won't find jobs? Why not choosing to train them much sooner for particular jobs, like we do in the school I'm working for? I must say that professional highschools like mine have bad reputation, which is totally unjustified. We're supposed to welcome the ones who are unable to have long studies, unable to get any diploma...and so on. But when I see that 95 % of our students do get their diploma at the end of their time at our school and that approximately 75% of them have a decent job, in their respective field, within the 6 months after they have left our school, what more can we ask for? Are we wrong? I don't think so...

*Elsie*
04-07-2005, 09:00 AM
Yes, it's ridiculous that professionnal highschools have such a bad reputation in France. Those kids are considered as stupid because they don't do academic studies. But what would we be without plumbers, cooks, etc.

Choupi
04-07-2005, 09:10 AM
Exactly Choupinette! They usually enter our school after having failed in the academic path. Mostly because forced by their parents, refusing to hear that they wanted to learn a particular kind of job. I mean, it's legitimate for any parent to have the highest expectancies for one's children. But forcing them to do sthg they loathe is totally stupid. Because when they arrive in our school, most of them have ended up convinced that they're totally unable to do anything good. Imagine all the energy that we have to provide to show them it's wrong! :o

bovenbuuf
04-07-2005, 09:13 AM
i always thought its a good thing that there are professional schools where you can learn about stuff waht you want to do in the future.. I think that this is also one of the ideas they want to have there more then when the want to have this diploma obligation or go to a highschool or go to a professional school. ALso the want to make some special courses for kids who just can't study.

bovenbuuf
04-07-2005, 09:16 AM
Yes, it's ridiculous that professionnal highschools have such a bad reputation in France. Those kids are considered as stupid because they don't do academic studies. But what would we be without plumbers, cooks, etc.
yeah think you are right. Everybody has something special in himself. And it wouldn't be good if we all do the same thing. And well if you can motivate a boy or a girl who is considerd "stupid" with a professional highschool study then its even better and then also he or she can do something right or special too

*Elsie*
04-07-2005, 09:17 AM
Thing like this are not good for the self-confidence that's for sure. I suppose that parents are prouder of their child when it's a doctor than when it's a hairdresser....

bovenbuuf
04-07-2005, 09:19 AM
Thing like this are not good for the self-confidence that's for sure. I suppose that parents are prouder of their child when it's a doctor than when it's a hairdresser....
yeah I guess that here are also a lot of parents who just expect to much from their kids or just won't accept some things.

Choupi
04-07-2005, 09:21 AM
Thing like this are not good for the self-confidence that's for sure. I suppose that parents are prouder of their child when it's a doctor than when it's a hairdresser....
I can understand their pride. But are they as proud and caring when their son/daughter is still unemployed, after 4/5 years or more spent at uni, aged 30?

bovenbuuf
04-07-2005, 09:26 AM
guess that then a lot of parents change their pride to hope, still waiting for their kid to finish...

*Elsie*
04-07-2005, 09:28 AM
I can understand their pride. But are they as proud and caring when their son/daughter is still unemployed, after 4/5 years or more spent at uni, aged 30?
I know people like this. They are 30 and still financially dependant of their parents. Nothing to be proud of indeed.

Choupi
04-07-2005, 09:45 AM
I know people like this. They are 30 and still financially dependant of their parents. Nothing to be proud of indeed.
Well I've got a very good example with my cousin. He's studied in a very precise field and he has had the opportunity, during his being at uni, to do wonderfull internships all around the world. Japan, and so on...But the trouble is that he has never been able to find any place to work in his field, and never will. He's too qualified! And he's begun working aged 32. So, now that he has a wife and 3 children, till what age does he have to work to expect some decent retirement pension? His regrets are neverending and very bitter!

*Elsie*
04-07-2005, 09:52 AM
Well I've got a very good example with my cousin. He's studied in a very precise field and he has had the opportunity, during his being at uni, to do wonderfull internships all around the world. Japan, and so on...But the trouble is that he has never been able to find any place to work in his field, and never will. He's too qualified! And he's begun working aged 32. So, now that he has a wife and 3 children, till what age does he have to work to expect some decent retirement pension? His regrets are neverending and very bitter!
Being too qualified is a problem too. He is simply too expensive! And now he'll have to work until the age of 72 to have a full pension :eek:

Choupi
04-07-2005, 10:03 AM
Being too qualified is a problem too. He is simply too expensive! And now he'll have to work until the age of 72 to have a full pension :eek:
And to work in a field for which he has made no studies! :confused:

sigmagirl91
04-07-2005, 12:17 PM
i always thought its a good thing that there are professional schools where you can learn about stuff waht you want to do in the future.. I think that this is also one of the ideas they want to have there more then when the want to have this diploma obligation or go to a highschool or go to a professional school. ALso the want to make some special courses for kids who just can't study.

Here, we call them trade schools, for those who aren't cut out for a formal college education. There, the students train to be cooks, mechanics, electricians, graphic designers, etc.

sigmagirl91
04-07-2005, 12:19 PM
Well I've got a very good example with my cousin. He's studied in a very precise field and he has had the opportunity, during his being at uni, to do wonderfull internships all around the world. Japan, and so on...But the trouble is that he has never been able to find any place to work in his field, and never will. He's too qualified! And he's begun working aged 32. So, now that he has a wife and 3 children, till what age does he have to work to expect some decent retirement pension? His regrets are neverending and very bitter!

Not to mention the frustration that sets in from being told that he's "overqualified". If that's the case, he could consider starting his own business and contracting out his work.

gravity
04-08-2005, 01:10 PM
Not to mention the frustration that sets in from being told that he's "overqualified". If that's the case, he could consider starting his own business and contracting out his work.

It's the best thing you can do IMO. If you've got the talent, why waste it lining someone elses pockets.

sigmagirl91
04-14-2005, 06:50 PM
Oooh, everyone, I have a huuuge homework assignment for my clincal-a teacher work sample comprising everything I have compiled for the semester into one notebook. I hope to have my preliminaries this weekend in a notebook ready to at least show my teacher this week before conference.

crazy_nanine
04-14-2005, 09:14 PM
good luck sigma...don't worry you'll do great :)

crazy_nanine
04-14-2005, 09:23 PM
well i recognized that i didn't introduce myself well as i'm new here. i'm a student in the second year in college and my major is economics...well it's not really so boring as it sounds but it's a little bit hard but i enjoy it

and by the way i'm a girl

sigmagirl91
04-14-2005, 11:03 PM
OK. I'm math and science impaired. As far as economics, I took a class in it before, and I didn't like it. How are you doing in it?

crazy_nanine
04-14-2005, 11:18 PM
well am fine with it actually i like it i find it so related to real life so...it's interesting.
actually until the last year in high school my favourite subjects were maths and physics then i just changed my mind!!

sigmagirl91
04-14-2005, 11:20 PM
Math....physics...yuck.
I'm one of those artsy-fartsy types. I majored in English in college and am going to get my teacher's certificate now. I like to write and read, and if I put my mind to it, I can draw as well (although not that great. Thanks to computer programs, I can do something remarkable).

crazy_nanine
04-14-2005, 11:25 PM
yes i know math and physics dont sound interesting AT ALL...but i did like them!!
i like reading too but am not so good at writing. and i once thought i like drawing but my brother convinced me that am not talented hehehe

sigmagirl91
04-14-2005, 11:35 PM
Oh....I always say, do what you're good at.