A friend’s mom left hospital/clinic work about a decade ago to work for a local hospice. She maintains that it was the best decision she ever made. She acknowledges that there is a mental toughness one needs to work with hospice patients, but the reward is in helping the families find peace at the end.
My union successfully negotiated an extra work day per month until the end of the school year, and yesterday was our first. I don’t know when the last time I had a weekend free from grading during the school year. I also managed to organize two piles in my room that have been accumulating for months. Who knew that… Read more
Shoot. Half the time I don’t get any notifications at all because I screwed something up with my adblockers.
...and the only one all weekend.
I keep coming back out of a sense of loyalty/sunk cost, but I miss how organized everything used to be. Maybe someday the spark will return.
Nothing to do with this article...Did Jezebel kick the can and not say anything?
...and a Rose Festival tradition.
Ugh, I’ve been reading about that on KATU. I lived in Goose Hollow for years, and at that time is was a nightly string of car break ins. How’s the downtown rejuvenation coming along?
Oregon has a lack of substitute teachers in general right now. Most of us are covering on our preps at least twice a week at this point because we can’t even get subs for a one day job (our asst. principal subbed all week last week). The two really good long term subs in our area have already been snatched up by other… Read more
I’m at a middle school. Redoing the master schedule would mess up the entire school’s roster not to mention we’d wind up with 35-40 middle schoolers in each class. We have no subs on a normal day, so I doubt we’ll be able to find anyone long term.
Sorry for the reply to myself because I don’t remember the work around for stupid Kinja: Redoing the master schedule would give us 35-40 middle school students per class, so not super ideal for the year post-online school. We’re already dealing with a host of other behavior issues, which would surely increase with an… Read more
Debbie Downer post: One of my fellow math department teachers put in their two month notice yesterday. I can’t begrudge anyone chasing their happiness, but holy cow, there’s no way we’re going to get a long term sub much less one who can teach math. Worst case scenario - the master schedule gets remade, and the rest… Read more
Oregonian here. We passed the initiative last year, but I think it’s either WA or CA that’s holding it up (not to mention that Congress will still have to approve it).
You know what stinks? Having to stay late after school on a Friday afternoon to help contact trace because one of your 8th graders has Covid, and several of your other 8th graders now have to quarantine because they can’t be bothered to where their masks correctly no matter how many times they’re asked to. So… Read more
I did not know that! Very cool.
I picked up The Sensual World on vinyl a few years ago. Let me tell you, Rocket’s Tail sounds amazing on a good stereo, and it I don’t know how I didn’t know that it was David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) on the guitar:
It’s been forever since I’ve posted on SNS. Any fellow teachers out there? We’re starting back on Wednesday, and I’m both excited for a full days without Zoom, and wary because I don’t want a repeat of last year when two of my students lost a parent.
A few Saturdays ago it was just a late Dirt Bag and then the SNS thread. Isn’t there another lawsuit going on?