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co-worjker jealousy [14 Oct 2009|05:26pm]

karmaa1974


I know this dont belongs here, but I am desprate for help

what can one do with a co-worker who is jealous of you?? At my job they are cutting people, and they are making people go back to school, and take classes in order to keep their jobs.  Ever since I have been working with a particular girl, she has been nasty to me..Every time I talk about what I have, she cuts me off, and try to make a big seen at work to make me look like I am not doing my job. Well, today she tried it again bc I was talking to the person who is going to take over our school, and the person is doing the rehires. I have had it up to my head with her, and I cant take it no more. I have reported her to administrators, and they do nothing. WHat a girl to do with a jealouse co worker?? I need my job, but many days I feel like quitting bc she always finds a way to put up an argument with me. If she sees me talking to anyone, she gets mad, and tries to treat me nasty once we go back to our classroom. I work at a school, and she works with me in the classroom.
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I am sad today [09 Aug 2008|08:24pm]

karmaa1974
[ mood | sad ]

I know this post dont belong here, but I just want to vent. So please dont be mean,lol...

My brother who never wanted to stay in his kids life had gotten into trouble with the law. He is now incarcerated. His ex wife is having a real hard time being a single mom, and decided to neglect her chhildren. The children services has taken her 3 boys away  they are 6,4 and 2. Two of them my nephews. One of the 6 yr old  was place with a relative of  my brother's ex wife, and the other two was placed into a childrens home. No one from my side of the family was willing to have the kids live with them. I could have taken them in if I was not stuck raising my other sister's twin 3 yr old girls, I so wish I can do it, but I know I would end up hurting myself, and  these chilldren in the process, because I work, and I go to school, so its hard enough. I asked the case worker for permission to visit my nephew who was placed in the childrens home, and was able to see him. He was v ery happy to see me. But then, his spirit looked as if it had been broken, I mean, when i was dropping him off, he just looked sad. i  felt so bad for him, because he probably dont even know whats going on. I cried and cried until I got home, and I am crying now as I write this. I asked God why does life had to be like this, why does he has to go through this. When I was a kid, I always use to pray to God that nothing happened to my mom, because I didnt want to know what it really felt like, to have no on who really cared about me. And that memory of my childhood came back, and I cried for both boys. I want to open my heart now to kids, and I really want to make a difference in a child's life. I think today has changed my life forever. I saw many kids in the home, black, white, hispanics, and it broke my heart, that people will abuse and neglect children. Well, thats all I have to say. I am very sad today. I have never been this sad since my mom's passing.

 
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pre-school issue.. [03 Jul 2008|02:31am]

karmaa1974
 

This is my first time posting. This situatioon has been bothering me since it happend yesterday.
THe story is, I have in my care twin nieces who are 3 yrs old, my sister left them for me to take care of 2 1/2 yrs ago, she left for a funeral, and said she was coming back in 2 weeks, but have yet to come and get them, that was 2 1/2 yrs ago. 
Well, I have applied for susidide daycare, and was immediately approve. I want the best for the twins since they havent been having the best in their parents, so I wanted to make sure that they have a very happy childhood. 
I have had problems with previous daycares giving care to them, bc they are twins..these daycares treated them as if they were the same person, when they are not. SO I removed them and put them into a new daycare a month ago (its been a year and a half since their last move). Well, this new daycare looked very inticing to kids, and the director was nice at the beggining.
 However, I work for the school distrct here, and I am off for th summer, but Im taking summer classes. Well, yesterday, I had a real bad headache, and was real tired, so I went home after class, and went to take a nap. I set my clock, but it didnt go off. I was late picking the girls up. So, when I took them to the daycare this morning, the director told me to pay the late pick-up fee of 43X2, which =$86. I am so heart broken bc I explain to them what happend, and that never happend to me before..she was like, "you cant bring them here until you pay". I was thinking, WOW! none of the other daycares never did that to me, they never shut me and the girls out bc of late fees, they always tried to work with me, bc they know I cant afford the daycare fee, bc I am a student, and the kids are not even mine. Well, to make a long story short, I asked to speak to the owner, and this Director, she was hesitant about me speaking to her, she was making up excuses to the owner to why she made me pay this high fee. A dollar per minute fee.
 I had payed the girls daycare up front for the whole summer, bc I work for the school district, and I didnt want to not have any money to pay their daycare...and this is what happend to me...I would end up paying out more money than I even had to pay for the whole summer, as a matter of fact, with me being on subsidide payment, that $86 was 3 times the amount of my actual fee that I paid for the whole summer. I feel so dissapointed in myself, and I felt as if this daycare only cared about money.I asked the owner if I can pay by installments and she wrote out a letter and had me signed it, agreeing I pay her by August 30th  when I go back to work, but I still feel harmed byt this.And I dont think I can trust the director there.

I just want to ask, should I moved the girls and put them some where else? bc  am very dissapointed in the service they are rendering, she made excuses not to have the girls stay at the daycare today, when I told her I had classes to attend, and summer classes, are very intensive, you miss a day, you miss alot. Should i move them from this money hungry daycare immediately?

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Pre-school problems, late fees killed me. [03 Jul 2008|02:27am]

karmaa1974
[ mood | sad ]

This is my first time posting. This situatioon has been bothering me since it happend yesterday.
THe story is, I have in my care twin nieces who are 3 yrs old, my sister left them for me to take care of 2 1/2 yrs ago, she left for a funeral, and said she was coming back in 2 weeks, but have yet to come and get them, that was 2 1/2 yrs ago. 
Well, I have applied for susidide daycare, and was immediately approve. I want the best for the twins since they havent been having the best in their parents, so I wanted to make sure that they have a very happy childhood. 
I have had problems with previous daycares giving care to them, bc they are twins..these daycares treated them as if they were the same person, when they are not. SO I removed them and put them into a new daycare a month ago (its been a year and a half since their last move). Well, this new daycare looked very inticing to kids, and the director was nice at the beggining.
 However, I work for the school distrct here, and I am off for th summer, but Im taking summer classes. Well, yesterday, I had a real bad headache, and was real tired, so I went home after class, and went to take a nap. I set my clock, but it didnt go off. I was late picking the girls up. So, when I took them to the daycare this morning, the director told me to pay the late pick-up fee of 43X2, which =$86. I am so heart broken bc I explain to them what happend, and that never happend to me before..she was like, "you cant bring them here until you pay". I was thinking, WOW! none of the other daycares never did that to me, they never shut me and the girls out bc of late fees, they always tried to work with me, bc they know I cant afford the daycare fee, bc I am a student, and the kids are not even mine. Well, to make a long story short, I asked to speak to the owner, and this Director, she was hesitant about me speaking to her, she was making up excuses to the owner to why she made me pay this high fee. A dollar per minute fee.
 I had payed the girls daycare up front for the whole summer, bc I work for the school district, and I didnt want to not have any money to pay their daycare...and this is what happend to me...I would end up paying out more money than I even had to pay for the whole summer, as a matter of fact, with me being on subsidide payment, that $86 was 3 times the amount of my actual fee that I paid for the whole summer. I feel so dissapointed in myself, and I felt as if this daycare only cared about money.I asked the owner if I can pay by installments and she wrote out a letter and had me signed it, agreeing I pay her by August 30th  when I go back to work, but I still feel harmed byt this.And I dont think I can trust the director there.

I just want to ask, should I moved the girls and put them some where else? bc  am very dissapointed in the service they are rendering, she made excuses not to have the girls stay at the daycare today, when I told her I had classes to attend, and summer classes, are very intensive, you miss a day, you miss alot. Should i move them from this money hungry daycare immediately?

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[20 May 2006|03:09pm]

lilterpgrl15
Hi, I’m looking into taking the tests to gain a temporary teaching certification in the state of Florida for the 2007-2008 school year while I work on my masters in elementary education at UCF. I know you have 3 years to earn your masters before your temp certificate expires.

I was wondering if there are any Florida teachers who have or know anyone who has gone thru this process. How soon can you take the test? Do you have to go about applying for jobs a different way? Osceola County is my top choice to work in, but I wouldn’t mind Orange County either.

Also any advice or information you can give me would be awesome.

Thank you so much for everything in advanced!!

x-posted everywhere
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[09 Apr 2006|10:05pm]

niftybabe313
Does anyone have any ideas for working with a language-delayed three year old? I've been babysitting for this little boy since he was a baby, and he was REALLY slow to learn to talk and is still a bit behind where he "needs" to be developmentally (language wise). If anyone has any activities that I could use with him to help with language development, I'd really appreciate it!

(this may be x-posted to a few relevant communities)
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[13 Jun 2005|09:43pm]

pinkbutterfly33
I just got back from volunteering at a camp in Florida for seriously ill children--Camp Boggy Creek! If you are looking for a place where you can volunteer for about a week as a camp counselor working with children ages 7-16 (depedning on which you would prefer to work with) then this is the place. The camp is amazing and you have full time couselors in the cabin with you to help out and run things. I have to say that this was the best experience of my life. I learn so much from the girls in my cabin and all the children in the pride (group of cabins with children all the same age). Everything at the camp is donated by companies and organizations so they do not do advertising to get voulnteers so I just wanted to help by spreading the word and offering the suggestion. It is alwasy good to get experience with children since we are all future educators.
If you would like to know more about my experience and about the camp let me know I am more than willing to share my experience to those who are interested. Camps like this rely on volunteers and I am sure that many other camps around the nation are in need of volunteers for a week or more. I just wanted to throw the idea out to everyone who is interesting in getting experience working with children!!
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Introduction [05 May 2005|07:35pm]

snail_honey
Hello, everyone!

I just joined and thought I ought to introduce myself. My name's Key (well, Kirsten really, but Key for short), and I'll be beginning my freshman year at Michigan State University this fall.

I'm going to be majoring in English my freshman year, and then switching to secondary education my sophomore year. Since I was in elementary school I knew I wanted to be an english teacher. The love of words and language is an all-consuming passion of mine.

I'm still debating about what to minor in. I'm currently imagining some sort of Social Studies minor, because it really makes a teacher marketable (as my Geography teacher told me). Any other suggestions?

Also, as an English Major, I'm going to have to take a second language...

I already speak a fair amount of Swedish (my family's heritage is Swedish), and I took one year of Spanish (which I did not like) and three years of Japanese. So now I would like something that would really be relevant to my studies, and I'm considering Latin. Though part of me has always wanted to learn Russian or Arabic, I'm not sure how useful they would really be.

Any advice? Any fellow English-Teachers-To-Be out there? =)
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Advice, please: writing in second grade... [27 Apr 2005|07:05pm]

educating_xina
[ mood | contemplative ]

I'm a first-year teacher with loads of research from all of the experts at her fingertips (I used to work in professional development/education resource sales...) and despite it all, I've been struggling with teaching writing to my second graders this year. I've tried so many tactics, accomodating all of the learning styles and needs, and I still feel like I'm at a loss...my students have been pretty great through it all, I'll admit. They seem to have liked the changes of pace and trying new things...however, I'd like to really implement Writing Workshop in my class for next year. I'm trying out a crash version of it now (which the kids seem to be getting into...)...any advice for next year? Any advice for what I should maybe try out during these last several weeks of the school year? Thanks...:)

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[18 Apr 2005|06:50pm]

discofufu
I am a college student desperately trying to graduate with good grades and be the best teacher possible....


today i got a few grades back that i wasnt happy with and i just kept thinking over and over again "i hate school" and then i realized i think this more often than not...

my big problem is....how am i supposed to be a good teacher if i have trouble motivating myself to love school?


is this the wrong career choice for me?

i originally got into it because of my deep love of history and the want to teach the future what i didnt learn when i was in k-12...



sorry, x-posted around...
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[09 Feb 2005|10:35pm]

discofufu
hello!

im an an education student at kent state university in ohio. i am increasingly interested in diversity but i have noticed there is more information and ways to deal with different types of diversity than others. race, ethnicity, class, ability/disability and religion for example seem to be talked about the most. i was wondering what experiences you have had with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning students or students that dont fit gender stereotypes and are labeled as lgbtq...how do you handle these situations? do you think its increasingly important to deal with this issue in schools?

this question can stem from the students themselves to their parents (same sex parents) to falculty and staff members...

x-posted in a few places...sorry about that!
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looking to be hired [17 Jan 2005|02:02pm]

mslivewire
[ mood | cheerful ]

My husband has a his social studies teacher's license (OHIO) and we
are working on putting a packet of information together for him to
hand out at teacher hire fairs.

My general question would be - including copies of his scores,
license, and resume - what else would you include in this packet?

We were thinking either a universal cover letter and/or
bibligography, and/or small head shot picture on one of the pages.

Any advise and suggestions are greatly appreciated....

Thanks, Sara
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[26 Aug 2004|12:54pm]

roguevla
I learned something a wee bit disturbing today.

The wonderful administration who mandated "No Child Left Behind" will yank all of a high school's federal funding if the administrator does not allow Military Recruiters on campus.
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[24 Aug 2004|09:14am]

clioamare007
Hello! How are you? I'm a senior at University of California, Irvine, majoring in History. I am considering a career in teaching, both in Special Education (specialization in Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and in Social Science. I am wondering what would be the benefit of obtaining a MA in Education opposed to obtaining a MA in History. I suppose that those who get MA in Education as well as teaching credential would have a better chance of advancing in career-wise such as educational administrator, etc (Ph.D. in Education or Ed.D). Anyway, just researching career options lately, and just want to thank roguevla for creating this community.
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[24 Aug 2004|10:28am]

ethanator
Hi, I just joined this community. I hope to end up as an educator in the future. I have an MA in philosophy and will probably continue for a PhD in the hopes of landing a professor job, but I am also toying with the idea of getting a degree and license to become a secondary social studies teacher. Currently, I'm taking some time off and working at a college library (which is sort of being an educator). My reasons for maybe leaving the professor route are that I think it would be much easier to find a job as a high school teacher without having to wander all over the world for relatively little compensation. At least I could stay in one spot for relatively little compensation. :) This is more of a concern as I recently got married and now have two cats.

So I guess my question is: once you figure out that you want to become an educator, how do you figure out what to teach, where and at what level?
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[23 Aug 2004|10:39pm]

roguevla
Hello All,

Just since this place seems a little dead figured I'd update here.

Today I started my second of Five semesters in The Urban Teacher Program at Minneapolis Comm and Technical and it's going to be busy.

but it will be fun and worth while for what I want to do.
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Welcome! [16 Jul 2004|11:11pm]

roguevla
Welcome to futureeducators a community for students who are looking to become some sort of teacher, or for current teachers to network with students looking to go into academics.
What I hope will happen here is the following:
*The sharing of experiences.
*Recommendations of programs
*Ideas for how to do lessons
*having a forum to ask how to deal with issues that come up in our classrooms (or where ever you teach)
*and just plain fun related to academics.
rules
1) since this is an all ages community and we are people planning on being role models for the next generations, No profanity. (there are probably some very rare exceptions to this but they are Very Rare.)
2) Pictures are welcome but please for the sake of those on dial up Put it behind an LJ cut. you may post one picture that's no larger than 300X500 as a teaser but the rest behind the cut.
3) Treat any and all questions that are asked with respect. It may be a basic question to you but you have no idea how experienced or not the person asking is.
3b) Try to keep all questions on the subject of teaching/schools/academics, that's what we're here for.
4) Have fun.
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