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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

@lolakimono, Was concerned about you thismorning. Enjoy the rest of your day.Prov

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

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Glad you’re here!
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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

@lolakimono 

 

When you are ready... 

 

How was your week?

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

I am here and have ZERO interest in Christmas shopping right now

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020


@LTT1 wrote:

@lolakimono 

 

When you are ready... 

 

How was your week?


@LTT1 

SSDD

Last week we were advised to report to any school with our school based computer and update our passwords.  The downside of working from home is that it no longer "warns" that our password will expire in 14 days, so people were reporting that they were locked out.  I live within walking distance of a school, but of course when I went on Wednesday, it didn't work.  I went back on Thursday after getting troubleshooting tips, and it still didn't work, so I had to go to my school at 7:15 last Friday and I spent an hour there where it had to be plugged into the system because it wasn't recognizing the password change via wireless.

 

On Thursday evening I found out that a class that I was supposed to be registered for (by admin) two years ago had suddenly been assigned to me and after hours they emailed me that I needed to report to a learning center (about an hour round trip) to pick up the materials.  I know the person who handles that, so I asked her if she could basket mail them to my school so I had to go there again on Tuesday to pick up the materials.  

 

Two of my coworkers were out.  The "rule" is that unless it goes beyond three days, during eLearning other teachers are responsible for subbing. For now, they have "trained" our advocates and some support staff how to take attendance.  When the teacher cannot be there, work is assigned to students via Google Classroom, but they still need to log in at their appointed class time for attendance.  The advocate does not have access to Google Classroom, so they really can't "help" with any of the assigned work.

 

My coworker had a death in the family, so she took off on Monday.  She planned for the work to be released in GC at the start of each class, but she didn't fill out the cover sheet for all the classes with the links to the Meets.  I took care of that and checked in with the sub.

 

On Tuesday, another person was out for a half day, with a different person assigned.  That took me about 45 minutes of troubleshooting to get the sub to be able to get the students to work.  He didn't know how to share his screen or play a video, so I spent my planning period helping.  The person with bereavement leave took off on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so I used the emergency sub plans, found her rosters online, and took care of everything.  This took me about 4 hours to schedule the work to be dropped in GC (she has 4 preps) and create the cover sheet for the sub for each day with links to the lessons, Pledge of Allegiance, the advisory plans, and all of that.

 

I want to keep the advocates happy, so that when people start to take off more and more, and they have to "choose" which jobs to pick up, that they remember how "easy" it was to sub for us.  This is something that not everyone in my department understands, so some are unwilling to make the cover sheets now with the links to their classrooms.  The reality is that I have one 45 minute planning period to plan for two levels of instruction.  The other planning period for the department is spent attending meetings, taking care of their issues, and preparing the weekly newsletter, which I have to publish each Monday (and an agenda for a weekly meeting that I host).

 

My intern is still in process, and on Friday he finally got access to his district account, so now he is able to enter in Google Classroom is a coteacher and he will begin on Tuesday to observe, since now he is 4 weeks behind.  He will probably have to double up on days until he gets the hours.

 

My teacher specialist asked if I would consider taking over as lead teacher of another school while their lead teacher is out on medical leave, beginning in December.  This is for a middle school, which has a totally different schedule from H.S.

 

My lessons for next week are not planned, because I had to take care of the emergencies this week, and my class started on Wednesday, so after professional development in the afternoon I had two hours of class via Zoom. I am a week behind with grading and I have work to do before my class next week.  

 

That's about it.  

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

Good Morning Woman Happy

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020


@jackthebear wrote:

@SoX wrote:

Good morning, Style Sisters ...

 

I guess we can pretty much forget about our a.m. style shows from now 'til you-know-when.   Geez, I'm sick of it already ...


I know, and how much stuff will they sell will it be business as normal, or are they hoping??

 

 

 

 


@jackthebear @SoX   Good Mroning--Couldn't agree more!  Enough!  Now ending a "great" 2020 with more stress-like 3 months of christmas shopping.  Ugh.  

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

@lolakimono 

 

Are you sure you'll survive this term?  I can't even begin to imagine ... 

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020

I received some purchases this week.

 

2 pair of Easy Spirit clogs (I use them like slippers).  The style I like (Equip) was discontinued so I settled on these.

 

  

 

From  JCP

 

 

Worthington-Tall Womens Split-Tie Neck Short Sleeve Blouse

 

 

I'm waiting for this necklace to be delivered

 

Mixit Beaded 18 Inch Pendant

 

I did some shopping thi

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Re: No AM STYLE Live Chat 7:00 9-26-2020


@SoX wrote:

@lolakimono 

 

Are you sure you'll survive this term?  I can't even begin to imagine ... 


@SoX 

Unclear.

It's hard to teach to a sea of icons.  I have many two or three in each class who will "attend" with their camera or microphone, and the rest of them are silent.  When I ask a question, I have no idea if they didn't hear what I asked due to a tech glitch or lag time, if they don't understand the Spanish, or if they are not in front of the screen actually tuned into school.  Of course, observations started last week, and "engagement" is one of the look fors.  Keep in mind that not a single administrator has ever taught virtually during a pandemic, but it's okay to evaluate us doing so.  Students are not required to turn on cameras, and in some cases it's the only way that they can participate because having it turned on takes more bandwidth that they might not have.  Google Meet is continuously doing "updates" and as they roll them out other things stop working.  A lot of the kids are getting kicked out, or the lag time is such that they can't hear or see anything in real time.  My ears and head hurt from wearing a headset each day, and when I attended PD on Wednesday with 200 others, it felt like my ears were bleeding and that people were screaming when they talked.

Good times.

 

Many of us are not sleeping well, probably from the amount of screen time, and my back/neck hurt from the amount of time sitting in a certain position so that I can be seen on camera.