There are many "debates" I've seen on here and other social media that start off interesting, but quickly degrade as soon as one of the sides realizes they're losing. Sometimes op is angry from the start, so they're verbally cutting down all who oppose their ideas, including those who approach without any hostility. Most people don't know how to properly argue anymore, they just get too egotistical, too heated. Then come the petty comebacks because they have nothing meaningful or intelligent to say in return.
Lately, I've noticed the most common way people deal with arguments they don't like is censorship, I'm looking at YOU, moderators...
This is news to me but apparently- Redditors are supposed to be intelligent. Some them clearly are, but the majority? Absolutely not. Not anymore. I posted this in unpopular because the desire be efficient at arguing does NOT seem like a popular goal anymore. People mainly just want to spew their hatred and harass strangers. If you th... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here is a list of sites for online work that anyone can use:
Appen - Paid Projects, up to 20 hours a week. Decent pay of about $14 dollars per hour but depends on the project you can get
Lionbridge - Paid projects, great projects on offer
TeamWork - Paid projects, good site.
ClickWorker - Surveys and Writing..payments vary per task....Very good site.
Neevo - Tasks , up to $1 per task approx
Vipkid- Teach English to kids online, $15-$25 per hour or so
QKid- Same as vipkid teaching English online- I think this pays up to $20 per hour
gogokid- Teach English Online $14-25 per hour
Prolific.co - Surverys, pays very well!
Mturk - Microtasks- Pay is ok, haven't used it myself but seems fine
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Qmee- Surveys, varying payout on each one...pretty good site.
Swagbucks- Surveys, good paying.
Timebucks - Various surveys, good site.
GG2U- Surveys, good site with good payout, probably average of 1$ per survey... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm 28 and for my entire life I have hated drawing. It was obvious early on I didn't have a natural talent for it, like my sister had. I spent all my time writing instead, and I'm not too bad at that now. But I've always liked the idea of being able to draw and recently I've just had so many ideas for drawings I just went to get down, and the details that I could put into it. It got really bad when I first listened to The Adventure Zone and wanted to do some Fanart. Yup, I'm learning to draw so I can do fanart.
But I was too scared to start, and even now I haven't told anyone. What I'm producing is your typical just-started crap, but it looks like a person, so this is actually a better spot than I thought I would be in: not just drawing amorphous blobs. I'm super struggling with what I'm drawing but I know if I stick to it I should, hopefully (fingers crossed) get better. I want to be able to draw people, and my aim is to get to a point I'd feel good enough to invest in digital pain... keep reading on reddit ➡
Honestly, I feel like teachers should be provided everything that they need by the district. I totally understand that buying supplies that aren't provided by the school is really necessary because without it, it's difficult to teach. At the same time, I feel like this enables districts to believe that teachers should and will spend their own salary to do the job that gives them the salary.
Personally, I haven't spent a dollar on my classroom and anything I need is provided by my school. It took a bit to get there. The school realized this when they were asking me to create large post-it discourse walks to encourage more classroom collaboration, and I asked, "Can I get a few large post-it's?" and they replied, "We don't have any." Then, I fought and asked the evaluator how they expect me to do this task in order to increase my observation score. They got me the post-it's. They also tell me no less frequently at all my supply suggestions.
Anyways, the point is that it isn't right for... keep reading on reddit ➡
I would love to be there on day 1. Here is how I imagine it in elementary:
New Teacher: Alright, this can’t be too hard. Where are the lesson plans?
Me: You have to write them yourself or with your team.
New Teacher: Ok when do I meet with my team?
Me: If there are no assemblies, fire drills, 504s, ARDs or changes in schedule you can meet during Specials time. Otherwise you find a time to meet after school on your own time.
New Teacher: Fine. Where do you keep the anchor charts?
Me: You are supposed to make them with the students as you are teaching so they have a stake in it.
New Teacher: Ok, where is the post it paper to make the anchor charts?
Me: It is generally not provided, and you have to buy it yourself. They average around $20 - $30 for a pack of 20.
New Teacher: Well that sucks. I shouldn’t have to pay for that. There is a parent emailing me that their student is being unfairly treated and wants to talk with me right away. What should I do?
Me: Call them within... keep reading on reddit ➡
She replied “the ball is round daddy” (with a straight face) So I tell her “no, what I mean is, get mad! I want you to hit the ball really hard like if you were mad at it!”
She grabs the ball, stares right at it and says “I’M REALLY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU, BALL!” Then throws it right back at me.
Proud dad moment.
When I ask teachers/history lovers,”Why do we study history?” Their main point is that we learn about mistakes made by people in the past and become more open-minded. However, if this is TRULY the reason why we should be studying history, we should be learning it in a different way.
Instead of memorising dates and names of rulers, we should just understand what mistakes they did/ what changes they brought to society. This way history will be more fun and less pain for students as they don’t have to memorise dates and hence, will be curious to learn more.
Also, if you guys think there are advantages to the way schools are teaching right now,please do reply as I would like to know the answer to the question I asked in the beginning.
I just watched the "How People REALLY Play GTA V" video with Gavin and Fiona where he started teaching her basic GTA.
Spoiler Alert: That was the funniest shit I've seen in a hot minute not only in terms of GTA, AH or RT content but in internet content in general. The dynamic between Gavin and Fiona is entertaining as hell. The premise of teaching her GTA V is also weirdly endearing and captivating. The game has been out for 7 years with constant new in-game content which means that there is a steep learning curve for newbies. Revisiting the older/basic content and teaching Fiona is a nice throwback and makes a feel-good story after that heartbreaking conversation on Off Topic last week.
I would love to see a "Battle Buddies" style mini series of Gavin teaching Fiona GTA V with occasional guest teachers with a finale which is our weekly GTA V video and is Fiona's Heist. Afterwards she just becomes another one of the GTA V let's play regulars.
In a hybrid model they are essentially asking us to do double the work for the same pay, if not triple. They are asking us to teach half classes in school one week, and on the same week teach the other half of the classes online. Back and fourth. So double prep for each class. Also, with all the layoffs already happening, and more sure to come especially if things were to shut down again, our class loads are going to go up. Yes , we have a contract, but the governor can override teacher contracts if necessary. (Not they they will, I think there are only a few instances in US history but one was in Denver in the 90s...but unprecedented times and all) calling for larger class loads due to limited public funds. Some kids won’t come to school at all, so we will have to have a special plan for them too. Also, more meetings, IEP meetings they have been postponed and rescheduled and new ones up for review will need to occur, students who need special services, etc. etc. Our lives have always... keep reading on reddit ➡
I actually kind of love online teaching. I am teaching virtual summer school and I really enjoy working on detailed graphic presentations for students, coming up with creative way to engage them, not having to drive anywhere in the morning. I also love the mute button and not really having to deal with classroom management. Also I can turn off video/sound and go to the bathroom without worrying about the safety of my students! It's kind of awesome.
I am also RARELY stressed while I online teach. In person teaching, I am stressed often throughout the day.
Donald Trump ordered police to fire on peaceful protesters the other day before waving a Bible for a photo op. What made it worst was that he didn't just fire on peaceful protesters. But priests inside the Church he was in(St John's Episcopal) to clear them out. This man in no way defends Christian values and the people saying he does are selling out for his cult of personality. I argue this on religious grounds for the following reasons:
(i)Humility is a Christian virtue. The Bible condemns the arrogant
This is someone who I used to look up to as a teaching mentor. I’m studying to become a teacher (secondary education), and I’m totally fine with teaching LGBT+ stuff and I plan to be heavily open and prepared to educate young people about it.
As a member of the LGBT+ community, I had no education on this at all. Barely mention if ever, and I was raised in a homophobic environment that my younger sister will be raised in. I’d go into lore detail but this isn’t what this post is about.
#Back to the story..
My friend and mentor helped me start a path in teaching, she encouraged me to consider it and I looked up to her. I knew her faith is important to her, as mine was when I was in the church, but it’s not anymore. We were discussing plans for this fall and how she would be teaching is this is what she said..
“Well, I was told I’d have to start teaching students about LGBT+ issues and different families. It’s against my religion and almost discriminatory against me to ask me to tea... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m 36/F single mom of 5. 3 older kids by my ex-husband, a 4yo boy diagnosed with autism and 3yo boy both by my ex-boyfriend. The 2 younger ones’ dad married some lunatic a year after we split up. This person has made custody situations absolutely torturous. He never talks to me due to court BS so his wife does most communicating, if any. Always hateful, never informative.
It’s been over 2 years (the boys were 2 and1) since she’s been in their lives and she’s been teaching the boys to call her “mommy” and me by my name since day one. I’ve asked many times for them to stop this, it’s only confusing them, especially my autistic son. They still do it, but my 3yo fights them on it.
Yes, I’ve brought it up to him directly and to the custody judge but no one has taken this seriously yet. To me, this shows pure manipulation and a form of child abuse. When I hear them say my name to me I gently remind them of who I am with love. I am very much involved with my kids and show them nothing... keep reading on reddit ➡
**EDIT: Small note to new questions, most that are new I already answered before so look around in the threat
EDIT: Boy... this got way bigger than I expected. I've gotten a lot of good questions and I really tried to keep up but the questions came in faster than I could answer them and some have rightfully pointed out that I didn't answer with sufficient quality. Right now this thread is taking up way to much of my brainspace and my relationships with people today has suffered so I'm calling it quits for real.
I wanted to make a couple of statments before I take my break.
**First, there absolutely are reasons and legitimate studies out there that raise concern about 5G an human health (not Covid19 but other effects). None of those studies show conclusive evidence that there are negative effects but there is enough noise being made that I personally believe that governments should invest a couple million dollars in high quality research to get good answers to these questio... keep reading on reddit ➡
This doesn't even take into account the insane cost of college just to become a teacher now.
My insurance costs me $1,200 a month for 10 months. If I could waive the insurance my school would give me a full $12,000 for the year. That means the total cost of my insurance is a whopping $24,000 a year. I am not allowed to buy my own insurance and I can't go on my partners because they don't go to work.
I remember when I paid $750 a year.
It wasn't always like this. Newer teachers don't know how it used to be. This is the new normal.
It's outrageous. If teachers don't stand up for themselves it will only get worse.
My district has all these task forces that are designed to figure out what school will look like when we go back. Of the five different committees, there are zero teachers sitting on them. My favorite one though is the committee for quality teaching and learning made up entirely of principals and central office employees. What a joke. They know more about quality teaching and learning than the people who literally do it everyday, or the lifelong teachers who have several decades more than them of actual teaching experience. They haven’t even sent out a poll or anything for us teachers. I suppose they expect us to just show up and do what we’re told.
This country (the United States) is the most wealthy modern nation on the face of the earth.
American citizens are bombarded constantly with car dealership ads, credit card offers, and other financial pitfalls. It's unavoidable. Every tv channel, every highway billboard, every radio commercial.
We should teach our children the importance of maintaining a stable financial situation. Every year, 3.5 million high school seniors graduate in the United States. These young people are wholely unprepared for handling their own personal finance. They see a dapper car salesman and a decent looking car and are ready to start signing papers. It's not their fault, they weren't warned of the implicit danger of bad financial decisions.
That fault rests with us. We should be demanding personal finance courses be required to graduate high school. It may be the single-most important subject that determines how successful a young person will be.
Where I'm from, I had to sit through two years of m... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just want to share my story and give you guys some encouragement and don't lose hope because I was on the same path. I started my first ever coding exposure on freecodecamp and Udemy, and I finally got a job as an entry-level full stack developer in Austin, Texas 8 months later.
The only courses I took on Udemy in order:
1/ The Web Developer Bootcamp by Colt Steele.
3/ Modern React with Redux by Stephen Grider (2020 update)
I started applying after I finished those 3 while also learning Computer Science theories like algorithms, data structures, some C++ & blockchain coding .... on Udacity, Edx, Coursera and Udemy. I also have my own Shopify store and Travel blog on Wordpress.
Here is my portfolio website for your reference 📷www.lucaslu.dev
Yes most of the projects are from tutorials, but most employers do... keep reading on reddit ➡
Was wondering if you started learning Japanese to eventually move there to teach English. How much Japanese did you know before moving there? Did you not know any Japanese and find it difficult to enjoy your time?
Edit. I should have posted this after going to work, so i could have responded quicker but I'll expand. I traveled to Japan twice before for only a total time of about 5 weeks. Took two semesters of Japanese in college but forgot a lot of it (year removed but can still read hiragana and katakana, just slowly however). I'm thinking of applying for JET this November to start next year but I'm nervous about going over there and not enjoying the time. For those who did JET, I don't want to treat it as a year long vacation, but did you know you'd enjoy teaching before actually going or did you apply hoping to see if it was right for you? Thanks!
I just remembered this and realised how manipulative that is to members.
If not more important. Especially with the younger generations being born into a world of social media, they aren't learning enough about social skills, relating to people, or building effective relationships. These skills are fundamental in any job, just as the need to be able to read and write is, for example.