Discussion:
Two whole weeks
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 18:48:49 UTC
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I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
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Paul Griffiths
Ellie
2004-09-17 18:56:22 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your HOD
nicely?
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Ellie
Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 20:37:53 UTC
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Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
Fine I think but thanks for asking.
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your HOD
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
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Paul Griffiths
Ellie
2004-09-17 20:41:25 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
Fine I think but thanks for asking.
YW.
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
<d&r>
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 21:06:31 UTC
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Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
True. Any tips?
Post by Ellie
<d&r>
G&T morelike.
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Paul Griffiths
Ellie
2004-09-17 21:16:35 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and
got
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
True. Any tips?
Don't know. I've been doing it for so long now, it's just habit ;o)
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
<d&r>
G&T morelike.
What happened to healthy eating?
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 21:32:22 UTC
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Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
True. Any tips?
Don't know. I've been doing it for so long now, it's just habit ;o)
You saying I need to wear a dress?
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
<d&r>
G&T morelike.
What happened to healthy eating?
I meant you but doesn't alcohol thin the blood?
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Paul Griffiths
Ellie
2004-09-17 21:42:54 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
True. Any tips?
Don't know. I've been doing it for so long now, it's just habit ;o)
You saying I need to wear a dress?
If you like the look.
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
<d&r>
G&T morelike.
What happened to healthy eating?
I meant you but doesn't alcohol thin the blood?
Red wine does possibly.
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Ellie
greeßs
2004-09-17 22:37:26 UTC
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Ellie wrote...
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
True. Any tips?
Don't know. I've been doing it for so long now, it's just habit ;o)
You saying I need to wear a dress?
If you like the look.
Why not post an url to a jpeg so that we can all give an opinion?
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-18 00:31:36 UTC
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Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Then you'll plan it better in the future? I know you haven't had much
practice at this full-time-working lark.
True. Any tips?
Don't know. I've been doing it for so long now, it's just habit ;o)
You saying I need to wear a dress?
If you like the look.
On women yes, not sure about on me.
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
<d&r>
G&T morelike.
What happened to healthy eating?
I meant you but doesn't alcohol thin the blood?
Red wine does possibly.
I had white tonight. Any good?
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Paul Griffiths
FatMax
2004-09-17 20:48:28 UTC
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:37:53 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
Fine I think but thanks for asking.
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Um err what is a PPA? If Pope shouldn't ask don't bother answering.
I'm not *entirely* insensitive (bordering on but not entirely)
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Sensitive, or not
What's the question?
Ellie
2004-09-17 20:58:13 UTC
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Post by FatMax
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:37:53 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
Fine I think but thanks for asking.
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Um err what is a PPA? If Pope shouldn't ask don't bother answering.
I'm not *entirely* insensitive (bordering on but not entirely)
It refers to his free spots on his timetable, not a medical condition ;o)
(Planning, Preparation, and, um, Assessment?)
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Ellie
FatMax
2004-09-17 21:16:54 UTC
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Post by Ellie
Post by FatMax
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:37:53 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
Fine I think but thanks for asking.
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Um err what is a PPA? If Pope shouldn't ask don't bother answering.
I'm not *entirely* insensitive (bordering on but not entirely)
It refers to his free spots on his timetable, not a medical condition ;o)
(Planning, Preparation, and, um, Assessment?)
Pope wasn't aware he could spend *free* periods in hospital. Do you
get a free bed and flowers and lucozade and stuff?

If Griff isn't dying from PPA Pope is glad and will pray for his
speedy recovery from whatever else ails him.
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Ellie
2004-09-17 21:22:02 UTC
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Post by FatMax
Post by Ellie
Post by FatMax
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Ellie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even
survived
being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Eeeek! You ok?
Fine I think but thanks for asking.
Post by Ellie
But maybe if you need some time off in future, you could just ask your
HOD
Post by Ellie
nicely?
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Um err what is a PPA? If Pope shouldn't ask don't bother answering.
I'm not *entirely* insensitive (bordering on but not entirely)
It refers to his free spots on his timetable, not a medical condition ;o)
(Planning, Preparation, and, um, Assessment?)
Pope wasn't aware he could spend *free* periods in hospital. Do you
get a free bed and flowers and lucozade and stuff?
But you are Secondary aren't you? You must know all about free periods. (The
things that are rarer than hens' teeth in Primary)
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Ellie
greeßs
2004-09-17 21:45:56 UTC
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Ellie wrote...
Post by Ellie
Post by FatMax
Pope wasn't aware he could spend *free* periods in hospital. Do you
get a free bed and flowers and lucozade and stuff?
But you are Secondary aren't you? You must know all about free periods. (The
things that are rarer than hens' teeth in Primary)
From reading the exciting episodes of Days in the Life of a Pope, I had
formed the impression that his holiness doesn't do any teaching at all
but spends his working hours finding ways to antagonise his colleagues.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-17 22:20:42 UTC
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Ellie wrote...
Post by Ellie
Post by FatMax
Pope wasn't aware he could spend *free* periods in hospital. Do you
get a free bed and flowers and lucozade and stuff?
But you are Secondary aren't you? You must know all about free periods. (The
things that are rarer than hens' teeth in Primary)
From reading the exciting episodes of Days in the Life of a Pope, I had
formed the impression that his holiness doesn't do any teaching at all
but spends his working hours finding ways to antagonise his colleagues.
That's cos the builders bodged it.
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FatMax
2004-09-18 00:04:31 UTC
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Post by greeßs
Ellie wrote...
Post by Ellie
Post by FatMax
Pope wasn't aware he could spend *free* periods in hospital. Do you
get a free bed and flowers and lucozade and stuff?
But you are Secondary aren't you? You must know all about free periods. (The
things that are rarer than hens' teeth in Primary)
From reading the exciting episodes of Days in the Life of a Pope, I had
formed the impression that his holiness doesn't do any teaching at all
but spends his working hours finding ways to antagonise his colleagues.
That's cos the builders bodged it.
<Pope moooves *Sheila* to persons to luv list and greeßs to persons to
antagonise list>
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Nothing personal
Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 07:34:14 UTC
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Post by greeßs
From reading the exciting episodes of Days in the Life of a Pope, I had
formed the impression that his holiness doesn't do any teaching at all
but spends his working hours finding ways to antagonise his colleagues.
That's cos the builders bodged it.
<Pope moooves *Sheila* to persons to luv list and greeßs to persons to
antagonise list>
Why does this worry me?

And he spelt my name right. It *must* be love.
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greeßs
2004-09-18 07:43:17 UTC
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Sheila :-D wrote...
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That's cos the builders bodged it.
<Pope moooves *Sheila* to persons to luv list and greeßs to persons to
antagonise list>
Why does this worry me?
And he spelt my name right. It *must* be love.
Where did you put that sick bucket?
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 08:01:14 UTC
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Post by greeßs
Sheila :-D wrote...
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And he spelt my name right. It *must* be love.
Where did you put that sick bucket?
I don't think I had it last.
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greeßs
2004-09-18 08:00:51 UTC
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Sheila :-D wrote...
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Sheila :-D wrote...
Post by Sheila :-D
And he spelt my name right. It *must* be love.
Where did you put that sick bucket?
I don't think I had it last.
I thought you were wearing it over your head the other week?
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 08:14:16 UTC
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Sheila :-D wrote...
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Where did you put that sick bucket?
I don't think I had it last.
I thought you were wearing it over your head the other week?
Oi! That was my new hairdo.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:14:14 UTC
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Post by Ellie
But you are Secondary aren't you? You must know all about free periods. (The
things that are rarer than hens' teeth in Primary)
What's a free period?
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 21:12:13 UTC
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Post by FatMax
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:37:53 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
<snip>
Post by FatMax
Post by Paul Griffiths
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Um err what is a PPA? If Pope shouldn't ask don't bother answering.
I'm not *entirely* insensitive (bordering on but not entirely)
A free that "they" can't take off you for cover is what it is. Dunno what
it stands for though.
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FatMax
2004-09-18 07:56:32 UTC
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On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 22:12:13 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by FatMax
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 21:37:53 +0100, "Paul Griffiths"
<snip>
Post by FatMax
Post by Paul Griffiths
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA and
got
Post by FatMax
Post by Paul Griffiths
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the
evening
Post by FatMax
Post by Paul Griffiths
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Um err what is a PPA? If Pope shouldn't ask don't bother answering.
I'm not *entirely* insensitive (bordering on but not entirely)
A free that "they" can't take off you for cover is what it is. Dunno what
it stands for though.
IC. We have a computer cover program but cover person AH virtually
does the whole thing manually as an act of vindictiveness that makes
Pope shudder in awe. She *can* and *does* take whatever she likes wiv
the words "You don't understand the other things happening behind the
scenes". She is the only AH that Pope fears.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:15:38 UTC
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Post by FatMax
IC. We have a computer cover program but cover person AH virtually
does the whole thing manually as an act of vindictiveness that makes
Pope shudder in awe. She *can* and *does* take whatever she likes wiv
the words "You don't understand the other things happening behind the
scenes". She is the only AH that Pope fears.
<Sandi makes note to herself to write to that AH>
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-17 21:01:44 UTC
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I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA
Is that what our staff call PMT?
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 21:20:29 UTC
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I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA
Is that what our staff call PMT?
Could be.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-17 21:30:57 UTC
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I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA
Is that what our staff call PMT?
Could be.
preparation marking time

although it should be preparation, planning and marking, according to
SWMBO

Battle coming up on Mon, when we'll be presented with a particular
lesson plan sheet.
Some staff will just roll over and take it.
I won't.
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2004-09-18 00:38:42 UTC
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"Sheila :-D" <***@skool.co.uk > wrote in message news:***@4ax.com...

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Battle coming up on Mon, when we'll be presented with a particular
lesson plan sheet.
Some staff will just roll over and take it.
I won't.
Which is why I like you. Go girl!
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 07:37:33 UTC
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<snip>
Post by Sheila :-D
Battle coming up on Mon, when we'll be presented with a particular
lesson plan sheet.
Some staff will just roll over and take it.
I won't.
Which is why I like you. Go girl!
Join the queue. FatMax got there first.
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2004-09-18 13:05:03 UTC
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<snip>
Post by Sheila :-D
Battle coming up on Mon, when we'll be presented with a particular
lesson plan sheet.
Some staff will just roll over and take it.
I won't.
Which is why I like you. Go girl!
Join the queue. FatMax got there first.
<Ellie gives Sheela hard shove out of the way>
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 13:22:13 UTC
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Join the queue. FatMax got there first.
<Ellie gives Sheela hard shove out of the way>
Oh, after you, please. Be my guest.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:21:02 UTC
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Post by Sheila :-D
Some staff will just roll over and take it.
I won't.
Which is why I like you. Go girl!
Tsk tsk! One should never question SMT, isn't that right? ;-)
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greeßs
2004-09-17 21:42:31 UTC
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Paul Griffiths wrote...
Post by Paul Griffiths
I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA
PPA?
Post by Paul Griffiths
and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Ah. Psychiatric ward, was it?
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-18 00:39:19 UTC
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Paul Griffiths wrote...
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I didn't get any time off. I chose an afternoon where I had a PPA
PPA?
Beats me. I was hoping someone here might know.
Post by greeßs
Post by Paul Griffiths
and got
taken to hospital just before it started. Stayed there most of the evening
on my own time. Ah well. At least they let me out I suppose.
Ah. Psychiatric ward, was it?
:-Þ
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SLieber24
2004-09-17 19:28:49 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Congrats (I think).

I haven't.
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deserve it"
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FatMax
2004-09-17 20:31:59 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Congrats (I think).
I haven't.
half a brain

FatMax
SLieber24
2004-09-17 20:51:59 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
Congrats (I think).
I haven't.
half a brain
Certainly not after this week!
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deserve it"
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 20:38:22 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Congrats (I think).
I think so too.
Post by SLieber24
I haven't.
What's happened?
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SLieber24
2004-09-17 20:55:49 UTC
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I haven't.
What's happened?
WBK...decided it wasn't worth it for anyone in the class to do any learning. HT
waffling over next step with WBK (the one I had to restrain last year, now an
almost full time member of class). Enough violent incidents with varied pupils
to warrant suspension. Of course, nothing happened. I am not pleased at the
moment!

Fortunately acted up in front of the LEA behaviour support person, who saw
exactly how he really was.

Hopefully, we'll get a couple of days a week respite as he may go to PRU. Right
now, I'm totally p*ssed off because it's Y6, the kids lost a year last year due
to behaviour problems and they can't afford any more.

To their credit, no child in the class played into the behaviour. They were
suitably rewarded for it.

But I'm not sure I'm going to last it out!!
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greeßs
2004-09-17 20:13:12 UTC
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SLieber24 wrote...
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
several new timetables and more to come it seems. I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Congrats (I think).
I haven't.
Oh? I thought things were gonna get better after the departure of You
Know Who?
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:22:22 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
I haven't.
Oh? I thought things were gonna get better after the departure of You
Know Who?
It ain't You-Know-Who who's causing the problem. It's more normal problems
now... In a way, good, in a way, not so good. Hard to say.
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Liz
2004-09-17 20:13:34 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
Well done! Give yourself a sticker.
Post by Paul Griffiths
several new timetables and more to come it seems.
We seem to suffer from morphing timetables too :(
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Hospital? That's a dangerous place to go. Glad you survived that.
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 20:41:31 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I've actually managed to survive two whole weeks of full-time teaching,
Well done! Give yourself a sticker.
I wish I had any to give. Hmm...
Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
several new timetables and more to come it seems.
We seem to suffer from morphing timetables too :(
The latest incarnation won't last long. It gives someYear 7 and 8 kids a
free period. Yeah right.
Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've even survived being
carted off to hospital. Maybe I'll last until half-term after all then.
Phew!
Hospital? That's a dangerous place to go. Glad you survived that.
Me too. Lots of dark mutterings at various points but in the end they said
it was probably just "one of those things" and let me go home. I'm
currently on low dose aspirin and have a CT scan to come in the next month
or so though. The expectation is that it won't show anything. Fingers
crossed.
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SLieber24
2004-09-17 20:56:59 UTC
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Me too. Lots of dark mutterings at various points but in the end they said
it was probably just "one of those things" and let me go home. I'm
currently on low dose aspirin and have a CT scan to come in the next month
or so though. The expectation is that it won't show anything. Fingers
crossed.
Stress'll do that to you. Get some fresh air and exercise.
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-17 21:10:19 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Me too. Lots of dark mutterings at various points but in the end they said
it was probably just "one of those things" and let me go home. I'm
currently on low dose aspirin and have a CT scan to come in the next month
or so though. The expectation is that it won't show anything. Fingers
crossed.
Stress'll do that to you.
Oddly I was sitting in the staffroom after lunch with the prospect of no
teaching to do that afternoon when it struck. No real stress in evidence
until the problems started.
Post by SLieber24
Get some fresh air and exercise.
I'm trying to that and more. Healthy eating for starters.
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Jennie
2004-09-18 00:10:55 UTC
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I'm trying to that and more. Healthy eating for starters.
I've been doing that after getting to an unacceptable size last winter 6
months after starting and I have lost 5 stone. I am now ill with Chrons and
have to eat a carbo only diet for a week after not eating for nearly 2 days.
I hope I don't put weight back on as that would really depress me!!

Losing weight and getting healthy is not as easy as some people especially
doctors imagine !!

Jennie
Paul Griffiths
2004-09-18 00:43:34 UTC
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Post by Jennie
Post by Paul Griffiths
I'm trying to that and more. Healthy eating for starters.
I've been doing that after getting to an unacceptable size last winter 6
months after starting and I have lost 5 stone. I am now ill with Chrons and
have to eat a carbo only diet for a week after not eating for nearly 2 days.
WTH Chron's can be very hard to deal with on its own so work that bit out
first before giving yourself a hard time about your weight. Losing 5 stones
is an amazing achievement IMHO and you *could* do it again if you had to I
reckon.
Post by Jennie
I hope I don't put weight back on as that would really depress me!!
No reason why you should though. Fingers crossed anyway.
Post by Jennie
Losing weight and getting healthy is not as easy as some people especially
doctors imagine !!
I'm with you 100% on that one Jen.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:20:18 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
WTH Chron's can be very hard to deal with on its own so work that bit out
first before giving yourself a hard time about your weight. Losing 5 stones
is an amazing achievement IMHO and you *could* do it again if you had to I
reckon.
It's an awful lot harder when you're older, let me tell you! I've lost almost a
stone and 3 inches off my hips, 2 off my waist but it's VERY slow...
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Jennie
I hope I don't put weight back on as that would really depress me!!
No reason why you should though. Fingers crossed anyway.
Stick with mild exercise if you can, every day, if you can (minimum 15 mins
continuous something) and you likely will be okay.
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Jennie
Losing weight and getting healthy is not as easy as some people especially
doctors imagine !!
I'm with you 100% on that one Jen.
Me, three!
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 07:36:50 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I'm trying to that and more. Healthy eating for starters.
I've been doing that after getting to an unacceptable size last winter 6
months after starting and I have lost 5 stone. I am now ill with Chrons and
have to eat a carbo only diet for a week after not eating for nearly 2 days.
I hope I don't put weight back on as that would really depress me!!
You wouldn't put on 5 stone in 2 weeks though - or would you?

It seems to me it's possible to put on more weight than the weight of
the food you eat.

That's another of my theories.
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You wouldn't put on 5 stone in 2 weeks though - or would you?
No I'd better not !!!
No what worries me is that whatever you believe about metabolism after doing
excess exercise (5 miles walking plus every day) and strict calorie control
(not going over 1300) I was able to relax a lot on the exercise (still kept
busy and moving but no formal exercise kept an eye on the food and still
managed to keep losing over the summer. I now know my body will be in
starvation mode thanks to being ill. when I do start to eat again it will be
a safe stodgy diet for a while which my body will try to store in case the
food stops again. I shall just try to be as low fat as poss I suppose and
see if that works. I get weighed on Monday which should show the loss not
any gain. I then have 12 weeks to get my diet back to what it was before the
next weigh in !!
Jennie
SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:17:18 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
Stress'll do that to you.
Oddly I was sitting in the staffroom after lunch with the prospect of no
teaching to do that afternoon when it struck. No real stress in evidence
until the problems started.
It can be hidden in the back of the mind. Didn't know how stressed I was
either, until sudden migraines and things happening elsewhere in the body that
haven't happened in a few years sent me off to the doctor last year.
Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by SLieber24
Get some fresh air and exercise.
I'm trying to that and more. Healthy eating for starters.
Yep! I know whatcha mean!
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Liz Hanson
2004-09-17 22:47:38 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Me too. Lots of dark mutterings at various points but in the end they said
it was probably just "one of those things" and let me go home. I'm
currently on low dose aspirin and have a CT scan to come in the next month
or so though. The expectation is that it won't show anything. Fingers
crossed.
Crossing like mad - toes too!
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-18 00:44:32 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Me too. Lots of dark mutterings at various points but in the end they said
it was probably just "one of those things" and let me go home. I'm
currently on low dose aspirin and have a CT scan to come in the next month
or so though. The expectation is that it won't show anything. Fingers
crossed.
Crossing like mad - toes too!
Aww, that's nice of you. Thanks.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:26:35 UTC
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Post by Liz Hanson
Crossing like mad - toes too!
So *that's* why you're walking funny!
Post by Paul Griffiths
Aww, that's nice of you. Thanks.
You'll be fine, Griff!
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Kathy
2004-09-17 22:11:56 UTC
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Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
several new timetables and more to come it seems.
We seem to suffer from morphing timetables too :(
Took my class to the ICT suite for a lesson. Found a class already
ensconced - teacher insisted she should be there. Didn't argue, but
later we compared timetables, as prepared and distributed by SMT. Hers
said her slot ended at 2.15. Mine said mine started at 2.00!
Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've even survived being
carted off to hospital.
What was wrong with you? Anything you can talk about? My Dad goes in
to hospital week before half term - for a little "mans" op :-}
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Paul Griffiths
2004-09-18 00:48:50 UTC
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Post by Kathy
Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
several new timetables and more to come it seems.
We seem to suffer from morphing timetables too :(
Took my class to the ICT suite for a lesson. Found a class already
ensconced - teacher insisted she should be there. Didn't argue, but
later we compared timetables, as prepared and distributed by SMT. Hers
said her slot ended at 2.15. Mine said mine started at 2.00!
Crazy innit? Not rocket science and plenty of software available to help.
Post by Kathy
Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
I've even survived being
carted off to hospital.
What was wrong with you? Anything you can talk about?
I can talk about almost anything. :-)

Sitting in the staffroom before the last lesson of the day, which was free
for me, I became aware that my right arm wasn't working right.
Remote-feeling and no fine motor control. Someone suggested showing it to
the school nurse but on standing up I found my right leg was similarly
affected. All sorted in 5 minutes but I was cold and clammy and my blood
pressure was a little high so it was deemed necessary to send me to the
local hospital to be checked out. Long story short, they let me go home at
around 10:15.
Post by Kathy
My Dad goes in to hospital week before half term - for a little "mans" op
:-}

Ah, then I wish him luck with that.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 07:41:55 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Sitting in the staffroom before the last lesson of the day, which was free
for me, I became aware that my right arm wasn't working right.
Remote-feeling and no fine motor control.
Any booze nearby?
Shouldn't it have been your left arm anyway?
Post by Paul Griffiths
Someone suggested showing it to
the school nurse
filth!
Post by Paul Griffiths
but on standing up I found my right leg was similarly
affected.
Oh - I see.
Post by Paul Griffiths
All sorted in 5 minutes
How?
Post by Paul Griffiths
but I was cold and clammy and my blood
pressure was a little high so it was deemed necessary to send me to the
local hospital to be checked out. Long story short, they let me go home at
around 10:15.
Did you go into work the next day?
I would have thought a day off was prescribed.
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Post by Paul Griffiths
Post by Kathy
Post by Liz
Post by Paul Griffiths
several new timetables and more to come it seems.
We seem to suffer from morphing timetables too :(
Took my class to the ICT suite for a lesson. Found a class already
ensconced - teacher insisted she should be there. Didn't argue, but
later we compared timetables, as prepared and distributed by SMT. Hers
said her slot ended at 2.15. Mine said mine started at 2.00!
Crazy innit? Not rocket science and plenty of software available to help.
Timetables *is* rocket science when created by the Pope.
<snip>
Post by Paul Griffiths
Long story short, they let me go home at
around 10:15.
Yeeeeeha. No need to buy grapes for Griffter. Will spend money saved
wisely. Honest.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:25:01 UTC
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Post by Paul Griffiths
I can talk about almost anything. :-)
Sitting in the staffroom before the last lesson of the day, which was free
for me, I became aware that my right arm wasn't working right.
Remote-feeling and no fine motor control. Someone suggested showing it to
the school nurse but on standing up I found my right leg was similarly
affected. All sorted in 5 minutes but I was cold and clammy and my blood
pressure was a little high so it was deemed necessary to send me to the
local hospital to be checked out. Long story short, they let me go home at
around 10:15.
Could be a pinched nerve. Had that happen to me a couple of years ago (not as
much as what you described). Sorted by an osteopath.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 08:23:52 UTC
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Post by Kathy
Took my class to the ICT suite for a lesson. Found a class already
ensconced - teacher insisted she should be there. Didn't argue, but
later we compared timetables, as prepared and distributed by SMT. Hers
said her slot ended at 2.15. Mine said mine started at 2.00!
What's an ICT suite?

<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs or
such things?>
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FatMax
2004-09-18 08:45:29 UTC
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Post by Kathy
Took my class to the ICT suite for a lesson. Found a class already
ensconced - teacher insisted she should be there. Didn't argue, but
later we compared timetables, as prepared and distributed by SMT. Hers
said her slot ended at 2.15. Mine said mine started at 2.00!
What's an ICT suite?
<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs or
such things?>
#1 Create maze on classroom floor using books. Get one kid to guide
another through it using Logo "style" commands. Hey presto -
introduction to programming. Throw in random books after kid starts to
negotiate maze for introducing if/then problems for briter ones.

#2 Download "Warriors of the Net" video and burn to VCD. Play on TV
(assuming you have DVD player)

Have a PC simulation involving kids running around somewhere but can't
find disc. Will try and hunt this out for you.
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2004-09-18 15:36:56 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
What's an ICT suite?
<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs
or
Post by SLieber24
such things?>
#1 Create maze on classroom floor using books. Get one kid to guide
another through it using Logo "style" commands. Hey presto -
introduction to programming. Throw in random books after kid starts to
negotiate maze for introducing if/then problems for briter ones.
#2 Download "Warriors of the Net" video and burn to VCD. Play on TV
(assuming you have DVD player)
Have a PC simulation involving kids running around somewhere but can't
find disc. Will try and hunt this out for you.
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<flabbergasted!>

Thanks for that. Now, the topics are "powerpoint" for Y6 and word processing
(combining text and graphics) for Y3. <hopeful>
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M2G
2004-09-18 17:00:09 UTC
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Post by SLieber24
Thanks for that. Now, the topics are "powerpoint" for Y6 and word processing
(combining text and graphics) for Y3. <hopeful>
--
You could try some of the materials from the KS3 strategy. 7.1 is using
PowerPoint and there are some good resources about choosing suitable images.
They could then plan their presentation (someone else has already said
that!) http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/keystage3/respub/ and go to ICT.
7.3 is about making a leaflet so some discussion about style and function
might work? There is also some new stuff about ICT capability below level 3
so you might find something useful there; I haven't had chance to look yet
and I have enough trouble getting Year 7 to sit still long enough to log in
so the idea of Y3 makes me shiver!
SLieber24
2004-09-18 17:04:26 UTC
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<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs
Post by SLieber24
Thanks for that. Now, the topics are "powerpoint" for Y6 and word
processing
Post by SLieber24
(combining text and graphics) for Y3. <hopeful>
--
You could try some of the materials from the KS3 strategy. 7.1 is using
PowerPoint and there are some good resources about choosing suitable images.
They could then plan their presentation (someone else has already said
that!) http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/keystage3/respub/ and go to ICT.
7.3 is about making a leaflet so some discussion about style and function
might work? There is also some new stuff about ICT capability below level 3
so you might find something useful there; I haven't had chance to look yet
and I have enough trouble getting Year 7 to sit still long enough to log in
so the idea of Y3 makes me shiver!
Thanks. I'm copying this to my email!! :-)
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greeßs
2004-09-18 09:02:21 UTC
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<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs or
such things?>
You could compile a database using cards. You could even do one using
hole-punches so that you could use a thin rod to sort the cards (such
as, to find all the cards with a particular answer).

You can work out branching databases using the whiteboard / on pieces of
paper. If you've got a magnetic board, you can have a small pile of
cards with (for example) animal or plant names on, which have to be
sorted using Yes/No questions, and fix the cards to the board in the
right spots (or use blu-tak if no magnetic board).

Following Fatmax's suggestion, you could get the children to write sets
of instructions for doing something or getting somewhere in the school.
Try getting other children to follow the instructions literally to see
if they work.
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Liz Hanson
2004-09-18 10:22:21 UTC
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Post by greeßs
Following Fatmax's suggestion, you could get the children to write sets
of instructions for doing something or getting somewhere in the school.
Try getting other children to follow the instructions literally to see
if they work.
The very first exercise we do with our new programming students is to
create a flowchart showing how to make a cup of tea. It leads to no end
of controversy (use teapot or bag in mug? milk before or after?) but
gets them thinking, and proves that there can be several different
"right" answers. Perhaps younger children won't know how to make tea,
but you could do the same exercise on how to make a cheese and tomato
sandwich. And you could "simulate" a spreadsheet on the whiteboard,
showing the number of slices of bread, cheese, tomato for one sandwich
and then in another column work out how many for two or ten sandwiches.

Hmm. Must be nearly lunch time...
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 15:43:05 UTC
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Post by greeßs
Following Fatmax's suggestion, you could get the children to write sets
of instructions for doing something or getting somewhere in the school.
Try getting other children to follow the instructions literally to see
if they work.
The very first exercise we do with our new programming students is to
create a flowchart showing how to make a cup of tea. It leads to no end
of controversy (use teapot or bag in mug? milk before or after?) but
gets them thinking, and proves that there can be several different
"right" answers. Perhaps younger children won't know how to make tea,
but you could do the same exercise on how to make a cheese and tomato
sandwich. And you could "simulate" a spreadsheet on the whiteboard,
showing the number of slices of bread, cheese, tomato for one sandwich
and then in another column work out how many for two or ten sandwiches.
Hmm. Must be nearly lunch time...
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Thanks for that one! That's next term's work so it'll be useful. I don't have
high hopes for the network to be fixed...
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Ellie
2004-09-18 13:08:39 UTC
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SLieber24 wrote...
Post by SLieber24
<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs or
such things?>
As a matter of curiosity, what has all the NGFL and e-learning credits your
school has had over the past few years been spent on?
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 15:41:17 UTC
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Post by Ellie
As a matter of curiosity, what has all the NGFL and e-learning credits your
school has had over the past few years been spent on?
God only knows. It's in the claws of the ICT coordinator who was too far up the
previous HT's you-know-what to even see the shoelaces. Coordinator is a
mis-nomer....
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Bev
2004-09-18 10:29:13 UTC
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SLieber24 blathered...
Post by SLieber24
What's an ICT suite?
It's something that some schools are moving away from because they want
the flexibility to use computers in the classroom as and when they need
to.
Post by SLieber24
<anyone know how to teach ICT without the use of any working computers, IWBs or
such things?>
.
Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
Teach knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects - where do we
see technology in the world around us, etc.
Teach control and programming using the pupils themselves
Get pupils to bring electronic toys/games for (virtual) dissection.
Plan presentations etc. away from the computer so that you can maximise
computer time available once they get it working, and before it breaks
again.
Use a tripewriter... but you've done that one.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 11:16:32 UTC
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Post by Bev
Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
snigger

How many standers do you get at that point?

I agree with what a pain ICT suites are.
Ours has caused more trouble than it's worth, mostly because the
school is not big enough to have one so it has adversely affected the
library, and because there are only 8 pooters in there and at least 2
are always broken.
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2004-09-18 14:17:59 UTC
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Post by Bev
Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
snigger
How many standers do you get at that point?
I agree with what a pain ICT suites are.
Ours has caused more trouble than it's worth, mostly because the
school is not big enough to have one so it has adversely affected the
library, and because there are only 8 pooters in there and at least 2
are always broken.
Ours works fine ;o)
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2004-09-18 15:34:29 UTC
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Post by Sheila :-D
I agree with what a pain ICT suites are.
Ours has caused more trouble than it's worth, mostly because the
school is not big enough to have one so it has adversely affected the
library, and because there are only 8 pooters in there and at least 2
are always broken.
Ours works fine ;o)
We've been told that ours are overheating
a) because the room is too small and has no ventilation
and
b) because they are each in a wooden box under the worktop, to reduce
clutter on the worktop. I suppose a shelf under the worktop would have
worked better.
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2004-09-18 17:16:09 UTC
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Post by Ellie
Post by Sheila :-D
I agree with what a pain ICT suites are.
Ours has caused more trouble than it's worth, mostly because the
school is not big enough to have one so it has adversely affected the
library, and because there are only 8 pooters in there and at least 2
are always broken.
Ours works fine ;o)
We've been told that ours are overheating
a) because the room is too small and has no ventilation
and
b) because they are each in a wooden box under the worktop, to reduce
clutter on the worktop. I suppose a shelf under the worktop would have
worked better.
Are yours boxes or towers?

I must admit to being quite lucky, cos all our new machines are 'small
footprint' ones, so even though it is a small room we have managed 15 in
there plus a cache server.
It gets bloomin' warm when full of Year 6s though!
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2004-09-18 18:50:49 UTC
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Are yours boxes or towers?
boxes
Post by Ellie
I must admit to being quite lucky, cos all our new machines are 'small
footprint' ones, so even though it is a small room we have managed 15 in
there plus a cache server.
Our room is a horseshoe shape. We can only get 16 chairs in there, but
there is no room for anyone to sit on the 2 corner ones.
Post by Ellie
It gets bloomin' warm when full of Year 6s though!
We can only get 14 kids in - and they suffocate.
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Post by Ellie
Are yours boxes or towers?
boxes
Post by Ellie
I must admit to being quite lucky, cos all our new machines are 'small
footprint' ones, so even though it is a small room we have managed 15 in
there plus a cache server.
Our room is a horseshoe shape. We can only get 16 chairs in there, but
there is no room for anyone to sit on the 2 corner ones.
Post by Ellie
It gets bloomin' warm when full of Year 6s though!
We can only get 14 kids in - and they suffocate.
Where we have boxes, we put two together (with printer on top where
applicable), and the monitors directly on a desk.
Looks much better, seems to make more room and a much better position for
the children.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 20:22:55 UTC
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Where we have boxes, we put two together (with printer on top where
applicable), and the monitors directly on a desk.
Looks much better, seems to make more room and a much better position for
the children.
Whatever we do, we can't get away from the size and shape of the room.
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Ellie
2004-09-18 20:21:59 UTC
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Where we have boxes, we put two together (with printer on top where
applicable), and the monitors directly on a desk.
Looks much better, seems to make more room and a much better position for
the children.
Whatever we do, we can't get away from the size and shape of the room.
No, nor can we - it is *much* smaller than a normal classroom, you just do
the best you can with what you've got.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 20:35:10 UTC
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Whatever we do, we can't get away from the size and shape of the room.
No, nor can we - it is *much* smaller than a normal classroom, you just do
the best you can with what you've got.
It still sounds at least twice the size of what we have.
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Ellie
2004-09-18 20:32:56 UTC
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Whatever we do, we can't get away from the size and shape of the room.
No, nor can we - it is *much* smaller than a normal classroom, you just do
the best you can with what you've got.
It still sounds at least twice the size of what we have.
I'll measure it and let you know!
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 20:40:17 UTC
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It still sounds at least twice the size of what we have.
I'll measure it and let you know!
Is this a sort of displacement activity?
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Bev
2004-09-18 20:23:45 UTC
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Whatever we do, we can't get away from the size and shape of the room.
Hang the kids from the ceiling.


While you're about it, hang one or two staff members too.
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2004-09-18 20:37:00 UTC
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Whatever we do, we can't get away from the size and shape of the room.
Hang the kids from the ceiling.
We can't even hang the projector from the ceiling.
It is in a most inconvenient place.

You get a lovely silhouette of your belly on the whiteboard.
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While you're about it, hang one or two staff members too.
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2004-09-18 20:55:19 UTC
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Hang the kids from the ceiling.
We can't even hang the projector from the ceiling.
It is in a most inconvenient place.
Hang the projector from the wall, then.
http://www.loxit.com/pboom.htm
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2004-09-18 21:02:19 UTC
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Hang the kids from the ceiling.
We can't even hang the projector from the ceiling.
It is in a most inconvenient place.
Hang the projector from the wall, then.
http://www.loxit.com/pboom.htm
It's on a shelf on the wall, but is still a PITA.
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2004-09-18 20:22:27 UTC
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We can only get 14 kids in - and they suffocate.
Where we have boxes, we put two together (with printer on top where
applicable), and the monitors directly on a desk.
Looks much better, seems to make more room and a much better position for
the children.
I keep recommending this approach to schools.

Best IT suite I've ever taught in, the pupils' computers are arranged in
rows facing towards one side of the room (ie. sideways on to the
teacher). It's great - you stand in one place at the front of the room
and can see what is going on on every screen and on every child's face!
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Ellie
2004-09-18 20:28:05 UTC
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We can only get 14 kids in - and they suffocate.
Where we have boxes, we put two together (with printer on top where
applicable), and the monitors directly on a desk.
Looks much better, seems to make more room and a much better position for
the children.
I keep recommending this approach to schools.
Best IT suite I've ever taught in, the pupils' computers are arranged in
rows facing towards one side of the room (ie. sideways on to the
teacher). It's great - you stand in one place at the front of the room
and can see what is going on on every screen and on every child's face!
Ours is similar - it is a narrow room so they are down both sides. We did
unfortunately have to put two with their backs to me, but use them only when
we have to.

Glad to know you approve ;o)
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Bev
2004-09-18 20:52:58 UTC
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Best IT suite I've ever taught in, the pupils' computers are arranged in
rows facing towards one side of the room (ie. sideways on to the
teacher). It's great - you stand in one place at the front of the room
and can see what is going on on every screen and on every child's face!
Ours is similar - it is a narrow room so they are down both sides. We did
unfortunately have to put two with their backs to me, but use them only when
we have to.
They're not down both sides in the one I'm talking about though - that's
what makes it different. It's a large room so there's enough room for
all of them to face the same way... it makes life so much easier.
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SLieber24
2004-09-18 15:39:38 UTC
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Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
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How many standers do you get at that point?
I agree with what a pain ICT suites are.
Ours has caused more trouble than it's worth, mostly because the
school is not big enough to have one so it has adversely affected the
library, and because there are only 8 pooters in there and at least 2
are always broken.
Ours works fine ;o)
4 in the library, 3 outside my classroom, 1 in my classroom, two in the room
next door, one at least in each of the others...

When the network is running, so am I!
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Bev
2004-09-18 14:50:57 UTC
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Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
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How many standers do you get at that point?
The whole point is you don't get any because using the keyword reduces
the number of 'hits'.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 15:32:00 UTC
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Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
snigger
How many standers do you get at that point?
The whole point is you don't get any because using the keyword reduces
the number of 'hits'.
Not even the ones who weren't listening properly?
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2004-09-18 15:33:30 UTC
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The whole point is you don't get any because using the keyword reduces
the number of 'hits'.
Not even the ones who weren't listening properly?
They *all* listen properly... I make sure of it <cackle>
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2004-09-18 14:51:37 UTC
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Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
snigger
How many standers do you get at that point?
The whole point is you don't get any because using the AND command
reduces the number of 'hits'... in this case to a ridiculous scenario,
but it makes the point.
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Sheila :-D
2004-09-18 15:32:39 UTC
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Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
snigger
How many standers do you get at that point?
The whole point is you don't get any because using the AND command
reduces the number of 'hits'... in this case to a ridiculous scenario,
but it makes the point.
There's a terrible echo in here.
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2004-09-18 15:32:02 UTC
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The whole point is you don't get any because using the AND command
reduces the number of 'hits'... in this case to a ridiculous scenario,
but it makes the point.
Wot about humaphrodites who would be up and down like a whore's
drawers?
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2004-09-18 15:34:01 UTC
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The whole point is you don't get any because using the AND command
reduces the number of 'hits'... in this case to a ridiculous scenario,
but it makes the point.
Wot about humaphrodites who would be up and down like a whore's
drawers?
I've never taught any of those - yet.
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greeßs
2004-09-18 15:32:40 UTC
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Post by Bev
Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
snigger
How many standers do you get at that point?
The whole point is you don't get any because using the AND command
reduces the number of 'hits'... in this case to a ridiculous scenario,
but it makes the point.
How do you get a Googlewhack?
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2004-09-18 15:38:12 UTC
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Teach keyword search skills (AND and NOT) to explain how hits work
(stand up if you're a boy, stand up if you're a girl; stand up if you're
a boy and a girl!)
Teach knowledge and understanding of a range of subjects - where do we
see technology in the world around us, etc.
Teach control and programming using the pupils themselves
Get pupils to bring electronic toys/games for (virtual) dissection.
Plan presentations etc. away from the computer so that you can maximise
computer time available once they get it working, and before it breaks
again.
Use a tripewriter... but you've done that one.
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Cool! Thanks!!
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