Friday, February 17, 2017

Random Tid Bits

  1. I finally broke down, called my doctor's office and said, "Here's the deal: I got sick shortly after Christmas with a cold. I got put on antibiotics and cough syrup from your office. The antibiotics did nothing. It went into asthma. I still feel like crap. It's a revolving door of not being able to breathe. I need your advice. Do I see your office for a full check-up, an Ears Nose Throat Specialist, or an Allergy Asthma Specialist? How does that work with insurance? Do I need a referral for a specialist? I'm sick of not having any energy."

    Thankfully I had a nurse call back with all my answers. I'm seeing a Allergy Asthma Specialist towards the end of the month. I feel like I'm taking 5 steps back in life because I used to see one in the same office when I was a kid, but it's needed. 

  2. I spotted the t-shirt below. I can't stand shirts that make it seem like someone does nothing wrong. It's one thing to have an empowering message, but another to send a message like the one below.

  3. I love my first year students way more than the class I had last year. They are just so attentive, respectful, and we can still joke back and forth. It's such a relief because I was beginning to think it was a generation problem. Not so! So I'm sorry if I complained a lot last year. Now I get to hear other teachers complain that teach them now.

  4. I give my students podcasts to listen to in one class. I have worksheets that they have to answer questions about what they listened to. Illustration books kept going out of print for me. This way they don't have to pay for a book. The podcasts are interviews with illustrators, art directors, editors, designers, and stock houses. I found them interesting. I ask the questions in order, so they can work and listen at the same time. I found that the ones that actually listened were getting all of them right. The ones that were not listening missed about 1/2 of them. We had a talk today about guessing, and copying. I can't prove that they are copying. They could listen in a group, and fill out the answers together. It just so happens that they all in a group get really wrong answers. Today all of my students got most of the questions right. YAY!

  5. It's supposed to be in the 70s this weekend. Is it nice where you live?


Theresa Mahoney said...

I hope the specialist is able to help you!
It's supposed to be in the mid 60's this weekend, but next week it's going back to crap again. Hey, I'll take the warm where I can get it though!

Harry Flashman said...

I know you have had health issues plaguing you for some time. I hope the specialist can get it under control and that it doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. I dread going to specialists because they love to order tests and my insurance doesn't always cover them.

Teaching is a very, very tough profession. Anybody that can hang in there long enough to retire (like my mom, my sister and my wife) has my respect. One day you will have a nice pension, and health insurance through the teachers retirement system, and life will be sweet.

~ Noelle said...

I hope you are able to get some relief. It seems like its been holding you down for a bit now. At least you hopefully have help soon.
Glad that you have a better class now. I am sure it helps the days go by!!!!
As for here, it looks nice... but the temps just can't make their mind up!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

get well soon...I hope all is getting better now the weather is much, much warmer down here as well. I do agree with you about the empowering messages, including on the t-shirt


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