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    Another Option

    I've been in Southeast and South Asia for about 10 years now. There are horses to ride if you know where to look. I suggest going somewhere nice, get a job teaching English, collect yourself, and...
  2. Was it David Marcus at the London Olympics? ...

    Was it David Marcus at the London Olympics?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1CdFM_qgcg

    Not indoor, but he stays relaxed (even adjusting his hat!).
  3. I've paid off my loans for two degrees- it wasn't...

    I've paid off my loans for two degrees- it wasn't too bad, to be honest. I worked part time during my first degree, so the loan was in the low 5 figures. The second one was much shorter, but I...
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    I love my job, but I'm ready for a new batch of...

    I love my job, but I'm ready for a new batch of students! 28 more school days here!
  5. I would ask: What curriculum do they use? What...

    I would ask:
    What curriculum do they use?
    What are the learning outcomes for that grade? Then READ them!
    What kind of assessment do they do? How much formative assessment is going on? Can you...
  6. My best friend is getting married and has also...

    My best friend is getting married and has also asked for money. I don't mind- I'll give the envelope.

    Personally, when I do it, I'll ask for donations to a charity. My friend, however, works...
  7. You could train her to use a pee pad if...

    You could train her to use a pee pad if necessary...
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    Hi milocalwinnings, I'm also in SK- a lot of...

    Hi milocalwinnings,

    I'm also in SK- a lot of dogs seem to get it here and recover after the treatment. I would assume that the local vets are familiar with what's needed.

    Are you riding...
  9. Dealing with passive-aggressive and otherwise hostile people in the workplace

    Any tips? I have a coworker who is notoriously "difficult" to deal with, but in favour with admin... So far I haven't had any problem with her, but have just received an e-mail from her to a member...
  10. Dog treats/training aids that are NOT from China?

    I know that we've gone through the dog food brands, but I am searching high and low for dog treats without Chinese meat in them. My dog loves Zuke's mini naturals which say "Made in USA", but no...
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    I worked on a ranch that did this, but with a...

    I worked on a ranch that did this, but with a slow, nonreactive Belgian gelding. They put a western saddle on the gelding (no stirrups) with a breastplate, and tied the foal to one of the big...
  12. I think that they look beautiful, but please stay...

    I think that they look beautiful, but please stay away from water:

    Canadian bride

    It also makes me question the safety of riding in a regular saddle while wearing one (yes, I know that...
  13. Thread: Teachers

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    I'm a Grade 2 teacher, and my partner teaches...

    I'm a Grade 2 teacher, and my partner teaches high school English and philosophy. We teach in an International School which has a lot of diversity, but not poverty. I do know what you mean about...
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    Best quote ever!

    Best quote ever!
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    SPANX!!! I love them!

    SPANX!!! I love them!
  16. Teachers should be doing formative assessments to...

    Teachers should be doing formative assessments to ascertain if the students are learning what they think they have taught, not leaving it to the end result to check up on themselves.

    Summative...
  17. I love my job as a teacher. The pay is great,...

    I love my job as a teacher. The pay is great, hours are so-so, I have awesome students and coworkers. I leave work every.single.day feeling fufilled. Our school has a riding program, so I'm on a...
  18. I love being a teacher, but I don't think I would...

    I love being a teacher, but I don't think I would love working in a public school.

    Are the people advocating "tracking" in support of it at all grade levels? I have very flexible grouping in my...
  19. I live overseas, and I've always found cleaners...

    I live overseas, and I've always found cleaners who will walk the dog while I am at work. They've all been dog-friendly people, though I bought a dog gate so that if the dog is underfoot, she can...
  20. I'm a grade 2 teacher at a private (IB) school-...

    I'm a grade 2 teacher at a private (IB) school- there is a lot of interesting and relevant research on the purpose and application of assessment in the lower grades. At other schools that I have...
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    By "serious", do you mean "invested a lot of...

    By "serious", do you mean "invested a lot of money into equipment", or "talented", or "enjoys it a lot"?

    I haven't invested loads, and I think talent is up to other people to judge, but I do enjoy...
  22. I'd really prefer not to- my bank here charges...

    I'd really prefer not to- my bank here charges unreal rates for international wire transfers, so sending someone money plus the shipping would be less helpful than it seems. I keep looking for...
  23. Need tall boots shipped or delivered overseas

    Hi COTHers! I'm currently working overseas (Asia) and not planning to be back in North America for a while, but NEED a new pair of boots! Does anyone know of a tack store/company that ships...
  24. Adult rescue dog still has baby canines. Pull or not?

    Hello!

    Disclaimer: I'm living in Korea at the moment, and don't have a lot of faith in the vets here for a variety of reasons.

    We just adopted a dog from an animal shelter/network here. We've...
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    Fabulous!

    I've been living and working abroad for the past 6 years and love it. I'm a teacher at an International School and feel heppy every morning when I go to work.

    It was a bit difficult when I...
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