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ness April 4, 2022

This is 100% true. It's about conditions and respect. I work so hard, often at the expense of myself and my own family, and to continually be told (by government, by the media, by everyday people-even by people who are close to me at times....) that what  I do is easy, and I'm lucky and I should be doing more. 

This last term has been the hardest of my 15 year career, for a number of reasons, on top of 2 really hard years. And we just keep being told to do more with less-less money (I'm a state school), less time, less staff. 
Most of  my out of class time is spent doing all that busy work, I'm not creating exciting lessons for my students, or resources that will engage them-I'm doing checklists or data entry, I'm writing up the phonemail I'm had with a parent and entering the emails I have received into the contact system. I'm burnt out and exhausted and over it. 

ness March 20, 2022

I’m close to 15 years of teaching, so I’ve tripled the average, but I am so done. Burnt out, exhausted, I have nothing left. I can’t catch up ns get on top of everything. 

But I’m to tired to study anything else or even consider another job. I feel stuck. 
I’m not a DET employee, instead a qld state school teacher. 

ness January 9, 2022

100% agree. Except for why teachers are angry. I’m not angry I have to teach unvaccinated kids, I’m angry that in 2 years there has been nothing done to sort out ventilation in classrooms (in state schools at least), in classrooms that are overstuffed. also that as a teacher (and parent) the goalposts keep shifting and changing and the expectations on is keep growing and there is no warning and we get pressure from every angle-parents, government, media…

ness November 4, 2020

@mamamia-user-482898552 I really disagree. On the surface that's what the movie looks like it is about, but in reality it's about female friendship and building one another up, it's standing up for yourself, Her character is smart and switched on and kind. 

ness October 2, 2020

I have been having chin pimples for months. Big ugly blind ones, that by the time they would grow a giant head, then scab up and heal another one would be there. Chin pimples are usually hormonal, so I blamed breastfeeding. I got a facial, and my beautician said she thought that it was personal dermatitis. And it was. I'm taking an oral antibiotic and it's healing so quickly. I have also struggled for months. I also got a blood test while I was there and was severely low in iron. So dont keep buying products and see a doctor!

ness May 18, 2020

This makes me sick on so many levels. But how did 1 person have responsibility for her for over a year? 7 days a week, no holidays?

Also, as a special school teacher, I believe in inclusion. But at the moment, for some kids, mainstream school doesn't work. Just like not every kid is suitable for Sydney Law, not every kid will fit the mainstream bubble. I live in a region with 10 of thousands of students, and my school has 150 of them. And the most passionate staffed who have so much experience and are so well trained in specific disability appropriate programs. Special schools are not the devil, and kids aren't put there to e ignored. 

Ness December 18, 2017

What about Kate's arm??

Ness September 20, 2017

An issue with sign is that most people don't know or understand it. So you and your family and his daycare will have to go to a whole heap of time and effort and hard work to learn sign, when he still won't be understood by others in the community, for a condition that will go away in a few years, and he will then be behind in his speech development. I agree with the others below-eep Rush's analogy with the broken leg and paralysed body. . You still won't be able to sign while you are driving, or if he's not looking at you....

Ness April 14, 2017

That's suggesting he saved every cent he earnt. what about tax he would have to pay? And things like groceries and rent? Hmmm

Ness April 14, 2017

This (and this convo on the podcast) annoyed me so much. If you know you are hopeless do something about it. If you know, and you do nothing g about it, all your apologies and saying you hate yourself for it mean nothing. If you really were sorry And really hated yourself fir it then you would change.
I have a baby and a toddler. I can get myself and them out the door and be there on time (this is aimed at childless prople-sometimes kids force you to be late-poo explosions etc) I've usually organised it around times when they willnot be hungry or tired. If you are late you are messing with thesr timings. And also the amount of time we can stay in any one place before the toddler starts going mental.
OR (and this is worse) I've organised with my husband to have some child free time around work shifts and other things going in in both our lives and you are late and I could have spent that time doing or seeing someone else! Grrrrr

Ness February 16, 2017

God, this was what pregnancy was like for me for the first 20-25 weeks. It was awful. I couldn't even watch tv, walking from the couch to bed was enough to make me throw up! I'm starting to think about Number 2, and don't know how I'll go with a toddler!

Ness December 29, 2015

Just listened to this podcast-I am up to Season 4 of Friday Night Lights, and adored the first 3 seasons. Connie Britton as Tammy Taylor is amazing. The other characters are amazing too. Great show to watch with your partner, as you get your him in with the football. Some new characters now, and I'm not loving them as much, but fantastic show.
And Jamila, if you are watching everything with the stars of Friday Night Lights-I cannot recommend Hart of Dixie more highly. It has Jason Street's actor in it. It's a bit like Offspring, set in Alabama in a cute little town with cute boys. It is THE happiest show ever. I have been recommending it all over the place, and have not had a single (female) friend not love it!!!