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What was your first post on TES?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Sillow, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    Mine was, apparently, on the Mornington Crescent thread, back in January 2009.

    Can anyone else be bothered to go and have a look?!

    *accepts that she's possibly the most bored person here and should probably go to bed*
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  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    How do you find out?
  3. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I clicked on my own profile, then 'View Sillow's activity'. From the list of threads, keep clicking to the last page, then click on 'view older posts' at the bottom of each page until you reach the end.
  4. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

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    Sorry, it's very small. I'm trying to show I've clicked on page 10 (the last page in this batch) and there's a bit above it that says 'view older posts'. I kept clicking on the last page, then the view older link until I got to the end.

    Yes, too much time on my hands.
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  5. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    I think that depends how long ago and on which forum.
    With the recent shake up about 40-45,000 posts of mine vanished- most of them on a forum far, far away.
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  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    My record only goes back to the reboot in August... lost forever are my first words.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  7. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    That's interesting...I thought I had lost all my posts earlier than 2014, but by doing what Sillow suggested and clicking on 'view older posts' at the bottom of each page, I managed to find all my posts going back to 2007.
    The earliest one I can find was about a Grandparents' Book, so nothing wildly exciting, sadly.
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  8. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I joined in 09 but didn't post for a couple of years and then it was one or two a year. This year's seen me take the plunge, so to speak.
  9. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    Weird, so your old posts were lost and your post count set to zero, whereas my posts from the old site are still attached to my name but my post count was still set to zero. It's just silly the way the deleting/resetting happened for some and not for others.
  10. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Mine - having trawled through pages and pages - only goes back to 2011. I remember though that my first post was on the SLT forum speaking up for job share teachers.
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  11. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    5th April 2011..... and I surprise you not..... it was a rant...... I knee jerk reacted (quell surprise encore) to some post about letting girls jiggle about cheerleading or some such drivel..

    Quote "Well... I have ploughed through all 10 pages of posts on this subject and I am a little hot under the collar.
    I am that dinosaur who was taught HOW to teach PE! I agree with the person posting who said that nowadays students completing a uni degree course and then a PGCE don't always cut it (a few weeks in teaching practice in autumn and spring terms only..... no wonder UK athletics will die a death from the state sector, as unless the newly trained PE teacher was an athletics specialist then they never get to cover athletics until hopefully at least learning something "on the job") I was taught how to teach all aspects of PE - just as well really because in most of my teaching career the only courses that seemed to come up were on Dance. So - go back to training teachers for PE teaching, as in specialist PE colleges.
    I agree with gogojohnny re PE specialists in primary schools. I have said the same as a voice bleating in the wilderness since 1972! I was aghast when I saw the standard of PE teaching being left to primary teachers with all too often an aversion for the subject. Primary schools should employ PE specialist as in how the sports' coordinators work now. Groups of primaries should club together to employ that specialist to provide a full timetable for the children in their schools.

    I disagree with googjohnny's very unfair condemnation of the PE specialist in the secondary sector. If my plea to revert to the PE teacher training mentioned before happened then there is no reason why PE should not revert to a golden age :)
    Let us remove all the interference that Exam PE, Ofsted inspectors, and so many of the "innovations" mentioned in other posts here.
    I tried throughout Key Stage 3 to ensure that all children (yes "all children" gogojohnny) experienced a wide range of activities- a balanced curriculum. They would have 6 to 8 weeks of 2 activities (depending on the length of the term) including dance, gymnastics and trampolining, outdoor and adventurous activities, health and fitness, athletics, as well as games(hockey,netball,football,rounders, tennis,badminton and basketball.) All those activities were supported with an inclusive range of extra curricular activities. All pupils were welcome at those, with team sports including selection to play competitive games. We also had inter form competitions to widen the opportunity for pupils to play for a team. This was hardly the unfair and elitist image portrayed here.
    I agree that with the "wonderful national curriculum" and all the other (words are failing me here) stuff PE teachers are now expected to include in the clone and drone like lessons....there has been a shift away from physical activity. How I wish that when that Inspector arrived we couldn't just run off with the kids and get across to the opposite side of the field. I had the misfortune to see the best colleague I ever worked with become completely disillusioned after an episode with an Ofsted inspector who concluded that she hadn't done her lesson objectives. As he hadn't been present in the changing rooms when she did - and he asked a particularly dizzy child what the lesson objectives were and she couldn't tell him; he made his judgement and that was that! So much for my colleague trying to get some pace and physical activity and challenge into her lesson. This country's state sector's loss was an international school abroad's gain!
    I taught PE- I think successfully- over many years ... yes my school teams won a great deal of the time, but how does one measure success? I agree with the person posting about the pupils who continue with a sport introduced at school, out of school. I had that as a high priority. I hoped to educate them about the necessity of leading a healthy and active lifestyle. I hoped they enjoyed most aspects of the subject and if they didn't, at least that they found an activity they did like and could choose that to pursue in key Stage 4. So many of the ex pupils who I met after they left school nearly always had a moment of success and/or enjoyment they remembered from PE - that always cheered me, especially when labouring with so many things in education that I was convinced were a complete waste of space. Why do we only listen to the moaning minnies who exclaim about how much they hated school sport? It is rather like school dinner complaints maybe...something folk just do.
    To complete my identity as a dinosaur I am totally proud to say that I never ever at any stage taught or had anything to do with "cheerleading" Call girls' team sport all you like but nothing will ever convince me that this sad excuse of an activity is anything other than a travesty. I await the day when boys are put into skimpy, outfits and prance about on a sideline whilst girls are playing and enjoying team sport. (That is mild to what I really think about cheerleading) I have taught dance and enjoyed that even though my main sports were swimming and team games and I believe in the place for dance in the curriculum. Having said that it would never have broken my heart to have seen it included in drama or expressive arts departments.
    To conclude - yes there is a place for theory in PE. A good PE teacher can include a whole range of challenge in the lessons and keep those lessons very pacey. I feel PE teachers who supported exam PE led us into stormy waters. Instead of putting in the extra hours with extra curricular we kept that and walked into classroom lessons with marking, exams,etc - so we got it all ways.There is also of course the constant striving to make PE an "academic subject" so in the fervour to avoid any sniping PE exams are set that require more application than say Geography! That I did not do a single PE exam until I went to college;my A levels of English, History and French did me no harm at all. (I am quite saddened at some of the spelling on here - I admit to being a poor typist and so might make typing errors but for a PE teacher not to know when to use "practice" and practise" is too much for me to take.)
    I suppose I have tried to expunge every frustration here I have felt and it is probably because they proliferated in the last 6 years or so.I have seen descriptions of PE teaching on here that I don't recognise. I am still in touch with friends who trained when I did and I know they feel the same as me. They are getting out. Britain now seems to win medals at Olympics based on either sports people who were privately educated, or we select sports that the rest of the world haven't chosen to push. Alas I predict that we might not win the same number of medals in rowing and cycling in 2012 as the rest of the world will have picked up on those! Maybe we will get a medal when they bring in Olympic sitting down with paper and pen."

    I still feel all that :) I haven't "mellowed" at all !
  12. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Good for you @HelenREMfan

    I've just found mine, :make of that what you will!

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  13. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Was that for me??
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  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Do you imagine your first post was as memorable as your last one?

    I think mine will have been. It was "If cheese had a sense of smell, what do you think it would make of you?"
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    al my posts have been deletedin the reshuffle..so haven't a clue.
  16. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Mine was either a question about the difference between Latte and Cappucino...

    Or a proposal that all tax be done through inheritance tax... Doomzebra had fun on that one I think.
  17. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Olds, if you follow @Sillow's instructions, your posts go back quite a way. It takes a lot of time though!

    Yes, I'm trying to put off going to bed!:rolleyes:
  18. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    true i did as instructed and went back to 2006
    'amazed lf she hassn't stripped off joined him in a pool p-arty. refering to laffalots comment about 'delted 9(packer?)'
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  19. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Yes, it seems that way.

    Some posters' history only goes back a very short way. How odd.
  20. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Mine says 'no results shown', so either my posts are in a netherworld, I don't actually exist or....I have done it wrong. It would be interesting to see my first post, probably asking for advice on getting a job back in the UK secondary sector.....(I did get one, by the way)

    I remember on a pregnancy/parenting site elsewhere, my first post was whether to do a pregnancy test and the responses were all very encouraging (we were about to start IVF and I thought that my delayed cycle was due to stress), turned out it was the now kitten. In fact, about 10 of us moved over to a private FB thread and we are still friends, almost four years later. Spooky.

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