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Everything posted by MWil23

  1. I take no responsibility for this
  2. What a contradiction. He used bold words. This looks like Mafia. I’m confused.
  3. How has your team done in FA?

    Weaknesses IMO would be depth, especially on the EDGE and interior DL spots, as well as the LB corps.
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    From what I've seen, this is all going to hit the hardest in April/early May, and there will likely be a rebound factor in August/September, so I wouldn't be surprised to see something like this continue through the fall. I don't even want to bring this up to my coworkers, or fellow coaches either. The social/emotional support for our staff, students, and athletes/extracurricular students will be at an all time high.
  5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Yeah, this will have a negative 2-3 year residual impact in terms of "content", because not only do they lose that, but next year they will be behind where they would be, meaning more review, catch-up, etc. Don't get me wrong, content is actually not as big of a concern right now as a variety of other things. Don't get me wrong, I'm passionate about content, but that's not why I got into education. Throw in other factors like how spring sports are done, the NCAA is talking about canceling football in 2020, and the residual impact that will/could have on high schools across America, etc., and 2020-2021 could be just as challenging as what we're going through right now.
  6. I'm not challenging anyone this game. I will also be accepting any/all challenges.
  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    Administration has told us to email them/keep them updated about those "not doing work" over the next week or so. I don't think that they understand the volume of kids who will not be doing work, and frankly, I don't know what their gameplan is. For example, one of my classes, I have 30 sophomores. They're a GREAT class, but there are 5-8 kids that I have to monitor and hold accountable DAILY to do work, turn things in, stay on task, etc. We have good rapport, and since I've been doing this for a while now, you know what to expect, how to handle things, when to let them sink/swim, etc. Not having that face to face accountability for these kids means I know that 5-8 of them will do NOTHING...and that's a GOOD CLASS. I think in a school of our size (2,500+ 9-12), we are going to have hundreds of students doing NOTHING for various reasons.
  8. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    I should specify what I was saying: Thankfully I've been utilizing technology for years in our classroom with the above, and every single student in our high school has a ChromeBook (federal grant), so the expectations are pretty clear and most students will excel. While I don't know you personally, I have a very strong feeling that you are a good parent with clear expectations, will hold your kid accountable, help them, etc. My concern is those without that support system at home from parents, and those who are responsible for other things, like watching younger siblings while both parents work, have rough home situations, etc. It's weird because I teach an upper level college class, two general classes, and work with at risk students via an online platform to recover credits for failure, so I see the entire gamut of our population. My district is predominately middle to upper middle class, so most of our students will have these supports, but I'm concerned about the 10-15% of the population that doesn't, and I'm afraid that they'll slip through the cracks. I hope that makes sense!
  9. USA Today's updated Preseason Top 25

    Clemson at #1 is no surprise there at all and it's very deserved. Their talent, ability at the QB position, returning players that didn't go pro, and extremely weak conference mean that they're locks to get into the CFP barring an injury to Lawrence. OSU had a big loss with Master Teague's Achilles injury, but they did get a grad transfer RB who should walk in and start from Day 1. They have a crazy amount of talent returning on offense, but do lose Dobbins and Hill. Their defense loses some extremely key starters with 3 DL, 1 LB, and almost their entire secondary, so it will be interesting to see how their defense performs this year and gels as the season goes.
  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    This is our first official day of online learning for the students that I teach (grades 10-12). I'm unsure of how our students are going to respond to this as far as doing the work vs. blowing it off, etc. Hopefully we all make the most of it. I'm utilizing Google Classroom, forms, docs, slides, etc. We are not allowed to use live platforms like Google Hangouts, live videos, etc., and we do have a contingent of students with extenuating circumstances like lack of internet, access to technology, or excuses about it as well, so I'm not sure what our administrative team is going to do in these regards.
  11. Reminds me of growing up when we would play a good wholesome game of Cowboys vs Native Americans.
  12. College Football and NFL Draft Discussion

    His weight and build are complete deal breakers for me personally. He's too heavy, he will likely have major lower body wear and tear, injuries, and I think he's the fourth best OT prospect in this draft. I'll keep an open mind, but I'll need some convincing. I just don't see it.
  13. @Pickle Rick randomize all of mine please
  14. I should have recruited you so you could motivate me each night and we’d get two recruits a night until we were caught. Assuming I didn’t die N2 and wasn’t blocked every single night.
  15. You guys came hard at me. I’m assuming Daboyle was with you. Between you guys, Dome, and then Malfatron brilliantly calling my bluff to save him N1, that was a lot. Touch came in and started on me too.
  16. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 3rd try

    @FinneasGage is that you? @Blue and @Malfatron, @squire12 Thoughts?
  17. Nothing wrong with being The Flash. It’s a common condition. 1 out of 5 super heroes suffer from it.