September 1, 2008

SABIS Threats and Intimidation (and Lies) Round 4

Posted in SABIS/Choueifat tagged , , , at 11:23 am by stephshimkooo

Please refer to Round 3 for some background info:

Everything was calm for about two months. In April, E2 began making rounds in the schools to “talk to people about re-signing” but apparently meant it this time. Appointments were scheduled for all of us in 10 minute intervals.  C, R, and I were still all in the same school and had appointments right after each other.  C decided not to go at all because she was not interested in having them anywhere near her.  I decided to go out of professional courtesy.

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August 19, 2008

My SLO Experience – Ovenless Cooking Club

Posted in SABIS/Choueifat tagged , , , , , , at 6:36 am by stephshimkooo

As an English teacher, I was looking for ways to get the kids to engage students into learning. I cook a lot, and I know a lot of simple recipes, so, I tried to start an ovenless cooking club. Students could learn by doing, and be proud of something they’d done and they would have something to show for their work.

The disaster of the cooking club I lay directly at the feet of the higher-ups in the SLO. Read the rest of this entry »

August 14, 2008

SABIS Threats and Intimidation (and Lies) Round 3

Posted in SABIS/Choueifat tagged , , , , , , at 5:21 am by stephshimkooo

Refer to Round Two for Background Info:

C and I went into the office and sat across the table from two members of the SABIS executive staff, “E1” and “E2.” We knew what the subject matter of this conversation was going to be, so we were less than receptive, especially after the threats of unemployment and deportation the last time around. Read the rest of this entry »