How did you pick username?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by czacza, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    "a person's final public performance or professional activity before retirement."

    Trouble is...I keep retiring and going back! :(
     
  2. Lisabobisa

    Lisabobisa Companion

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    In college my best friend used to sing the song "lisa bisa bo bisa me my mo misa..." She didn't find out till later that my mom had been calling me Lisabobisa since I was a child. I guess that's part of why we were best friends!
     
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  3. futuremathsprof

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    When I created mine back in early 2014, I was searching online for tips on how to become a teacher and just so happened across these forums. I decided that I would create a username and entered futuremathteacher as I was just entering my foray into teaching. However, I received a notice that that username was already taken, I believe, and so I substituted “prof” for teacher and added an “s” after math. The rest is history.
     
  4. futuremathsprof

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    Don’t you want to enjoy your retirement by not having to work anymore?
     
  5. futuremathsprof

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    I can’t remember if it’s geography or geometry. My gut feeling says geometry.
     
  6. miss-m

    miss-m Habitué

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    Same - mine starts with M. XD

    My students actually do call me Miss M, so it’s also become my “teacher persona” and I can’t imagine what it’ll be like if I get married and I’m not Miss M anymore! (Though this year I hear more “maestra” than “Miss M.”)
     
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    At the time I taught preschool special ed. Now I'm HS but the name stays.
     
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  8. geoteacher

    geoteacher Habitué

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    I forgot that I changed my profile picture! It used to be a globe.
     
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  9. futuremathsprof

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    Oh, gotcha!
     
  10. YoungTeacherGuy

    YoungTeacherGuy Phenom

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    When I first joined the forum over a decade ago, I was a young (third year) teacher, hence the name YoungTeacherGuy. Not sure what I was thinking when I chose it (I could've come up with something better), but I'm stuck with it now.
     
  11. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Awwwww:love:
     
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  12. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    Actually, I find that I quite enjoy my life working, although I do look forward to cutting back a little next semester.
     
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  13. Aces

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    I was thinking about when you have a top notch pilot they call them an "Ace" but that wasn't an approved nick (too short). So I just added an s. Which I was thinking about some video game series with that line of thinking.
     
  14. creativemonster

    creativemonster Comrade

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    It just popped into my mind and it seemed to fit. Not a lot of deep thought went into it.
     
  15. waterfall

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    My story is super lame. It was my first year of teaching and not only had my college program been a dual cert program that focused 90% on gen ed, but I was also the only sped teacher at my school and was assigned a gen ed mentor. I didn't realize teacher forums existed and happened upon this place in a google search. I was so excited to have a place to ask my questions and just wanted to quickly get through the whole registration deal so I could start posting. My desk calendar had a picture of a waterfall on it; I basically just glanced down and saw it and decided that would do!
     
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  16. futuremathsprof

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    As long as you enjoy what you’re doing, then do whatever. I just interpreted your unhappy face emoticon as you having to exit retirement unwillingly.
     
  17. futuremathsprof

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    Actually, other users have been able to change their usernames. Maybe you can, too!
     
  18. TrademarkTer

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    It's going to be like the boy who cried wolf next time. "Didn't we just throw swansong 1 a retirement party? We're having another one???"
     
  19. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

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    :):):):):)

    I have actually turned in my resignation because we are moving in Dec.out of this town to our new home near the beach. So, I'll quit the school I am in when we move. I do plan to get another job, but not in teaching.
     
  20. TeacherNY

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    Not too creative. I teach in NY!
     

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