How did you pick username?

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

  1. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,403
    Likes Received:
    1,236

    Aug 29, 2018

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

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

    Lisabobisa Companion

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    45

    Aug 29, 2018

    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!
     
    futuremathsprof likes this.
  3. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    975

    Aug 29, 2018

    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

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    975

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    975

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    miss-m Devotee

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    437

    Aug 29, 2018

    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.”)
     
    czacza likes this.
  7. SpecialPreskoo

    SpecialPreskoo Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,970
    Likes Received:
    362

    Aug 29, 2018

    At the time I taught preschool special ed. Now I'm HS but the name stays.
     
    czacza likes this.
  8. geoteacher

    geoteacher Habitué

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    967
    Likes Received:
    186

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    975

    Aug 29, 2018

    Oh, gotcha!
     
  10. YoungTeacherGuy

    YoungTeacherGuy Phenom

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,195
    Likes Received:
    1,114

    Aug 29, 2018

    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

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,929
    Likes Received:
    2,066

    Aug 29, 2018

    Awwwww:love:
     
    futuremathsprof likes this.
  12. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,403
    Likes Received:
    1,236

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    Aces Habitué

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2018
    Messages:
    771
    Likes Received:
    405

    Aug 29, 2018

    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

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    96

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    waterfall Maven

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    683

    Aug 29, 2018

    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!
     
    ChildWhisperer likes this.
  16. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    975

    Aug 30, 2018

    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

    futuremathsprof Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    3,620
    Likes Received:
    975

    Aug 30, 2018

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

    TrademarkTer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    1,005

    Aug 30, 2018

    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

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,403
    Likes Received:
    1,236

    Aug 30, 2018

    :):):):):)

    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

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,161
    Likes Received:
    841

    Aug 30, 2018

    Not too creative. I teach in NY!
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. bella84,
  2. Zeewkay
Total: 300 (members: 2, guests: 268, robots: 30)
test