How did you pick username?

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

  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,958
    Likes Received:
    2,110

    Aug 28, 2018

    Just for fun...how did you choose your name here on atoz?

    Mine is a family nickname :)
     
  2.  
  3. a2z

    a2z Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    6,185
    Likes Received:
    2,115

    Aug 28, 2018

    I think mine is obvious.
     
  4. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    14,055
    Likes Received:
    1,878

    Aug 28, 2018

    My last name starts with "C"--I'm not very original.
     
    futuremathsprof, Backroads and czacza like this.
  5. MissScrimmage

    MissScrimmage Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,061
    Likes Received:
    538

    Aug 28, 2018

    Mine is from Gordon Korman's MacDonald Hall series. Miss Scrimmage runs the finishing school for ladies, which is across the highway from the all-boys boarding school, MacDonald Hall. I loved these books in middle school and when I re-read them, they are still really funny. I don't think I'm at all like zany Miss Scrimmage, but I love her character.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
    futuremathsprof, MrsC and czacza like this.
  6. ms.irene

    ms.irene Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    744

    Aug 28, 2018

    Mine is based on a mispronunciation of my first name that I often heard when I was living abroad :)
     
    MrsC likes this.
  7. geoteacher

    geoteacher Devotee

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,026
    Likes Received:
    237

    Aug 28, 2018

    Guess what I teach?
     
  8. Backroads

    Backroads Aficionado

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,618
    Likes Received:
    1,917

    Aug 28, 2018

    Shakespeare
     
    LittleShakespeare likes this.
  9. Backroads

    Backroads Aficionado

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,618
    Likes Received:
    1,917

    Aug 28, 2018

    It's been the more-or-less universal internet handle of my adult life.

    To give greater background, I am the sort that truly does love to road trip through random old highways and roads to little towns.
     
  10. Zelda~*

    Zelda~* Devotee

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,042
    Likes Received:
    81

    Aug 28, 2018

    Video game fan. How can one not adore a character who is the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom? :D
     
  11. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,870
    Likes Received:
    1,374

    Aug 28, 2018

    When I taught high school 25 years ago, there were always some random names on the absentee list. One was “Student, Ima”. I remembered that and chose “Ima Teacher” when I first started on teacher rooms. I am Ima Teacher on every chat room I frequent now or have ever visited.
     
  12. ChildWhisperer

    ChildWhisperer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    1,245
    Likes Received:
    433

    Aug 28, 2018

    One of my coworkers at the last school I taught at in my hometown started calling me a "child whisperer" because my class was just so good. So smart, well-behaved, kind, helpful, just all around amazing angels. ANGELS, I TELL YA.
    I really can't take all the credit though.
    I just got really lucky that year with an amazing group of kids. I joined this forum right after that class I think. I have to look at dates.
     
  13. CharRMS

    CharRMS Companion

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    54

    Aug 28, 2018

    Mine is my nickname and school initials.
     
  14. TrademarkTer

    TrademarkTer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    1,026

    Aug 28, 2018

    Could be geometry or geography so it's not a dead giveaway. Heck, possibly even geology (earth science...)

    Anyway mine is loosely based on my initials.
     
  15. Joyful!

    Joyful! Habitué

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Messages:
    881
    Likes Received:
    211

    Aug 28, 2018

    I chose Joyful! because I choose to find the joy in teaching year after year despite the challenges. I feel joyful that I have been so blessed!
     
  16. Missy

    Missy Aficionado

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,741
    Likes Received:
    309

    Aug 28, 2018

    Childhood nickname
     
  17. John Lee

    John Lee Groupie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,476
    Likes Received:
    58

    Aug 28, 2018

    I thought it was about the most common name I could think of... in hindsight, I might have picked John Smith.
     
  18. readingrules12

    readingrules12 Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,262
    Likes Received:
    748

    Aug 28, 2018

    One of my largest goals each year is to help children fall in love with reading. I still believe that books can lead us to so many wonderful places. That is how I decided the name readingrules. The number 12 was fairly random.
     
  19. Camel13

    Camel13 Companion

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    32

    Aug 28, 2018

    I figured out it would help my students if I said my name rhymes with Camel and 13 is the year I got married.
     
  20. LittleShakespeare

    LittleShakespeare Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    59

    Aug 28, 2018


    Your name is adorable. That was the name of my baby cat! He was called Zaza. :heart:
     
    czacza likes this.
  21. LittleShakespeare

    LittleShakespeare Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2017
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    59

    Aug 28, 2018

    I was 14 when I fell in love with the idea of studying English Literature as a career. My English teachers in high school used to love my writing, and they used to call me "Little Shakespeare." It stuck with me all these years.
     
  22. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,713
    Likes Received:
    1,680

    Aug 29, 2018

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

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

    Lisabobisa Comrade

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    75

    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.
  24. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Phenom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,398
    Likes Received:
    1,300

    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.
     
  25. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Phenom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,398
    Likes Received:
    1,300

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    futuremathsprof Phenom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,398
    Likes Received:
    1,300

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    miss-m Devotee

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    503

    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.
  28. SpecialPreskoo

    SpecialPreskoo Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,032
    Likes Received:
    414

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    geoteacher Devotee

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,026
    Likes Received:
    237

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    futuremathsprof Phenom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,398
    Likes Received:
    1,300

    Aug 29, 2018

    Oh, gotcha!
     
  31. YoungTeacherGuy

    YoungTeacherGuy Phenom

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,461
    Likes Received:
    1,485

    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.
     
  32. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,958
    Likes Received:
    2,110

    Aug 29, 2018

    Awwwww:love:
     
    futuremathsprof likes this.
  33. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,713
    Likes Received:
    1,680

    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.
  34. Aces

    Aces Habitué

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2018
    Messages:
    934
    Likes Received:
    532

    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.
     
  35. creativemonster

    creativemonster Comrade

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    140

    Aug 29, 2018

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

    waterfall Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    6,041
    Likes Received:
    905

    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.
  37. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Phenom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,398
    Likes Received:
    1,300

    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.
     
  38. futuremathsprof

    futuremathsprof Phenom

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,398
    Likes Received:
    1,300

    Aug 30, 2018

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

    TrademarkTer Groupie

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,485
    Likes Received:
    1,026

    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???"
     
  40. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    6,713
    Likes Received:
    1,680

    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.
     
  41. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Maven

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,023
    Likes Received:
    1,493

    Aug 30, 2018

    Not too creative. I teach in NY!
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. SaraFirst
Total: 393 (members: 1, guests: 369, robots: 23)
test