Category Archives: Humor

Saying No

I have no problem telling my students no.  In fact, I often get an obnoxious pleasure out of it.  Mostly because the questions are so ridiculous. “Can I skip class and go home?” “No.” “Can I sit next to my … Continue reading

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Spring Showers

I’ve been fielding a lot of crying lately.  And not a single tear has been from students. Oh, no, wait.  There was a tear or two from a seventh grade boy in the principal’s office for an altercation with another … Continue reading

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Right-Wing Nutjobs, Liberal Wieners and Kids Know Best

Against my better judgement, I recently waded into a Facebook debate on education. Three seconds and twenty obnoxious Facebook notification dings later, I came to my senses, quickly clicked “stop notifications,” then ran directly to the kitchen where I did … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch the Bathroom Pass (and Other Life Advice From a Teacher)

Don’t Touch The Bathroom Pass (and other life advice from a teacher) A few years in the classroom, a few interactions with teenagers and life has taught me a few valuable lessons in the way only a career in public … Continue reading

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That Time of Year: December Edition

I went to a teacher happy hour this weekend.  Primarily because in the invitational email, the organizer threatened to punch a teenager in the face if she didn’t get some beer.  Not, mind you, because she is a violent sociopath.  … Continue reading

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No Common Sense

I don’t have a lick of common sense. This should come as a relief to my father, who has been waiting for a definitive answer to a question he has asked me repeatedly starting somewhere around age eight. “Girl, what’s … Continue reading

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond

The pop star Rhianna almost killed me this week. Background information necessary for this post to make sense:  I changed jobs this year.  Long version here.  Short version:  I taught Spanish for a long-ass time.  Now I’m aninstructional coach.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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