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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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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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An Open Letter to New Teachers

Dear First Year Teachers, You’re about to walk through the double-doors of your first school into your first classroom with your first group of students and take your place, front and center, in of one of the biggest shitstorms of … Continue reading

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Going to the Dark Side

I’m going to the dark side. After twelve years in the classroom, approximately two-thousand students (give or take a couple hundred,) and three years of blogging, I’m throwing in the towel.  I’m leaving teaching.  I’m…becoming a stripper.  The tips are … Continue reading

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The Natural Progression of a Teacher’s Mental State Throughout The School Year

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Fire Prevention

It’s always around this time of year that I find myself hoping the school doesn’t burn down Not, admittedly, because I’m overly concerned with the prospect of a fire (lord knows we practice enough drills so that even in the … Continue reading

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