Tag Archives: school year

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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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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Owning Your Show

Let’s begin with some simple math across the curriculum: Nationwide, the average classroom consists of one teacher and twenty-five students. I pulled that little doohicky of a fact from the U.S. Department of Education.  Personally, I think the Dept of … 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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