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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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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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21 Things to Do With an Index Card

Have the kids draw a mini-mural in three minutes or less that represents the day’s lesson, then explain it to a classmate. Do a three question Get-To-Know-You at the beginning of the year:  a)How are you feeling about taking this … Continue reading

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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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Teaching As An Introvert

The world inside my head is a rockin’ frat party.  A crazy, beer-slinging, friend-mooning, furniture-breaking kind of good time.  It’s loud.  It’s unedited.  It’s frequently rude and obnoxious and, naturally, it’s a total freaking blast. But that’s all just in … Continue reading

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The Singing Pigs Dictionary of Educational Idioms

My Significant Other just bought me The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms.  Language geek that I am, I haven’t put it down since.  High school teacher that I am, I immediately flipped to the curse words. “Ass!” (I like to … Continue reading

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Sr. Garcia is Backpack

At some point in my lifetime, I apparently decided that I wanted to spend my career teaching a World Language to teenagers.  I do not remember consciously making this decision, but I’m fairly certain that memory loss is a side … Continue reading

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