Sometimes, when you’re having a rough day, you need a little encouragement. That extra push, one might say. At our school, however, you get to be encouraged while you are evacuating your bowels/bladder. There are a collection of posters in the faculty bathroom, located across from the throne of freedom to help you along the … More Inspiration.
One week to spring break, you guys. Some of you lucky educators-of-young-minds are already on spring break, free. So free. To help those of us in the trenches, here are some things to fill your planning block. Thank God for Etsy, amiright? I am. It’s a special kind of wonderful that we have this online, Pinterest-infused … More 10 Teacher Things to Make it to Spring Break
Most days, the things that my students say far outweigh any Freudian slips that I have in class. However, there are days where my mouth runs far quicker than my mind. This was one such day. A student had a phone on their desk. It started to buzz against the desk, creating a loud reverberation. … More “You can’t turn down a vibrator.”
One of the great, beautiful parts of being a teacher is enjoying a snow day. It’s on of the perks of educating the little snowflakes-a day of hot chocolate and nothingness. Bless it. There’s a specific process I follow when I hear that there may be snow in my life. Seeing snow in the forecast. … More The Teacher’s Snow Day
Teachers on the first day be like….
There is no end to the slang that revolves through middle and high school hallways. It’s important, as an educator, to understand what these mean so that you don’t end up using the words inappropriately, or ya know, at all. Ever. Because so many of them are horrible mutations of the English language. Here are … More 10 Words You Wish Didn’t Exist
A student her slapped down her phone and looked up at me, “Mrs. N. Do you ever have a day like you need Jesus to come down from Heaven and take you right up to His house, because you about to sin all over a trashy ho? She thinks she can be petty. She got … More SQOTD- Do you ever have a day where you need Jesus to come down…”
“This puppy is so cute; I want to squeeze him so tight he’ll turn into a puppy diamond and then I’ll pierce my ears so I can wear him as puppy diamond earrings.” That’s weird, but at the same time, that speaks to me on a spiritual level.
I teach in a 4×4 school, which means that each semester I get a whole new crop of students, which gives me all sorts of feels. I primarily teach seniors (semester long) and I also teach an elective, which is a year-long course with too many freshman. Starting a new course load always give teachers … More 10 End-of Semester Feels
Some students have the marvelous gift to burn other students so thoroughly with their words that there can never be recovery. This generally is not a “bullying” situation, because these students are usually good friends, and neither student is actually hurt by it. It’s just good fun had by all. Including me. One student was … More SQOTD-“You’re like the coolest guy at Verizon”