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”
The school I teach at is old, and thus, is full of strange noises. The water is orange from old pipes. There may or may not be a significant ghost presence on the premises from the numerous civil war happenings in this area. The other day we were sitting in class, getting ready to discuss … More SQOTD- “The Devil is ALIVE!”
I am fortunate enough to work with some awesome teachers, so sometimes, I get some quotes from students who are not my cherubs. Today was one such occasion. I was sitting in another teacher’s study hall class, and a student came up to Ms. Teacher, looking severely distressed. “Ms. Teacher.” She said, taking a steadying … More SQOTD-“Did You Know Meat is Muscle?”