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
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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
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
Once upon a time, back in my own high school years, I made my mother miserable with my clothing choices. I don’t really have any good excuse…I don’t THINK I had a traumatic brain injury that would lead me to believe that a size 14 (which is what I truly was back in high school) … More That Teacher Look
Teachers are not paid a lot. I know, stunning revelations for you here. That’s why you should give them sweet gift cards on Teacher Appreciation Week. Starbucks is always good, because, let’s be real, what teacher doesn’t bleed coffee? But if you’re looking for another way for teachers to get more bang for their buck, … More Best Ever List of Discounts for Teachers
I was not a model student. In fact, I was a huge pain in the classroom. I was disruptive, annoyed by any teacher that asked me to work, and talked incessantly. Man, I had a good time. The teachers, not so much. However, they DO remember me when I come to visit. Because I am … More 9 Students Every Teacher Will Recognize
There are two weeks left of my first ever “summer vacation.” Now, I have to say, I didn’t really get the traditional summer off, since I worked as a technical writer the entire summer. It’s not all doom and gloom though, I went to California for almost three weeks. Yes, I know. Sing me a … More Ten Thoughts All Teachers Have Before School Starts