Roses and Thorns: The Week Before Spring Break

Monday: Ah, a reading day! How peaceful... Tuesday: Ah, a lesson followed by work time! The students will TOTALLY make the most of this, right?! Later that day in a CLT meeting... "I'm so frustrated. I teach lessons that the students don't even hear! They have time to work on a theme page, then act … Continue reading Roses and Thorns: The Week Before Spring Break

Kids Say the Darnedest Things…

"If I was the supervisor, I'd call Child Protective Services and tell them these parents are unfit to raise a child!" How do you respond when a student says this about a character in a book? A character whose parents' only flaws are that they were beat up by robbers, don't have health insurance, and … Continue reading Kids Say the Darnedest Things…

Slice #32: I’m Baaaaack!: Reflections on a Grade Prep Day

Today (a teacher work day) I went into school instead of working from home. There's something to be said for environments and the impact they have on work production. Which, in this case, means if I were to stay at home, I'd be reading and cuddling my cat all day instead of grading! As I … Continue reading Slice #32: I’m Baaaaack!: Reflections on a Grade Prep Day