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 of Life #27: Dramatic Grading!

Last weekend, I was angry. I sat down to grade my students' notebook pages (a skill my colleagues use with their students to great success), and was disappointed by the utter crap I was looking at. Okay, I know that was a dramatic few sentences. But it's exhausting to teach, reteach, give work time, manage … Continue reading Slice of Life #27: Dramatic Grading!