For some, the school year has already began; for others, it's just a few days away. Either way, most educators have already been teaching for the past few days, or even weeks now, in the form of the "teacher dreams" (or nightmares) that haunt our sleep as the start of school approaches. Have a recurring … Continue reading Teaching in your dreams
One hundred and eighty days of teaching takes a toll on the soul. It's no wonder educators desperately look forward to summer break, when they get time revive and recharge. It also no wonder that sometimes teachers seek a summer of solitude, and often avoid the sight and sounds of kids at all costs!
Well, we once again survived another school year! Now it's time to get some much needed summer break rejuvenation so we will be ready to go another round come September. Thank God for Summer Brain Drain, and I'm not talking about when the kids manage to forget a full years worth of learning in just … Continue reading Teachers Enjoy Your Summer Brain Drain
As we approach the end of the school year, I am sure that you are experiencing, much like myself, a myriad of emotions. I feel this cartoon helps illustrate just what teachers go through as we await that final school day bell to toll.
Arg, it's that time of year again. Evaluations! Artifacts! Scan and deliver! I've been so busy scanning, photographing, uploading, writing, and doing basically everything I can to show that, yes, I have actually been working my butt of teaching all year, and, contrary to popular belief, teachers do not just sit on our butts all … Continue reading Arg Artifacts Again!
If you teach the middle and high school age group, you have probably noticed that as children grow into their tween and teen years, their actions become increasingly irrational. Now we know science has pinned this down to the fact that humans do not have a fully developed frontal cortex (the area of the brain … Continue reading Why teens are so weird!