As teachers, we are more than just educators- we are role models for our students. However, as this comic illustrates, we often need to check our own nasty habits before we start picking on those of our pupils!
As our schools and places of work get increasingly "politically correct," has anyone else noticed it's gotten a lot harder to wish someone a Merry Christmas or even a Happy Holidays?
At this point I am sure all have seen the footage of the teacher from California that attacked the student in his class. While such actions can never be justified, I know that myself and a number of educators can sympathize with the instructor, whom after receiving an unrelenting onslaught of profanity and racial slurs … Continue reading When Teachers Get Pushed Too Far
Every teacher gets ready for the new school year differently. Some spend the summer crafting epic lessons, researching new pedagogy, and preparing a new icebreaker or two to try on the class. Others, well, they just break open a new bottle of aspirin as they steady themselves for the craziness that comes with the new … Continue reading Prepared for back to school?
As the start of the school year approaches, a phenomenon begins to take place among all teachers- the school dreams. How many of you are already having dreams of being back in the classroom? And, how many of you consider these dreams to be nightmares? Lol!
Seems like stores have already cleared out their shelves of summer wares to make room for school supplies. Now stepping into a store brings a reminder that our summer vacation is fading fast. I use to think it was bad when they would put out the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving, but this is worse, it's … Continue reading Stores shouldn’t sell school supplies in July!