Monday, March 18, 2013 many?

The Steubenville rape case has been talked about to death.

27 coaches are being investigated....27 in a town of 18,000.  There is your first problem people, even assuming that the coaches are also teaching traditional academics.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


the Administration had a survey for the students.  One question was "what can the adults do to help students be better students.?"  A student asked for help on the last idea.

"well let me see what you have ?"

Item 4 "it is hard to get excited about learning when some teachers do not care.  Some do, *colleague*, Me, and *another colleague*.  But others just go through the motions."


(I was sure to tell my colleagues they were mentioned in this way.)

good for the goose...

Yep, every state representative, teacher, education administrator, senator, congressman and any person who makes decisions for education should have to take the standardized test.  Heck, if they fail they should loose their jobs.  Maybe then they might look and say "do high school graduates really need the knowledge these tests are about."

Thursday, March 7, 2013

This is a buret.  It is used to titrate chemicals.  It gives you great precision in the amount of chemicals added.  the part that controls the flow of chemicals is the "stopcock"  (stop that, its because you "cock" it to control or stop the flow).  The part that the chemical comes out of is the "nipple."  (Siiigh, gotta love teaching teenagers)

Sometimes the stopcock will stick.  There are a few tricks to loosen it, soaking it in warm water or soda.  There is something that will help prevent this from happening.

So the bookkeeper is gonna love my purchase order of "stopcock grease."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

decisions, decisions

For her birthday, the drama teacher wants people to wear costumes.  A few kids asked permission to go to the closet and get some costumes.

Star Wars rebel trooper outfit.  Grania O'malley outfit (pirate queen of Ireland during Queen do it right need weapons), Jedi, Viking dress...

Checked the batteries in my lightsabers, I'm ready for tomorrow.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


I have to cover for some colleagues during standardized tests this week.  If the teachers do not give me work for the students I'm going to show classes. fiddler on the roof.