Saturday, May 25, 2013

teacher survival kit

Version less than 1.0

Duct tape, preferally stylish.  For repairing.  (mostly notebooks)
Throat coat tea
Germ x
listerine tabs

Friday, May 24, 2013

run for the hills

I am very fond of the students I taught at the school I worked at until this year.  So went to graduation.

there are 4 boys there who received the nickname "four horsemen".  They were not bad kids, heck any parent would be proud of them.  Just together they are a handful.

One of them was Salutitorium.

The Apocalypse is upon us.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Snarkness rising

I have to have several days of training next year with some kind of additional training teacher school.  Me and several colleagues.  I get a letter saying, "you are accepted, here's the dates and location.  Please acknowledge..." type thing. Being a loyal pawn...employee, I send my RSVP.

Little while later email pings back.

"We are excited to have you.  "

Why?  You do not know me.  You do no know what I need or what can offer or what I want?

"If you know someone who was not selected, please encourage them to re-apply next year.  There were many qualified applicants and a limited number of spots, so the selection process was especially difficult and challenging this year."

  The only reason I signed up was because I was ordered to.  Those that applied from my school are like me.  The school wants us all to attend whether we want to or not.  I think that instead of driving the 3 hours there, spending 3 days....I'd be better if I just had some time to think and plan.

No, of course I did not send the letter.  But that is my feelings.

Now in fairness many of my co workers have gone, and think that it helps them.

Friday, May 10, 2013

I haveconstantly hungry students.

The next time I show Solyent Green I think the day of the reveal I'll have this on hand.

texas my nickels worth

We do not see what happened before.  The teacher is remaining calm, just what you need to do most times with a student so you do not escalate the situation.  Then again the desk set up is like a fort.
(I hate the idiot who puts the smart board thing behind the demo lab station in my room)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hurdle done.

I have submitted my application for national teacher certification.
Now I have to send messages to people to verify that I have a teaching degree, license and have taught for three years.