Field Trippin!:Take Me Out to the Ball Game- No Educational Experience Required!

Sometimes kids just need a day out and away, an escape from

Common Core, Standardized testing, close reading, non-fiction, an escape.

Teachers need it too.

And when we are out together, having fun, it just makes for a good day!:) READ MORE…

Childhood, Where Art Thou? Why Can’t Kids Be Kids?

My girls are coming in with highlights in their hair.
Highlights!
I’m not even thinking about the damage coloring can do to one’s hair, it just seems to me to be one of those things you wait to do when you grow up.
You know. READ MORE...

 

 

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The Custodian Made Them Walk: School as a Community!

The other day I was on my way to pick up my students from Special. Our custodian, older gentleman, was speaking to two kindergartners.

He stated firmly, “Ok, now walk down the hall.”

The two kindergartners looked at him, looked at me, and began walking. READ MORE…

I Wish I Could Clone You: A Teacher’s Dream Child!

I have at least one every year.

That child  I wish I could clone.
The kid that is so sweet, respectful, polite, works hard, helpful, gets along with their peers, an absolute delight!

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Questions for a Standardized Test: Maybe Your Allies Can Answer!

  • See the picture above, that’s my first question.
  • Why am I told to make anchor charts that my students use throughout the year, and then told to take them down during testing? Do you really believe that any of my anchor charts have answers on them?READ MORE

Seniority Has No Privileges:Eliminating Teacher Tenure!

I’ve always equated age with wisdom and I believe a veteran teacher has a lot to offer.

Of course, there are older teachers who refuse to change. They are teaching the way they used to be taught, and see the changes in education as
just another phase.  But there are a number of older teachers, myself included, who have changed, and shouldn’t be thought of as someone who should be put out to pasture. READ MORE…

If You Tell Them They’re Stupid: Our Kids Hear Every Word!

Sometimes I get frustrated with my class when it seems as if they are not listening to me.

You know. When 6 of them ask a question which had already been answered. Or when they ask you for directions after you have just given them.

I have my methods for dealing with those situations, but, it is frustrating, nonetheless.

The other day we were watching a video.READ MORE
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