Are you an “old” teacher?
Are you one of those teachers people think they have the right to ask, “When are you going to retire?”
I had that conversation with a younger 20 something colleague recently.
I wanted to respond to her question by stating, “None of your business.”, but I was polite.
I said, “When my mortgage is paid, or I get really, really, tired of this job.”
She was persistent.READ MORE
“Mrs.M, I’m going to Disney World!”
“Fantastic, have a wonderful time! When are you leaving?”
“The week before Spring Break,we are going for a week!”
My mouth opens, and closes, because I can not say what I want to say. One of my students reminded me years ago, “It’s not my fault.”, and he was right. I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut.READ MORE…
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This morning I noticed I was being followed, (on Twitter), by Julia Leonard of MathWorksheetsLand.
I cringed. I am not a fan of worksheets. I especially detest Math worksheets with 20 or more problems written in nice, neat descending rows, daring you to complete them all. Of course, if you know what you are doing, piece of cake. If you don’t, it’s a jumble of meaningless numbers. My motto is, if you can’t do one, you can’t do 20!READ MORE…
At the end of the day, one of my students approached me.
“Mrs.M, my mom and I went to a restaurant last night,and we were sitting by three teachers. They were talking about their students and saying mean things. They were calling them stupid, weird, and ugly.”READ MORE…