I wonder if this is what Pompeii was like in the weeks and months after Vesuvius blew, ash and broken furniture littering the rooms where children played, friends laughed, where music and literature, science and mathematics drifted like smoke through the open doors and windows. There are no stone encrusted bodies here, clinging for dear life, no vacant-eyed … More Gone
I am almost afraid to announce that I actually had an entire planning period all to myself today. I got to make seating charts! I got to grade papers! I got to make copies! Oh, will the joy never cease? The good news is that I shouldn’t have to cover any more classes this week … More Sub-terranean
Guess what I just finished doing DURING MY PLANNING PERIOD FOR THE THIRD TIME THIS WEEK!!
I have been back to work for three full days and part of one class period. I have first period planning. Of four first periods, I’ve been called to cover classes twice. For the ENTIRE. 90MINUTE. BLOCK. I teach for the rest of the day, minus a 27 minute lunch. My students have to eat in … More The more things change, the more they stay the same
This is my last post on Blogger, and my first post on my all new blog at WordPress. Call me a follower, a copycat, a bandwagon-jumper–whatever you call me, please keep visiting, and if you link to my site, please adjust your site accordingly. The truth about the change is that I don’t like being … More New frontiers
When I was a senior in high school I had a kick-ass English teacher who, to me, was an icon, a goddess among people. She was sharp-tongued and quick witted, and she worked our know-it-all asses off. Most of my classmates hated her. I wanted to be just like her. One of her best-known quirks … More 60 is the new 92.5
I have been making empty promises about this post since last Wednesday. Sadly, it’s already Wednesday again, almost two weeks after I originally started it, and I still may not finish it. It’s chaotic at work. Have I mentioned that? At this moment I can hear the sounds of four different classes, my own not … More It’s always something
I have not gone into labor and probably won’t until January and my baby will weigh 15 pounds and have a giant head Forgive my silence work is insane so hectic and so maddening *I started a post last Thursday, which I plan to finish today. Meanwhile, it would make me very happy if someone … More This is just to say*
It is 80 degrees in my class–er, cubicle. 80. The temperature of early summer. The temperature of greenhouses. A temperature it should never be inside of a building occupied by humans. And humid. God, is it humid. It smells like feet, or a gerbil cage. Nice. I am not kind when I’m hot, and I. … More Hell?
Well kids, things are definitely back to normal around here. I have given my slacker 1st block class an assignment, and most of them are doing it. Two of them, however, are sitting at the back of the cubicle (okay, so some things will never be normal) talking, laughing, glancing my way to make sure … More Well kids, things are definitely back to normal ar…