Monday, February 20, 2012

I didn't mean for this to happen

Dear Blogger,

I didn't mean for this to happen. I'm in a serious relationship with Tumblr now. It started awhile back - to be honest, I forget when exactly.

But even without Tumblr, you've gotten to be rather high maintenance. Your editing platform seems to change every other day, and I'm never quite sure where the publish post button is. Also: it's kind of a pain in the butt to attach photos to your posts. They never seem to be placed where I want them to be. Or sized the way I want them to be. And the caption layout leaves much to be desired.

I also want to expand on the topics I write about. Don't worry, it'll always lean a little towards education. But there's more to writing than commenting on American education policy, and the basketball antics of Arne Duncan.

We'll still be good friends. I'll come back and visit. Who knows, my fickle heart might find Tumblr too shallow, too contrite, not original enough (all the reblogging and whatnot). We'll see.

In any case, good times. Come visit me too.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

This might explain why...

...some of my students act the way they do when they work in a small group.

Click here to read.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Want to read something awesome?

Click here. This person just described every. Single. Day. Of my life in the classroom.

Except sometimes - just sometimes ::ahem:: - it doesn't turn out as peacefully as that.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Control issues


Question: What are some good tips on how to handle students who highly enjoy minding everyone's business but their own?

Three school days only since winter break and I'm ready for another two weeks off.

If I don't get to that problem, let it go.
          If I don't teach them that procedure, let it go.
                    If I haven't succeeded at making a positive connection, let it go.

Let it go, let it go, let it go.