3 Wardrobe Suggestions

They’re quick suggestions but they’re good suggestions. Here we go! Shoes. Boys and girls, wear flats. Substitute teaching is unpredictable. You never know when you’re going to be climbing many sets of stairs, running around a gym with an expensive floor, hustling outside for a fire drill. Be professional, but leave the leather, suede, and … More 3 Wardrobe Suggestions

BTTS Vol. 4 (aka, When You Don’t Want to do it Anymore)

Behind The Teacher Scenes is taking on a different feel this week. I hope you don’t mind. Substitute teaching is really hard and it’s really lonely. Until you’ve been making the rounds of the schools for a few years, you don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into on any given day. For a lot … More BTTS Vol. 4 (aka, When You Don’t Want to do it Anymore)

An Open Letter to Parents who Text (or, I’d Text This to You, but it’s Too Long for SMS)

Disclaimer: one day I was sitting in class working with a student who was sitting in class and working on her phone (grr). She comes up to me and says “My mom wants you to read this text.” My jaw dropped and I could barely contain my anger and frustration. These are the things I … More An Open Letter to Parents who Text (or, I’d Text This to You, but it’s Too Long for SMS)

Game of Phones Part 2

Technology is changing our world at a rapid rate. For a little while, a lot of schools took a zero tolerance approach to technology. This was fine in┬áthe days of flip phones when the only internet around was dial-up (sidebar: you know how I feel about flip-phones). However, the usage and abilities of phones have … More Game of Phones Part 2