If you’re already on your summer break, please don’t rub it in. Some of us still have 4 days left… I wanted to take this time to let you know that the blog will be running a little differently for the summer. New posts will be published every two weeks, and on the alternating weeks … More Summer Vay-cayyy!
Often times I will post dialogue of the ridiculous interactions I have with students on Facebook or Twitter. Most often it’s to share a humourous situation. Sometimes though, it’s because I need the validation of yes, Natalie, this is an absurd situation. I’ve said it before that kids say insane things and I’ll likely say it again. … More BTTS Vol. 8 (aka, Sometimes I Need the Validation)
Have you read the title? Good. Because that’s it. Always carry bandaids. Fingers get paper-cut. Feet get blistered. Students hurt themselves. Don’t root through another teacher’s desk, and don’t lose class time sending a student to the office. Just always carry bandaids. I cannot believe I haven’t listed them in my other posts about things … More Always Carry Bandaids
As a teacher, regular classroom or substitute, it is inevitable that at some point, you will have to put up with listen to students complaining about other teachers. There are two things you should do when this happens, and sometimes finding the balance of the two can be tricky. When a student complains about another … More When Students Complain…