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I am Very Popular

September8

I have a date every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.  Actually, I have two dates on Tuesday nights.  I am THAT awesome.  I don’t even know the real names of many of the people…only their screen names.  And there’s many of them.  Sounds sketchy, right?  A little freaky?  Actually, it’s all on the up and […]

Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping, Slipping…

September4

Teachers work all hours of the day, every day.  It’s just something we do.  It’s something we’re used to.  We don’t even think about it anymore.  Let me ask you this: Why?  Why are we used to this?  Also, when did this become the norm, and how did we miss this conversion? My co-teacher and […]

Back To School!

August5

I hate to drop the “B-phrase” on you guys, but there’s no denying it…it’s that time.  Sigh.  We are headed back to a new year.  This is our new beginning.  Time to let last year go, and embrace the challenges (both good and bad) of the new year. Maybe this is your first year.  Could […]

Misplaced My Motivation

July16

Here I sit, finally prepping for the start of the new school year.  After this past year, and with new developments, and a smidge of self-pity, I already want the year to start so it can be over so next summer can arrive. I’ve done nothing school-related for the last month because I needed a break. […]

That Kid

June3

Any teacher with a number of years under his/her belt has had That Kid.  When you have That Kid, you look like this, A LOT:   I have That Kid this year. It’s been a rough year with him.  I swore he was going to be the end of my career, either because I was going […]

Teacher Appreciation Week

May11

Teacher appreciation week isn’t about the gifts, kind words, or treats. It’s about the boy who wrote an essay and stated that I’m one of the best teachers in the world, who’s helping him to be a handsome man, and that if it weren’t for me (and his homeroom teacher) he wouldn’t be writing that […]

Crisis of Faith

October31

I think I’m having a crisis of faith.  Not in the Big Guy, the Original G, but in the profession I love.  I don’t want to be a teacher anymore, and it’s breaking my heart. Prior to this writing, I’ve had frustrating days, weeks, and even a year or two.  They seemed to be never-ending, […]

No One Ever Asks The Teachers

August5

A teacher’s Summer Vacation is the envy of all non-teachers.  Honestly! We are so lucky to get three months off to do whatever we want.  No work, no worries.  There should be a commercial for teacher recruitment at all colleges showing blessedly bliss teachers frolicking on the beach in long gauzy dresses, you know, like […]

I Just Need to Vent. Sorry.

March25

I’m over it.  I’m over being a teacher.  I’m done.  I just don’t need a new school, or grade, or student body.  It’s more than that. I’m tired of students not coming prepared.  I’m tired of lazy students.  I’m tired of students that can’t/won’t think for themselves.  I’m sick of parents that do (or don’t […]

A Good Day to be a Special Ed Teacher

March12

My most-autistic student, “Steve,” had a breakthrough yesterday.  We were in the sensory room and he asked to play Hide and Seek.  He’s never asked that before, nor does he ever ask to play with us.  Great!  We played for about 5 minutes before getting back to work. Later that day while out at recess, […]

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