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Teacher Tenure

When I go out with my friends, most of them teachers, our conversations generally drift towards work.  We talk about students that have been pills, things that have been going well, and different current events surrounding education...

The School Year’s Like…..A Rollercoaster Baby Baby

In one of my teacher credential classes, I remember a professor talking about the school year in terms of a line graph.  On the X-axis you have the months of the school year, and on the Y-axis you have your mood/energy level...

Just Listen

The other week I wrote about some of the little bumps we will all inevitably encounter along the way.  Most of them were lighthearted and though they may frazzle you in the moment, they were nothing to lose sleep over.  Unfortunately...

What does "Fight On" mean to a teacher?

As teachers we always seek the “Ah-ha!” moments, but what do you do when you have a “@*#$%!” moment? Fortunately, in my three years teaching, I have yet to have anything so horrendous happen that I’m driven to tears.  I have had multiple bumps along...

Heroes

Who is your hero?  Is it someone famous or someone you know personally? Ask a child who their hero is and I bet 9 times out of 10 it’s somebody they know personally.  A parent, a family member, a teacher.  Quite similarly, the people I look up to as a teacher are…

What’s it like?

Living in Southern California, you belong to one of two camps: those for USC or those for UCLA.  I suppose there are also those that don’t care and are thus unaffiliated, which makes less sense to me than being a Bruin (I joke….sort of)...