Tag Archives: kids

The Empty Locker Breakdown

I grabbed the little guy’s sweaty palm and brushed a couple of pop tart crumbs off the Jeff Gordon t-shirt.  We walk through the doors and introduce ourselves to the Pre-school teacher.  She leads him to a little table full … Continue reading

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My Shitty First Draft

Currently I find little to be excited about in public education.  Between the standardized testing, the new Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, the Common Core curriculum, and the 7am start time, I’ve begun to become a little, disillusioned shall we say, … Continue reading

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Make It Count!

7.8 seconds is not a lot of time.  I can’t Name That Tune in 7.8 seconds.  I’m pretty sure I can’t sign my name legibly in that amount of time.  It would take me longer to fix myself a cup of … Continue reading

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The Bribe Gone Bad

I was just catching up on one of my favorite blogs by jeandayfriday.  She wrote about a certain bribe that was made to encourage excellent academic achievement.  Wa-la!  It worked.  But, I’ve got to be responsible and caution people who … Continue reading

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Kids Should Come with a Warning Label

I’m sure I’m not the first genius to come up with this idea.  I’ve read blogs and essays and articles recounting all of the foibles of being the new parents of mewling, puking infants. Sure, that’s one kind of warning … Continue reading

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Hey Mrs. Mom,

Teaching in the same building where my teenagers attend school has its benefits.  For one, I know all of their friends, and I know them pretty well.  When Tyler wrote his narrative essay recounting the time he and a group of … Continue reading

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