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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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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: The Cock Strikes Again

On Monday I had to drive to Cleveland for a Dr’s appointment.  I drove two hours (through Akron in rush hour traffic) up there and an hour and a half back for a 10 minute appointment.  Seriously.  Ten minutes. I … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: Cock in the House

I’m preparing my lesson plans for next week during our morning half-hour planning time.  Minding my own business, you know, working.  At work. I hear Farm Girl’s voice and from the top of my glasses see her sauntering toward mine and Jeandayfriday’s … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: Farm Girl and the Gun Wound

Last week I was lamenting the dangers of being in the teaching profession what with the intruder drills, fire drills, paralyzing stench of body odor…you know.  However, this week I have to say that I’m glad I’m a teacher instead … Continue reading

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Just sayin’ No

This Black Friday season I’m just sayin’ no.  Every year it seems I succomb to the pressure of the retailers.  I say to myself “I am NOT getting up at an ungodly hour (or staying up all night long) to go … Continue reading

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Thanks(giving) for the Memories

With Thanksgiving coming up in a couple days it’s natural to become nostalgic of Thanksgivings past spent in the company of family and friends.  Or family and complete strangers, if you ever had Thanksgiving at my house growing up. Mom … Continue reading

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The Cheeriest Leader of them All

I was casually flitting around the “Voices In His Head” blog a few days ago when I stumbled on an older post entitled “Rah Rah Rah.” Well, I thought to myself, this wise guy is probably cracking on cheerleaders. I … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Shirt

Sorry to bother all of you but I have lost my new ladies, gray, V-neck, size LX t-shirt that has a SV patch on the left shoulder that I got last week (or was it the week before). I had … Continue reading

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And I Ran (I ran so far away….couldn’t get away)

I can run and run till face turns blue, but I can’t get away from you…run on sentences. Even in a college level composition course I find so many run-ons and fragments it’s so aggravating, and frustrating.  Although I review the … Continue reading

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Tales From the Teacher’s Lounge: The Day of Awkward

It’s often awkward in the teacher’s lounge.  People in there sometimes talk disparagingly about colleagues you like.  What do you say?  Or the reverse:  they LOVE colleagues who you think are less than stellar.  But never in the history of … Continue reading

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