Cootie Catchers Would’ve Been More Fun

Back when I started in this district in ’93, the kids went 180 days a year. As our motto says: “Five shows a day, 180 days a year.” Teachers went 183. There was an extra day at the beginning of the year for meetings in the morning and, after free PTA-provided lunch, room prep and copy machine wars in […]

Kachunk. Kachunk. Kachunk.

On Mondays, the kids start an hour or so later and we have what they call TCT: Teacher Collaboration Time. I have probably talked about this before, but the way the union negotiated it with the district, is that half the Mondays are ours to “collaborate” with each other as we see fit and the […]