As If

Many of you have probably seen it already, but this wouldn’t be a teacher blog if I didn’t post a link to this video. Key and Peele do a great imitation of SportsCenter but tweak it so it’s about teachers getting boatloads of money and being idolized and followed by the masses. “I’m pleased to announce […]

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Maybe Someone Will Listen to the Rocket Scientist (Nah.)

One of my standard lines when the kids are being particularly thick-headed about something that we’ve already covered about fitty times is, “It ain’t rocket science people.” Turns out it is. At least for me. Check this headline: Teaching Isn’t Rocket Science. It’s Harder. And the best part is that it’s written by an actual […]

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BoT #2

We started reading Tom Sawyer today. This time, I’m going to try to read A LOT more of it in class. They need to hear the cadence and the twang, and the fun Mark Twain has with language. And I get to “talk southern.” (Aside: My dad grew up in Illinois, and when he got mad at […]

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