Five Shows a Day…

I am headed to Vegas this weekend to see Don Rickles before he offs. He’s 89. He has always been one of my idols along with Steve Martin and Richard Pryor. Steve doesn’t do stand-up any more and Pryor is dead, so… In the documentary about Rickles, interspersed with screamingly funny clips of his insults, are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eight Things

I am lagging in so many areas lately, so don’t take it personally that this blog is one of them. Here’s the latest… 1. I had been thinking that this year’s crew was too nice and gentle and friendly to offer much comedy relief/material, but I was wrong. They are still seventh graders after all. […]

Near As I Can Figure, TFA Sucks

Today, some geniuses in one class were doing the old “what if I” game with me, trying to dream up scenarios where they might be able to circumvent the rules/regulations in my class. “What if I had my friend… What if my mom…” and etc. God forbid they were surprised to find that I not […]

The Stick is Back, and So Am I!

I realized something today. Man already has the ability to travel forward in time. All you have to do is make sure that whatever period of time you want to skip is scheduled as vacation. Boom. Just like that you’re at the end of it. Done and done, as they so annoyingly say. The problem is […]

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