Tales From The Red PEN

10 Reasons Why District Professional Development Sucks

Columbus Day has come and gone! Students get the benefit of one less Monday and teachers get District Professional Development. It’s interesting how District PD and the Columbian Exchange are eerily similar. They are both thought to be serendipitous and are responsible for the annihilation of a people and their spirit! No matter how you Read more about 10 Reasons Why District Professional Development Sucks[…]

WHEW!

Its been a crazy start to the school year…new blog pending. ┬áJust wanted to check in and let you all know that I am tied up at the moment. will be posting soon! Sincerely, The Red Pen

Of HURRICANES, GAS SHORTAGES, AND MISCONCEPTIONS: Random Thoughts From The Southern Front.

Whew! Well the school year is off and running! The teachers of Central and Southeastern Texas all got a new student this week! His name is Harvey. Harvey is a very disruptive child. All things being equal….Harvey is an asshole! No better way to start the school year off then with a Hurricane! As I Read more about Of HURRICANES, GAS SHORTAGES, AND MISCONCEPTIONS: Random Thoughts From The Southern Front.[…]

LOVE LESSONS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

Mrs. Curt’s first grade classroom would be the place where my lessons in love would begin. I knew 1st grade was going to suck when Keith Cranium sat in the seat in front of me. His enormous head blotted out the chalk board as well as any sunlight that would hit my desk. Since I Read more about LOVE LESSONS ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.[…]

UNLEARNED LESSONS

Readers,I try very hard to keep political banter to a minimum. I would love to write zany, happy, funny, teacher stories all the time. This particular post is not an education anecdote. Events occur that end up becoming teachable moments. After watching the events unfold in Virginia, I felt compelled to write. It saddens me Read more about UNLEARNED LESSONS[…]