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[…]

I GOT A FINGER YOU CAN COUNT

PRESENT DAY: The student I was tutoring became visibly upset at not being able to complete some multiple multiplication problems. She complained that she didn’t know her times tables well. “Why not use your built-in calculator?” I asked her while flexing my fingers. “My teacher says I can’t,” she said. “Your teacher is not here. Read more about I GOT A FINGER YOU CAN COUNT[…]