A student mooned my colleague and I today.
Where’s the parent accountability for THAT?
(Cause when the principal called, the phone call was screened and ignored.)
Hello Beautiful People,
The past few weeks have been rather chaotic. Yes, I do have that part-time teaching gig. Yes, I am pursuing a variety of writing and arts related projects, and yes, I am still subbing. As most of you already know, I’m subbing in a different district. A mere two days a week here at there. I subbed today. And my brain is now mush, it is now scrambled eggs, it is, mierda. For those of you who need a translation on mierda, well, I will address that in the next post, (tomorrow). Hopefully bt then, my brain cells will be restored to normal. Hopefully. I’m also in the process of transferring this blog to tumblr. (I think.) Any feedback on that will be GREATLY appreciated.
Until then…in the act of shameless self promotion, do be sure to check out “The Write Teacher”, it is more…positive than this rant.
Stay well my friends, stay well.
Hello Beautiful People,
Does the title of this post make ANY SENSE? No, not at all. Actually…I guess it makes sense in my head, but I’m too filled with disgust and rage and frustration to even begin to let my fingers do the talking, or typing, or whatever you’d like to call it.
I will update you on the Tales of Substitution, TOMORROW.
After I’ve calmed down.
And in the interest of helping fellow writers and friends and projects…doe be sure to LIKE The Write Teacher on Facebook. It’s much more calm than Tales of Subs.
Hello Beautiful People…
Just when you think life couldn’t get any more insane…IT DOES, right? Well, just when you think students couldn’t get any more out of control, well, THEY DO! Allow me to paint the picture for you:
Class: Creative writing
What the students are ACTUALLY supposed to be doing: Listening to an audiobook and following along, while taking notes in their journals.
What the students are REALLY doing: Sleeping, complaining, one was actually following the rules, and, the last one, well, THIS STUDENT DECIDED TO LIGHT THEIR PENCIL ON FIRE AND THROW IT OUT OF THE WINDOW.
NO, I’m not making this up.
Yes, it really happened.
HOW did this happen? Well, like the old saying goes, I turned my head FOR A SECOND, to print out make up work for ANOTHER STUDENT, and, Student Fire decided to whip out a lighter and see what flame does to a pencil.
Naturally, I bugged out.
As I was going to alert my superior, Student Fire wanted to know why I had to go “tell on him”.
Like, really kid?
YOU’RE EIGHTEEN AND YOU THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO LIGHT A PENCIL ON FIRE? WHAT HAPPENED IN YOUR BRAIN THAT MADE YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA? HM????????
So yes, Student Fire, as the responsible adult in the room, I’m going to go “tell on you”. But first, we’re all going to sit here in silence, while you find the words to explain your actions.
Whitney Houston died.
I have to review a million books and write a million reviews.
My EX is, well, currently acting like a teenager going through puberty.
I have to make two entirely new units to correspond with the books for the classes that I actually DO teach.
My brain is essentially mush.
In the interest of spreading literacy and arts in education and the teachings of wonderful people…
DO check out The Write Teacher on Facebook…and then LIKE it.
You will not be disappointed.
Happy Grammy Night!
RIP Whitney…you were a great love.
I’ve been reading some rather disturbing posts by people on Facebook regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement, and, I just cannot keep my mouth shut anymore. The folks down on Occupy Wall Street are fighting for a cause that the believe in. They’re not expecting hand outs, they’re expecting to do their jobs well, and get the appropriate compensation. Is that too much to ask? Really? This isn’t, nor should it be a Republican vs. Democrat issue…when you get down to it, it’s about money. And it REALLY irks me when I see teachers, law enforcement folk, government folk, or any other union person, condemning the OWS movements. Here’s a clue, they’re fighting to protect your jobs, your hard work, your paychecks. Think about that before you propagate hate speech for the OWS people.
But, the bottom line is thus – nothing is going to get accomplished until everyone can listen to each other, learn from each other, and work with one another. We’re the United States of America, we should not be fighting each other – we’re better than that.
Perhaps we SHOULD REMEMBER THIS –
“And that isn’t the purpose of government. The purpose of government is exactly the opposite. The purpose of government is to protect our liberties.” – RON PAUL
Perhaps if we all stopped trying to beat each other for a moment, we could ACTUALLY GET SOMEWHERE.
In the disaster district, there is a biology teacher. He has been with the school district for three years, giving his time, love, and dedication to the district.
Technically, he was only a “teacher’s assistant”, but let me tell you, he put in more time than half of the tenured teachers at the school.
ALL OF A SUDDEN….
There was a probationary biology position, for a teacher had to take an unexpected leave.
One would expect that it would go to this stellar teacher, or, should the administrations persona and said teacher not jive, it would certainly go to one of the THREE PERMANENT SUBSTITUTES THAT HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THE DISTRICT FOR THREE YEARS…right?
The administration squad hired an entirely new person, a person out of district.