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Come with me friends, to another school.
Lets call it….Academy of Wealthsnob.
Academy of Wealthsnob has many students, who are, as you might assume, wealthy.
Picture it –
A fifth period AP French class. A new sub, excited to be teaching at the Academy of Wealthsnob.
What happens next you might ask?
The Academy of Wealthsnob students see this new, bright – eyed, naive substitute…and pounce.
What do they do you might ask?
What do they hide you might ask?
They HIDE their CELL PHONES in THE CEILING.
And proceed to call the phones in the ceiling, from the ones that are still in the hands of the cherubic little students that are still in class.
Welcome to Academy of Wealth new substitute, WELCOME.
Sometimes, I go to work, and I become fearful for the younger generations.
I am fearful…
I am afraid.
I am afraid that teenagers don’t know how to be young.
I am afraid that teenagers try to grow up before they are supposed to.
I am afraid that teenagers do not know the value of politeness.
I am afraid that teenagers do not know what to value means.
I am afraid that teenagers do not know what they have.
I am afraid that teenagers think that that they think that they know it all.
I am worried that they do not care to be educated.
I am worried that they do not care to dream.
I am worried that they do not care to aspire.
I am worried that they do not care.
I am worried.
1. Wait….are you my teacher?
2. EW, a sub.
3. So this means we don’t have to do any work today…right??
4. I thought you were the NICE SUB.
5. Is this being collected at the end of the period?
6. Is this being graded?
7. Our teacher lets us use our iPods.
8. Our teacher lets us text.
9. Our teacher lets us eat.
10. Our teacher lets us go to the bathroom in large groups.
11. I’m going to the bathroom.
12. I don’t have a lunch period. I’m starving. My teacher lets us go to the cafeteria.
13. Our teacher doesn’t make us actually DO work.
14. Hey Ms. Teacher!
15. Hey Mr. Teacher!
16. YO Mrs.Teacher Lady!
17. Why did you want to be a substitute?
18. I don’t need a pass.
19. I don’t understand.
20. We never learned this.
21. ARE YOU A REAL TEACHER?
Friends, add to the list!!
Courtesy of Ms. Lynne….
Grade level: 8th
Subject matter: English
Assignment given: Read story out of textbook. Answer questions.
Piece of cake, yes?
After Ms. Lynne gives the assignment and walks back to her desk….one of the boys immediately raises his hand.
“Ummmmm Ms. Lynne, I think I need a new book.”
Ms. Lynne walks over to the book, sees that it has been defaced with a variety of genital drawings, and gives the student a new book. As she is walking away from the desk, the student says,” I don’t understand why people always draw b@lls with hair on them….mine have none.”
I do believe Ms. Lynne just gained some more gray hair.
TELL ME FRIENDS, HOW WOULD YOU REACT TO THAT???