I just had the most amazing thing happen to me and I have to tell everyone because I love it so much. So as you probably already know, I am an English teacher. Yesterday in a department meeting, we were discussing some new novels to add to our library so that we can breathe some … Continue reading We Love a Good Garbage Book.
So I quit my teaching job to write, remember? And then I came back to work as a sub and ended up taking a long-term position, meaning I'm basically the teacher in here. And then I sort of quit writing for a while. A little backwards, but hey. That's how I roll sometimes. Who needs … Continue reading Please don’t ask me for directions. I don’t know where I’m going.
Eyy so this is a post I'm writing. Feels pretty weird, not gonna lie. As many of you know, I have been teaching now for five years. It's my career. But today I did a crazy thing - I decided not to teach next year. Now don't think I'm abandoning all responsibility and putting my … Continue reading The One Where I Quit My Job
So I'm not sure how this plays out in other career fields, but as a teacher I have noticed that there is a single unifying factor among all teachers. It isn't love of students or passion for content... It's trash talk. Seriously. I have never met a teacher who didn't have a lot to gripe … Continue reading I’m positive I’m negative.
I have a student in one of my classes that transferred from a remedial class. I'll call him Jacob. Jacob is a very sweet kid and I'm glad to have him, though he can be a bit of a distraction. He loves making others laugh and is generally a delight to have. We have a … Continue reading Not knowing what’s right