Ms. T, I got your back. If anyone ever bullied you, I would kill them.– Love. Glad my students are (mostly) internalizing the tenets of Bullying Awareness Week.
No bread for sluts.– The (surprisingly accurate) theme of Jamaica Kincaid’s short story “Girl,” encapsulated by one of my seniors
Definitely had a Decemberists singalong in my...
We surveyed the Teachers of the Year from all of the fifty states. And you know...– Rick Wormeli, innovative teacher, writer, and speaker
Angry Mama Hen
Today I had to be out of school to attend a conference. Being away from my kids is always difficult, but it’s even more painful when I find out that they had a sub who treated them badly. She yelled at them. She called an administrator because they were being too loud, when my sub plans specifically said they should be having an animated discussion of The Crucible in their writing groups....
You know something’s wrong if you stab a grandma.– Wise words from one of my 12th graders (during a socratic seminar on the bystander effect and milgram experiment- the psychology behind the holocaust)