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So today has been a very random day. I’ve ended up on Freshly Pressed for my 6am Wake-up Call post and suddenly my number of views on my busiest day went from about 40 to 850+ which is insane to … Continue reading

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Stage Fright vs. Laziness

As those of you who have been reading along will likely remember, my main teachable subject happens to be Drama and as a result I tend to substitute in those classes a fair bit. Now having done a lot of … Continue reading

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Even Harvard Agrees: Hire those from the Humanities

Worst Professor Ever had a link up on her blog leading over to an article called Want Innovative Thinking? Hire from the Humanities which appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Basically this article reaffirms my belief that the hierarchy of … Continue reading

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Another moment in substitute teaching

I had this happen last week one of the days I was supplying actually. I was only supplying part of the day and the regular teacher was supposed to be back half way through third period so she could teach … Continue reading

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cre·a·tiv·i·ty [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee, kree-uh-] –noun 1. the state or quality of being creative. 2. the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the … Continue reading

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Period 1 Class

Today I confirmed a thought I’ve been having for awhile – I am much harsher to period 1 classes. Don’t know what it is – possibly something to do with still being half asleep and angry for being woken up … Continue reading

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Put your damn phone away. Seriously.

This has become my new go-to line if I deem the class to be of appropriate levels of maturity/immaturity when it comes to dealing with cellphones in the classroom. Conversation usually goes something like this. Me: Put your phone away … Continue reading

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