The Procrastinator’s Guide to Grading Papers

If you’re anything like me, you love the curriculum creating and instructing part of teaching.  There’s something so thrilling about designing effective lessons and delivering them to students and watching their minds turn with wonder and excitement. If you’re anything like me, you also loathe the grading part of teaching.  […]

19 Things Teachers Should Do During Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break is finally upon us, folks.  You’ve made it through the first marking period or so, fall parent/teacher conferences, and that pointless inservice where they attempted to convince you that finding time for yourself is important to your mental health — right before they subjected you to weeks of […]

20 Signs You Were a Child of the 80s

You might be a child of the 80s if… …you can’t remember wearing a seat belt, let alone being stuffed into a car seat. …you owned one (or more, in my case) Michael Jackson dolls — complete with silver glove. …you at one point sported a male or female mullet. […]

A Call to Educators: Log Those Work Hours!

As educators, we know our jobs don’t end when the final bell rings, but unless we’re keeping track of how many hours we put into our jobs, it’s tough to know exactly how much of our time is dominated by work-related tasks (with much of that time being unpaid).  Thanks […]

Should you make an infographic?

I learned today that there are free infographic tools out there on the Interwebs just waiting for people to come and use them.  Naturally, I decided that meant I should probably make one, given they’re practically begging to be created.  So here it is: An infographic that will help you […]

Kids These Days

[nextpage title=”Page 1″ ] How many times have you heard it?  Kids these days are so disrespectful.  Kids these days are too entitled.  Kids these days are just self-absorbed brats.  Too many times, I’m guessing. Are kids these days disrespectful?  Of course they are.  Just as disrespectful as our generation […]