“How psyched are you to have the opportunity to learn about out the universe and its inhabitants for several hours a day at no cost to you?!”
I stumbled across this video by John Green and had to share. Not only is he hilarious (and talking at break-neck speeds through the entirety of this clip) but he looks at the whole back-to-school time of year in a positive way. School doesn’t always compare to the freedom and warm temps of summer, but when we show our students the positives (in an engaging YouTube clip) we might get at least a laugh out of them. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I published this–a humorous article about being a middle school teacher–on Thought Catalog.
Its pretty true, and still makes me laugh, especially as I reflect on my student teaching experience. 🙂 Continue reading
Okay, this one made me crack up. (And cry a little on the inside) Continue reading
Oh boy, being a high school student teacher at age twenty-two, while looking like a high schooler myself, has its challenges for sure! One of those is when a typical teenage boy writes something flirty on the whiteboard for me to see after class. Continue reading
Being a teacher means there’s no shortage of laughs. This is the latest, written in a formal essay about Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea. Sometimes you just have to laugh. Continue reading
Being a teacher means you’re constantly surrounded by kiddos—and some of them are going to make you laugh out loud. In my American Seminar class, I had an essay question as part of our Mid-Book Quest (Quiz-Test) and here’s something one of my kids wrote that made me chuckle. Continue reading
I’m having my English 10 students write in first person–narrative, autobiographical papers and journals.
This can often be a challenge because they are asked to write about conversational topics in a conversational way, while still writing academically and with correct grammar, sentence fluency, etc. Continue reading