Full disclosure: My new obsession/go-to-Netflix-binge is The Great British Baking Show. There are several reasons why I think this show is utter genius. I learn something new every time I watch. Dough lamination is a thing, choux pastry is not shoe pastry, people like to use passionfruit A LOT, biscuits are cookies, and "I need… Continue reading Can you teach an 8th grader?- What it takes to be a secondary teacher
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Blessed Kwanzaa! It's the holiday season, a very strange time for most teachers. In elementary, I'm guessing they are making craft ornaments for parents to treasure and learning numbers by gluing cotton balls on Santa's beard. I'll bet there's a lot of glitter happening right now. I mean A LOT. And… Continue reading The Highs (& Lows) of the Holidays in Secondary
Getting older sucks. Notice I didn't say old, just older. We're not quite there yet. Everything takes longer to recover from, and at times you feel like you might literally be falling apart. For example, I hurt my back on the Monday of Thanksgiving break. No, I wasn't moving furniture, bench pressing an elephant, or… Continue reading Down for the Count: Nothing Like Throwing out Your Back on Thanksgiving
Why would anybody want to be a teacher? Let alone a middle/high school teacher? Aren't those kids awful? I couldn't do it! Teenagers are so disrespectful nowadays! They're so entitled! How can you stand it? Especially when you know you'll never make any money? NO WAY! If you've been a teacher for more than five… Continue reading Why would anybody want to be a teacher?
I was recently perusing some of the posts by my fellow WordPress bloggers when I came upon this little gem by Tales from the Back of the Classroom. I felt like I was reading something I might have written myself. I have always prided myself on my ability to provide a bit of snark to… Continue reading Dark and Twisty and Proud: Confessions from a Sarcastic Teacher