Tag Archives: high school

The Freshmen Are Coming!

THE FRESHMEN ARE COMING!  THE FRESHMEN ARE COMING! EVERYONE TO GET FROM STREETS!   Anyone out there who still remembers this movie?  The Russians are Coming, 1966  

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Snow Days

Snow days are awful…..says no teacher ever.  

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Sentences Never Before Heard

There are sentences and phrases that we never thought that we would hear or say. Words that stop us in our tracks.  Sentences that you think may never have been said in the history of the English language.  Hear are … Continue reading

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An Embarrassing Personal Admission

A month or so ago, in the middle of our department meeting, the supervisor of our high school ENL department asked us to go get the books or short stories that our students were currently reading.  We laid them on … Continue reading

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A Teaching Experience That Changed My Life

One hopes, as a teacher, to affect a child’s life in a positive way.  What most teachers really want is to make a lasting impression and find out later that something they did or said guided a student’s life trajectory. What … Continue reading

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“The Mutiny or Editing Sucks” rated AHS

Ok, I’ll say it.  Editing SUCKS.  I hate everything about it. Since this post is rated AHS, After High School, I don’t have to worry about my high school English students reading this.  And throwing it back in my face. … Continue reading

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Remembering Why I Love Teaching, Or Do I?

This is a good day to reflect on why I love to teach.  Especially because the last couple of weeks have sucked.  Let me rephrase that…..my lessons haven’t worked.  At all.  So back to the drawing board. For all of … Continue reading

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BICS is okay, but CALP? Forget it.

Wait, what?  I uttered this in our office the other day and everyone laughed. To help you understand why this could remotely be funny while not putting you to sleep instantly, here’s a quick, so-don’t-stop-reading, crash course on learning a … Continue reading

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Teaching is Like Bowling.

I’m not good with unscheduled time.  I end up walking around my house during summer vacations aimlessly.  I think that I should polish the furniture, but end up reading instead.  I think that I should clean out the closet, but … Continue reading

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Or you’ll have to sleep in the garage…..

For real my ex-husband threatened my then 4 year old daughter with that punishment.  We all know that kids can drive us to distraction and occasionally we have an interaction where the child says “So, I don’t care” for each … Continue reading

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