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Its Friday, I’m in love…

........with Spring BREAK! - This teacher is so done with grading, progress reports, writing referrals, cleaning off boogers and gum, smelling BO, catching notes, making up assignments, and answering emails. She is headed to Puerto Vallarta for a full week... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: Wow. That escalated quickly.

I love going out at night. And then I love waking up in the morning, grabbing my phone, and reliving the evening through surveying the damage caused on facebook and text messages sent when your two best friends steal your phone... Continue Reading →

63 – Teaching Diaries: TGIFreaking couldn’t teach a minute longer this week

I've had some rough teaching days this week. The kind that make me yearn for another time that I've read about in story books, when the teacher could stick a kid in a corner and make them stop whatever they... Continue Reading →

59 – Monday Round-up!!

Favorite moment of the day - driving home one of my players, and she blasted "Party in the USA" as we drove through traffic down Treat Blvd., screaming and waving out the window at everyone we saw. Specifically yelling "PEACE!... Continue Reading →

20 – A reason I can laugh while teaching junior high…

This week I'm in the middle of progress reports, and giving some major Latin tests, which is nice, because all the students are quiet when they take tests. But I have to come up with 146 different catch phrases to... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: Your child is doing satisfactorily…at driving me bananas. Or, “Things I wish I could say on report cards.”

Twice a semester we as teachers are given the assignment to report on each student's individual progress in their academics, social, spiritual, physical, etc-eral well-being in school. So, six times a year, I'm suppose to think of 146 clever and... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: The Secret Score of “Favorites”

I have favorites. Probably all teachers do. Kids we just like a little more...and I know we're not supposed to, but...well it just happens. I really try to approach each child the same. And I do love them all to... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: Top Ten (and counting) signs Rachel should maybe not be a teacher…

1. I can't stop saying the word "sucks." And I'm pretty sure I said "hella" one time without realizing it. 2. Someone farted in the sixth grade class and I demanded to know who it was. (no one owned up)... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: Really, I promise I talk about more than food in my classroom. We learn stuff.

After writing 146 somewhat clever and personalized progress reports for the junior high children, I had the pleasure (and sometimes pain) of meeting with something like 106 parents in the living nightmare known as "Conferences." To say my brain felt... Continue Reading →

Teacher Diaries: Back to School Nightmare Recap…

Its possible that a lot of opinions people might have had about me teaching at a private Christian school have a sort of...validation. Its possible that my personality is a bit....wild for my current working environment. For example... Back to... Continue Reading →

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