Lesson From My Pops

I have learned many lessons from my Pops.  I hear myself sounding like him on a daily basis in my classroom.  This morning, though, I remembered a lesson I learned while learning to drive.  Among other issues, I had a habit of forgetting to turn my headlights on as evening came on.  One day, Pops…

A Vignette…

The Scene: A classroom of middle school trouble-makers working on computers.  All is quiet (Really!  It was!  It was freetime so they were plugged-in and all quiet-like!),  Except, for R.  He has the hiccups… Ms. M: Who has the hiccups? Various Voices: R… It’s R… R. has the hiccups. R.:  Me… hiccup Various Voices: You…

Is It Wrong?

Is it wrong to have all of these thoughts in one day? “These kids are the cutest things.” “These kids need to learn how to shut their mouths.” “I love teaching.  It’s my calling.”  “I hate my job.” “I never want to teach another day in my life.” “Wow, this day is going quickly!” “OMG,…