[An Abecedary of Cape-Wearing] H is for Helping

Superheroes are helpful. It’s sort of their job. They help ladies in distress on a regular basis. They help save bus-fulls of innocent victims from certain death. They save folks who inadvertently fall off tall buildings. And they save cities and planets from evil-doers and imminent destruction. Some superheroes wage an internal battle with their…

[Teacher Prep] Super-rific

Earlier this summer I was struck by a piece of brilliance. No jokes please…. I was watching the new Green Lantern movie and learning, for the first time, about the story of the Green Lanterns. Have you heard it?  I will ‘splain. No. There is too much. I will sum up… There are tons of Green Lanterns in…

Super Boss

If there was any doubt that I a.) have super powers (such as lightening bolts coming from my neck, eyes, and knee) and b.) am the Boss (with a trusty sidekick), here is some proof.  Really, what more do you need?  Note the cocky stance–that’s how you stand when you are electric. I am the…

Giggle and Snort

Taylor Mali is probably best known for his “What Do Teachers Make?” poem.  I like it.  Very much. However, I snort and giggle at this one. Even when I’m alone, and only my dog can hear me. “The The Impotence of Proofreading,” by TAYLOR MALI

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…