Classic HT

Classic HT: TEAMing

I’ve got another TEAM meeting tomorrow. I don’t think I’ve shared what one of those is like before. It’s another acronym we have around here and stands for something like Teachers Engaging Blah Blah or something. It’s a meeting held before school involving the teachers of a particular student. The particular student is never the class valedictorian or a […]

Classic HT: Who Orchestra This Plan?

There’s an orchestra competition at the school this weekend, and I was only told that my room will be used for judging today. Great. The e-mail that informed me of this also shared that there was no guarantee that the items in my room would remain safe or intact, so I should secure or take […]

Classic HT: Grillz Seasoning

When I started out in this game, never in a million years did I think I would be combating grillz. They’re such a distraction. My kids are drawn to one another if the said other is sporting that mouth jewelry. Plus, they’re so attentive as the kid mumbles responses to their vast questions. Where did you […]

Classic HT: Drop Dead

I hate the physics teachers. They always get to do cool lesson plan stuff, which the kids drool over, while I’m stuck teaching MLA. This week is that egg drop thingy, where students build a device to encase an egg in and drop it from the roof of the school. What kid wouldn’t like the […]

Classic HT: Is It More Ludicrous Than a Breadbox?

I had a kid bring in a hand-held computerized version of 20 Questions to class today. Can you believe that? I’m not talking about a kid bringing something in that would distract students from their studies. Twenty of my students were fighting over that thing like it was the conch from The Lord of the Flies (The […]
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Hobo Teacher

We’re teachers. We love teaching but, the thing is, it doesn’t really pay the bills. As a matter of fact, we picked up odd jobs along the way to help make ends meet. This really takes its toll when you add on the countless hours already spent at school, the lack of sunlight, and the […]Be Sociable, Share! Tweet read more