Category Archives: learning

Hopefully This Is My Last Career Change

(photo courtesy of househippo.org) I wasn’t actively job hunting. In fact, I’d settled for a life in the education system. The plan was to keep writing on the side and hopefully build a respectable following over the decades. I’d coach … Continue reading

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Why Sporks Were Invented

(Image courtesy of Deviant Art) Maybe if I were a mom this would have been so obvious. These last two years in education have been a backwards way of learning to be a parent. I’ve started with teens and worked … Continue reading

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Damaged but Repairing

I have officially survived and succeeded at my first year as a secondary education teacher. I learned a lot, and I mean a LOT. Next year will be far better, wherever life chooses to put me. I’ve learned a fair … Continue reading

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Tough But Necessary Lessons

I have to be extra careful to maintain professionalism as of late. I took one heck of an emotional blow but I’m recovering. I’m past the stage of craving doing anything stupid to burn bridges. I’m back to treating others … Continue reading

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Back from Vacation

I worked four separate days over vacation, laying out┬ásyllabi and creating a game plan to do a better job this semester. I even rearranged the classroom so I could see every last student from my desk, even though I spend … Continue reading

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First-Year-Teacher Curve

I am pleased to inform you that I’m past the stage of “boo hoo, poor me. I suck at my job.” I have moved onto taking note of what I’ve learned from my mistakes and am constructively pursuing better approaches. … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Had a mix of ups and downs this week. The upside is my middle school basketball team. They had their first game this past week and it gave them the confidence boost they sorely needed. I have been doing my … Continue reading

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