Posts Tagged ‘Teaching’

For What It’s Worth, I Wish It Had Turned Out Well Too

April 29, 2022

It’s as heartening to see a history student so invested in a lesson that you can tell they’re thinking, “I hope this turns out well!” as it is disheartening to be the teacher knowing full well that it doesn’t.

And As Near As I Can Tell, He Was Right

December 6, 2021

As much as I wish this wasn’t true, some of the most life-changing advice I ever got from teacher was, “Don’t be a teacher; the education system in this country is bad for teachers now, and by all the signs it’s only going to keep getting worse.”

Now What Was I Supposed To Do Again Today? Oh, Hey, That Looks Interesting . . .

June 19, 2019

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Zen Proverb

When the student is not ready, distractions will appear.

– My personal addendum

By The Reports It’s Surprisingly Low

August 15, 2018

Today for absolutely no reason I decided to look up the rate of alcoholism among educators . . .

That Moment When You Realize You’ve Got Nothing For Today That Tops That

October 11, 2016

I count ten giraffes with their ten long necks.  If I were Roman, I’d count to X!

“The Number 10” by StoryBots

Teacher, Teach Thyself

September 12, 2016

How am I supposed to teach my son how to not let his frustration get the better of him when he’s being so damn frustrating about it?

Which Means It’s Now Time To Finish Up Today’s School Worksheets

September 2, 2016

After three weeks of homeschooling my son I have confirmed what I always suspected:

I am not temperamentally suited to teach kindergarten.

Then again, there are days I have my doubts that I’m temperamentally suited to social interactions in general, so it’s not like I don’t know how to work around this.