Today I almost choked a lady in front of me in the grocery store! She was talking to the cashier about “Teachers being so lucky and OVERPAID because they have 4 whole months off in the Summer?!?!?!” I wanted to show her my paycheck, our school district calendar (we are ONLY off 6 weeks in […]
Friday, February 27, 2015 5pm It is 5:00pm on the Friday before high stakes testing begins at my high priority, low performing school. Like the rest of my co teachers, I grabbed my things and ran from the stress as soon as I could see the tail lights of the last bus leave the parking […]
My thoughts on Arne & Eric’s meeting in Virginia today.
Because I began my career as a special education teacher working with students who had very extreme emotional and behavior disabilities, I get a lot of knocks on my classroom door from fellow teachers, who have bloodshot eyes, clenched fists, and are in the midst of heart palpitations. They come seeking advice about a particular […]