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Student-Teacher Dance Contest

dance contest

Congratulations to the participants of our school’s Dancing with the Staff competition on Friday. I can’t wait to hear about what happened!

Another Day in Teacher Paradise

another day

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This is for all the parents who are also teachers. 🙂


Home sick today…

Don’t have much to do…enjoy. 🙂
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a day in the


Bored Everywhere


Students get bored over the summer just as they get bored during the school year. I read their essays, so I know. They don’t admit it out loud, but they think it.


Who’s Driving?

school car

Who is driving our schools today? Who is getting run over in the process?


Watch Your Back

union business date

Teachers are easy targets, but I never thought we would be under attack in California. The recent Vergara v. California ruling strips teachers of essential job protections under the pretense of “equality.” Without these job protections, low-income and inner-city schools will become even harder to staff. The case seemed like it helped needy kids, but the media frenzy neglected to uncover the motives of David Welch, the rich Silicon Valley financier of the case. His investments include Microsoft, Pearson, and the Eli Broad Foundation…all big businesses who will benefit from making teachers easier to fire. Mark my words, pay for performance is not far behind. I wrote letters and sent emails about this travesty, but the local newspaper didn’t publish it and my Congressman hasn’t gotten back to me. It’s like no one cares. Protect your job and fight for our rights. Teachers are under attack in California. Watch your back.


Just Give Up

extra help

At some point, students should accept that they are going to fail.

Don’t you hate it when they won’t give up? Just accept that you have a seven percent.

No amount of extra help or extra credit is going to help two weeks before the end of the semester.


Found This on the Floor


I would never criticize teachers, the union, or our school district. But I did “find this on the floor” at work near my classroom. I don’t know who would risk their career to draw something politically divisive like this, but I wanted to post it as an example as what not to draw. 🙂


When I Grow Up


Students sometimes have an unrealistic view of the world and their place in it.

ALSO: I was saddened to find about the June 2 death of one of my former students, Estefania Gonzalez, in a vehicle crash. Estefania just graduated from our school and should have been starting her own bright future. My condolences to her family, and to all of those who knew her. She was a beautiful and talented young lady who will be deeply missed.