Home sick today…

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


Flappy Bird Teacher Edition

flappy birds

Aren’t we a bit like Flappy Bird? No matter how hard we try to overcome obstacles, there are always more!

Seek and Ye Shall Find!

googled girl

Students are actually quite proficient at finding what they want on the Internet. They just don’t want to find what we ask them to find.


Help Grading Papers

daughter graded papers

Do you ever enlist family members to help you grade papers? If you have any work to catch up on over Christmas break, you might consider it. We would like to wish all of our friends a very merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy new year full of smiles and laughter.


Do You LIKE Being a Teacher?

like teaching

Most days I like being a teacher. Most days I have coffee. Coincidence?


Parent Involvement in Homework


Studies generally indicate that parent involvement in a child’s schoolwork is a factor which usually helps the child to be successful. Sometimes, though, parents can be a bit too involved. I have sometimes wondered if certain children had any input into their homework at all when their parents “help” them. Like when you get a brilliant project laminated in full color completed on the computer and when you take your students to the computer lab, the student has forgotten how to log onto the computer at all. Just like a soap opera when a main character has had an accident and suffered from “amnesia…” Of course parents should help their children. Parents should not, however, do the homework for them. As a parent, I know that the line between “helping” and “doing the whole thing yourself because it’s too hard to explain it and my kid just doesn’t get it at all” is thin, but we must let our children learn their lessons in life!


I Didn’t Get a Test!

didnt get a test

Don’t you hate when kids do this? I think some do it to avoid the work, but others just don’t seem to know any better.

The funniest is when you ask, like, ten times: “Did everyone get a test?”

“Did everyone get an answer sheet?”

“Does anyone need a test?”

“Does anyone need a pencil?”

“Any questions?”

“Does anyone need anything else to begin? OK, let’s get started…”

Then they complain that they don’t have enough time to do the test. And they blame YOU.