A Thousand Reasons Why

So the big topic on Twitter this weekend is why are teachers thinking about leaving the profession? With the corollary, why has everyone ignored our complaints and suggestions for change for the last 3 years? The topic is hot and heavy. The topic is frustratingly real. The topic is getting on my nerves. I believe …

#equityineducation The Control Issue

The person that decided it was a good idea to do standardized testing the week of a full moon obviously never visits weather.com to check for moon phases.some random teacher We had standardized testing this week. During a full moon cycle, on a short week because of a national holiday. A week after coming back …

#PandemicEDU: Teflon Coated Chaos

Teflon is a brand name for a synthetic chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Teflon is used to coat a variety of products because it’s waterproof, cuts down on friction, and creates a nonstick surface.https://www.healthline.com/health/teflon-cancer Winter break has arrived and I'm so happy. I need this 2 weeks off like plants need sunlight. I fully expected this …

#PandemicEDU: We are not babysitters.

Interesting discussion on Twitter about "parent-hostile" school districts and why the Wednesday before Thanksgiving isn't a school day. A father started the discussion and seems confused about why there's no afterschool the Tuesday before the holiday or why he isn't give proper notice about such things. https://twitter.com/JustinAion/status/1463619718481432581 Someone asked him if he had a school …

#PandemicEdu: What the Parents Haven’t Learned… Yet

So there's this kid failing all of his classes and acting like a wild animal released from a cage. Conversations with him regarding his behavior and his grades are rolling off his back like water. Calls home result in "I'll talk to him. I'll discipline him (take his phone)", etc. When it reaches a head, …

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