You know the saying. “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. The fare that popped up on my search brought that phrase to mind. This had to be a mistake. There had to be a catch. Still, the catches and challenges have rarely stopped me in the past…why should this be any … Continue reading $37.49
Tuesday Period Two: What is it with period two? I knew I was in trouble when I walked into the room. The teacher has the desks configured into 6 pods. The students face each other in groups of five. Remember those desks in high school? They’re not any different today. I can’t imagine spending my … Continue reading When you need the money, but don’t need this.
Monday: I’m teaching English. After just a few days teaching, I have discovered that first period is perhaps the best moment of the day…it’s all downhill at 8:16. At 7:20 am, the students are too tired to talk. I’m beginning to wonder whether sedatives might improve our educational system. Pretty sure I heard Bernie endorsing … Continue reading The English Sub
Thursday: My first day of substitute teaching in 18 years. I’m a bit nervous. 7:20 am First period…health class and the subject is nutrition. At least it’s not the human reproduction system. No one talks. 8:16 am Second period…the adrenaline has kicked in. The class talks…and talks. I don’t. Sitting behind the desk lessons impact. … Continue reading Substitute Teaching and the Future of Society as we Know it.
I’ll admit it was a last resort. I have never had a desire to teach. Let me rephrase that. I’ve never had a desire to teach WITH the expectation of mandated learning. I could see myself as a college professor who doesn’t particularly care if students present the same attitude that I possessed in my … Continue reading Table of the Damned