Going back to my home university has been a bit of a shock over the last few days. I finally figured a contributing reason: Last year I got used to an environment in which decisions didn't seem to be made with a lot of careful thought. Administration and teachers (me included) just did the best… Continue reading It’s all in the details
I received this letter today in the mail from my school district: "Dear xxxx, Our records show that you have received an overpayment as a result of a change that was processed in June 2010. The total adjusted gross amount of your overpayment is $12,197.66. This letter is intended to advise you of your options… Continue reading Overpayment !@#!$%! ????
I'm here nearing the end of a three-week professional development workshop for secondary school math teachers. I knew that it was going to be an excellent experience for me coming off of my year of teaching, and I was not disappointed. Over the past three weeks, I have been surrounded by teachers that I trust… Continue reading Nothing like being around my peeps
It was a bit strange to wake up the last few days and not have to go to school. Last night I dreamt I was going to work on the first day of my second year of teaching high school. The weird thing is that I was a passenger in a car with two strangers… Continue reading Dream
Ah! What better way to end the school year than having your classroom broken into? Today is a pupil-free today, which we're supposed to use to clean up our rooms and pack up our stuff. When my colleague and I got to our classroom this morning, we noticed that students had gone through her stuff.… Continue reading Classroom break-in
I'm sitting in an empty classroom after my last high school class. Still have to calculate final grades for everyone and clean up the room, but otherwise am done. No strong emotions yet, maybe because it's too fresh. Only a handful of students showed up for class today, but a few of them still did… Continue reading Last class
When I took over an Algebra 2 class in the middle of the school year, the person in charge of textbooks gave me a bunch of copies of our textbook. I kept these books in my cabinet and unfortunately didn't keep close track of them. I returned all of the books I had to the… Continue reading Textbook silliness