1st October, 2014

Fashionable Teacher Week: October 6-10


Attention #Education! Next week, October 6-10 is a #fashionableteacher week!

Now that we’re all back into the routine of the school year and might be starting to lack inspiration, it’s time to show off your favorite things to wear to school!

So wipe down that full-length mirror and get ready for a week of sharing our favorite outfits and clothing tips. And remember to tag all of your outfit posts with #fashionableteacher!

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30th September, 2014

I just made myself a filet mignon in the cast iron, threw a potato in the microwave bag, and I feel like a million bucks.

(Poor husband came in and had a bowl of oatmeal and went back to work.  Oops.)

30th September, 2014

When a student tries to sit in my seat




I’m all:


I tell my kids that only people with a college degree are allowed in my nice desk chair, and once they get theirs, they are welcome to come visit and sit in my chair then.

I give out “rolly chair coupons” for the two in my room, which are highly prized.

Mine is, “You have to have a master’s degree in English to sit in that chair.”  

Which means only three people in the building are eligible to sit in my chair.  And a student figured out the principal isn’t one of them.  LOL.  

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28th September, 2014

theonlyonlytessie asks:

Have you ever had a really problematic coworker? I'm in my second year teaching, and my students often come to me with complaints about a veteran teacher who makes incredibly offensive racist comments to and about some of our international students. I have also heard him viciously insult students' intelligence to their faces, to other teachers, and to parents. I've spoken to the principal about it, but how do I react to students' comments without being either unprofessional or dismissive?

Tell your students that you’re really sorry they’re upset, but remind them to handle hate with class and to not blow up at the teacher.  Tell them you’re taking their concerns seriously and telling the appropriate people. Coach them on how to handle their interactions with the teacher appropriately.  If they ask for advice on how to talk to the principal themselves, tell them.

When I’ve had GSA students come to me with concerns, that’s what I did.

I once had a coworker repeatedly hurt a students’ feelings.  I finally went to her about it, and she did not like my brusque, matter-of-fact tone.  It pretty much ruined our working relationship, but she didn’t last long after that anyway.  I don’t regret it either, because I felt I had a duty to stand up for that kid.  

28th September, 2014

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