Just last week a student of mine alluded to one of those ridiculous old Direct TV commercials. Remember these? “When you pay too much for cable, you feel down. When you feel down, you stay in bed. When you stay in bed, they give your job to someone else…” The scenario quickly devolves so thatContinue reading “Don’t Get Body Slammed by a Lowland Gorilla”
Category Archives: Literacy
I searched for the cure for polio
Earlier this week I was talking with a friend and fellow high school teacher about the first day of the term that was quickly approaching. He told me that he never goes over the syllabus or the class procedures on the first day. “It can be kind of boring to talk through all of thatContinue reading “I searched for the cure for polio”
We’ve got HOMEWORK!!!
My oldest two kids came into my classroom yesterday after school with giant smiles. “Daddy, we’ve got HOMEWORK!!!” They were ecstatic. They couldn’t wait to sit down and get started on it. They set themselves up at a small desk in the back of the room, carefully got out their homework and went right toContinue reading “We’ve got HOMEWORK!!!”
A student showed me Quizlet
In the intro to technology class that I teach, students are introduced to a slew of new vocabulary. Over the course of a 9 week quarter, students learn 200 tech-related vocab terms. They take a quiz on a subsection of these terms each week and their final at the end of the course includes allContinue reading “A student showed me Quizlet”