Tagged with teach

American Icons: Malcolm X

Tonight Adam was working his shift at the Food Coop and I was home with the kids. I was on track for an on time bedtime with the house all cleaned (that’s GOOD–when all is clean and kids are in bed and done at 8:00–that’s gonna be a productive night!), but then I made the … Continue reading

School is Sacred

On the first day of the spring semester, my second year teaching, I saw my first violent fight. It was an unusual fight in that it was unprompted by the prologue of, “Son, son…” and muscular chests popping out like proud roosters while necks reached forward to beckon the first punch. Instead, Dennis got up … Continue reading

The Truth

The Truth

This quote is my mantra for so many things. Although it is a Yeats quote, it found me from the inside cover of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I am sure I will blog about that book endlessly, as it is probably one of the best books to teach–ever–but I … Continue reading

Hey girl, (teacher edition)

Hey girl, (teacher edition)

I love me a good meme. Seriously. Feminist Ryan Gosling was pretty great, but taking that idea and translating it into pro-teacher talk was just plain genius.  And Ryan Gosling is a cutie, even if he does look strangely like my stepbrother which freaks me out a little bit. I appreciate that the author of … Continue reading