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Things Students Do That Secretly Crack Me Up, Part 4

One of my high school boys is particularly funny (and a decent artist.) Yesterday: “Hey, I know what Willis was talking about.” He then admitted he saw it on a T-shirt. Today: “Dude, wouldn’t that be cool to have a little orphan boy named Choncho?”

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29 year old sex offender tries to enroll in school

…as a 12 year old. PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — A charter school alerted authorities to a 29-year-old sex offender who tried to enroll there, pretending he was just 12, in what sheriff’s officials said Friday may have been an attempt to lure children into sexual abuse. The Yavapai County sheriff’s office also said Neil Havens […]

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Classical (punk) music for the classroom.

In the rural schools where I teach, they do not have music programs. I’m lucky they have art programs. A lot of the teachers play music in their classrooms, but from what I hear it’s along the lines of Renaissance, classical, new age and the like. That’s all very relaxing, but I want to expose […]

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Another teacher nightmare

This one was similar to the last one, but worse. I arrived at school to be told that a veteran teacher would be teaching my classes today. For some reason I became very accommodating, giving him my desk while I took another. He looked a lot like my Chapman student teaching observer/adviser. I guess I […]

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Movie teachers versus reality (article in NY Times)

Classroom Distinctions by Tom Moore, New York Times. IN the past year or so I have seen Matthew Perry drink 30 cartons of milk, Ted Danson explain the difference between a rook and a pawn, and Hilary Swank remind us that white teachers still can’t dance or jive talk. In other words, I have been […]