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I Work For Free…..Sometimes

The new school year has kicked into high gear and I am loving my new job as a media arts/creative writing teacher. It has however left me extremely busy and tired. I am getting behind on my editing, writing, reading, talking to friends, knowing what the hell is going on in the world. So basically, […]

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Holy Adaptability, Batman!

I feel like it has been forever since I have written a blog. I have a good reason though. A funny thing happened on the way to the start of my new school year. I got transferred. That’s right, exactly one week before the 1st day of school I was called into an office and […]

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Kindle In The Classroom

I recently read an article in the New York Times about teachers in Idaho resisting their states push of technology into their classrooms. A lot of the article made it seem like once again teachers were afraid of being replaced by a computer and/or losing money to technology which could have been spent on salaries. […]

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Principal Not

In my school district we have this wacky thing called teacher in charge. This is code for putting some idiot in charge of the school when the principal is out. At my school I am that idiot. This is like putting the Joker in charge of Arkham Asylum. I really don’t know how I became […]

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Lions & Tigers & Taxes Oh My

It has been a rough couple of years in the teaching world. In my school district we have lost 20% of our staff. Truthfully, we were lucky. There have been school districts hit far worse. Now as we head towards June, here in the state of California, we are standing right on the edge of […]

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I Was A Very Dangerous Boy

I know we live in a heightened state when it comes to written comments or pictures directed at anyone which could be considered a threat. I understand to ignore something is a ridiculous thing to do. We have seen far too many tragic events which could have been stopped if warning signs had not been […]

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Your Hair Is Wrong!

So a 6th grader in Chanelview, Texas (Stephanie Plato) gets a birthday gift of highlights from her mom. She decides to go with some red streaks. She loves them and can’t wait to get to school and show her friends. I am sure my readers can guess what happened next. Yes, she was taken out […]

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They Might Be Cannibals

Here’s the thing, without beating a dead horse, I have a weight issue. My body has an overwhelming urge to be fat. It has been this way my whole life. The good news is when I am fit and exercising I lose weight easy and maintain a very healthy body image. The bad news is […]

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I Suck At Failing

I was evaluated at work today and somehow managed to stay employed. It is a minor mystery to me. I tell myself that this is the year that I will finally get fired and get to collect unemployment. This year I was really thinking about that unemployment thing. I could collect for awhile and then […]

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