Posts Tagged: school

Back at School

Another school year started for me today.  I find it surprising that I am still teaching school.  Sometimes I wonder if I am doing the right thing.  Is this truly my calling? I love the summer I must confess, the freedom and the ability to go there I want when I want.  It is intoxicating if I am being honest.  But summer cannot be enough to hold down a sacred position of trust. To teach is a trust between […]

A Bad Back Teaches Much!

This week I missed the entire week of school because I was unable to sit, lay, move, stand or do anything without a great deal of pain.  I have been cursed with back issues, you don’t want them!  As I write, my right foot is numb and I can’t move my toes, weird huh?  I […]

What Can We Be?

I wrote this to encourage my teachers this year as we start school.  However, I think it applies to all of us: __________________________________________________ Good Morning Team,  Each year we start fresh on the first day of school.  Each student has a blank slate to make of it what they will.  Each teacher too has a […]

STAAR Results Are Here

So the STAAR results came out two weeks ago and for my district here in the big oil town of Midland, Texas, they were not very good.  I read an editorial in my hometown paper that stated, “MISD owes explanation for what students are learning in classrooms”.  I agree.  I think we do owe an […]

A Nation at Risk?

    I blogged a couple of days ago and asked the question, “Who is Running the School“?  Here are some more thoughts on the plight of our educational system today. First and foremost the school is designed to teach the students.  It is not designed to be a daycare center, a home for the […]

Who is Running the School?

Are the Inmates running the Asylum? Imagine being in charge of  people that are less than 15 years old and you have been charged to teach various subjects and to instill in them a sense of integrity, honor, hard work and a love of learning.  Now imagine that you have to do this with 100 […]

We are Back To All White – Thank Goodness

                        Before you call me a racist allow me to explain.  For the past two weeks my little junior high school where I teach 8th grade has been without paper.  I don’t mean low on paper, I mean OUT of PAPER.  None. Gone. Zero. […]

Can Women Multi-Task? Phones are everywhere and School issues all on TTIT – 032

 A Podcast from Two Teachers in Texas Phones have changed our culture, Melissa has trouble Multi-Tasking, School problems, Bourne Trilogy and Bull Durham all on TTIT 032 We went RVing Do your children call you if you are a dad?  Or do they call their mom? Phones are everwhere Melissa has some difficulty doing several […]