Last year, when my daughter was a freshman in college and having a really hard time, she would complain to me about everything. She was unable to see anything good about her college, her new city, her life far from home. So I pulled out a strategy I used to use when she was younger… Continue Reading Gratitude
Am I worrying to much about things that I cannot change? Am I worrying out about the one time I said that one thing wrong that one day? Am I worrying about my student that has never missed a class and now has been gone all week? Am I worrying about the student that has… Continue Reading Why can’t I sleep?
Ironically enough, the last blog post for this challenge has arrived at the same time that everyone is busy in every part of their lives: school, work, all of the grading, frantically getting ready for winter, holiday planning, doctor’s visits, “fall” cleaning, did I mention frantically getting ready for winter? As a city kid from… Continue Reading “Now is the winter of our discontent” Made Glorious by Compromise
So, what am I going to reflect on this week? Good Question. Last week, all was fairly quiet in my teaching world. One class spent the week doing review for their test next week. The other class was quiet, but … Continue Reading Go to Class or Study? 9x9x25 Post #7
You’re probably curious about WHY I would bother to do such a crazy, stressful, unnecessary thing, but I’ll going to start with the HOW instead. I’m pretty good at faces, but terrible at names. So to compensate, I use all the usual tricks everyone already knows, like mnemonics. As I call out the roll, I… Continue Reading I Memorize Names the First Day. Hate Me.