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Drinking Fountains

Here’s my problem.  I’ve just finished some PE, and my class is tired and thirsty.  I sit my class down at the lunch tables near the drinking fountains, and I let a few go at a time to get a drink.  That way they don’t get restless and into trouble while waiting in a long line.

Then another teacher finishes PE and just lets her entire class run over and get a drink.  Now the lines are very long, and my students have to be in the back of a long line.


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(Not) Halloween

Tomorrow is Friday, the last school day before Halloween.  I was hoping to rally the troops and get teachers to dress up tomorrow for school.  I have my “Lutheran bishop” costume ready.  Amy said she’d be willing.  She’s got an “80’s teenager” outfit ready to go.  Kristin said she’d wear her “Alice in Wonderland” outfit, if others were going to dress up.

But that’s about as far as I got, as far as willing to dress up goes.

Too many people were scared about what the principal would say.  Come on!  What could she say?  Even if she didn’t like it, how mad could she get.  She’s not going to write us all up, or send us all home, or something.  Worse case, she calls us into the conference room and tells us not to do it again.

Totally worth it!

I’m disappointed in my fellow teachers.  Come on, take a chance.  Live a little!  It’s not like we’re all going to be dressing indecently.  It’s just a costume.

Oh well, maybe next year.

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Teachers and Social Networks

Should teacher “friend” students on Facebook?

It seems like that is letting students, even former students, into your life just a little too much.

But that might just be my opinion.  It might just be a non-issue.

And if a teacher wants to “friend” a kid in their class, I’m not going to say they shouldn’t, or that it’s wrong.  Just as long as it doesn’t prevent me from keep my private life from that student.

It just seems weird, and maybe, because I’m a “friend” of another teacher, if that teacher “friends” a student, that student can see my posts?  I’m not sure.  But that does seem wrong.

I’ll have to figure this out.

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