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Best Covid Clothes for Back-to-School

Best Covid Clothes for Back-to-School

Your Covid Back-to-School Clothes Guide It's the height of Back to School shopping season. This is the time of year most teachers abuse their credit cards stocking up for the classroom. Today, I want to talk about fashion, because it's usually the time you'd get an...

Peanut Kid and Pascal Want You To Wear a Mask

Peanut Kid and Pascal Want You To Wear a Mask

We all pitched in for Peanut Kid "I want a peanut butter sandwich."  That's all Declan would eat for lunch and most dinners: peanut butter. There was no use arguing, sitting him down, reading another child psychology book, and saving the food until it turned green or...

They Won’t Steal THESE Pens!

They Won’t Steal THESE Pens!

"You got a pen?" I taught for 18 years and lost about a million pens. I was mystified--even before the Digital Age, no one thought they should bring a pen? Ever. Not even during exam season. "I have my pen." That sounds nicer than "No."  I always struggled to keep...

The Tampon Drawer (for middle and high school teachers)

The Tampon Drawer (for middle and high school teachers)

Tampons--never discussed, but central to middle and high school life. Tampons are no joke, unless you're a middle school boy. Then, they're hilarious. I've seen boys take girls' purses and backpacks, wave them around, "You've got your period!" Many of high school...

Don’t Be an Egghead! (Set Up Your Social Media for Success)

Don’t Be an Egghead! (Set Up Your Social Media for Success)

We are in the digital age. While we still haven't left the resume behind, we have entered an age of transparency where your social media tells a lot abouy you. Set it up for success. Done properly, this gives you an edge. Do it halfway, and it could come back to haunt...

Are You a Broke Teacher? Stop Spending Today!

Are You a Broke Teacher? Stop Spending Today!

Cure the "broke teacher" syndrome--starting...now! "Any teacher that won't give a kid a pencil shouldn't be teacher." Someone said that to me once, not long after I started my "no spend" policy. I was a broke teacher and figured the only way to stop being one was to...