Monthly Archives: October 2013

If Teachers Planned Inservice Training…


I felt this was necessary after 1 1/2 days of professional development. Not all of it was bad, some was very good.

marvelous teacher musings

Team Work

I let out quite a chuckle when I saw this picture. I’ve been there and I’ve made that face.

*Disclaimer* This blog is not meant to imply that teachers do not appreciate learning. It is also not intended to imply that we are ‘lazy’, ‘unprofessional’ or the like. We wouldn’t be in education if we didn’t appreciate its value. What we don’t appreciate is receiving the exact same training year after year. That’s not Professional Development. That’s insulting. As far as those looking for examples on what could be done during In-Service, please read my other blog entitled ‘Get on the Bus’. Any and all comments which use bad language, insult another who comments by name calling, etc. will not be posted. *

It got me to thinking…teachers are required to attend Inservice “training” before school. It’s always dreaded and I, personally, would rather have a cavity filled than sit…

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Grow Your Own Aloe Plant Babies


Several years ago, my mom bought me an aloe plant on Father’s Day because I burned my fingers while making my dad breakfast. It was pretty small, but now it looks like this. Read the rest of this entry

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad CATASTROPHE


I should have realized that it all started this morning when I went to pull my classroom copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day off of my bookshelf to read to my fifth graders. ALEXANDER_TERRIBLE_HORRIBLE

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Electrolyte Juice


Last spring when we were gearing up for a 10K, we were cramping A LOT. I remembered in college when I tried to eat bananas at every meal because I had heard the potassium helps to stop the cramping. I HATE the texture of bananas Read the rest of this entry