A few days ago I shared a post about experiencing the morning announcements in a school where I recently worked. And it got me thinking about the morning announcements that we heard each morning in high school. During my freshman year at Patrick Henry, there was this guy who did the announcements every day. He … Continue reading Morning Announcements – A Prequel
I don't work in the school I was in for over a year anymore. In fact, I don't work in any school anymore. Therefore, I feel like it's safe to share this story. It's all about the morning announcements... You probably knew that. Because of the title. I have got to learn to be more ambiguous. … Continue reading Morning Announcements
It’s Been a Year Already?
As of yesterday, I have officially been back in the world of Therapeutic Day Treatment Counseling for a year. I almost can't believe it's been a year. Then again, when you combine the past year with the experience I had on this career path previously, I almost can't believe it hasn't been a decade. I'll be … Continue reading It’s Been a Year Already?
What does it mean to have a good work ethic? Does it mean that, no matter the circumstances, come hell or high water, you are gung-ho about punching in and doing your job? Does it mean that you’ve set goals for yourself and your life and you’re willing to do what it takes to achieve … Continue reading Work Ethic
Well... it happened. And we're not even a month into the new school year. I've got a cold. I mean, it's certainly not the end of the world. I've had worse. But to think we've gotten three full weeks of school under our belts. And even saying that is a stretch, because the first week … Continue reading Really? Already?
Recently, Ely over at She Gives No Fox shared the story of how she came to love writing at a young age. Her story jogged my memory and reminded me that my own story of learning to love writing was somewhat similar. For Ely, it was second grade. For me, it was a few years … Continue reading The Prince
Life Story: Chapter Sixty Two
Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... My dad had quadruple bypass surgery during … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Sixty Two
Now that I’m back to working in a school, I’m back to experiencing all of the perks that come with that environment. One of those perks is the field trip. I say perk. I might actually mean punishment. I’m the new guy. I’ve only been in my current position for a few weeks. This week, … Continue reading Field Trip
Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II
Well kids, Teacher Appreciation Week continues. Yesterday I spent time focusing on my favorite teacher from the elementary years. It would make sense, now, to move into my middle school years. But I'm pretty sure that I made it clear yesterday that middle school sucked. I'm of the belief that anyone who didn't hate middle … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II
Teacher Appreciation Week – Part I
This week is officially Teacher Appreciation Week. Why they save it for the end of the school year, I don't know. Maybe it's because they figure that teachers are reaching the ends of their rapidly fraying ropes trying to get their students through end of year testing. They've been putting up with these little angels … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week – Part I