Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Throughout my work as a school counselor, I liked to post Facebook status updates which were not actually status updates at all. Instead, they were quotes from the kids I worked with at the elementary school on a daily basis. Some of them are a priceless kind of hilarious. Others are probably only funny to … Continue reading Kids Say the Darnedest Things

It’s Out There…

Randy quickly entered the cabin and slammed the door shut behind him. He was breathing heavily and had a panicked look on his face. The others just stared at him, confused. He slowly turned, daring to peek through the peephole in the door. "Dude," Rob said, "What's the matter with you?" "It's out there!" Randy … Continue reading It’s Out There…

Change of Plans

This post was written in a time when I was still a counselor working in a first grade classroom. Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the blog post that I had originally planned to post today is being preempted. Today's post was going to be about the first grade class that I observe and … Continue reading Change of Plans

A to Z

Caitlyn issued another challenge on the Twitter. I have to write a story in which each sentence begins with a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A, and moving sequentially, i.e., B, C, D, and so forth. That gives me 26 sentences to tell a coherent story. I feel like this one … Continue reading A to Z

Stories From a Teacher

Title: Stories From a Teacher Author: Jonathan Flores Published: 2012 Some time ago, I saw something on Facebook about BookBub. It's a service that provides information about free and discounted ebooks that are available. This encouraged me to sign up. Since then, I've downloaded dozens of free books to my Kindle. Stories From a Teacher … Continue reading Stories From a Teacher

Dear Parents,

I am a Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor. My job is to spend time with your troubled child while he or she is at school. I hang out with them in their classrooms. I provide encouragement and redirection as needed. I pull them out of class for the occasional one-on-one counseling session to work on goals … Continue reading Dear Parents,

Advice for Kids: It Isn’t Funny

Kids, there are lots of things they don't teach you in school. They don't teach common sense, which would be helpful because most of the general public lacks such a thing. They don't teach you how to ask a girl out, which would be helpful in about 15 years when that cute girl across the … Continue reading Advice for Kids: It Isn’t Funny

Student Government

Generally speaking, I don't pay much attention to politics. I know I should pay closer attention to things because I'm a big fan of the right to vote. When Election Day comes, it would be nice to make an informed decision regarding the candidates and the offices for which they're running. But I quickly tire … Continue reading Student Government

The Single Guy vs. the School Bus

Today was the first day of school. This meant that the Single Guy was back on the job, full time. Sure, he had been putting in hours at the school for the last week or so, but today, the kids returned. He woke up early. He had the best intentions, expecting to arrive at school … Continue reading The Single Guy vs. the School Bus

The Non-Delinquency of Minors

Sometimes I look around the classrooms in which I work and am amazed by a select handful of students. You see, it's been my experience that the vast majority of school children these days are disrespectful, lack common sense, and are generally unable to sit still for more than an average of 2.47 seconds. But … Continue reading The Non-Delinquency of Minors