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

Rewatching Buffy – Episodes 4, 5, & 6

Welcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 20 years ago. Well, I didn't receive any negative feedback after last week's entry. So, we continue! Welcome back, Slayers … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy – Episodes 4, 5, & 6

In the Words of a Non-Parent

Today's blog post comes as an idea from my friend Jessica. She suggested that it would be interesting to hear parenting advice from someone who isn't a parent. With as much time as I've spent among families and working with kids, she felt that I could offer some unique insights into the art of raising … Continue reading In the Words of a Non-Parent

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

The Poopsmith Strikes

It was just supposed to be a typical Tuesday. It was thought that it would be a fairly simple day. The faculty and staff of the local elementary school returned to work after an unexpected break thanks to a quick winter storm (a nice thought as we suffer through the oppressive humidity of summer). The … Continue reading The Poopsmith Strikes

Shut Up, You’re Bothering Me

Do you work with someone who has a tendency to annoy you? Does this someone annoy lots of people? Let me assure you, I feel your pain. Lots of people, I'm sure, feel your pain. See, in the workplace, people from numerous walks of life are thrown together for anywhere from six to ten hours … Continue reading Shut Up, You’re Bothering Me

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

The Single Guy and the First Day of School

The following tale is based on actual events which occurred a number of years ago... It had been a long time since I had gotten excited about the first day of school. There was a time, once upon a time, when I actually looked forward to that fateful September day when I would be able … Continue reading The Single Guy and the First Day of School

The Single Guy vs the Last Day of School

The following tale is based on actual events which occurred a number of years ago. This is the final part of a trilogy of stories about the Teacher. Part one is here, part two is here... Seven simple words. String them together and throw in a question mark at the end for good measure. How … Continue reading The Single Guy vs the Last Day of School