Daylight Savings Time: Start Making Hay Today!

Daylight Savings Time: Start Making Hay Today!

In case you are wondering, yes, Daylight Savings Time is earlier than you remember.  We used to spring ahead in April and fall back in October, but now Daylight Savings Time is the second weekend of March and the first weekend in November. Why? Congress. In 2005,...
Death of a Copier: Turning Teachers into Cannibals

Death of a Copier: Turning Teachers into Cannibals

You can do a lot of things wrong in public education, but never do this: Never tell a single person you can fix things. That’s the kiss of death.  If people find out, quit today.  Get a Witness Protection job in fast food.  Otherwise, everyone will hound...

Only One Blue Cheese? Struggles in a Small Town

I went to the local store for buns and blue cheese. There was only one kind of blue cheese. My heart stopped just a little bit. I panicked and shuffled the cheeses around a bit. No Stilton, no Roquefort, no Maytag? No local vs. French dilemma? Just two choices: that...

Coffee is Teacher Crack

  Coffee is teacher crack. I’m about to make 30 cups and line them up on the back of my desk. I don’t only double-fist cups of coffee, I “quad” them. This is a technique I saw once in college, where the individual rehydrating himself carried...