teachers

How Do Teachers Stay Healthy?
I used to be that person who never got sick, but apparently those days are over. I'm on my second cold of 2019 and it's February. I suppose I could blame my aging body that I don't take proper care of, but I still choose to blame my daughter and the germ factories she hangs out with…
Teacher Fired For Giving Zeroes
a 52-year-old woman named Diane Tirado, in Florida who was allegedly fired for giving out zeroes to kids who don't turn in their homework seems outrageous to me. Apparently the school has a policy that you can't issue grades below 50%. Which means the grades are ACTUALLY 0-50% instead of 0…
Teachers Asking Students To Call Them By Their First Name
It's rare that I call anyone Mr. or Mrs. anything these days; with one exception: Teachers. For some reason, I do not feel comfortable calling my former teachers by their first name. It just doesn't sound right coming out of my mouth. One of my teachers is only a few years older than m…
MT Lawmakers on Arming Teachers
The Billings Gazette reports on Montana lawmakers’ response to President Donald Trump’s endorsement Wednesday of arming teachers as a solution to school shootings.
Neither Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines nor Democratic Sen. Jon Tester considered training and armin…
Great Work, Mrs. Kring
I attended the end of school assembly at for Shepherd Elementary yesterday. And since I haven't been in a grade school since the 1970's, (Go Riverview Eagles!) I like some things about how the grown ups are involved.
In my day, the principals were stoic, and rarely friendly to us...
Matt Damon Snaps at Press While Defending Teachers [VIDEO]
At the Save Our Schools Million Teacher March in Washington DC on July 30th, actor Matt Damon was grilled on his feelings about public school educators. Damon, who attended public school in Boston as a youth and whose own mother is a public school teacher, made some impassioned remarks in defense of…