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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Friday Night Game

Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 01:32 PM (-06:00)

For the most part, students like seeing teachers outside of school, although they don’t always know quite what to do. Some are enthusiastic (“Mr. Hasan!”). Some are nervous (“How are you?” “Ok… I guess. I mean…”). And some just pretend you’re not there. In no particular order… 1. Fast Food The guy behind the cash […]

The Red Rocket and The Dangling Else

Thu, 29 Aug 2019, 08:28 PM (-06:00)

There was a cartoon on the screen at the front of the room. It was a hand-drawn thing, the sort I use a lot in class. The ground was green. The sea was blue. The rocket was red. … Yes. There was a rocket. What else would you use for a visual aid if you’re trying […]

Upon Return

Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 08:47 PM (-06:00)

I know. I went dark. But that’s the prerogative of a teacher, right? To go dark in the summer. There is much to tell, and perhaps I might get around to telling some of it. But school has begun so for now, some things the kids said today… 1. Band I was talking to a […]

Not Nearly As

Wed, 28 Aug 2019, 08:26 PM (-06:00)

And so year two has begun… My throat hurt badly after the first day, although it didn’t hurt nearly as long as last year. My feet are sore again, although not nearly as bad as last year. I’m still one of the last teachers to leave my side of the building, although not nearly as […]