College freshman meme: Emails Prof /

Pop Quiz: Email propriety part eleventy one

Like most teachers and professors, I have received many an email from a student that employs a less than professional tone.  (Let’s be real here, I’ve gotten emails that are train wrecks of bad spelling, grammar, use of text speak, incomprehensible content, etc., occasionally all at once…) I also have had over-sharing happen in these mails.   NO I don’t need to know specifi... »

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Pop Quiz: Deadlines

This pop quiz is apropos because it is about deadlines and I am late with posting this post. One of the things that I try to do in my class is to make the consequences for failing to meet deadlines based in reality.  When you work at a job and you are working on a project what are the consequences if you are late?  The reality is that there are no consequences until your project is needed.  If you... »

GP X-Post: Schooling your kid

GP X-Post: Schooling your kid

[This post was originally written by delagar on Grounded Parents. Read it there or catch the beginning below.] After four years of home-schooling, we sent the kid back to public school this year. I wouldn’t say it’s been a smooth transition, but it’s been less fraught than it might have been.  She’s almost a month in and – as she puts it – not even a little bit dead yet.  A few of the days have ev... »

Pop Quiz: Why college?

Pop Quiz: Why college?

In Jennifer’s latest pop quiz, she asks which level of teacher, elementary, high school, or college, has the toughest job, using a set of e-cards as her inspiration.  She mentions the joys of dealing with younger children offset by their leakiness, and the woes of surly and hormonal adolescence but at least the leaking has stopped.  Considering I am still recovering from my own virally induc... »

Pop Quiz: Student Privacy In Public Schools

Pop Quiz: Student Privacy In Public Schools

A high school finds a teens diary.  The principal reads it.  In it she discusses marijuana and possible use.  No drug is found on the student or in her locker yet they suspend her.  This is not a joke this happened in a Missouri school toward the end of the last school year.  Now I am not sure how you can suspend someone for writing about drugs in a diary. I am sure this falls under some stupid ze... »

Pop Quiz: College Teachers always the Bridesmaid

Pop Quiz: College Teachers always the Bridesmaid

I have seen this series of e-cards posted to the right around the interwebs for a while, and it has always stuck in the back of my head for a number of reasons.  The first is I like how it evens out.  There is this weird notion in some people’s heads that teaching a higher grade is a promotion.  I teach 9th grade, 15 year olds, and people ask oh don’t you want to teach the seniors.  Nope, I like t... »

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