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Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 12.31.32 PMThanks to Parker Malloy for her article pointing me to this video of a brilliant sketch by Key and Peele in which teachers are treated like professional athletes.

“… His father living paycheck-to-paycheck as a humble pro football player — the kid was a natural mathlete.”

and my favorite part, the BMW endorsed by AP English Literature Teacher, Ruby Ruhf. “Meet the new teacher’s pet.”

I know. It’s ridiculous. But does it show how ridiculous it would be to treat teachers (not to mention other ‘blue collar heroes’) like superstars? Or does it show how ridiculous it is to treat athletes like superstars? Maybe an athlete is a hero that kids can look up to as a role model. But are athletes the only ones who should be recognized in this way?

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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Teachers, do you blog for your students?

I’ve been wondering…

On this blog, I’ve been posting how my biology class is going each day and summarizing what I attempted to teach. Thus far, I have not told my students that I have this blog. Do any of you who teach have your students read your blog? I’ve considered it, but if I did, it would mean that I should be extra careful about what I say. Of course I don’t ever mention specific students here – in fact, I try not to talk about them much at all. I’d prefer to just talk about my experience and what I want them to take home…. but, it is something to consider.


Blogging for the classroom?

So, do any teachers out there blog?



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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized


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