the teacher’s edition of procrastination…

what i have done in the 10 minutes i have had my computer out “to grade”: picked up a toy for ellise wondered if she is losing too many liquids through drooling made myself a protein drink opened my school browser commented on a recipe made a funny face at leesy checked my email unsubscribed ...

refresh yourself: strawberry tea blast

so, as a public speaking teacher, i have heard approximately 3,268 speeches on drinking enough water.  it’s one of those stand-by topics that students do… and typically by students who have brought large red bulls or dr. peppers to class for the entire semester. i take that back. there was one student who brought a ...

i love my job. no… really…

28. February 2013 education 0
hoakie sayings alert: (don’t say i didn’t warn you…) i love teaching because i love learning. now, there are several things i don’t really care about teaching (grading, politics, grading, the occasional disgruntled/”entitled” student, grading…), but honestly, i do LOVE getting in the classroom.  i love my subject… and i love my students.  and when ...

were we born this way? (pt 1): stepping out

after changing employment from probably one of the most conservative universities in the US to a public technical college, my eyes have been opened to a lot of things– more than i thought, more than i was initially comfortable with. and let’s be honest: there are some things that i know now that i wish ...

reason for missing blogposts…

see this tsunami? now imagine, instead of water, it’s a wave of speeches, outlines, papers, and midterms… times 4 classes. fortunately, the paperwork is settling, and this teacher might just make it out of this wash of work alive. she just might. (in fact, she’s planning on blogging about the TWO new recipes she’s trying ...