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Added by Lisa Mims on April 25, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Oh, I long for the days when I used to be able to teach! No, you didn’t miss anything, I still teach, but I don’t TEACH, the way I used to, the way I loved to. Yes, I use technology, and it has opened up a whole new world for me, but I miss teaching the old way. Sometimes, I feel like a robot, I am micro managed every second, minute, hour, day,week, month, of the school year. I feel like a body in the room, programmed to teach not only what they want me to teach, but also…Continue
Added by Lisa Mims on April 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Can you imagine what it would be like if teachers were treated like actors, athletes, and singers, hey, even reality tv "stars?" Life would be so different for us.
"Mrs.Smith, Mrs.Smith, can I get your autograph?" She turned and smiled at the young woman running towards her.
"Mrs.Smith", she gasped," I have been following your career for years! I'm about to start teaching myself. She handed Mrs.Smith a copy of her book.
"Are you ready for it, young lady?' she…
Added by Lisa Mims on April 10, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
They thought we were sleeping. They thought we were lulled into complacency with reality TV, cable television, DVR, fast food, and the latest tech gadgets. They were wrong! Gov. Scott Walker thought no one was paying attention. He thought he could scale back collective bargaining rights of state workers, and no one would notice. Shhhh!
However, the sleeping giant awakened, and proved that America was still the land of the free. I am proud of the teachers in Wisconsin.…
Added by Lisa Mims on April 7, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments