this is becoming my favorite way to bind a book. simple, handsome.
i'm drinking a jar of white coconut creme tea (from Art of Tea) every day.
when i read through the comments on yesterday's post i felt like i had my very own verizon team. full of support & wise words.
i feel lucky to have you. sure do.
the school district i work for is a giant lumbering dysfunctional demoralizing institution. a big dirty broken-down machine with a lot of hostile broken-down people on power-trips at the controls. flipping switches. changing channels. experts at being experts.
if i retire early in 5 years it won't because of the kids. it will be because of the adults.
having said that i do have a real wild bunch on my hands this year. a totally preventable situation had some care been taken not to move all the severe first grade behavior problems into one classroom. mine.
at my school, teachers are not involved in classroom organization. we're not smart enough apparently.
have you heard of oppositional defiant disorder? it's living in my classroom.
i have sun tzu on my side. the art of war to the rescue again!
Carefully study the well-being of your men, and do not overtax them. Concentrate your energy and hoard your strength. Keep your army continually on the move, and devise unfathomable plans.
also i am researching a 1 year leave of absence when this school year is over. unpaid. but an entire year to experiment. that's worth a lot.