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I'm Told I'm Not Allowed To Complain

Barista: “The usual?”

Me: “No, I already had that this morning. Now I just want a frappacino. It’s a 2-coffee kind of day.”

Barista: “I hear ya. 95 more words


You're Welcome 

A graduating 5th grader, who I taught in Kindergarten, 1st, and 3rd grades, stopped by my classroom, said hello to me, reached into a giant bag of thank you cards and fished around until he finally found the one he came to deliver. 72 more words


A Year of Thanks, Days 211 & 212: Organized Chaos & "Me" Time

I believe I’ve heard it said before that a messy desk (or area) is a sign of a creative mind. (Or I could be parsing together different phrases and just making it up, but let’s just say it’s an actual thing.) 442 more words

A Year Of Thanks


Today the NYC Department of Ed added Pandora and Netflix to their list of banned websites. Already on this list is every single shopping website, including Amazon.com, where all of us teachers have our class supply wish lists. 30 more words


Fair Enough

“I didn’t feel like it.”

— Kid, when asked why he didn’t come to school on time.


Hindsight is 20/20

Being a Special Education teacher is a great profession for me because, given that I have ADD and anxiety, and given how that affected my own school experience, I can totally relate to how these kids are feeling, and can therefore be super patient and supportive. 81 more words


After work decisions.

How do people teach and raise a family? I can not even imagine.

By the time I get home from work, my decisions include: