What Is Education?

Mamacita says:  It was his third strike for the same offense.  Last Wednesday morning, after class,  I had to play “Plagiaristic Confrontation” again, and it was no fun. It’s never fun. All throughout my career, I’ve listened to teachers brag … Continue reading

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

Mamacita says: This day used to be known as Armistice Day, in honor of the armistice that was signed on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. This year, 2012, marks the 95rd anniversary of Armistice … Continue reading

My Semi-Pornographic Love Affair With Grammar

Mamacita says:  I love a good turn of phrase. I can be swept off my feet by it. I can be swayed and influenced and converted and my vote can be purchased and my virginity can be compromised. . . … Continue reading

What Makes A Good Principal/Administrator?

Mamacita says:  Most schools are in their last couple of months now, so I thought maybe it was time to post this again, in case a community is in the market for a new principal for next fall.  If any … Continue reading

Beware the Ides of March

Mamacita quotes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: Act 1, scene 2, 15–19 Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music Cry “Caesar!” Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear. Soothsayer: … Continue reading

The Presidents Speak

Mamacita says:  For Presidents’ Day, I thought I’d feature a quotation from each of our presidents.  No matter what our personal opinion of a president might be, he is the leader of our nation and the position, if not the … Continue reading