Overcoming the Odds

Mamacita says:  So many of my students are overcoming tremendous odds to be in school right now. They’ve got families and mortgages and spouses/partners, some of whom disapprove of the whole “college” thing; they’ve got needy parents and in-laws and … Continue reading

You Are More Important Than A Piece of Paper

My students tend to get stressed when it’s quiz or test time. I want to tell them not to worry so much, so I think I will do just that: Dear students: It’s just a piece of paper. No piece … Continue reading

Some End-of Semester Thoughts

Mamacita says:  I teach in a community college, and I have found that my hardest-working students are, for the most part, the older ones, the ones who have been out of school for many years, the ones who have been … Continue reading

I Agree With Mr. Horse. We Don't Like It.

Mamacita says:  part of this post is from another post that I deleted before I wrote down the date.  I’m so tech savvy and organized. This semester, I will have to say that most of my students have been exceptionally … Continue reading

Those Worthless Study Halls. . . .

Mamacita says:  Back in the public schools, I never had very many study halls.  I taught seven academic classes daily, and my colleague Pam and I didn’t even know we were the only teachers in the system to teach seven … Continue reading