Hands Off My Pencils or You’ll Be Sorry

Mamacita says:  Hey, it’s THAT TIME again, so say “hello” to my annual post about how community school supplies are a terrible idea and are, in fact, contributing to the lazy downfall of our nation. . . . . School … Continue reading

The Time Is Always Right To Do What Is Right

Mamacita says: Why is this day a holiday in most communities? (This community doesn’t consider it a holiday, but that’s typical for this county.) (None of our schools closed. None of our schools has EVER closed for MLK Day.)(They don’t … Continue reading

Ten Things Tuesday

Mamacita says:  I think I’ve forgotten Ten Things Tuesday these past few weeks, but I’ll try to do better now that things are settling down a bit here. Just a bit, mind you, but that’s better than before! 1.  I … 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

Hope Is More Than Just The Thing With Feathers. . . .

While it is true that I tend to rant and rave about how far too many students (one is too many) can’t read or write or add two numbers together, and how far too many students (one is too many) … Continue reading