You Can Do It, Duffy Moon!

Mamacita says: This coming week is Midterm Week, and while I know for a fact that every single solitary thing mentioned even in passing on this test has been thoroughly covered, I also know that this is the first college … Continue reading

A Lesson All Teachers Need To Learn

  Mamacita says:  I know that there are some teachers out there who feel that they are, in some lofty intellectual way, somehow superior to the students they teach, and to most of their students’ parents, for that matter.. When … Continue reading

Conversation from the Teachers’ Lounge

 Mamacita says: Have you ever wondered what teachers talk about in the lounge? It depends on who’s in there and what time of day it is, of course, but the conversation really doesn’t vary much from building to building, or … Continue reading

Stuff Students and Parents Say To Teachers. Etc.

Mamacita says: I only wish I could include the really great stuff, but until some people are dead, that wouldn’t be appropriate. And you all know me: ever appropriate. Then again, if they continue to annoy me, I might even … Continue reading

Dongles, Sherlock Holmes, and Stuff That’s None of My Business

Mamacita says:  I’ve been reading about the “dongle incident” and doing some serious thinking.    I’ve also been doing some serious head-shaking, and some equally serious wondering about where the line should be drawn between private conversation and public listening. … 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