The World Is Full of Joyful Noises, Even If We Can't Hear Them

Mamacita says: Today is the last day of the rest of your life  class before finals – next week is final exam week, every student’s favorite week, naturally. I predict that several students will come to class the NEXT week, … Continue reading

Are Our Children Really Overprotected? I Think They Are.

Mamacita says:  Are we protecting our children too much?  Everything is so bland, so effortless, so sanitary, so entitled, so sterilized, so soft, so completely without risk, requiring little or no talent or skill, so full of self-esteem and so … 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

Things I Haven't Done Yet

Mamacita says: 1.  I haven’t entered my students’ names in either the online gradebook or the hard copy gradebook yet.  I really need to do this because writing the scores on a piece of paper with first names only on … Continue reading

A Thank-you Note to My Students

Mamacita says:  My students this semester are, for the most part, some of the nicest people I’ve ever met:  hardworking and sincere, with good attitudes, and sincerely trying to attain their goals.  To say that many of them have difficult … Continue reading