Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

Surprise surprise…I fell behind with blogging.  Right after my last post, I found out that I was taking over for a fourth grade teacher for the rest of the year.  Unfortunately, Elementary Thoughts had to take a backseat.  Long-term subbing is not for the faint of heart.  I learned a lot as a fourth grade … Continue reading

Teachers as Entertainers

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrick Clarke I’ll be honest, I taught a disaster lesson in 5th grade. It’s a notoriously tough class, but I was ready (or so I thought). Well, turns out I wasn’t! Half way through … Continue reading

“Reading gives us a place to go…”

Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley Some Friday inspiration! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend.  Relax with a good book. Photocred: @the-shadow-lands

“Here’s to the crazy ones…”

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t … Continue reading

This Is Water

In honor of my OFFICIAL completion of school (for now), I am sharing this speech by David Foster Wallace (full text here).  He originally gave this speech at the 2005 commencement at Kenyon. I just find it so beautifully honest, and depressing. We can’t know the meaning of “day in and day out” until we … Continue reading

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