As a kid living in my parents' house, I derived insane amounts of pleasure from rearranging my bedroom. It was like as soon as that dresser was moved to the other side of the room, I WAS A NEW PERSON. I rearranged my bookshelves on the regular. Sometimes alphabetically, sometimes by genre, other ... » Learn More about Alphabetizing, Organizing, & Other Things Teachers Weirdly Enjoy
I'm a WAHM mother of three and a teacher of many. Doing my job (and career) all in the same space at the same time means many cups of coffee and a messy home, but I really do have the best of both worlds.
During my first year of teaching, we had to send a hard copy of our homeroom attendance to the office before a certain time to ensure attendance bulletins were accurate. I would forget to send my attendance by the deadline, on average, twice a week. I spent many a'day apologizing to our superhero ... » Learn More about Things Teachers Say or Think Every Morning
The older I get, the more I get my kicks from really pathetic stuff. Like, what's better than being all caught up on laundry (for that one whole hour...)?! I'll answer my own question: ordering take-out. Apparently the temporary highs of cleaning and food prepared by someone else are enough to ... » Learn More about Unsung Heroes of the Day
I imagine there are other professionals who also hit the Sunday slump, sluggish and pathetic and praying for an.y.thing to extend their weekend. But I can't imagine anyone more than teachers needing the extra time if for no other reason than to grade the papers they said they'd grade but ... » Learn More about What Happens to a Teacher’s Brain on Sunday Night
There are inherent quirks of being married to an educator. Like, when I try to get my husband's attention, I yell stuff like: "ONE TWO THREE, ALL EYES ON ME." It's only fair since he forces me listen to stories about AP Statistics... Pile on a pandemic, though, and those previously perceived ... » Learn More about Married to a Teacher During the Pandemic? I Feel Your Pain.