Damn but it’s the rare ed-blogger who can write the classroom anecdote well. TMAO’s got it. Jackie’s got it. Granted it’s something of a disgraceful genre (cousin to the airport paperback thriller) but I don’t know many bloggers on my reading list who can put me there, who don’t default to the overly-familiar indicators of happiness and frustration.
“It can’t be 7:14 a.m.,” I thought to myself. “It’s too light outside.” I re-read the clock, correctly this time. 7:44 a.m.
Stupor over. I threw on yesterday’s shirt, socks and pants, and rushed out the door.
As I told a friend of mine this story, she looked at me with a look on her face that said, “I’m polite and pretending to pay attention. This is boring, but I don’t want to hurt your feelings.”
I gave her an out. She took it.
It’s kinda disappointing once you realize that the excitingest, heart-thumpingest part of your day is realizing you didn’t set your alarm the previous night.
Dunno if this month-old blogger’s ready for the big show but he’s worth reading, certainly, and, depending on your tolerance for airport paperback thrillers, a subscription, maybe.
Other Awaiting Tenure Posts:
- Classroom Technology As An Expensive Distraction. (Okay. None of y’all are gonna like that one.)
- Though Flying Blind, Neither Crash Nor Burn. (On the first day of student teaching.)
- Teaching Government in an Election Year. (Better compel this guy towards tech with something more persuasive than “you’re boring your kids.”)