Sincerely, Stasia

Living and learning on a teacher's salary.

Student Quote of the Day 03.26.13 March 26, 2013

Today we were reviewing fact and opinion before reading a nonfiction article. I guess I should have known better, but I asked my students to give me examples. First response, from one of my boys:

“Fact. I don’t like your hair today. Fact.”

Thank you for your honesty, Dwight Schrute in-the-making. I’ll be sure to try harder tomorrow. Hope you’re all having a better hair day than I am.

Sincerely, Stasia

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Dreams March 24, 2013

Filed under: Doctoral Work,Life,Random Thoughts — sincerelystasia @ 8:47 pm
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Dreams

Now that my final qualifying exam has been submitted and I’m trying to de-stress, I found this appropriate. Dream big, friends.

Sincerely, Stasia

 

New Jersey Herald – Hijacking public education March 23, 2013

This article by Mike Harris (link below) shares insight on some very important and very real issues impacting students, parents, and educators in the U.S. I specifically enjoy Diane Ravitch‘s site being noted – She’s an incredibly knowledgeable, very well-respected, and credible member of the education community, especially having served as assistant secretary of education for President G.W. Bush.

New Jersey Herald – Hijacking public education.

For more from Dr. Ravitch check out the video below from an address to the United Teachers of Los Angeles in 2010.

Sincerely, Stasia

 

Just because… March 22, 2013

Filed under: Random Thoughts — sincerelystasia @ 9:35 pm
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Just because...

… you all know that Labyrinth is one of my all time favorite movies and I love David Bowie.

Just a little pick-me-up since I blew a tire two blocks from work after staying late on a Friday to help set up for a fundraiser. At least my courtesy car was an upgrade… Not sure they’re getting it back. Whoops.

Have a stress-free weekend!
Sincerely, Stasia

 

 

The thing about working with children… March 21, 2013

Filed under: Doctoral Work,Random Thoughts,Teaching — sincerelystasia @ 3:56 pm
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This is exactly how I feel it’s going when I’m collecting group interview data with students for my pilot study.

Not as funny when you’re actually trying to analyze those types of responses.

 

 

Dissertation award, here I come…

Sincerely, Stasia

 

Student Quote of the Day 03.20.13 March 20, 2013

Filed under: Student Quotes,Teaching — sincerelystasia @ 5:15 pm
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Yes, I’m still alive. Busy, but alive. Quals are due (for good) on Sunday and my sister-in-law’s baby shower was a success (loved it – post is halfway written and on its way) so now I can finally breathe… Until I submit my final qualifying exam and start getting my house ready to host Easter. I’m still finalizing my menu, so if you have any suggestions send me an email – I always love to hear from you!

Overheard during small group:

“Do you know that I had to eat macaroni by itself last night because I didn’t have any more hot dogs? Do you understand me? No one’s supposed to eat macaroni like that. It’s ridiculous.”

The horror. Dr. Sheldon Cooper would be proud.

Sincerely, Stasia

 

 
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