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

 

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

 

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

 

Student Quote of the Day 12.13.12 December 13, 2012

Filed under: Student Quotes,Teaching — sincerelystasia @ 7:09 pm
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I was home sick yesterday with a nasty sinus infection, cold, and fever. Needless to say, with my luck lately, I was still sick as a dog when I got back to school today. My kids could see it the minute they looked at me because kids are incredibly observant of things you wish they wouldn’t notice. Well…

Student: Miss L., your voice is different.

Me: I know it’s a little weird, but I’m not feeling well.

Student: Are you going through puberty?

Me: No. Definitely not.

::half an hour later::

Same Student: Miss L., seriously, your voice is really deep today and it’s cracking and changing. Are you sure you’re not going through puberty?

Me: Sweetie, I’m 32. And female. Thank you, but yes I’m sure.

Ah, the joys of working with children.

Sincerely, Stasia

 

Student Quote of the Day 10.26.12 October 26, 2012

Filed under: Life,Student Quotes,Teaching — sincerelystasia @ 11:56 am
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During a project the students were working on…

“Miss L, If I start singing Michael Jackson songs in the middle of class, I don’t mean to interfere – I think I just have a sickness where I like Michael Jackson too much. I even made a Michael Jackson PowerPoint!”

You go, girl – Rock on with your bad self.

Sincerely, Stasia

 

Student Quote of the Day 10.23.12 October 23, 2012

Filed under: Life,Student Quotes,Teaching — sincerelystasia @ 9:56 am
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I owe you guys a post, I know, but I couldn’t help myself. We currently have two pregnant teachers in my school. Today during homeroom, a student came up to me with this gem:

“Miss L – It’s pregnancy season! Are you going to catch a pregnancy?”

Interesting question, little darling. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Sincerely, Stasia

 

 
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