theteachingscribe

I'm a writer, full-time teacher, quote collector, film and art enthusiast. This blog was created to showcase my favorite tokens of life; the little things that make you laugh harder, think deeper, gaze longer and hold closer to what you have by a smaller degree everyday.

My mind is peaceful right now! Only a few more hours until I marry my lovely bride-to-be….and such an occasion requires nothing less than impeccable attire!

My mind is peaceful right now! Only a few more hours until I marry my lovely bride-to-be….and such an occasion requires nothing less than impeccable attire!

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"We saw the good, the bad, and the Cajun."
flyartproductions:

I just can’t crack your code
No. 5, 1948 (1950), Jackson Pollock / Holy Grail, Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake

flyartproductions:

I just can’t crack your code

No. 5, 1948 (1950), Jackson Pollock / Holy Grail, Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake

princeattitude-at-221b-baker-st:

Prince At the Essence Festival

SO wanted to go to this concert! His first headline in 10 years! But, it just wasn’t meant to happen….

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The Hardest Part of Teaching   

Another article from the Huffington Post, this time addressing the harsh realities of being a teacher (the hidden gems, if you will). But hey, if you’re interested in being a teacher someday, just know that there’s always room to grow.

3rd Year Concluded!

Well, it’s summertime again, so that means all teachers are transitioning into a slow period for some much needed down time. The end of the year was very stressful, as always, because kids always want to know why they “have to study even though the STAAR test is already over.” To this I say: “You’re not finished with school yet! There’s always next year to prepare for!” Even though they were reluctant to keep studying, our STAAR results showed just what I had seen over the school year: those who came prepared, stayed on top of assignments, and studied hard were rewarded. Those who didn’t, weren’t. 74% of my kiddos passed the first time around, which is acceptable by my standards. Next year, we will aim higher and try out new methods of learning. In addition to STAAR testing, field trip season followed just a month after that. We took to kids to Sheldon Lake State Park and they had a blast! We hooked worms on lines and went fishing, hiked winding trails, climbed a tower and enjoyed the weather that day. They were all surprised to see me in shorts and a v-neck, but all that tells me is that I set the right dress code standard throughout the year. It was an awesome trip, complete with songs on the bus trip there and back. Following our field trip was our International Festival! Teachers all over the school decorated their classrooms to represent different countries (Egypt, Japan, London, Turkey, Mexico, Phillipines, to name a few). My classroom was turned into Cuba, and it was a hit! When people walked in, I greeted them by saying “Bienvenidos a Cuba!” before offering them a scoop of flan (a Cuban desert). We also entertained them with a slideshow of what Cuba everything had to offer to tourists. It was a lot of fun! But soon after that came graduation, which meant lots of cameras, signed shirts, and gratitude from parents for teaching their kids (even if their behavior was less than perfect). One of my homeroom students led a dance performance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, which hailed a roaring applause from the crowd. The week following graduation, summer school was well underway. I had the privilege of teaching a much younger grade of students at a different campus than my own. It was a new experience for me, but one that I’ll never forget. My days were shorter, beginning with traffic control in the mornings and ending with recess in the afternoon. But with the curriculum provided for us, it made it that much easier to have 12 kids in one classroom all day long. Before I knew it, the last week, then the last day was upon us all. As I left the campus and the welcoming staff, I appreciated my experience at that campus (hopefully I’ll be back there very soon!) As I look back on this year, it makes me wonder what new faces I’ll meet next year. Teaching 2 grade levels was tough, but I gained some valuable experience in the process. Not to mention, some students finally opened up about why they behaved a certain way in my classroom and how they would do better. If they’ve learned anything this year that they can take into the next grade level, then I’ve done my job!

linxspiration:

30 Insanely Creative Business Card Designs

Too bad teachers don’t have a need for business cards….

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To Close The Achievement Gap, We Need To Close The Teaching Gap

This article speaks out about the lack of support within and surrounding the US educational industry. While I’ve seen support grow in my move from one district to the next, I strongly agree that one - on - one learning is much better than cramming curriculum down the throats of a classroom of students. Because even after they pass the test, they’ll leave behind what they’ve learned right inside of a closed book.

scottlava:

“Tell your chef Linguini that I want whatever he dares to serve me. Tell him to hit me with his best SHOT.”
FOOD WEEK: Day 5

scottlava:

Tell your chef Linguini that I want whatever he dares to serve me. Tell him to hit me with his best SHOT.”

FOOD WEEK: Day 5

flyartproductions:

The starry night of Sierra Leone
The Starry Night (1889), Vincent van Gogh / Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Kanye West

flyartproductions:

The starry night of Sierra Leone

The Starry Night (1889), Vincent van Gogh / Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Kanye West

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27 Words for the Classroom

Hands raised
Pens scribbling streams
Spinning today’s ideas into tomorrow’s dreams.
Amidst your peers,
Students never forget
You are the greatest gift
The world has ever met!

This is 27! After another trip to Speedy’s for go-carts, air hockey, classic arcade gaming, lazer tag and ticket snatching, my team combined their tickets to give me a birthday present for 2! Jenn and I will have some fun with these!
acid-bubble-gum:

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acid-bubble-gum:

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