This article was written by Andy McCall. Andy is in his 9th year teaching, and does everything to honor his little girl, Penelope, who passed last year. Check him out on his Blog or on Facebook: Penelope's Path.
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Teaching place values is a common theme for elementary schools. I feel like the same concept can be applied to teaching. From the millions to the thousandths, we've got it all covered. If not, well hopefully the calculators work.
The number of times you hear your name in a year.
The number of times you have whispered WTF to yourself in class.
The number of papers you have graded that included no name, incomplete answers, and mysterious stains.
The number of emails you have deleted throughout the year.
Times you have repeated the directions to your class.
The number of meetings that could have been an email you deleted.
The number of clones you need of yourself to get everything done.
The total number of bathroom breaks you get all year.
The time of day the coffee wears off and you start to get delirious.
The average number of hours you go without saying “Stop that!”
The total amount of minutes in the day you have without interruptions.
The amount of times the politicians making rules for your classroom have ever seen a classroom in their life.