Janbalaya

A Southern Girl Trying to Make a Difference in Sin City

Some version of this exact conversation occurs at least once daily in my office. Me:  Sign your name on the line next to received. Student:  Miss, print or cursive? Me:  Sigh. Cursive. You should always sign in cursive. Student:  I don’t know cursive.  Can I just print my name? Me:  Sigh.  Sign you name on …

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High school students get their cell phones confiscated by their teachers or school administration constantly.  They often have no self-control when it comes to electronic devices. Texting, instant messaging, and snap-chatting are rampant … even when they should be paying attention to the teacher. At my site, we have a policy in place that allows …

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Occasionally, I read my horoscope at the end of a difficult day and think I really needed to read that.  My horoscope for today hit the nail on the head. The possibility of impending changes in your personal or professional life could have you feeling worried and insecure. Don’t be. If anything, you’ll benefit from …

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A little over a week ago I took this photograph in a first year teacher’s classroom.  Yes, you hear my heavy, audible sigh.  I remember that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed feeling.  As a high school administrator, I continue to work with students daily; however, I often find myself longing to return to the classroom.  More often …

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Conversation with the varsity quarterback today: QB:  I’m dropping my math class. Me:  School hasn’t even started yet. QB:  Yeah, I know, Miss, but I already did four maths, and I won’t need calculus in college. Me:  What are you thinking about for a major? QB:  Business — sports management Me:  You will need it …

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