Seventh grade girls are so tough. They’re so much harder to bond with than my boys. Today three of my girls were waiting to go to an assembly and asking me about my observations next week. Suddenly, one of my girls asks me, “Miss C., if you could get a job in any grade next year, which would you…
Once again families are coping with how to explain tragic and scary news events to their children. This time the news is in regards to two explosions that occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. For those living in the affected areas, these are particularly stressful and anxious…
I’ve been looking for another grade calculator since my favorite website for that went down. I’ve been using QuickGrade for a few weeks and really like it. It’s fun because you can push the button for every wrong answer.
They have Android and Apple apps as well, but I cannot attest to those.
Happy grading fellow teachers!
“Follow your passion” is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions. Most of my friends have none.
“Do what you’re good at” is better, but still stupid. It gets things the wrong way around. For almost all activities, being “good at” something is the result of thousands of hours of practice and learning (pdf). In choosing a career, you’re almost always making the decision about what to become good at, not the other way around.
How, then, should you find a job you’ll love?
Here’s my slogan: ”Do something valuable.”
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