Teachery Tidbits from Subland

I have a K-12 license to teach Theatre and Reading here in the great state of Minnesota.  So naturally I sub.  On the up side, I don’t have lots of lesson plans to do or conferences or the extra 38 hours per week of stuff teachers do above and beyond the normal 45 hours per…

We have snow sign

It’s that time of year, Minnesotans.  Well, really anyone who has to negotiate icy, snowy, poorly visible roads populated with drivers who are panicky.  I have some tips for you. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR!  If you get stuck somewhere, STAY IN YOUR CAR!  It’s warm in there.  It’s cold and wet out side.  The…

Blackness

Today is a sad day.  Yesterday was a bit sad, too. Why, do you ask?  Well, it has to do with this:   I’m a bit torqued, as I always am at this time of year, at how much we have to be thankful for and yet we go on bestial rampages for MORE stuff. …

Tipping is not a city in a forigen country

  If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to go out. It’s that simple. I was a server. Many people I know were servers. We got a sucktastic paycheck every few weeks, but if you didn’t make tips, you didn’t pay bills. It was that simple. If you were lucky, meals would be…

Constitutionally speaking….

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore our Constitution.   This fall I went to the Minnesota Educator’s Conference at the River Center over MEA weekend.  The ACLU always has a booth there and they always have pocket copies of the US Constitution.   Also included in the little book is a copy of the MN…

NEXT!

Much like winter, the holidays are coming.  Frenzied buying, drama laden family politics, dietetic issues up the wazoo (don’t like, can’t eat….) and illness.  It would be fine by me if we could skip everything from 16 Dec (the hubby’s birthday) until 31 Dec, I’d be fine by that. I detest this time of year….

To my followers

THANK YOU!  A big squishy thank you to all those who are reading and following my blog.  You are amazing!  I’m glad you take the time to read my musings and I sincerely hope you walk away with something good from them.   Have a most excellent day!  

Being Gluten Free At CONvergence 2014

As some of you may know, I am a huge Science Fiction fan. I go to a yearly convention called CONvegence. I participate on a panel on gluten free options at the CON. Here is a highlight of some of the things I talked of in 2013. Greetings fellow Glutenites! Or would we be Lackglutens?…

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and HOTS

Higher Order Thinking Skills.  HOTS.  What that means is your students are using more of thier brains and bodies in figuring out the answers.  They are finding a path, locating the reason behind the answer, creating a situation where they can not only know the answer but be able to explain why they know it…

Health Insurance in MN

To begin, insert horrible language, various sordid and graphically explicit explanations of exactly where and how this new health care business can be dealt with.  Yes, that’s how I feel about health care.  For me, it’s like going shopping.  If I had a disposable income for shopping, it might be fun to engage in a…