Is it just me, or does everyone else, when getting ready to attend a faculty or department meeting, prepare themselves for these stellar events by figuring out what they are going to read just in case the meeting devolves into a complete waste of time?
Is it just me, or does everyone else think that all these face piercings that kids today wear look like they really hurt when initially installed?
Is it just me, or does everyone else think that student desks should be more comfortable considering how long we are asking them to sit their butts down in them?
Is it just me, or do other people have students who feel that homework is an educational option — and if they only turn in 65% of the assignment, these kids feel as if they should get 65% credit. (Well, when they go to McDonalds and order french fries and the container is only 65% full, do they let the fry cook tell them, “Ah dude, that should be cool, right?”)
Is it just me, or do other teachers have what seems to be thousands of students in violation of the dress code every single day?
Is it just me, or does everyone else, think it’s short-sighted and childish that things like voicethread, animoto and other web tools like me.com are blocked from my access by the school district’s firewall as if they are insuring student safety by holding onto archaic internet policies?
Is it just me, or does everyone else feel as if it’d be nice for the local business community to step up and offer some real support to their local schools through internships, professional leaves days for the employees to come speak to us, financial support, and so on?
Is it just me, or does everyone else think that there are a whole lot of things that could use re-thinking this year… but know that they are going to be shelved until next year… where we’ll know we need to re-think them again… but we’ll shelve them again til the year after that cause there is something always more immediately pressing than planning for a better future when it comes to running schools.?