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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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TGIF here in Happy Larryville…even if it’s repulsively humid again today.

I thought that was the job of the LOLcats.

Alas, they’re unacceptably prone to over-spraying. And lying about using “ammonia-based” cleaning solutions.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Greetings from SoCal, where the sunrise is going to be beautiful and it’s already 76°F!
Today we have another staff meeting, followed by some expository writing class, followed by lunch, followed by a team-building exercise. Last year they had us running around the district in 95-degree heat. Since today should be about the same, I hope they have something better planned.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Paddy --

Would I be correct in thinking that said “expository writing” will likely not be about the inept and cretinous yoonyun individuals who (allegedly) run your district?

Additionally, I’m guessing that the “team-building exercise” will not be teachers vs. adminstrators, nor permit the use of pitchforks, softball bats and/or socks filled with quarters.

Hopefully, lunch will not be of teh Moochelle-approved variety. (Mmmmmm…Kale Surprise!)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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If LambiePieK turns out to have actually won Jerry in last night’s contest, we’ll celebrate his arrival by taking him to lunch:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Well, it appears I’m not blocked from Teh Wheel in the class that’s holding the reading/writing course.

Only 18% of high school graduates were deemed “college ready” in expository reading and writing in 2011-2012

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

That 18% were juniors from my high school.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Based on what is being asked of students in the Common Core english language tests, what skills does it look like they will need? What concerns do you have?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Now let’s discuss what we all wrote down on our big sheets of paper.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sorry I didn’t “see” you earlier, Paddy; been working on music.

Only 18% of high school graduates were deemed “college ready” in expository reading and writing in 2011-2012

Well then…the obvious solution is to lower standards.

Based on what is being asked of students in the Common Core english language tests, what skills does it look like they will need?

Moar speling, grammer, reeding and “hole langwidge” kerrickula, uv coarse.

Along with building-up their self-esteem.

What concerns do you have?

That the administration isn’t quite brain-dead enough yet. Which calls for some expensive seminars in fancy-shmancy resorts with good golf courses, zip lines and copious cheap booze.

Now let’s discuss what we all wrote down on our big sheets of paper.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

We’re now learning about all sorts of tools/strategies that we can use to help our students analyze articles for tone, bias, etc. In the process, we get to practice these techniques.

My brain is leaking out of my ears.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

We’re not going to have time to discuss how we can use this in our classes.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Don’t you have confidence that your fellow edumacators can correctly comprehend and implement all o’ them strategies and tools without teh requisite training? 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

And it’s over!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Yay!!!11!!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Bummer. I missed out on all of last night’s fun. Sniff.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Shoot…it wasn’t really that much fun, Sven.

Awwww…who am I kidding; it farking rawked!!!1 😉

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Fine, just fine.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Breaking news out of Syria: Assad says “low-level employees authorized and carried out the chemical attack last week.”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

A couple of rogue employees from their Al-Cincinnati office?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Exactly

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Good luck, Paddy, with the coming school year.