|Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.5 No.4||April 2008|
|Cover Story by Marvin Marshall|
|There is no such thing as immaculate perception. What you see is what you thought before you looked.|
|Harry & Rosemary Wong|
|Schools That Beat the Academic Odds|
|»||Are We Demanding Enough of Our Students?|
|»||The Busy Educator's Monthly Five|
|»||Think Outside the Box|
|»||Problem-Based Learning Part 2: Good problems|
|»||Ten Ways to Foster Resiliency in Children|
|»||Finger in the Dike Protects Half the Kingdom|
|»||April 2008 Writing Prompts|
|»||Making the Grade|
|»||The Disrespecting of Social Studies|
|»||Classroom Magazines: More Than Just Shared Reading|
|»||The Silenced Majority|
|»||I Won't Learn What You Teach!|
|»||Dear Laura Bush|
|»||Choice, Access, and Relevance: Reading Workshop in the High School Classroom|
|»||Stay Inside the Lines|
|»||Chat with Grant Writing Expert LaVerne Hamlin|
|»||Proofreading and Learning Disability|
|»||Drexel Online Education Program|
|»||Featured Lessons: April 2008|
|»||Video Bytes: Abbott and Costello, Earth Day rant and more|
|»||Today Is... Daily Commemoration for April 2008|
|»||Live on Teachers.Net: April 2008|
|»||The Lighter Side of Teaching|
|»||Apple Seeds: Inspiring Quotes for Teachers|
|»||HELP! Grading: How Do You Do It?|
|»||Newsdesk: Events & Opportunities for Teachers|
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The Lighter Side of Teaching
Humor from the Teachers.Net Community
Regular Feature in the Gazette
April 1, 2008
YENDOR'S TOP TEN:
REASONS WHY I FINALLY RETIRED
A Poem for Teacher
Posted by B on the Classroom Humor Chatboard
My mother asked me yesterday, how things were going at school.
I thought real hard, I strained my brain, and then I let it rip.
Calen got in trouble for pushing Keith in line,
Jim forgot his homework, which made the teacher frown,
Jesse, Joan, and Jennifer giggled all day long,
Things were going really swell until Joe peeked at Tiffani’s test.
Everybody said “Oooh,” when Jeremiah began to pick his nose.
Nobody liked it when Kelly threw up, and the phone rang three times during Spelling.
Robert tipped his chair back and cracked his head on a desk.
There was a practice fire drill just five minutes after Teacher started math.
I guess nothing really special happened on this day,
It's in the genes
Posted by John B on the Classroom Humor ChatboardI was discussing family resemblance with a class of 10-year olds. One bright spark informed me: "My mom said that the reason children look like their parents is because of something in your pants". This stumped me for a minute. Then I caught on. "Oh," I said, "You mean it's in your genes." "Right," he replied quite seriously. "It's something in your jeans."
If you don't straighten up ...
Posted by Pre-k teacher on the Classroom Humor Chatboard
I teach pre-k and we have a housekeeping area set up for our dramatic play. One of the little girls was in the center with one of the little boys the other day and she said, "If you don't straighten up -- I'm LEAVING YOU!" It caught me by surprise. I realized that she must be hearing this at home, but I couldn't help but laughing. It's great how something unsuspected can turn around a day for a teacher.
What a Laugh I Had Today!
Posted by Christine on the Classroom Humor Chatboard
I was earnestly trying to get the concept of MOOD in literature across to my 4th-graders. I told them it was the emotion(s) the author made you feel, and asked them for another word for "emotions." (I was looking for "feelings.") One bright boy raised his hand and confidently said "hormones."
They are priceless!