Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Teach Your Children Well


Mama Kat's Prompt #4: Kids say the darndest things
…describe a time a child’s honesty made you think.

Those of you who know me know that my cherubs ~ aka the journalistas of Room 215 ~ are an extension of my immediate family. The same interpersonal interactions are at play in this environment, only on a muchly magnified ~ and slightly loud and smelly ~ scale.

We love, we hate, we yell; we come as close to kissing and making up as the law will allow.

So, I don't know why I'm always so surprised when one of them ~ especially one of the seasoned veterans, long removed from the highs and lows of secondary education, spills in a simply sentimental way.

I'm really the luckiest educator, as they say, in the world. Please enjoy this homage to a high school journalism profesora, written by Valerina, the mistress at In the Wonderful World of Oz. She penned this missive as part of the nominating process for the 2011 Edublog Awards.

Mrs. Scribe’s blog is an all-encompassing account of her life: from school, to home, cooking, family and travels you get a snapshot into the seemingly ordinary life of this high school teacher, which is spiced up with her extraordinarily hilarious witticisms and anecdotes. She details her trials and tribulations as a mother, educator, baker and oppressed creative soul under the regime of her evil nemesis-Principal Man. Occasionally she will cameo the critters in her home, or students of years past, always tying it in with something current or timely while keeping it fresh and funny. She has a talent for creating perfectly descriptive and biting nicknames for the evil doers in her life, and you can be sure that a mention of #nachos will sneak its way in somehow. I nominate Mrs. Scribe for Best Teacher Blog and Best Individual Blog!

FYI, nominations are open until tomorrow ~ Friday, December 2. This year, they're considering how many nominations a blogger receives before putting them into the actual competition. Sooooooo...If you have a blog and are interested in putting me in the running for the third year in a row, please do a gal a favor and click here.

As I always say, it's a great idea to vote early ~ and often. This goes for the nomination process, too! And thank you for your support.


Jen said...

Good luck!

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Wow! Congrats! YOu sound like a really great teacher!

I'm here from Mamakat's.

I'd love a visit back!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I wish you much luck!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Good luck! Hope to hear the results next week (?) through Mama Kat!


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