Ten Jokes For The Road

Ten Jokes For The Road

Ten Jokes For The Road When I was a teacher, there were two ways to end the class: Teach until the bell rang, and have the kids scramble to get to their next class in 3 minutes; or Stop a minute early and let them get ready to leave. I was known to do both, depending...

The Parent-Teen Tango

I’m pretty sure whoever coined the phrase, “It takes two to tango” was talking about The Parent-Teen Tango, specifically the mother-daughter relationships during the tumultuous teens. The tango is a dance between two conflicted people, filled with frustrated love and...

7 Tips On How To Pull Off A Presentation

It’s Presentation Time! (Yay!) Does the idea of doing a presentation make you want to run and hide? Perhaps your grades depend on a dazzling oral demonstration of your knowledge, or the direction of your job hangs in the balance. My advice? Be prepared, and don’t...
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Rocking Your Final Exams

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Rocking Your Final Exams

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Rocking Your Final Exams Part 1 If you are a teenager, your thoughts need to turn towards your Final Exams Prep…Again. Yes, I know April just ended, but it’s time, and who doesn’t love a good strategy for ending the school year strong? (Hey...

SMART Goals for the New Year

If you have teenagers, this would be a good time to take a look at the first two marking periods, evaluate and assess their progress, and make some New Year’s Resolutions. This is not the time or place to be judgmental. This is the time to build a team where you...
10 Mistakes To Avoid In English

10 Mistakes To Avoid In English

Having trouble with English? Of course you are. English is one convoluted confusing language, unlike the blissfully simplistic realm of Science. As a Wordsmith, and not as a Science cruncher, let me share 10 Mistakes To Avoid In English. Flammable, Inflammable, and...
Back to School

Back to School

It’s Back To School Time! The first hint that school is around the corner is the suddenly cool evenings in August. The second is the first orange leaves scattered among the trees. The third is the endless commercials for Back to School sales. I decided to...

Final Exams Prep

Final Exams Prep It’s June! Everyone’s thoughts turn to summer vacation. Hold on!     If you are a teenager, your thoughts need to turn towards Final Exams Prep…Again. You know that yucky feeling you get in the pit of your stomach at the mere mention...
Sex Myths Believed By Inexperienced Teens

Sex Myths Believed By Inexperienced Teens

Warning- This post does not handle this conversation delicately. It is frank and to the point. As a teacher, I’ve heard it all (okay, maybe not all, but I’ve heard a lot). Students have soooo many misconceptions about their bodies, about how others see...

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