It’s hard going back. Everybody’s tired. Teachers are tired, students are tired. It’s tough getting back in a routine.

It’s like any problem, though. Just about every problem can be discouraging. It can make you want to give up. It can make you feel like saying, “Nuh-uh. I’m not doing…

Years ago, a friend and I talked about what our classes would look like if each kid was a different kind of animal. We had so much fun deciding who was the giraffe, who was the bear, and who was the koala. …

I got vaccine number two on Saturday afternoon. Sunday I woke up fairly fine, my right shoulder felt like there was a school bully pinching me, but other than that I was pretty all right. I didn’t have a lot of energy, the day was mostly sitting around thinking that…

Nothing special to report. I’m just awake too late because I fell asleep when I was watching the Maltese Falcon, so technically it’s tomorrow even though it still feels like tonight.

It’s Star Wars Day in my class later today, when I wake up. Yay for that! From the Maltese Falcon to the Millennium Falcon. Now I want to see actor swaps on those movies. But maybe not, though, because that might mean that Chewie would be shot in the first ten minute of the movie because Sam Spade works Solo.

My school district uses the Marzano model to rate teachers. Every year, we stress and worry about whether we’re going to get enough Innovating scores to make sure that our overall rating is good enough to earn a bonus. …

Today, we were watching a biography of Sally Ride, and taking about the concept of glass ceilings, as the term came up twice in the video.

I don’t remember how we got to this, but there was a comment about the idea of a boy who likes something that’s more…

It isn’t news that Mondays have a bad reputation. Studies, blog posts, morning news anchors(in that slanted human interest story way of emphasizing their sentences), and our co-workers all spend time decrying Monday. We may as well be a comic strip cat hiding in a box in the 80s.

There’s…

So what if magic was real? Like honest to goodness reality bending stuff? If you could do that? What would you want to do? I think about this stuff sometimes.

I wouldn’t want any sort of mind control - or even mind reading. I don’t think I want to have…

Sean Farnum

I teach kids, snuggle with cats (mine) and dogs (when I can). I eat plants, draw pictures, ride bikes, and I like to read and write. @MagicPantsJones on social.

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