Thank you for following me!
- #MAGA_MVs (Music Videos) Part 1: Background & Links
- #MAGA_MVs (Music Videos) Part 2: Links
- Inaugural Firsts: Media Coverage
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS known to have his Inauguration illustrated in a newspaper?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inaugural Address was printed in a newspaper “extra”?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was newscast via “talking newsreel”?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was “newscast” by telegraph?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was filmed?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was photographed?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was broadcast on the radio?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS to use a teleprompter?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born in neither VA nor MA?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS born outside the original colonies?
- Inaugural Distinctions! Only POTUS among the first five POTUSes who was born in a former colony other than Virginia?
- Inaugural Firsts! 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in color?
- Inaugural Firsts! 1st POTUS whose Inauguration was televised in black and white?
- Inaugural Distinctions: Only Grandfather/Grandson POTUSes?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS for whom American women exercised the right to vote?
- Inaugural Distinctions: POTUS Who Delivered the Shortest Inaugural Address?
- Inaugural Distinctions: POTUS Who Delivered the Longest Inaugural Address?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS Inaugurated on Jan. 20th?
- Inaugural Firsts: 1st POTUS Inaugurated in D.C.?
- Commiseration for some key GOP leaders’ resentment of Mr. Trump
- Open response to GOP critics of Mr. Trump’s repudiation of Mr. Khan’s personal attacks
- Open response (1) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (2) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (3) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (4) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (5) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (6) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- Open response (7) to Mr. Khizr Khan
- All is/not well: What I believe and want to hear this election
- The thinking behind Mr. Trump’s “meandering,” “rambling” style
- A Tale of 2 Women: Why one is #NeverHillary (Part 2)
- A Tale of 2 Women: Why one is #NeverHillary (Part 1)
- Guest post: 90-day look-back
- Promises to keep
- Reach out w/a poem to soothe the grieving heart
- Let’s RAP!
- once in a lifetime…missed
- no time for blogging today…
- lockdown drills etc.
- Today’s the day to celebrate our (older) age!
- Ready? Tomorrow’s the big day!
- Fewer than 200 followers?
- another Papal Mass…20 years earlier
- Pope’s gift from US
- Claiming w/Speaker Boehner a discernment blessing
- “Siempre adelante! Keep moving forward!”
- thank you, Mr. Berra
- fav season?
- Thank you, Pat Doyle! You honor me….
- typo-finding: sequel
bakrawiec on Reach out w/a poem to soothe t… aileenhower on Reach out w/a poem to soothe t… bakrawiec on no time for blogging toda… patwdoyle11 on no time for blogging toda… bakrawiec on no time for blogging toda… patwdoyle11 on no time for blogging toda…
- 2016 Election
- Adult Coloring Books
- American Saints
- Anti-Coloring Books
- Catholic Schools
- Computer Lab
- High-Stakes Testing
- International Dot Day
- Latchkey Kids
- Layout & Design
- Lesson plans
- Library Media Specialist
- Liebster Award
- Lifelong Learning
- Older People
- Papal Mass
- Presidential Inaugurations
- Random Acts of Poetry
- Random Acts of Poetry Day
- Separation anxiety
- September 11
- Sick Days
- Thank you
- Travel Time to Work
- U.S. History
- US Constitution
Category Archives: Teaching
Thank you, Pat Doyle! You honor me….
Ms. Pat Doyle, who introduced herself via her commiseration-outreach comment in response to my Retiree regret? (a.k.a. buyers’ remorse) post this summer, has continued to reach out to me with affirmation and encouragement ever since. Having introduced me to the … Continue reading
Posted in Blogger, Blogging, Liebster Award, Retirement, Teaching, Writing 6 Comments
Within hours of publishing yesterday’s blog about finding typos, I found myself facing this sign: EXPIERNCED HELP WANTED. Thought #1: A chance for employment! Thought #2: I don’t believe it. I am haunted by typos! EXPIERNCED Ouch! The sign was … Continue reading
Posted in Grammar, Proofreading, Retirement, Spelling, Students, Teaching 4 Comments
Windows shopping: Eureka! Retired-teacher memorabilia
Spent some time yesterday browsing online–Windows shopping, if you will. Enjoyed so much the variety of retirement memorabilia–not that I intended to buy myself anything. That’s the nice thing about browsing. You can enjoy nice things without adding to the … Continue reading
Posted in Retiremint, Teachers, Teaching Leave a comment
school bells about to ring, but not for me….
Here in the East, next week, they’re ringing bells for school, but not for me….I’m retiring! I surprised myself in the last post when I explained why I chose to celebrate my retirement on three days–instead of just one–spread over … Continue reading
Posted in Employment, Retirement, School, Separation anxiety, Teaching, Transitions Leave a comment
BIG plans for the BIG day–only: which day?
One of my new “Outer Circle” Twitter PLN friends counseled me to be sure to fully, properly celebrate the first day of my retirement. Be sure to plan something very special, she counseled. Don’t let the day pass without doing … Continue reading
Posted in Affiliation, Retirement, Students, Teachers, Teaching Leave a comment
What have I done to myself? Retro Q & A revisited
Referring to my marketing experience in a recent post got me remembering. The work-life-identity-question I asked myself on June 30 when I submitted my resignation-for-retirement purposes letter: What have I done to myself? …That wasn’t the first time I posed … Continue reading
Posted in Employment, Marketing, Retirement, Teaching, textbooks, Transitions Leave a comment
a tale of two supervisors (real-ly!)
Once upon a time, a long time ago, at two different times and places, two department chairs came in, unannounced, one to an eighth grade social studies class, and the other, to an eighth grade language arts classes, both with … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Evaluations, Observations, Supervisors, Teachers, Teaching Leave a comment
50 unused sick days: why I left them
Piggybacking on the last post: Yes! Despite my financial advisor’s advice to the contrary, I left fifty unused sick days on the table, in part, for all the reasons explained previously. However, if I’m honest with myself, there was yet … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Employment, Lesson plans, Retirement, Students, Substitutes, Teachers, Teaching Leave a comment
morning after: lame duck librarian
Assuming that the Board appointed my replacement last night, I’m even more officially a lame duck librarian this morning. Meanwhile, until my work account ends on August 31st, I continue receiving email notifications concerning boxes upon boxes of new books … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Children, Education, Employment, Librarian, LIbrarians, Library, Library Media Specialist, Retirement, School, Seniors, Teachers, Teaching, Transitions Leave a comment