Coming East

Though I retired from education as the academic dean of a large urban middle school, I never enjoyed that job half as much as being a classroom teacher. As the dean, I worked mostly with teachers, monitoring what and how they taught, aligning curriculum to state standards, designing teacher inservices to improve instruction, etc. All very dry. The two things I enjoyed the most as dean was the pay and that I could go to the bathroom whenever I wanted, unlike being in the classroom. I never got over missing the kids.

I saw many teachers over the years who only wanted to teach smart, well-behaved, nearly perfect children. The things these teachers said in the teachers’ lounge about some of their students made me angry. Since my principal knew the soft spot I kept in my heart for the troubled kids, she gave me more than my share of…

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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