In yet another sign your humble blogger can never stop when he’s ahead (or even remotely in the lead pack), records indicate this is the 1000th post here at Burque Babble. Latching onto the apex of the blogging wave back in 2005, this site, like pretty much all blogs, is now the electronic version of… Read More Friday Distraction 12.30.11: Post #1000
It’s been such a long time since New Mexico had any spending money in its wallet, you can’t blame Governor Martinez for being all excited about $4.2 million in extra cash. So her and PED Secretary-in-Waiting (she’s still never been confirmed, right?) Hanna Skandera are urging legislators to spend it on what they love best….testing… Read More NM Student Retention Program: Bore The Hell Out of ‘Em
Dear Groggy, Lethargic and quite possibly Hungover K-12 Teachers on Winter Break: It’s almost time to get back into that horrible state of mind known as “Working in Education, 2012: Accountability über Alles “. To get you ready, let’s think really hard (ibuprofen might help here) about all the depressing elements of the current state of… Read More Teachers Mindfully Returning from Break: Electro-Shock Therapy Method
The New Year means two things to a teacher: 1. Tangible awareness that one doesn’t make much money doing this teaching thing while doing one’s taxes; 2. It’s all about testing from now until late April. I’ve never much cared for playing the “teachers are underpaid” card, and will simply relate that my actual paycheck… Read More Take the Test, Leave the Cannoli
Time to crack those knuckles in front of a keyboard with at least three inches of South Valley dust on it and get to work. How does this blog writing thing go again? Oh well, a few more neck stretches, a vat of French Roast and things like subject-verb agreement should come back to me.… Read More Hey Look At This Dusty Attic!