I've already written about the time I tried and failed to rig a game of dodgeball so the annoying kids would lose. Here's my second disastrous dodgeball story. I was a regular supply at this absolutely dreadful school for about a year. These kids were beastly. Some subs went in once and never came back. … Continue reading Dodgeball Disaster, Take Two
My first contract as a teacher was for the last six weeks of the school year a few years back. It was for a grade 5/6 class. I was the sucker who agreed to take a full-time job right at the end of the year, leaving me with a group of summer-hungry kids, while also … Continue reading Dodgeball Gone Wrong
For this one, we’re going back a couple of years to a small town wedding reception. It was my uncles wedding, with maybe 60 people at the reception. Just about everyone in attendance was white, so I’m sure you could guess what songs were played- YMCA, Shout, Footloose, Dancing Queen and many other classics that … Continue reading The Dance-Off
Let me take you back many years ago. I had just started my life as a supply teacher. One of my first schools was extremely small, maybe 50 total students. I went in for a two day job to teach all the grade 5's and 6’s, which was maybe 15 kids. They were a nice, … Continue reading The Great Race
After courageously revealing to the world that I have no sense of smell, it got me thinking- what would be the worst sense to live without? I can say firsthand that the inability to smell is not the worst. Not even close. It’s fine, really. I mean, I guess there are times when I try … Continue reading Blind, Deaf, or Mute?
Let me take you back to last year: Covid-19 was taking over the world. Lockdowns were put into place, sports leagues were shut down, bans were put on travelling. It was a wild time. I went from playing hockey 3-4 times a week to sitting on my couch, every single night of the week. I … Continue reading My Day as a Puzzle Maker
As Helen Keller (apparently, and somehow) once said: “Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived." How profound. One problem: I can’t smell. I’m not even sure when I lost the ability; there’s a chance I never had it. I feel like I had … Continue reading Take the time to smell the roses…Or not