Today was a grading day at school, which means there were no kids in the building. The silence of a school without kids is strange. It's a nice break from the audio assault that is public education, but it's the kind of silence that could get to a person after a while, a Shining kind of silence.
Needles to say, I find it hard to stay in my classroom very long on these days. I spend a lot of time visiting with other teachers. Just in case this sounds unprofessional, I'd like to assure the tax-paying citizens of Arizona that our conversations are always focused on the academic achievement of our students. There is no way I would ever use school time to talk about the awesome seats I had for the Badgers game yesterday. Nor would I waste valuable time listening to colleagues talk about the U of A's chances against Memphis and a possible matchup with Texas on Sunday. We teachers are all business, all the time. By the way, my seats for the Badger game yesterday were amazing, Arizona/Memphis was a great game, and I like the Badgers and the Wildcats to advance to the Sweet 16 this weekend. Just sayin.
Blogger extraordinaire, Munk Davis, sent me this cool video clip about teachers. It's brilliant-give it a look. Thanks Munk.