“Pay for veteran teachers ‘painfully low’”… The Washington Post

If you are a teacher, you already know this and it will come as no surprise. However, the public should know it too AND they should be doing something about it. For what is arguably the most important job in America (educating the young/future generations), why isn’t there more emphasis on increasing the pay scales for teachers?

I am one of the ever increasing numbers that has a part-time job (driving instructor & licensing tester) to help meet the budget each month. During the school year I average about 20-25 hours a month and during the summer that increases to 30-35 hours a month.

See the article below:

Pay for veteran teachers ‘painfully low’ in states like Colorado, where truckers earn more — new report – The Washington Post.

If you are a teacher, do you have a part-time job, what is it, and how many hours a month do you work?

Never Enough

I saw this article going around Facebook yesterday and I have to say that I haven’t seen it put better in any other place. THIS is what is hard about teaching. So, have a look and then maybe start to think of the teachers in your (or, better yet, in your kids’ lives) a little differently.


After you read it, go hug a teacher today!

I Want Jeff Probst’s Job!



Watch out, Jeff, I’m coming for you!

I’ll admit it. I am a Survivor fan, and I have been one since the very first season. In all the seasons it has been on, I have seen all the episodes, save three. I think the game is entertaining, it is “real” (as much as a contrived reality show can be), and I think it makes for great social commentary. But, really, when the show is on all I can really think about is what Jeff is doing.

I mean, really, can anyone have a better job that this guy?

  1. He gets to visit exotic and cool places all over the world.
  2. He gets to travel on a vast array of vehicles and in different modes of transportation.
  3. He can get a tan.
  4. He get a really cool wardrobe of outdoor clothing.
  5. He spends his time lounging around “resort like” settings when he isn’t hosting challenges or getting people voted out of the tribe.
  6. He get so wear SHORTS as much as he wants! (that has to be one of the greatest bonuses ever!)
  7. He gets to interview and stir up problems between contestants.
  8. He eats well while on location.
  9. He sleeps well while on location because he has all the comforts of home while the contestants suffer.
  10. He gets sand, sun, surf, and beer (I am sure).

I’m just guessing here. I don’t know what his job really entails but I can imagine and I imagine that I would like it.

So, Jeff, if you ever need a replacement and you happen to run across this blog post, I am available. Yes, I already have a job but I could give it up if you called! I’ll be waiting by the phone…CALL ME!