In Zombieland, Rule #5 was travel light. When I think of how this could apply to education, I can't help but think of my first year of teaching. Oh my lord! You remember those wheeled carts that you can buy from staples? Well imagine them full of tons of notebooks, folders, and reading journals! I think I pulled a back muscle or two carrying them around. In the ever increasing digital world (and with the birth of LMS platforms like Edmodo, Canvas, Google Classroom, and eBackPack, taking home a stack of papers (or a crate in my case!) is no longer necessary. But your thinking....Amanda....I'm an English teacher and I have a stack of papers students have turned in and I love my red pen...pffffttttt. Use Kaeinza, or voice comments add on in Google Drive. Just don't drink and voice comment...the red ink on the paper may keep your secrets, but your voice will not (just kidding--but seriously---grading papers and wine kind of go together, do they not?) So go digital. Pack light. You don't want to have to carry too many things in each morning because it might make you spill your coffee, and remember....we enjoy the little things (Rule #12). Add your unofficial rules here! We can't wait to read them! Tweet them out using #teachingland and #teachinglandrules. We will add the best ones to our unofficial rules poster and give you credit!
It’s good to have you here! Feel free to share anything - stories, ideas, pictures or whatever is on your mind. Here you can start discussions, connect with members, reply to comments, and more. Have something to say? Leave a comment or share a post!