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10 Excuses You Can Give Your Registrar So You Won’t Take the Fall for Not Getting Your Attendance in by 9:00!

10 Excuses You Can Give Your Registrar So You Won’t Take the Fall for Not Getting Your Attendance in by 9:00! by Mark Lyons Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             The clock is ticking! It’s getting closer and closer! What are you going to do? Oh, no! You forgot to send in your attendance! Here are ten excuses you can use so you won’t take the fall for not getting your attendance in on time. I was shopping online looking for ….. isn’t National Registrar’s Day coming up? What’s your favorite color? My semaphore...

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If You Are a Teacher, 10 Surefire Ways to Get Your Attendance in by 9:00!

If You Are a Teacher, 10 Surefire Ways to Get Your Attendance in by 9:00! by Mark Lyons Image by emirehan bal from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             Here are 10 surefire ways to get your attendance count in by 9:00 am each school day. Surefire! Invent a time machine. Go back into the past. While in the past, pay a delivery company to deliver a message to your future self at exactly 8:55 am each school day all throughout the school year and even into future school years. Have the message tell you to get your attendance...

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Overheard and Overseen in the Teachers’ Workroom

Overheard and Overseen in the Teachers’ Workroom by Mark Lyons Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             Forty-four years as a teacher is a long time. You see and hear a lot of things in the teachers’ workroom during the course of a school day. Here are just a few. Is this in my mailbox again? Oh, shoot! I forgot my copy number again! I stayed up all night watching To Sir, with Love, The Ron Clark Story, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Blackboard Jungle, School of Rock, The Breakfast Club, Kindergarten Cop, National Lampoon’s Animal...

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How You Know You Used to Be a Teacher

How You Know You Used to Be a Teacher by Mark Lyons Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             How does a teacher know that he or she used to be a teacher? Also, how do others know that someone used to be a teacher? Here are a few ways you and others can tell. You have a yearning for school lunches. You find yourself at the corner intersection nearest your house or apartment at 7:15 am stopping traffic when someone wants to cross the street. You have an unusual desire at 3:00 pm every...

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How You Know It’s Summer If You Are a Teacher

How You Know It’s Summer If You Are a Teacher by Mark Lyons Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and the Father of Sammy of SammySocks Etc. Visit us at www.sammysocksetc.com.             Summers have been around for a long time. So have teachers. But how do teachers know it’s summer? Here are a few ways they can tell. They’ve almost forgotten what lessons plans are. They can’t smell their classroom anymore. They get home before 6:00 pm. Their writing hand is cramp free. No paper cuts. They get used to people calling them by their first name (or just Mom or Dad). They’ve stop counting down the days...

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