“…and how’s that not normal for a man?”

Question: Do you think you’re character {he chose Hamlet} is “Normal?” Explain.

“Yes [he’s normal] because he’s love crazed and how’s that not normal for a man”
Man, do I love teaching!! 😀


My Dog Ate Your Homework

As I was passing back quizzes this morning, everyone’s attention was drawn to the fact that several had clearly been ripped apart and taped back together. This forced me to make the following announcement:

“I must apologize to you. My dog chewed up your quizzes… I tried to tape them back together, but they’re clearly missing pieces. And [Student A], I don’t know what you put on your quiz, but he went after yours twice!”

Instead of forgiveness, I was inundated with deep, soul-cleansing laughter.

Math Ain’t One

This afternoon during tutoring, I was helping a young man with his math homework. He absolutely hates algebra and curses up a storm in his frustration with each problem. We got to the last question and the answer was 99.

I gave him the over-the-glasses look and slowly said/sang, “You got 99 problems but math ain’t one.”

(What made it even more hysterical was that he thought it was hysterical that I replaced ‘that word’ with math and made me repeat the line several times. ‘That word.’ The one time he actually doesn’t say it lol.)