For all you teachers out there...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    (My dad sent me this. I'm going to give it a try! Only a teacher would understand the joy of inservices.)

    HOW TO STAY AWAKE IN TEACHER INSERVICES: OFFERED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE...

    Do you keep falling asleep in teacher meetings and inservices? Here's a way to change all of that:

    1. Before (or during) your next meeting, inservice, or staff development, prepare yourself by drawing a square. I find that 5"x 5" is a good size.

    2. Divide the card into columns - five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.

    3. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
    * no child left behind
    * test scores
    * core competencies
    * communication
    * standards
    * multiple exposures
    * benchmarks
    * proactive
    * win-win
    * think outside the box
    * action plan
    * result-driven
    * assessments
    * knowledge base
    * at the end of the day
    * touch base
    * mindset
    * differentiated
    * retention
    * skills
    * background knowledge
    * effective learning
    * exemplars
    * implementation
    * reflection

    4. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

    5. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally stand up and shout "BULLS**T!"

    TESTIMONIALS from satisfied "Bulls**t Bingo" players:

    -- "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
    - Adam W., Atlanta

    -- "My attention span at inservices has improved dramatically."
    - David T., Orlando

    -- "What a gas! Staff development will never be the same for me after my first win."
    - Dan J., New York City

    -- "The atmosphere was tense in the last inservice as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."
    - Ben G, Denver

    -- "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLS**T!' for the third time in two hours.

    -- "The Bulls**t Bingo Championship will be played at the next inservice."
    -Rod H., Nashville
     
  2. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How funny! That was great. I could think of some more boxes ~ engaged learning, professional learning communities, sponge activities.

    I am going to share this with every teacher that I know. Maybe our next meeting will be more fun.

    Thanks, Abbey.

    ~Kathy
     
  3. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    :cheerful:

    Suz
     
  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    I wish I could get away with sending this to Duckie's teacher!!!!
     
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'm not a teacher, but I'm laughing my b-utt off! :rofl: I'll have to forward that off to my friend who is a teacher.
     
  6. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Copied this to share tomorrow at school. What a hoot!
     
  7. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I've been subbing the last few days. I have to go again tomorrow so I'll make a copy and share.
    It is so true and funny but also sad that people who are supposed to be teaching us how to teach can be so !@#$%% boring and irrelevant!
     
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    may even have to share this with my principal-she has a good sense of humor. Could of used this Tuesday afternoon as we just had an inservice afternoon.
     
  9. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

  10. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I love it! I've just sent it off to a Special Education professor I know. He has to sit in boring meetings all the time. And husband will have an entire faculty to share this with!

    Marg
     
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