School Denies Lunch to A Kindergartener Who Can’t Talk

Last week, 5-year-old John Robert Caravella  was denied lunch over an outstanding lunch bill.  Caravella has autism and is unable to communicate. He attends a special program for children with autism at Cliffwood Elementary School in Matawan, New Jersey.The school made no effort to contact John Robert's parents. John and Silvia Caravella. Instead the teacher … Continue reading School Denies Lunch to A Kindergartener Who Can’t Talk

ID10T: Public School Edition

Earlier this month officials in two New York Public Schools exhibited total lack of common sense when administering punishment to two students. First, officials at Junior High 190 in Queens decided that the behavior of Alexa Gonzalez was drastic enough to call the police. Alexa was led from school in handcuffs. You may be wondering … Continue reading ID10T: Public School Edition

One Tough Mama

Updated Saw this on the news today about a mother in Jacksonville who found a creative way to handle her son's misbehavior. Her second grade son had gotten in trouble for being rude to his teacher. She decided to get his attention in a big way.  She and  her son stood on the sidewalk with a … Continue reading One Tough Mama

Top 10: Things My Students Have Said or Done

After teaching for over 10 years I have quite a collection of humorous things my students have said or done. Thought I would share a few of my favorites. All names or other identifying information has been changed to protect the innocent and not so innocent. #10 From a college history class: New England is … Continue reading Top 10: Things My Students Have Said or Done