I'm not gonna lie: I like humour, sarcasm and quick wit, and I like to think that on the days when I'm most sharp, I possess small amounts of all three. OK, maybe more like 90% sarcasm with a spattering of humour and quick wit only after a solid 8 hour sleep the night before.
However there are lots, plenty, an overwhelming amount of people on this planet whom are funnier and quicker than I am. I bow down to these people, and then stalk them on Twitter and their blogs in hopes that some eensy weensy piece of hilarity will rub off on me.
One of my all time favourite blogs in education to follow is "It's Not All Flowers and Sausages". What I love, love, LOVE about this blog is that the writer truly does tell it like it is in the trenches of the classroom, but does so with such an amazing flair for writing and humour. While Mrs. Mimi has been taking a bit of a break from posting these days (she's a new mom and is simultaneously working on a book), there are some amazing posts from years gone by.
In honour of the fairly brand new school year, I thought I'd direct you to a few of my favourite posts:
Back to School Lists - this was a no brainer when choosing posts, given the time of year
Pardon the Interruption - Mrs. Mimi's take on announcements
Before You Poke Yourself in the Eye - a reminder of why you teach
Really. If you teach, or have taught in the past, you NEED to get over to this website and spend some hours perusing her posts. Funny. True. Worthwhile reading. Procrastinators, I'm looking at you.