“He wants the precious. Always he is looking for it. And the precious is wanting to go back to him… But we mustn’t let him have it.”
On pay day:
After I pay rent:
He couldn’t have all the cookies.
Me. Every. Time.
Another reason to love Nick Offerman: he directed this episode.
The Marine Corps has unveiled its new mascot, Chesty, a 9-week-old aww-worthy English Bulldog. Chesty arrived at the Marine Barracks in the Nation’s capital on Valentine’s Day. After obedience school and recruit training, little Chesty will earn the title of Marine, in a ceremony on March 29th. Chesty’s responsibilities will include marching in parades and supporting various events around the National Capitol and looking generally distinguished and adorable.
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Parents, be a partner instead of a prosecutor
And parents, you know, it’s OK for your child to get in trouble sometimes. It builds character and teaches life lessons. As teachers, we are vexed by those parents who stand in the way of those lessons; we call them helicopter parents because they want to swoop in and save their child every time something goes wrong. If we give a child a 79 on a project, then that is what the child deserves. Don’t set up a time to meet with me to negotiate extra credit for an 80. It’s a 79, regardless of whether you think it should be a B+.
This one may be hard to accept, but you shouldn’t assume that because your child makes straight A’s that he/she is getting a good education. The truth is, a lot of times it’s the bad teachers who give the easiest grades, because they know by giving good grades everyone will leave them alone. Parents will say, “My child has a great teacher! He made all A’s this year!”
Wow. Come on now. In all honesty, it’s usually the best teachers who are giving the lowest grades, because they are raising expectations. Yet, when your children receive low scores you want to complain and head to the principal’s office.
Please, take a step back and get a good look at the landscape. Before you challenge those low grades you feel the teacher has “given” your child, you might need to realize your child “earned” those grades and that the teacher you are complaining about is actually the one that is providing the best education.
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