(Texting from an inservice training for the upcoming school year.)
Me: I’d like a medal for NOT breaking out laughing either time the trainer said, “This is what you do when you have a big unit.”
Ryan: Gold star!
Me: I did not, however, manage to maintain myself any of the times that they said we needed to “continuously probe our students.”
Ryan: Please, please don’t probe students. It is a sure way to get your picture in the paper. Your picture would even be in my paper. I might even have to give them one off my phone.
Me: Just make sure to use a filter and that I’m smiling.
Ryan: Least I could do.