what my kids are saying…

[after shaking it down for a minute] “damn, ms moffat. yous like white chocolate!” [student raises hand mid-sentence on some topic about medieval history]“can i just say something? you look like a mom.” “i’m serious, ms moffat, your downward dog is fierce… we talk about it all the time” “when do you leave duke?”“well i […] Read more…

what my kids are saying…

[after shaking it down for a minute] “damn, ms moffat. yous like white chocolate!” [student raises hand mid-sentence on some topic about medieval history]“can i just say something? you look like a mom.” “i’m serious, ms moffat, your downward dog is fierce… we talk about it all the time” “when do you leave duke?”“well i […] Read more…

math? i don’t teach math… but i see a problem…

one larger-than-life project due tomorrow+one huge apartment full of 6 teachers+planning for 4 classes a week+just plain being ADD… equals our other “married” student teacher (doesn’t live here)showed up to “work” with usand asked how we were doing… friggen great thanks…just great… totally on task and productive… …and yes, we are all in the profession […] Read more…

math? i don’t teach math… but i see a problem…

one larger-than-life project due tomorrow+one huge apartment full of 6 teachers+planning for 4 classes a week+just plain being ADD… equals our other “married” student teacher (doesn’t live here)showed up to “work” with usand asked how we were doing… friggen great thanks…just great… totally on task and productive… …and yes, we are all in the profession […] Read more…

Duke it out

reader: i am so fascinated by your life right now. oh please please explicate on what it is that you do in your fancy, souped up life on the east coast. me: oh alright. calm down. so, i have been here in DC for a few weeks now with the intention of teaching at this […] Read more…

Duke it out

reader: i am so fascinated by your life right now. oh please please explicate on what it is that you do in your fancy, souped up life on the east coast. me: oh alright. calm down. so, i have been here in DC for a few weeks now with the intention of teaching at this […] Read more…

you know its fall when…

few might be surprised to know of my sports crush on these guys… …pitta, unga, hall, vakapuna, occasionally some collie…among others… thank you to the men in my life for bringing me a pure form of entertainment just in time for what one can only hope will be the best season for the cougs in […] Read more…

i love black people

[sitting on the bus alone]… bus driva: …ya know those dresses? the ones that gots a turtleneck/tie thing that like hangs down… and theys gots no sleeves? me: (looking around the bus to confirm that she is speaking with me through the windshield) yeah?bus driva: (pause)… when they supossa wear those? i mean fits like […] Read more…

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