Most Popular Posts of 2010.


Another year is coming to a close (or it’s over… depends on when you read this).

For me, this means one thing.

An easy blog (post… whatever).

So here are the most popular Blogs (posts… whatever) based on comments from 2010.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

I’m amazed at the number of people who continue to come back (over 25,000 a month).

A special thanks to everyone who has been kind enough to leave a comment.  I learn far more from you than you do me.

It’s been a great year.

See you in 2011!


January -  We Need to Stop Teaching Our Students How to Write.  (54 comments)

February – How Plumbers Can Improve Education.  (27 comments).

March – Perception.  (22 comments)

April – That Kid.  (17 comments)

May – Times Change, Do You?  (11 comments… slow month)

June – Time to Get Things Off My Desk.  And Chest.  (18 comments)

July – I Stink at Vacation.  (14 Comments)

August – Teacher Tired.  (16 comments)

September – Cursing is Wrong?  I Wish Someone Had Told Me.  (15 comments)

October – First Graders and the F Bomb.  (30 comments)

November – Twitter is Changing Education.  But Not School Desks.  (19 comments)

December – Teachertudes.  (19 comments)

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January is Over. Seriously?


How is it possible that January is gone?  Where did it go?

I need more than 31 days to get used to writing 2010 on my checks.  Never mind, I don’t use checks anymore… it’s 2010.

It’s been 67 days since Thanksgiving.   37 days since Christmas.

This amazes me.Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock...

And saddens me.

It’s been 164 days since my school year started (which means the countdown is on and we may just make it… and this doesn’t sadden me).

All of this is hard to believe.

There’s never enough time.  And the time I have goes way too fast (i.e. weekends).

When I was a kid, time went so much slower.

A math teacher explained this concept to me.  When I was 8 years old, every year was 1/8 of my life.  Now that I’m 42, every year is 1/42 of my life.

That means at the age of 8 each year accounted for 12.5% of my total life.  Now each year accounts for 2.4% of my life.

Time is going more quickly because it is a smaller percentage of my lifetime.

I’m no mathematician, but this is only going to get worse (when and if I’m 80 years old, each year will be 1.25% of my life).

This math story problem makes me feel old.

It’s amazing that it’s been 15,467 days since I was born, so I guess technically I am old.

The good news is I will never be younger than I am today.

Either way I look at it (or use the calculator to figure it), I realize I really need to be more productive on a daily basis.

The clock is ticking.

Faster every year.


“Time is an illusion.  Lunchtime doubly so.” – Douglas Adams.

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