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Very interesting blog stat…

Posted in Evolution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2008 by airtightnoodle

I visited WordPress today for the first time in many days.  With the school year starting soon, I’ve been extremely busy. 

Since I haven’t posted anything regularly in a while, naturally I didn’t expect to have many visitors to the blog.  Indeed, for the past several days the average has been pretty low, well under 100 per day. 

To my surprise, however, I noticed that today I have had 415 visitors so far!  This piqued my interest, of course.  Why, I wondered, are there so many hits today?  What are people so interested in?

Looking at my dashboard blog stats in WordPress reveals that there have been MANY search engine searches involving the following:

ten questions to ask your biology teacher
10 questions to ask your biology teacher
10 questions to ask your teacher about evolution
ten questions to ask biologists
10 questions biology teacher

And so on.  Through these searches people are visiting the following post of mine, Response to “10 Questions to Ask Your Biology Teacher”.

My guess is that with the school year starting, a lot of nervous religious (primarily Christian) parents are preparing for their children to take biology.  Perhaps some of the searches are even being done by the children themselves. 

Has anyone else with blogs similar to mine experienced such tremendous growth on related issues recently?

And just in the time it took me to type this, the visits have gone up to 439!  Interesting.

Good luck!

Posted in Education with tags , , , on August 24, 2008 by airtightnoodle

Just wanted to wish all the fellow teachers out there good luck starting the school year.  Most of the school districts in my area, including the one I work for, start tomorrow.

And good luck to the students as well!

Teacher Tube

Posted in Education with tags , , , , , , , on August 14, 2008 by airtightnoodle

I’ve just discovered this awesome resource.  I don’t know how I didn’t know about it sooner, but it’s basically You Tube for teachers.

Click here to visit Teacher Tube!

Teacher humor: Kids Are Quick

Posted in Education with tags , , , , , , on July 14, 2008 by airtightnoodle

Kids Are Quick

TEACHER:   Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA:     Here it is.
TEACHER:  Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS:        Maria.
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TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN:         You told me to do it without using tables.
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TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell ‘crocodile?’
GLENN:       K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L’ .
TEACHER:  No, that’s wrong.
GLENN:       Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
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TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD:     H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER:  What are you talking about?
DONALD:     Yesterday you said it’s H to O.
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TEACHER:  Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.
WINNIE:     Me!
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TEACHER:  Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
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TEACHER:    Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘ I. ‘
MILLIE:         I is…
TEACHER:    No, Millie…Always say, ‘I am.’
MILLIE:         All right…’I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’     

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TEACHER:   George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it.  Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
LOUIS:     Because George still had the axe in his hand.   
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TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON:     No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.
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TEACHER:    Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
CLYDE :       No, sir. It’s the same dog.
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TEACHER:     Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD:   A teacher.