Totally 3rd Grade Blog
Share your views about teaching 3rd grade

Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Educational Humor (Ironic Truth, mostly)

Sunday, February/02/2012
Share on Facebook

This Should Sound Familiar

Friday, January/01/2011


Share on Facebook

Time to Help Ourselves

Tuesday, June/06/2008

This video (with English subtitles) is a parody of Helpdesk support back in the middle ages. I’ve included it here because the humor in it helps ease the troubling truth that we need to do a much better job integrating technology into our everyday lives.

American culture is especially guilty of assuming that it is “leading the way” around the world when in reality, that was last true over 40 years ago.  It’s time to re-assume our leadership role by equipping our populous with the real tools we’ll need for the future and stop wasting time teaching kids how to fill in little bubbles with a No. 2 pencil.

Original taken from the show “Øystein og jeg” on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)in 2001. With Øystein Backe (helper)and Rune Gokstad (desperate monk). Written by Knut Nærum.

Share on Facebook

Sick of Those High Price Teachers?

Saturday, May/05/2008

Their hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work nine or ten months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do…baby-sit!

I would give them $3.00 dollars an hour and only the hours they worked, not any of that silly planning time.

That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 AM to 4:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children.

Now, how many do they teach in a day…maybe 30?

So that’s 19.5 X 30 = $585.00 a day. But remember they only work 180 days a year!

I’m not going to pay them for any vacations.

Let’s see…that’s $585 x 180 = $105,300 per year.

(Hold on! My calculator must need batteries!)

What about those special teachers or the ones with master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage just to be fair, round it off to $7.00 an hour.

That would be $7 times 6-1/2 hours times 30 children times 180 days =$245,700.00 per year.

Wait a minute, there is something wrong here!

There sure is, duh!

Share on Facebook

The Importance of Standardized Testing

Thursday, May/05/2008

I received these additional instructions recently in an e-mail.  Like all of the communication that comes down the pike from our central government, this extra set of policies promises to make testing go more smoothly than ever and to ensure the best possible scores.

1.  Should a severe weather situation occur during testing, please remain calm. To display any kind of anxiety would be a testing irregularity and must be reported.

2.  Please do not look out the window to watch for approaching tornadoes. You must monitor the students at all times. To do otherwise would be a testing irregularity and must be reported.

3.  Should students notice an approaching tornado and begin to cry, please make every effort to protect their testing materials from the flow of tears and sinus drainage.

Share on Facebook