This quick write Spark! is a sentence stem from Chapter 8 Teacher Quick Writes (p.155) I sometimes share a Google doc with teachers with stems like this one for them to share their ideas. These collaborative quick writes are a fun way to build a writing community.
You know you are a nerdy teacher if…
- You have a hard time watching movies that have been adapted from novels.
- Your Facebook memories pop up at least one book you’ve read, reviewed, or posted for that date in your history.
- Your Amazon suggestions are almost always kidlit, professional books, or new pens.
- You keep a notebook by your bedside for those ideas that pop into your head at 3:30 a.m. and you know if you don’t jot them down you’ll either be haunted by the memory loss or you’ll never get back to sleep.
- You plan your vacations around nErDcamps, conferences, or other PD dates.
- Your social media is filled with t-shirts ads with catchy phrases like, “Hogwarts wasn’t hiring so I teach muggles instead” or “Keep Calm and pretend its on the lesson plan”
- You can’t wait for Tuesdays because that means it’s time to celebrate a few book birthdays.
- You envy kids who have started reading the Harry Potter series for the first time.
- You celebrate book birthdays every Tuesday.
- You see everything as a teachable moment and your husband doesn’t fully appreciate that.
- You share Gerry Brooks Facebook videos and only your teacher friends get it.
- You have a love/hate relationship with back to school sale flyers.
Ok, there are so many more obvious tell for us nerdy teachers but I am truly blogging as a quick write and limiting myself to ten minutes. Would love to hear how you can recognize the nerdy teacher in YOU.