Satire, Sarcasm and Swearing: My Journey

To close out the year, give myself a little break, and celebrate three magical years of Mr. Teachbad’s Blog of Teacher Disgruntlement, I’ve decided to post a little retrospective.

What follows are the Top Ten most-read posts from each year of Teachbad’s glorious history. I tried picking my personal favorite Top Ten, but it soon became clear that would be even more self-indulgent and time-consuming than this was. Let me know if you think I have progressed or declined.

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great break, enjoying friends and family.

Meanwhile, if you’re jonesing for something fresh and different, you could try this. Last week I posted this on my Facebook page:

I would like to argue that right-wing government paranoia jack-off fantasies should no longer be the most influential force in the national debate over gun control policy.

What followed was a somewhat coherent and sometimes thoughtful discussion of gun control, which was quickly swallowed up in a sea of anti-gun people calling pro-gun people stupid and pro-gun people called anti-gun people pussies. It ended, and I really wouldn’t have predicted this in the beginning, with me making a spirited defense of my pimp and wishing Merry Christmas to a hostile redneck. (If you decide to read this thread, please don’t respond to someone named King William. We don’t need him to reengage. Thank you.)

And now to the Archives:


Maybe You’re Just Not High School Material January 13

Fire Bad Teachers (But Who’s Bad?) March 11

Teacher Finally Apologizes: Achievement Gap My Fault October 7 Fake Education News

I Was a Shittier Teacher This Week October 21

Teachbad Differentiation Video October 26 video

Teachbad’s Care and Feeding of Rubrics November 14 video

When Truth Sneaks Up On You November 30

Principal Seeks to Replace Student Body, Improve Scores December 10 Fake Education News

Arrogance and Education Reform December 15

Teacher Fakes Bomb Threat To End Faculty Meeting December 28 Fake Education News


Principal Training Summit Video January 23 video

Dawn of The Dumbest Data or… February 02

Jesus Loves You, But Everyone Else Thinks You’re An Asshole March 4

Pure Rant March 11

Circus For Grown-Ups May 14

I Feel So Cheap and Dirty, Part I June 11

Out of a Job; In the News August 8

The “Do Now” September 30

Top 10 Reasons Teaching Sucks November 28

Teachbad Watches Waiting For Superman: Part I December 13


Waiting For Superman to Fix All These Shitty Parents January 10

Insane or Numb? Please Report February 23 guest post by Jessica Knapp

If You Build a Better Crutch, We’ll Make a Lazier Student May 1

Teacher Annoyance Survey: One Question May 10

Dear Teachers: Please Stop Being So Difficult May 17 book review

Smart Kid Hates Group Work July 23 Fake Education News

It’s Official: We’re Out of Ideas August 22

Back to School Night, Part I September 21

Teachbad and Student: A Moment September 28

Top 10 Teacher Beliefs November 26






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