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The Teachers’ Lounge – Such an a-hole

We have a way of romanticizing teachers in our society. From the Hollywood movies to the inspiration books, we love to hear stories of teachers overcoming the odds to inspire a classroom full of hard to reach students. But the fact of the matter is that all

The Teachers’ Lounge – Mid-year memorable moments

When he's not writing for HoboTrashcan or drinking himself into a gin-soaked stupor, Ned Bitters spends his days molding the minds of today's impressionable youth. As a high school teacher, Bitters is there every day in the classroom with America's teenagers and - surprise, surprise - it's

The Teachers’ Lounge – Cafeteria duty

Many movies have been made about heroic teachers getting through to difficult students in the classroom. One thing you never see, however, is an inspirational teacher movie set in a high school cafeteria. That's because, as Ned Bitters explains this week, high school cafeterias are godless hellholes.

The Teachers’ Lounge – Memorable Moments 2012, Pt. IV

Throughout the year, high school English teacher Ned Bitters has shared some of his favorite moments from the classroom this year. This week he is back with his final installment, which focuses entirely on dumb things his fellow teachers said and did.

The Teachers’ Lounge – Memorable Moments 2012, Pt. III

[singlepic=958,150,95] Throughout the year, high school English teacher Ned Bitters has shared some of his favorite moments from the classroom this year. Now that the school year is coming to a close, he's back with more ridiculous things his students said and did.

The Teachers’ Lounge – Memorable Moments 2012, Pt. II

[singlepic=958,150,95] In January, high school English teacher Ned Bitters shared some of his favorite moments from the classroom this year. Now that the school year is coming to a close, he's back with more ridiculous things his students said and did.

The Teachers’ Lounge – Memorable Moments 2012, Pt. I

Ned Bitters Instead of waiting until June to recap another year’s worth of classic school moments, I thought I’d go ahead and share the year’s first half highlights now. And no, these anecdotes are not embellished, because I keep detailed notes on slips of paper I hide

The Teachers’ Lounge – Memorable Moments 2011, Pt. III

Ned Bitters Here is the third and final installment of the moments that make being a teacher so worthwhile. What? You’re looking for sap or inspiration or tear-inducing anecdotes? Those are for the movies. This shit is all real. Super sweet girl came into my room during

The Teachers’ Lounge – Memorable Moments 2011, Pt. II

Ned Bitters The first installment of this year’s greatest hits consisted only of comments made by me. Let’s start Volume II with some of the wisdom-laced remarks made by the people who will some day draw your blood in a hospital … or direct your plane in