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Hurricane Ike

I got an email from one of the readers concerned about me and Hurricane Ike. No, I’m nowhere near the huge hurricane, though I do have some friends who are in the area. At least one of them is pretty much directly in the path of the hurricane, and he decided to stay home. I talked with him a few times yesterday.

Over on the Texas-Mexico border, there is not a single drop of rain, so life is going on as normal. We had a middle school football game on Thursday, a high school game last night, and I have a couple of mariachi gigs this weekend (both outside).

I also have some family members in the Houston area and I haven’t heard from them. Thank ytou to everyone who was thinking of me, though!

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

4 thoughts on “Hurricane Ike

  1. Haha, it’s wild. Now you can imagine why I had to do everything last year when my coworker had his stroke. There is virtually nothing that we do besides attendance and making copies that the substitutes were capable of doing!

    What grades did you teach?

  2. But Ike is soooo big and covering so many miles both east/west and north/south. I hope you really are safe.

  3. No way would I stay in the path of a hurricane. Take your most precious and portable belongings and head to the bunker. Or design your house like one; a concrete bunker.

  4. Nah, I was literally nowhere near the path of the hurricane. My friend called me on Tuesday and he didn’t have power, and wasn’t looking like he was going to have it restored by the end of the week, either. His school was canceled the entire week.

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