The Light Is Finally Here

10 Things I Won’t Miss Repeatedly saying things like, “Oh, looks like you cut out, can you repeat that again?” or “Oops, you’re unmuted again.” And you’re yelling at your sister again. Texting parents that their child isn’t in class, then parents responding with “She had school today?” No. This is the only Wednesday ofContinue reading “The Light Is Finally Here”

Short Stories From a Distance: An Epic 1-Liner

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I wanted to briefly change directions with what I was writing about, and I’d like to start telling my audience a few quick stories about things I’ve found funny during the Distance Learning year; I think of it like a mini-series.  Here’s the first installment of “Short Stories FromContinue reading “Short Stories From a Distance: An Epic 1-Liner”

My Top 3 Idiot Teaching Moments in Undergrad

I was not immune to idiocy in my youth – actually, I’m still not immune. I’ve definitely had some dork-stamp moments in my life, and some of my “Top Idiot” teaching moments occurred in my undergrad years. For fun, I wanted to share my top three cringe-worthy moments as a student-teacher. The following are trueContinue reading “My Top 3 Idiot Teaching Moments in Undergrad”

Mr. Graham’s Take On Google Classroom

A few months ago, I doubt the general populace knew what a “Google Classroom” was. If you surveyed some civilians at Huntington Beach and asked what they thought a Google Classroom was a year ago, I bet you would have gotten some interesting answers.  But now, thanks to COVID-19, Google Classroom has become as commonContinue reading “Mr. Graham’s Take On Google Classroom”

1,300 Words On Growing Up With Teachers As Parents:

2. My Brothers and I Had TWO “#1 Fans” All the Graham boys were active with sports or music from the beginning. With crazy schedules and multiple sports teams to keep track of, my parents were still able to make it to a high percentage of our events. It was normal for both of myContinue reading “1,300 Words On Growing Up With Teachers As Parents:”

The End of the 2020 School Year: According to a 5th Grade Teacher

A small population of adults in the world are teachers. So I might seem relevant to only a few people out there, concerning the end of this wacky school year. Conversely, a much larger population of adults in the world are parents, aunts, uncles, or grandparents. Maybe they might be interested to hear what itContinue reading “The End of the 2020 School Year: According to a 5th Grade Teacher”

About “Mr. Graham”

For the record, Mr. Graham is my dad… Hi! I’m Mitchell Graham, a 5th Grade Teacher in Salem, Oregon. I’ve been teaching for 5 years, married for 5 years, and dad for 6 months!  In my professional life, I’ve taught at the same amazing school for my entire career. As the son of two teachers,Continue reading “About “Mr. Graham””