In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, this1 was my opening slide for my seniors.
I have a new division head this year. Of course, this was the day he chose to pop into one of my classes for the first time. He looked at the screen and appeared a bit puzzled. I explained that the students would be working all period at putting together the information we’ve developed thus far in order to solve the unit problem. Then I explained TLAPD. He just stared at me for few moments, then walked out.
Five minutes later he returns with a sheet of paper, asks for everyone’s attention, and waits until they’re silent.
Big uh oh.
He then proceeds to tell three pirate jokes.
1Okay, I know it isn’t the best example of great design. Heck, it’s not even decent design. No, this is not the color theme I went with for the year. What I use every day didn’t seem to be very piratey.