Today My Students Went All “Lord of the Flies” and it was Awesome

Every once in a while, you have one of those days that reminds you why you got into teaching – it couldn’t have come at a better time. This is the last week of quarter – my terrible scheduling has resulting in a test for each class (and grades must be submitted by Friday). Needless to say, a bit stressful.

Today, I hopped out for a bathroom break and gave my students my usual warning: “I’ll be back in two minutes. Do *not* go all ‘Lord of the Flies’ while I’m gone.” Upon my return, they had a staged production of a scene from Lord of the Flies ready to go! One of them even had the forethought to record my reaction (I wish I could post, but that would require 18 signed releases).

It to totally made my day. My students rock.

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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7 Responses to Today My Students Went All “Lord of the Flies” and it was Awesome

  1. andiemace says:


  2. Kenneth says:

    Ur awesome lockmonster that was fun

  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    Cool. I wish I had had you as a teacher all those year ago!

    • Jennifer Lockett says:

      Really, I’m privileged to teach these kiddos. I had a stressful couple of weeks and this was exactly what I needed to remind me of why I do what I do. They’re just great.

  4. Pingback: End of Quarter Wind-Down & My Battle with the Lernaean Hydra « Indiana Jen

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