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The Freshmen Are Coming!

THE FRESHMEN ARE COMING!  THE FRESHMEN ARE COMING! EVERYONE TO GET FROM STREETS!   Anyone out there who still remembers this movie?  The Russians are Coming, 1966  

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Snow Days

Snow days are awful…..says no teacher ever.  

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The Thing About Teaching

This is such a broad topic, and I have wildly strong opinions about education in general and specifically about teaching.  But I’m going to focus here on the month of January. Whaaaat?  What does January have to do with anything? … Continue reading

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Remembering Why I Love Teaching, Or Do I?

This is a good day to reflect on why I love to teach.  Especially because the last couple of weeks have sucked.  Let me rephrase that…..my lessons haven’t worked.  At all.  So back to the drawing board. For all of … Continue reading

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Teaching is Like Bowling.

I’m not good with unscheduled time.  I end up walking around my house during summer vacations aimlessly.  I think that I should polish the furniture, but end up reading instead.  I think that I should clean out the closet, but … Continue reading

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School Supplies from Hell

Feeding frenzy on the Serengeti? No. Back to School Sale at Staples.When a kid is going into 4th grade, there is no reason to have 2 FULL PAGES OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED. List:  crayons, markers or colored pencils. Must be … Continue reading

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Sage advice from a friend at work…

For purposes of anonymity, let’s call this friend Tom.  One day in teacher land, I was complaining about slogging my way through a book I didn’t like.  I was determined to get through it because I had started it.  As … Continue reading

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Primary colors?

Someone, somewhere, blogged something, and I can’t remember who or what it was.  I would give credit where credit is due, but I just can’t remember.   Anywho, it made me think of primary colors.  Don’t think that I’m an … Continue reading

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What’s it say that I’ve gotten into 2 fights over the Oxford comma…

It’s a given that some things are up for debate.  Further vs farther.  Y’all vs you guys. Apartment vs flat.  But when it comes to punctuation, the biggy is the Oxford comma.  To use or not to use….that is the … Continue reading

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The motivated high school student…huh?

There is a special place in heaven for elementary teachers. And a REALLY special place in heaven for middle school teachers. But I can’t imagine teaching anyone other than high school kids. Definitely my niche. Not that they don’t frustrate … Continue reading

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