Tag Archives: TEACHING

The Oral Surgery Diet Is Working

After two years of following the Girl Scout cookie diet I have realized that no matter how hard I try, that diet just doesn’t work for me. I recently stumbled upon the Oral Surgery Diet and it’s a charmer.  While … Continue reading

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Cuando Leí Harry Potter y La Piedra Filosofál

Soy casi-bilingüe.  Es la verdad.  Si necesito completar una aplicación, siempre escribo “bilingüe.”  Pero, no soy bilingüe.  Soy ingléshablante.  El español es mi segundo idioma. For those of you who read this blog consistently and are staring at this page … Continue reading

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Music Comes In Many Shapes And Sizes

Teacher:  What’s your favorite type of music?  Classical?  Student:  I don’t have a favorite kind because music comes in all shapes and sizes. My co-teacher and I looked at each other.  What wisdom.  And what a perfect description and a … Continue reading

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The Best Idea That I’ve Ever Copied

The Best Idea That I’ve Ever Copied Non-Award goes to Gabe at (Almost) Unsalvageable.  It isn’t an award, it’s me giving him credit where credit is due because I totally related to his post  I am so sorry for myself, I no … Continue reading

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What It Means To Be Blessed With A Good Education

This past Friday I attended the NYSABE conference.  The New York State Association of Bilingual Educators conference.  One of the themes was how speaking more than one language helps our brains to function differently and better.  They were talking about … Continue reading

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Snow Days

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

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Sentences Never Before Heard

There are sentences and phrases that we never thought that we would hear or say. Words that stop us in our tracks.  Sentences that you think may never have been said in the history of the English language.  Hear are … Continue reading

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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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I Have No Resolutions

My resolutions for the new year?? None. Okay, that’s not exactly true. 1. I want to be kinder, especially to my own family. 2. I want to pray more. 3. I want to have more patience with my students. I … Continue reading

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Give It To Myself aka Frankenhand

I HATE it when someone uses pronouns incorrectly.  My pet peeve pronoun is the reflexive pronoun.  Myself, yourself, themselves, etc.  Professional people screw this up all the time.  “Please give it to myself.” NOOOOOOoooooo. You are using “myself” as an … Continue reading

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