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I’m going to come right out and say it: Many schools don’t do enough to prevent bullying behaviors. Schools try—through assemblies, policies,...
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I’m an English teacher. I love irony. However, this irony I could do without: I’m writing about classroom management when, for the first time in at...
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Every year, there’s the week or two when the stomach bug hits, or strep throat makes the rounds. I remember an October a few years ago when Western...
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The first time I saw the words “culturally responsive teaching” was on a student-teacher evaluation form rubric. It was a new phrase for me, but as a...
We’ve all had “that parent” in our teaching careers. Whether it be an email every single day to make sure Tommy handed in his homework, or accessing...
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Did police violate journalists’ constitutional rights to assemble, speak and make demands of those in power in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting...
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If you have ever heard the term “frequent flyer” used to describe students who visit the nurse very often, that would have described me. To this day...
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I only remember two things from my new-teacher orientation—which, granted, was 14 years ago: an exceptional amount of paperwork that was even more...
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Someone who is reading this right now is trying to figure out how he will make it from room 123 to room 207, with a cart, using the “it-only-works-...
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Consider this: in assessing our students, most of us are forced to use a system that has found 64 increments of failure, yet only 36 of success. If...