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Do You Want to Join the Coolest Readers Ever Club? - Blog
The first thing I pay attention to when I walk into your house isn’t if the floors are clean. God knows mine usually aren’t. It isn’t the size of...
Share My Lesson Blog
When I was a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire in 1997, I remember my boyfriend, who was a bit of a computer “enthusiast,” telling...
Bullying Awareness - Blog
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,...
Disguised as Indifferent Teenagers - Blog
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...
Complex Societal Issues - Blog
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...
Through Another Lens: Hispanic Heritage Month
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...
Engaging Parents is Tricky Business, But Can Work Magic
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...
The Paradox of the Constitution - Blog
Did police violate journalists’ constitutional rights to assemble, speak and make demands of those in power in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting...
The Name you Remember - Blog
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...
New-Teacher Orientation - Blog
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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