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Teachers advocating for students…

When is a teacher no longer functioning as a teacher? I would argue that I ALWAYS represent my school district. I don’t drink alcohol, but I have bought alcohol before, and I remember running into the mom of one of

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Is it possible to “win a class over”?

On a national teachers’ Facebook page, someone recently asked, “How do you win a class over?” He got hundreds of responses, most of which I didn’t read, because I don’t think that there’s an answer to that which would be

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Unintended Consequences…

You know how people are all outraged about “ObamaCare”? Well, it’s one of those things that—to me, a non-medical person—sounds really good. Who doesn’t like the idea of everyone getting to have health insurance, even with pre-existing conditions? Apparently, it

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Are we ready for the hurricane?

         This is what I want to tell all of my teacher-friends, but I don’t know if I will. Sure, some of them follow this blogging site, but most of them don’t.          You see, here’s the thing…teachers are so

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Six word memoirs…what’s yours?

I’m part of a teacher-leadership program, and we all had to submit a six word memoir–the story of our lives. Yes, six words! Well, mine has always been to go through life with the intent of making the world a

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My year of inviting politicians to class…

Almost every adult in this country went through some sort of a school in their youth; almost everyone has had at least one teacher. Sure, there are some adults who were home-schooled and some whose education occurred in other countries

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When “failure” is really a success…

I sometimes think that society’s definition of success is too limited. In my own life, I sometimes do not succeed in my goals, but if I set the goal high (perhaps too high) and I try anyway, I can generally

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