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Saying No

I have no problem telling my students no.  In fact, I often get an obnoxious pleasure out of it.  Mostly because the questions are so ridiculous. “Can I skip class and go home?” “No.” “Can I sit next to my … Continue reading

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Notecard Check-ins (the short and simple version)

Who: Every kid you teach What:  Brief, simple check-ins on paper in order to get kids’ direct and honest feedback on anything. When:  Whenever the hell you feel like it.  But ideally, at least once per quarter. Where: On a … Continue reading

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No Common Sense

I don’t have a lick of common sense. This should come as a relief to my father, who has been waiting for a definitive answer to a question he has asked me repeatedly starting somewhere around age eight. “Girl, what’s … Continue reading

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Analogies for Class Feedback

What your students think about your class matters. Those of you who have already been in the classroom for a month ought to be well on your way to developing a feel for your kids, a feel for how things … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to New Teachers

Dear First Year Teachers, You’re about to walk through the double-doors of your first school into your first classroom with your first group of students and take your place, front and center, in of one of the biggest shitstorms of … Continue reading

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Practicing What I Preach

I’m rather at a loss as to how to handle my summer. While all of my non-educator friends glow green with envy, “Oh, it must be so nice to have summers off!” I, miles from my classroom, in my student-less … Continue reading

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Going to the Dark Side

I’m going to the dark side. After twelve years in the classroom, approximately two-thousand students (give or take a couple hundred,) and three years of blogging, I’m throwing in the towel.  I’m leaving teaching.  I’m…becoming a stripper.  The tips are … Continue reading

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