The Struggle For Words

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One month and no words. So many thoughts. So many opinions. So many reasons to write. So many excuses why I didn’t. None of them valid. The ongoing delay involved my nemesis, procrastination, catching up with me and consuming almost every waking hour beyond my regular workday. Late nights of grading…

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Jury Duty – Honor or Inconvenience?

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“I am so excited! Look what I just received in the mail – A JURY SUMMONS!!!!!” These are words that are never spoken, by anyone, well at least, not anyone that I know. Are you kidding me? or Seriously? are some of the responses that I’ve uttered out loud, as I’ve…

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Go To School Because You Can

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Today I told my female students that it was their last day of school. They are no longer allowed to get an education. It was a new government rule. Initially, I had their male classmates tell them the news. With a straight face, I told a group of mostly 10-year-old girls to…

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First School Day (Again)

Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! You get the idea, right? At the beginning of every school day, this is the greeting that I give each student as they walk into the classroom. Thirty faces pass me by. A few reply with the same greeting. Some…

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Teachers Are Lucky

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I’m free! That’s the feeling that most teachers have at the end of the school year. Ironically, reflection, exhaustion and self-doubt encompass that feeling, as well. So, technically, we are not really free. Teachers don’t necessarily share those feelings as often though, except with other teachers. The mind of a teacher…

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The Fate of Humanity

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“A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started…He will assume control of your cities, states, and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations…The fate of humanity is in his hands. ~Abraham Lincoln How important…

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