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Teachers Gone Viral – Resigning the Profession Publicly

Several teachers have recently resigned from teaching via social media. This method of quitting their jobs has garnered attention. Some of these teacher’s resignations have had half a million hits on Youtube. Other teachers have published their resignations in their … Continue reading

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Yes, I did read Captain Underpants…

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. –George Bernard Shaw As a teacher, I agree with this sentiment and can only hope our new “common” curriculum allows us to do this… … Continue reading

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I’m (Over) Testing

True Confession:  this week I reserved a testing space, grabbed my list of kids to test, went to their classrooms, called out their names. They dutifully lined up, we filed down the hall. I put the We’re Testing sign on … Continue reading

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Some weeks are harder than others

Especially testing weeks

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Tessellations are not boring.

Checking on a math and literacy project in a colleague’s classroom, and a third grade boy who is wicked smart told me smugly that he found tessellations boring. He had read about them in Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni … Continue reading

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