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Sep 30 2011

Reasons why teaching is a lot like journalism

My kids have picked up on the fact that I have a thing for newspapers.  Maybe that’s because I’m constantly bringing in clipped out articles to share with them at the start of the day, and I talk about each one as if it was the most exciting discovery I’ve made in weeks.  Whether they’re…

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Sep 21 2011

Things that I wish would go away, please.

-Spitballs. So. many. spitballs. All over my stuff. On my desk. On many of my children and their desks. Everywhere on the floor. And yep, I took one to the back of my head and it got stuck in my hair. It must be some obscure law of the universe that I will never be…

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1 week into teaching and all the complaints and frustrations I’ve ever heard are now making so much more sense.  To sum up the week in one sentence:  I have no idea what I’m doing and my classroom is scarily close to out of control. But, there were some brief moments when things just clicked,…

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