Category Kids And What They’ve Taught Me

Teach Your Children Well

Oy. Today was the first day of state standards testing week in eighth grade. I spent the interlude before school started gathering the secured test booklets, answer sheets, directions, pencils, and familiarizing myself with the protocol. By the time I…

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Never Turn Your Back On Eighth Grade

Week three into my ten-week gig in eighth grade English. I know all the kids’ names by now, even the quiet ones. This eliminates one of the toughest hurdles confronting a substitute teacher. Most classroom teachers request that subs enforce…

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How to Write a Wrong?

  How do we cope with evil on a grand scale? And as writers, how do we portray it in such a way as to offer our readers something worthwhile and illuminating? As adults in the 21st century, we have…

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