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Bubblegum and lockdowns

What a crazy day today!  In the midst of teaching theme, we had a lockdown that basically lasted from 11:30 till 3:00. Police escorting the buses at dismissal.   273 more words

The Ice Bucket Challenge - I did it!

I am glad I took part! If you are part of another charity, please donate a bit extra to them, if you choose to!

This is for ALS awareness and for the nominated people, if you don’t do it in don’t, please donate to the cause! 37 more words


the weight of weighted grading systems

At the beginning of the summer, I was reading a lot of Standards Based Grading blogs (like Jason Buell’s and Stephen Lazar’s here) because I just didn’t care for my grading policy.  816 more words


Lessons from the First Day of School

  • Set alarms. Lots of them. It’s easy to lose track of the time when you’re deep in discussion, reading a book, or even taking a break for lunch.
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