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It’s 5th grade, so (it’s probably) 1973. Yakota AFB, my family’s last year in Japan. I must be age 11, plus or minus a year. 336 more words

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What I'm thankful for

I’m thankful for teachers that care.  Monday morning my nephew’s kindergarten class had a little Thanksgiving show full of songs, skits and poems. My attendance led me back to my elementary school for the first time in too many years. 306 more words


Sweatbands and Naturalizer Flats

So I’m here at my parents’ house in Kokomo, lying in the same bed I slept in twenty years ago in high school. I keep looking at this God-awful photo of me, propped up against the wall, from twenty years ago. 739 more words

Reformulating Second Language Writing

The English proficiency level of the students at my current school varies greatly. This presents a challenge when dealing with corrective feedback on writing assignments because we don’t know exactly what each of our students knows; we know what they were taught in 7th grade (I teach 8th grade), but with new students coming in all the time, it only helps so much. 380 more words


Research Focus #3 November

A shared post by Jarod Fong and Heidi James

For the November update, Jarod and Heidi shared a GoogleDoc to co-craft this post. We have been meeting digitally to share our ideas and have shared Documents and Folders to hold our thoughts and our research and would like to use this post as an opportunity to share our process with our #tiegrad friends. 520 more words

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Introducing: The VlogBrothers

The Vlogbrothers consist of two brothers; Hank Green and John Green. Their channel started as a way for the two to keep in contact with each other. 158 more words


Thank you!

I walked out of the school building this afternoon and into our first snow of the season. Luckily I had read the hourly forecast this morning, and knew it was a possibility, although it called for rain to continue until well after I arrived home and switch over to snow into the evening. 194 more words

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