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To My Incoming Ninth-Grade Students on the Occasion of Our First Day Together

We’re going to be meeting each other for the first time today. I will greet you at the door and shake each of your hands. I will ask you how your day is going or how you’ve liked your classes so far, and you will likely walk past me without making eye contact while muttering the word “good” or grunting something that might be “fine”. 945 more words

On Teaching

Sex Toy, Bondage Topics Spark Backlash Against Ninth-Grade Textbook

 Roughly 1,500 parents and other residents in the Northern California city of Fremont have signed an online petition calling for the removal of a ninth-grade health textbook, which they say exposes teens to sexual bondage themes in discussing ropes, handcuffs, sex toys and vibrators. 131 more words

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The First Corospondance

To: Frederick Lang

From: Issabelle Lang

August 16, 2014

Dear Frederick,

My name is Issabelle Lang. I live in Missouri. I am 15 years old and in the 9th grade. 217 more words


Reflections on High School and Friendships

High School. Looking back on those four years is bittersweet. To say that I’ve learned a lot would be a great understatement. I came into high school not knowing what to expect. 533 more words