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An update for September

There’s been a lot going on over here at Pick Manor, so I wanted to post a quick update about our crazy goings-on.

Yesterday was our 4th anniversary. 742 more words

All About Me

Setting the right expectations from the start

Facebook currently shows excited students posing in their new halls and houses across the country, posted by them or misty-eyed parents.

In the next weeks they will begin the courses, or programmes of study which drew them to the institutions where they are studying. 498 more words

Charting Our Course

Collaboration. Because, as a “semi-student teacher,” it’s my job to work with and learn from the teacher in the classroom.

Coffee. Only because that’s what it takes for me to show my bright, sunshiny attitude before 8 am, and I always have one on my commute. 588 more words


Child of Fear - Father of Ignorance

Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.

- Laurie Halse Anderson

For years I’ve told my students, “If you don’t like to read, it’s only because you haven’t found something you like to read.” No one really…

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Arts And Sciences

Economy Violin Class

What am I supposed to practice? The links go to video examples.

2:00 Class

1. review parts of the violin and bow page 3

2. label parts of violin and bow page 9… 75 more words


Weekend Writer's Block

“Do y’all have any plans for the weekend?”

“No, just grading all these papers!”

It’s become my automatic response to the Friday question, probably because I hate talking about myself. 133 more words


What Kind of Teacher areYou?

Who, me? You ask, I am not a teacher.

Chances are you are wrong- most of us are teachers.

Did you teach yourself a new skill? 402 more words