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Freshmen Puppies

This year, I began my tenth year of teaching.  In all these years, except one, I’ve taught freshmen.  The one exception was one year that I taught sophomores, which are, lets face it, glorified freshmen.   358 more words

Classroom Management

CPM Team Posters

Most units in a CPM text have at least one lesson where students are required to work as a team to create a poster.  Posters can accompany some mathematical tasks that are really quite challenging for a student. 638 more words

Classroom Management

Mistakes New Teachers Make & How to Avoid Them

All teachers, including those of us who are veterans, make lots of mistakes.   New teachers, however, tend to make some common ones.  This three-part series will explore what those might be and how to avoid them.  29 more words

School Environment

The Doldrums

The Lesson

Today, was my first day slowly applying some of the strategies I learned over the weekend. It was a fairly nice morning, and the weather was still cool. 1,039 more words


September, the Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Ahh, September.  Back in my drinking days, I used to go through a bottle of wine a night in September.  I would go to Costco and load up on wine, joking with the cashier that it was my September teacher medicine.   624 more words

Beginning The Year

Post 04 - Biggest Challenges & Best Things

I’m doing a reflection challenge with some of my colleagues where we have a different prompt to reflect on each week.  Here’s this weeks:

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far this new school year?
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Classroom Management

Reevaluating my Classroom Management Strategies

Yesterday, I taught my Bible study again, and I was feeling very disheartened because I felt like I lost control of my class, mostly because I willingly blew through a dam and allowed myself to be deluged with a barrage of questions. 1,133 more words

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