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Seeing the beauty in your students.

As a self-taught teacher I have thought and read a lot about the role of the teacher, and have discovered that something I do well, is to see the good and best in people, to see them as people who can outperform what they are doing and then I speak to that part of them, demand it even. 206 more words


Emer: A walk in the woods

It’s getting cold here in New England — not as cold as snowy Canada, granted, but the really mild October is finally giving way to a seasonal November chill. 486 more words


Is this the new normal?

Week 5 on placement

Monday started off nicely with an activity that kept me busy all day. I worked on the schools website transferring info onto new Word documents, editing the info and checking URL links. 633 more words

Emer: Oh, THIS guy.

As I steered baby, cartoon Link around the oceans of Wind Waker, I realized that fundamentally, Zelda games are creepy. I already wrote at length about the unsettling world of Majora’s Mask, but every game has something in it that makes me recoil. 345 more words


What's your Plan B?

I know everyone has been training for the worst possible thing that could happen.  But what about Plan B?  Have you even thought about what might happen if your first 130 more words