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The road to Black Belt training regime

It has been a month since I saw you last and now I am back. Since my last post we have all had a week off from Taekwondo training and have been given a final, yes, final date for my black belt grading. 586 more words


The People I Grew Up With Were Afraid: All About School Culture

There is no such thing as an ordinary life. Every life is extraordinary.   Gabriel Byrne

Following a recent, four-hour flight delay that gifted me the time to populate my blog with…

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Participation Rubric

Do you have trouble deciding how many points to award students for participation?  Here is a rubric that can help you decide.  If you have any questions about it, please contact Jen Ramos at jenramos@ufl.edu.


"The Power of Feedback" Summary: Part One

I worry my middle name might be Sisyphus. Despite my best efforts, the inevitable piles of essays that are a part of my working life too often feel like boulders to move from here to there. 1,423 more words


My Trich Dilemma

I have trichotillomania. That means that I pull out my hair without even realizing it as a way to deal with stressors. I pull from my eyebrows which usually means that I have bald patches in my eyebrows. 283 more words


#100Poems: Number15

an end of the term haiku…

rock paper scissors

time to grade the term papers

bring on the coffee!


No Regrets

The end of the year is fast approaching, which prompts continual reflection for me. I can honestly say I have no regrets. I wouldn’t change anything, I would only make adjustments. 232 more words

Kind Of Like My Diary