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From Classroom to Coaching

Since I last published here, my positions have radically changed.  I taught another year of grade 7 to an amazing group of students with whom I am still in touch.  464 more words

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Teaching Middle School, Week 13: The reality of high-stakes TESTING

Imagine that this, above, is your setting for 5 days – from 8:10 until about noon each day.

Except that the words on the window – taken down. 711 more words


The Dreaded Second Semester Slump

Prior to coming to Morgan Park Academy, I was an adjunct professor, teaching Acting, Theatre History and Speech classes at two state universities and one private college. 762 more words

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Two Kent County Junior Achievement Advocates Reach Milestones

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc. recently announced that Kent County Middle School teacher Ed Stack has been named a Financial Education and Capability Awards Program winner and also announced that after 10 years as a JA volunteer and advocate in Kent County, Stuart “Mickey” Elsberg is retiring. 267 more words


Big Problems/Little Problems

To say that J has a volatile relationship with numbers would be an understatement. J and numbers have a long and complicated history. Numbers were among the first words J picked up in the early years while we were still struggling with speech. 1,271 more words


Teaching Middle School, Week 12: Dreading Spring Break?

The week before spring break stretches on for much longer than five work days.

Or at least it feels longer!

I was just sure that Wednesday was Thursday. 377 more words


Where's the Smart Boy's Guide?

Emotions and middle school are such an awful combination–for parents and kids. W had the bulk of her frustrations at the beginning of this year. Understanding social drama is hard at this age. 1,456 more words