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Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

I’m excited for this one!  I ordered it for my library, read all the reviews….I can’t wait.  Of the 36 NEW books I received yesterday, this was the one I reached for first.  2,161 more words

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Disconnections: May 26.18

Some years back, my little granddaughter was poking through my wallet and came across a small photograph of a boy. “Who’s this,” she asked, “and what’s he doing in your wallet?” I explained that he was a student I’d taught back in the long-ago 60s, and that I had resolved to keep it to remind me of the good things about teaching. 153 more words


It’s not distracting to me…

“Moses instructed the People of Israel in all that God commanded him. (Numbers 29:40 MSG)

I will admit reading Numbers is hard for me, not numbers themselves, but the biblical book of Numbers. 1,182 more words


May 25: more gun violence in schools

Today a science teacher in an Indiana middle school averted a potential mass shooting situation when a 7th grader came back to class with two handguns. 588 more words

Don't ever delete anything again

Never ever ever.

So many times I have kids in my classroom who will delete sentences, whole paragraphs, or even more of their writing as they struggle through a first draft. 333 more words


Student Says Science Teacher Tackled Indiana School Shooter

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A male student armed with two handguns opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. 789 more words



I know how this sounds.

It sounds like you abandoned your sister, you cock-lord.

I can read your mind.

Let me explain.

My sister and I went on a private bus in middle school because my parents don’t love us and don’t want to pick us up. 498 more words