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Start the game, check. Select the language, check. It’s time to choose the character. As a permanent teacher who has his/her own class, you are the closest adult to your pupils at school. 539 more words

Bilingual Education

Writing Excerpt, Charlotte #5

Charlotte, a 12-year-old girl nervous about getting her first period deals with a number of issues in her life, including bullying, an alcoholic father, a volatile brother, and the suicide of her mother, an artist who suffered from Bipolar Disorder and whose body was discovered by her daughter. 1,546 more words

Between Middle and Schooled

Middle school is a time of life when littler kids look up to you and bigger adults look down on you, until you grow taller, in which case the looking down is not related to height anymore. 346 more words

Dear DailyMail.com: Tom Cruise has never won an Academy Award.

Your fact-checkers and my students should take note and teachers like me over 50 should take heart.

This post is based on a story I recently wrote and posted on Medium.com… 204 more words


Bicycling to the moon

Parvela,T (2016) Bicycling to the moon. (V. Talvitie, illus.) (R. Urbom, trans.) Wellington, New Zealand: Gecko Press

“Bicycling to the moon” is the English translation of Finnish author Timo Parvela’s lovely story about two animal friends who live in the same house, but don’t always get along. 174 more words


Middle School Walkout

On Wednesday morning, our Middle School students participated in their own version of the National School Walkout. To start off the discussion, students watched the below video to set a tone of safety and community before diving in to deeper topics. 127 more words


Week in Review

It’s been a wet and wintry week here at the Matthews Library. Monday started out with a Glass Knife meeting as staffers get ready for board meetings next week. 185 more words

Week In Review