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"Discipline" in a Rural Texas School, 1900

My grandfather, G.M.C. Massey, started teaching in 1900, when he was 20. In his memoirs written 60 years later, he described this early teaching experience that earned him a reputation as a disciplinarian. 1,324 more words


District Education Council Chair Tamara Nichol on potential closure of Dorchester Consolidated School

On February 17, 2015, the Anglophone East School District’s District Education Council voted to conduct a sustainability study on Dorchester Consolidated School. Late last week, the District announced a timeline for determining whether to close the school or keep it open. 147 more words

Boardwalk Radio

It is what it is (and it ain't what it was)

The wind is blowing strongly outside and I can hear it against the zinc roof.  The elements are harsh here.  Window frames rust in the salty sea air.  2,078 more words

Classroom Renovation Project

Many Graces

I’ve received many letters from readers who identify a teacher like Grace – one who had a life-long love of teaching, learning, and contributing to community. 284 more words

Farming Community

Granddad Goes to School — Part 2

G.M.C. Massey, my grandfather and our “guest blogger,” continues the story of his early school days in late 19th Century rural East Texas.

I was not expected to read till I had learned everything that was in the old blue speller. 452 more words


Project Renovate: Prepping Part 1

11 days to go

Gearing up for a new year and this will be year 3 for me at Sea View SSS.

I’d like to share with you a journey I and my colleagues will be going on over the next few weeks. 727 more words

Rural Teaching