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The Gifts of Imperfection in the Classroom

My teaching isn’t perfect, my family was not perfect, and, as far a personal development, I have a long way to go. So why am I supposed to pretend otherwise when I step in front of impressionable teenagers who are looking at me to model what it is to be a human in the world? 735 more words

Uncovering And Addressing Student Trauma In The Classroom

Fa la la la la...I broke my badass resolutions

For being such a realist/pessimist, I sometimes surprise myself with my optimism.

Take last January, for example.

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post, which I admitted at the time was written with “wide-eyed optimism.” You can read it… 862 more words

The Complete Pasco County Schools Employee Engagement Survey (Kangaroo Poll)

Unabridged Stupidity

I just can’t resist publishing this latest piece of well-engineered horse manure.

In an obvious effort to appear to actually careĀ about his employees, Grand Poohbah Bubba the Bellicose commissioned Gallup, Inc. 899 more words

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This Is Why Tenure Matters

Being unemployed has allowed me the opportunity to reconnect with friends I haven’t heard from in months or even years. The non- or former teachers have more time to talk, so we’ve met for lunch or dinner or coffee. 444 more words