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Staying after school

Student: Imma stay after today.
Me: I have a staff meeting. You can stay in my room and I can work with you later…
Student: OK, I can do that (walking toward me, and then away from me) 94 more words

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Love it when my students talk about my “pimp hand” in their essays 

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Lots of Time, Not Enough Time

Summer is weird for my writing process.

I do my project writing at work — arriving early and carving time out of my lunch break to get my daily word count in. 305 more words


With Open Arms

This morning the commute marked the last 40 minute long journey of my ninth year of teaching! And with Journey on my mind, I cannot help but think of that great 80s band. 216 more words


Chronic Illness: Playing Phone Tag with Doctors' Offices

Because of chronic illnesses (fibromyalgia, Meniere’s disease, Raynaud’s, and IBS), I frequently contact my general practitioner, rheumatologist, ENT, and gastroenterologist.  Unfortunately, talking to someone alive the first go-round never happens. 634 more words

You know what's fun?

When you’re brainstorming for a cross curricular unit on insects? Realizing that you’ve accidentally spelled it “incest” on the whole sheet.

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