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Does Dress Code Matter?

My freshman year in high school, the school board adopted a hat policy.  Students were able to wear baseball caps and other brimmed hats in school buildings.   498 more words

Teaching

a gallery of personal networks

In an earlier post I described how you could create a visualization of your personal network on Facebook. To give you some sense of what these visualizations look like, here are a few that were donated by my students. 41 more words

Dr. Seuss (Read Across America)

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss (March 2nd)

Who is Dr. Seuss

  Dr. Seuss Books Read Aloud

Dr. Seuss Books as Movies

Education

Grieving and Teaching at Menzi

As Kendra and I arrived at school last Friday morning, we were shocked to receive news that Principal Mshololo had passed away just a few hours earlier. 684 more words

The last-day-of-class student conference: Part 1

Each quarter I try at least one new pedagogical idea in the classroom. Over time, this has given me a wide range of teaching experiences that have helped hone my style and priorities. 730 more words

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Letters of February, more surprises, and a soapbox

January kicked off my goal of writing one letter a week, where I chose to write to four former students, and was surprised when two of them wrote me back immediately. 577 more words

Bucket List

"Back Where I Belong": finding joy again

Ever since hearing the words “Black coat, white shoes, black hat, Cadillac” on the radio in 1995, I have been a fan of the band Rancid. 974 more words

Music