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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The Math and Reading Versions

In school math was a subject I approached with trepidation. I usually was the last kid in class asking my teacher to check my problems so that I could continue my homework when I was at home. Here at The Educator’s Room, we’ve...

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A Profession Dependent on the Generosity of its own Employees

This week begins the 4th Annual RedditGifts for the Teachers.  While the website reddit.com is often in the news for its more controversial communities, it is a vast discussion site that hosts thousands of independent conversations. One thing...

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Because We Know (1)

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A Career in Crisis

I recently made a major life decision. Instead of returning to the classroom as a teacher, I am selling my nice condo in a glam neighborhood to move into something in a safe but less expensive neighborhood. I left the classroom three years ago...

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Flat Stanley: World Traveler

Flat Stanley is on his way! I love doing this project for so many reasons, the first being that it is a great way to introduce geography to young elementary kids. I also tie in letter writing and re-introduce the kids to the old-fashioned way...

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The trials of junior year

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Testing, 1, 2, 3…Testing…

I think it is important to stay informed and read information about education and learning.  The only way to grow is to read about things you are not doing and things you may not agree with on the surface.  I have been following a blog on...

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Teaching: Why It’s Not Just a J-O-B to Me

I often bring my work home with me–if not physically, then mentally. I’m a reflective person by nature, and I carry around the weight of my decisions, good or bad, everywhere I go. When I cannot right what’s wrong, fix every...

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