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The 5 Stages of Grief Pandemic Style

This morning I attended a virtual conference on Teacher Self Care presented by the Educator’s Room.  First of all, this was so nice to be connected with like-minded people and not feel isolated for a change.  During one session presented by Caitlin Mehra on emotions.  It was here I had my own “Aha” moment regarding [...]

The Power of Language: Presidential Debate Edition

I try to teach my students that language has power.  There are many unfortunate classroom moments when teenagers colloquially use words they shouldn’t. Often, after saying something derogatory, students will immediately look at me and explain. “Oh, I don’t mean it like that” or “It’s just a joke.” Most of the time, I do know [...]

Was it a Debate or a Debacle: My Seventh Grade Students Could Have Done Better

Man oh man, if you did not watch the first Presidential debate, you’ve probably read the morning headlines or morning tweets regarding it by now.  I believe the funniest tweet I’ve read suggested having Andy Cohen, of the Real Housewives shows, moderate instead.  Whoever said that made a good point.  Honestly, throw a middle school [...]

By |2020-10-06T12:08:19-04:00October 6th, 2020|news, Opinion|0 Comments

In Defense of Not Always Being Engaging: A Teacher’s Perspective

Teachers are constantly told today to “be engaging!” That incredibly vague buzzword is laced with pressure and expectations that many teachers find overwhelming. We are shown videos of the perfect teacher giving the perfect lesson - you know the type: there’s an expressive and passionate overdressed educator floating around the room, the kids are wide-eyed [...]

By |2020-09-28T12:24:58-04:00September 28th, 2020|How to Fix Education, Opinion|1 Comment
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