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2015
Apr
03
The time I was pretty sure I was a Superhero
“For all you non-teacher folks out there, I know it's difficult to imagine a day ...”
Mar
17
Semantics? I think not!
“I read a great article today that really struck a chord with me. In it, ...”
2014
Nov
17
What can we do?
“I recently had a conversation with a colleague about the attitudes of teachers in our ...”
2 comments
Aug
Jul
31
How to Deal With the Paparazzi
“Yesterday, a colleague and I went into school for a bit to spread out on ...”
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Are you doing what you love?
“ALERT: The following blog post is admittedly a bit depressing. I think it offers some ...”
02
Apr
05
The pitfalls of not reading before you post
“If you have not yet seen the brilliant, yet simple April Fools joke NPR played ...”
Mar
15
Yo, teach! Why do we have to call you by your last name?
“Teachers have always been addressed by their last name (please don't check the accuracy of ...”
2 comments
Feb
16
The 5 Essential Elements of an Exemplary School Culture
“I'm a thinker. I'm one of those guys that sometimes cannot fall asleep at night ...”
2 comments
2013
Dec
24
What happens when you're forced to relive your year
“Something creepy interesting happened to me the other day. When I woke up the usual ...”
16
Nov
26
Words teachers don’t want to know #3: Beat
“Students can be so creative sometimes. And other times...not so much. The word 'beat' takes its roots ...”
2 comments
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Oct
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I'm part of the problem. Or, am I a product of it?
“I just finished up some much-procrastinated grading. I'm happy to say that I knocked out ...”
1 comments
Sep
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Thoughts on the first day back to school
“Well, here it is: The first teacher workday of the year. Sure, we don't see ...”
1 comments
12
Today's kickstart
“I'm planning on spending the day working on school stuff. But, I just can't seem ...”
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07
Change! Done? Now change again!
“When talking with strangers about teaching, one thing I find myself saying all the time ...”
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04
Summer is a lot of work!
“As I approach the new school year, I'm sure every teacher out there will agree: ...”
4 comments
Jul
17
What if you were JUST a teacher?
“WARNING: This post has the potential to ruffle a few feathers. To put a bee ...”
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Apr
27
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The mark of a good teacher
“WARNING: I'm going to brag about myself in this post. Probably a lot. And I ...”
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It has all been an act
“So, I have been trying to keep up appearances that I am a happy person ...”
Mar
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Teacher Tip #6: Don't listen to students
“Ok, ok...I hear the yelling and feel the heat from the torches already. I don't ...”
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Um...what?!
6 comments
12
11
Students can smile too
“I know I put up quite a front about how teachers are the important ones ...”
10
Teacher Tip #5: Never set a precedent
“In my opinion, one of the most important parts of being a teacher--or a role ...”
09
Being a teacher on a road trip
“Today I am on a day trip to see a show in a city about ...”
08
07
Seeing setbacks as opportunities
“Allow me to blow your mind for a minute: In the teaching profession, setbacks occur ...”
06
The simplest way to forget about a helicopter parent
“We all let a needy, pushy parent (i.e. a helicopter parent) get us down from ...”
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In my next life...
“I was GChatting with my work wife today (yes, it's ok to have secret, online ...”
1 comments
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Don't be mean. Ever.
“I know this one sounds like a tall order. That's probably because it is a ...”
04
A little sincerity goes a long way
“I walked by a coworker today that I rarely see or talk to. As we ...”
02
How to feel productive when you’re really not
“If you’re anything like me, you feel a weird, unwarranted sense of guilt when you ...”
Jan
29
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Teacher Tip #4: Be yourself
“Today was the second day of the new semester at my school. It’s way too ...”
20
Just my thoughts on a Sunday
“Tomorrow is a holiday and a day off for many teachers. A much needed day ...”
19
Teacher Tip #3: A Saturday-Approved way to get ready for next semester
“Saturday is meant for pure, unbridled laziness. Do NOT deviate from this, people! But, since ...”
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What to say to non-teachers in the morning
“The morning is the hardest time for me. My bed is way too comfortable and ...”
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06
How to wake up happy
“Ok people, I know this is a touchy subject for a lot of you. The ...”
2 comments
03
Teacher Tip #2: How to shake off that funk and get focused
“No matter how happy you try to stay on a daily basis, you will always ...”
02
01
How to make students smile the day after break
“Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully you’ve been able to rest and recover over the holiday ...”
2012
Dec
14
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Want my advice? Not surprised.
“Hey everyone! I've decided to add a new element to my blog: An advice column of ...”
12
11
How to not take your work home with you
“Ahhhh…. It’s my favorite time of the day. Late afternoon after a hard day’s work. ...”
2 comments
08
Teacher Tip #1: How to get your teacher discount when you forgot your teacher ID
“I’m a bit forgetful at times. Especially when I plan to go shopping. I sometimes ...”
06
How to play the game without going insane
“I cannot tell you how many times my coworkers have told me to “play the ...”
Nov
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Why I think a blog like this is important
“Let’s start this blog the right way: With a frank statement that is meant to ...”

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