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Act like a real person

Today is a three-hour delay in my school district due to the threat of inclement weather. (And yes, I did say “threat.” That is a whole different story, let me tell ya!) My favorite part of having a delay is

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Words teachers don’t want to know #1: Ratchet

Ratchet n. A diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason to believe she is every man’s eye candy. Unfortunately, she’s wrong. –adj. Unkempt (clothes, hair, etc.) This word is a horrific mispronunciation of the word ‘wretched’ and is used by young

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The inevitable

I am a realistic person. Because of this, I know this will one day happen to me in front of a class. The best advice I have for this: Make peace with the fact that it will happen. And then

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In my next life…

I was GChatting with my work wife today (yes, it’s ok to have secret, online interaction with adults while you teach) and she said something that struck me as both hilarious and insightful (a combination that isn’t actually that rare

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