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Kids’ Quotes: May 6, 2014

“He took my pants.” It was 8:53AM. Students strolled down the halls with their flocks of friends, unafraid of tardies. As they walk along, we teachers stand in the middle and listen to snippets of conversations. This sentence came out of the mouth of a tall sixth grade girl, wearing a light jacket and maroon […]

Continue Reading Add comment May 6th, 2014

Small Gratitudes

I’m attending a conference full of teachers. Teachers are grateful for the smallest things. Finding the “over the downtown” express lanes through Austin. Not being at school when a fire drill is scheduled. Getting to sit down to eat lunch. Finding unfamiliar faces who understand what we’re going through and sympathize. Having a lunch which […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 7th, 2014


Justin Bieber has been a large part of middle school life for several years now. The girls love him. The boys hate him. Then we started to hear about the incident in Florida and the fall out began. “He admitted to being drunk,” said one girl as she scanned the headlines online. “He was driving […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 1st, 2014

A Poem from a Teacher Workshop

“I gave you…. “I gave you…. “I gave you….” Do all your gifts come with strings?

Continue Reading January 16th, 2014

The Announcement

Time: 11:49AM Attention, students! The walkout scheduled for noon has been rescheduled for 4:15. Please update your Instagrams, Facebooks, and Snapchats! If you do it, we’ll catch you! Comments from Students in the Hall at 11:52 Were you going to walk out? Who was going to walk out? Was ______ going to walk out? Why […]

Continue Reading Add comment November 26th, 2013

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