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“Hot Fun in the Summertime”

There was much muttering in the halls of the school. Teachers gathered in small groups to discuss the latest mandate from the Powers-that-Be. Teachers were not happy. Excerpt from the E-mail Received in April 2013 It is highly and strongly recommended that all language art teachers in the district attend the National Writing Project two-week workshop in July. […]

Continue Reading Add comment October 18th, 2013

When Does Summer End?

When does summer end? Is it when I set my alarm clock? Does it end when my alarm clock goes off? Is it over when I climb into my car? Is summer over when I enter the building? Is it over when I begin setting up my classroom? Is summer finished when my classroom is […]

Continue Reading Add comment August 19th, 2012

Teen Gossip

“Ms. C!!!!!” The squeal echoed from the hallway into the faculty lounge. The sound of a bounding teenager followed. The gaggle of teenagers eating lunch in the faculty lounge started talking. “Oh, yeah. The teachers are having training today.” “Be nice. The teachers only have an hour to eat and we have two hours. Let […]

Continue Reading Add comment August 14th, 2012

Countdown from Freedom

Teachers need to connect with their students. We need to remember what it was like to be a child in school. My connection with my students is my absolute dread of school. That’s right: I don’t like school. Don’t get me wrong; I love my students. I love teaching. I just don’t like school. Signs […]

Continue Reading Add comment August 10th, 2012


A fellow teacher posted on Facebook that teachers have two weeks before reporting to the building. I’ve been in denial. I haven’t been keeping up with my e-mail. I haven’t visited my classroom. I haven’t visited any teacher stores. The only books I’ve bought have been for my summer reading. Summer is my time. Sure, […]

Continue Reading Add comment July 27th, 2012

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