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I’m currently sitting in Starbucks so I can get some work done.  We recently got a new puppy, and let’s just say I accomplish very little with him around, so here I am. As I sit here observing the…

The Year is Lookin' Good So Far

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This first week back to school has been awesome.  Something is different this year and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. I know that I can breathe a little better as I am no longer…

Ready or Not, Here They Come

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Ready or not.  That implies a choice, right?  But school starts tomorrow so I really don’t have one. So, I’ve decided that I’m going to pretend I do have a choice, and I’m choosing ready.  This is part of…

Eventually, We'll All Get Along

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I’m a pretty social person. I think that’s one of the reasons I like teaching.  I mean, I get to socialize with kids and colleagues all day.  We talk about books, writing.  We tell jokes and share funny cat…

New Year, New Goals

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Monday I begin my 10th year of teaching.  I can’t believe how they have flown by!  And with each new year, comes a whole new list of goals for myself and for my students.  This year my goals haven’t…