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The need to support new teachers

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I just finished my 9th year of teaching.  Ninth.  That is crazy.  There are new teachers at our school that I could’ve taught!  WOW!  I knew this day would come eventually, but now that it’s here, it makes me…

Cultivating Reading

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This semester I have lofty goals to turn my English 11 students into readers.  I want to quiet their grumbles when the word “read” comes up.  I want a look of joy and excitement to sparkle in their eyes…

Gratitude

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This morning I got my usual Sunday morning email from Teaching the Core author, Dave Stuart Jr. (@davestuartjr) and I laid in bed reading it, as I do most Sunday mornings as I struggle to get myself out of…

Cultivate

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I hate resolutions. I know I’m not alone.  It’s hard to resist the temptation of making goals and plans at the beginning of a new year.  After all, we’re all excited about the possibilities that a new year represents…

Sandals La Toc Review

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My husband and I recently returned from seven days in paradise.  We relaxed in absolute bliss at Sandals La Toc in St. Lucia.  This post is going to be a review but I will have one or two follow…