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Summer Reading List: I Am the Messenger

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I read I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak on Sunday, so I thought I’d share my view on it. Let me start by saying that I LOVED The Book Thief so I went into this open minded since I like Zusak’s…

The Importance of Confidence

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Have you ever noticed how some people, confident people, can speak about topics they literally know nothing about, and yet people believe them?  The key ingredient there is confidence.  Now, I find these people and their drooling fans pretty…

Passport Customer Service

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Yikes.  If you don’t have to, don’t ever call the Passport Customer service line.  They’re mean. Downright RUDE.  Hmph. Let me explain the situation.  So, last year I got a new passport so I could go to Jamaica to…

Graduation

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Tonight is graduation night for the Class of 2014 at HHS. Even though graduation for a school the size of ours is long, I really enjoy sitting through it.  I get a little inkling of the feeling I had…

Grading Essays

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On Saturday I graded twenty seven English 11 essays.  Twenty. Seven.  That’s a crazy high number of essays but as the year is wrapping up, I need to get a lot accomplished so I went into crazy efficient grading…

EdCamp ELA

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A couple weeks ago I attended my third Edcamp.  If you are a teacher and don’t know what that is, you’re missing out.  Edcamp is an “unconference”, which is a a conference with no set schedule or presenters.  Sounds…