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Mar 31 2008

Why, oh why…

…do I still foolishly think that signing up for the computer lab at a given time means that the computer lab will have no other (not signed up) classes in it when I arrive? Also, why do I¬†naively¬†assume that if a class is in the computer lab, their teacher must at least be somewhere on…

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Mar 31 2008

Student Vignettes…

Period 1: Aspiring student rapper upon receiving his “Welcome Back From Break Progress Notice”: “Yo I got a 57, man that aint right I’ma do all my make up work tonight When I’m at work, yo, I get money At school I ain’t catchin’ no “A”s, just “Z”s.” Sort of impressive for an extemporaneous “spit”…

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Mar 29 2008

Photos

I just posted some of the photos I took of my classroom this past year for my portfolio. They’re over there under my “about” page. Surfing around teachfor.us I haven’t seen a whole lot of classroom photos. I’d love to see some if anybody has any on their hard drive. Just edit out anything identifiable…

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Mar 28 2008

Spring Break

What a wonderful Spring Break I have had. Chris and I drove up the coast on a history geek tour through Gettysburg, PA, through Amish country (outside of Lancaster) and then into Philadelphia, where we saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I can’t deny that one of my favorite things about moving to the…

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Mar 24 2008

The “yo” factor.

One of the things I probably should have anticipated about teaching was picking up on the kids vernacular. When I went to Europe the summer after my senior year of high school I noticed myself tending to pick up aspects of the accent of whatever country we were in (especially in the UK). I put…

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Mar 23 2008

Tragedy…

Thursday was our last day of school before Spring Break. It was a half day and, it must be said, I had absolutely nothing planned. Ah videos, the refuge of the desperate Social Studies teacher. As my sadly depleted first period filed in (a good half of my students were in Florida on the much…

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Mar 23 2008

The title…

“Donta, where is your buzzer?” shrug “Donta, do you have any paper?” shrug “Donta, where is your binder?” shrug “Donta what are you doing back here?” “Not much, Ms.W., just chillin’”

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