Teaching

Mrs. O'Brien Wasn't Always My Favorite Teacher, But She Is Now

I have a long list of students who think I am a pretty good teacher. However, the list of teachers who thought I was a good student would be much, much shorter. Throughout my entire school career, I...

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homeschooling

5 Hands-On Activities to Help Parents Teaching at Home

It is crazy to think that this Monday, for the first time in my career, my school is closed for a virus. For any health issue, for that matter. But this tragic event happens to fall at a time of...

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Special Education

The Moment When You Realize Just How Much You #LoveTeaching

A few years ago I was asked to be a mentor teacher. Not to a new teacher at my school, or even in my district, but to a group of some of the very first special education teachers in Bangladesh. It...

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ELL

Here's Why My Heart Grew Three Sizes While Doing Cafeteria Duty

You know that iconic scene in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original, not that abominable remake) when the narrator says, “Well, in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart, grew three...

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Special Education

May This Next Decade See Fewer School Shootings

[pullquote position="right"]Guns and violence have been a part of my teaching experience from the beginning.[/pullquote] During my first year of teaching, I was a substitute teacher working with an...

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equity

It's a Dangerous Time to Come Out at School. And That's Why We Must.

Every single teacher reading this needs to come out today. You straight teachers might be asking yourself, “Who me?” Yes, you. [pullquote]I want you to come out today as an ally.[/pullquote] I invite...

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