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The infamous Mr. Dicks and why I blog…

As many of you know, I will be blogging in tandem with Nicole Acciaoli Emamuel this week.  She started her blog several years ago, which was one of the main inspirations to begin my blog a year later.  We decided … Continue reading

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The things we say…

“Daddy, why did you tell me I can do anything I want to in life, and then tell me I can’t?” Whoa. This jarring question smacked me across the face Saturday evening as I kissed Reagan good-night. “What do you … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks – Day 3: My Students…

Every day, I walk into an empty classroom at around 6:00 am.  It is absolutely quiet and peaceful, and it stays that way for about 45 minutes.  It gives me time to gather my thoughts, make any last preparations for … Continue reading

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Return of the blog – School’s out…

So you might have noticed that I have struggled mightily to get back into blogging.  Heck, in April I was pumping out several thousand words every other day.  What happened?  Well, it seemed like all of a sudden I was … Continue reading

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A most unusual symphony…

(Please note: All mention of students and the link to the band’s video have been approved by the students AND their parents) I’m not particularly artistic. You probably know this if you read the blog on the stick figure fiasco. … Continue reading

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Why I teach…

I have, in my biased opinion, the most important job in the world. I teach. I’m not saying that I do it well, or that I am important personally; just that my chosen profession shapes the future path of our … Continue reading

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Stuff students say…

Today in my Econ class, the topic of discussion was the national debt.  We were discussing who would have to pay for the debt when this exchange occurred… “So, I feel like it’s going to be your generation and my kids’ … Continue reading

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