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Feb 12 2012

On misbehavior

As I student, I never misbehaved. I was in an environment where everyone else was mostly doing what they should be doing, so I guess I just got in the habit of doing what my teachers asked me to do. Since this kept working out very well for me, it never even occurred to me…

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Feb 12 2012

Respect

At the high school my students will attend in two-years if (by an act of god) they pass 7th and 8th grade, there are currently three seniors who have just earned full ride scholarships to Ivy League schools for being extremely high-achieving first-generation college students (one of these students has passed 18 AP classes, for…

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Feb 10 2012

laughing inappropriately

I used to think there was nothing worse than when a kid started laughing at you while you were disciplining them. Except when I started laughing while I was discipling them. Which happens more than I care to admit. These kids are freaking hilarious. Today during a quiz, a kid was talking or something, and…

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Feb 10 2012

Snitching

At 3:15 pm, I get a text message. “This is an anonmyus student. Miss, there is a really really bad fight at _ __ aprmnts, pls come help. or call police”  (these apartments are right across the street from the school) I sprint out of my room looking for our school officer. I am not…

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Feb 08 2012

me whining. (wish I was “wine-ing”)

I am still at school. It has been 12 hours and 50 minutes. I need a break from figuring out how to best teach my sophomores how to factor quadratic equations without using the words “guess” and “just try again”. These are words that kids who lack confidence in math don’t need to hear very…

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Feb 07 2012

Why I love my repeaters.. .again

1. I know I have already posted today. I hope that isn’t obnoxious. But there are time I have so much to say- and eventually friends and family have to hang up the phone. And sometimes you are too tired to call anyone. All I want to do is write.   2. As mentioned before,…

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Feb 06 2012

to get math write

Or should it be, To Get Math, Write Or To Get Math Right, Write Anyway, kids will be writing. I had my kids make a skit in groups. A teacher and students. They had to write the script of the teacher teaching a lesson, and the students had ask appropriate questions about the lesson. It…

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Feb 04 2012

a teacher point of view

Last night my teacher friend Miss B convinced me to go to dinner with her teacher boyfriend and then to the movies. I didn’t really think about how I was the 3rd wheel until this morning, while typing this… anyway. Usually I am too exhausted on Friday nights to do anything social; but somehow a…

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Feb 03 2012

love love love!

I have two classes of kids who failed Math 2 last semester. There are a few kids who failed because of their attitudes and refusal to turn in homework, maybe attendance issues. But the vast majority of these students failed math because they genuinely struggle with math. They lack so much of the basics, they…

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Feb 01 2012

Copy Machines Woes

There are loads of things I could come up with to complain about the pubic school system, but the one thing that infuriates me beyond words is the lack of working copying machines at my school! We have two, one nice one and one old one. I worked at a law firm for three years…

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