Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dear Seniors: Please, Just Go

Holy shit…you guys are the cat’s meow…let me tell you. You seniors… But you don’t need me to tell you. Am I right? You already know just exactly how goddamn awesome you are. And some of you really are. But … Continue reading

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Teachers: Should We Stand Up?

“Best beginning of a book ever” That’s what I wrote in the left-hand margin over 20 years ago when I first read these words: The human spirit glows from that small inner light of doubt whether we are right, while … Continue reading

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Circus For Grown-Ups

Are y’all about done with testing? I am. We just had two weeks of AP tests right on the heels of the High-Stakes State Tests for AYP and everything. We pulled out all the stops. Everything was up-ended. Learning was … Continue reading

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I Felt Bloated on Saturday

That’s how it started. And I was tired. It was even more difficult than normal to perform the menial and tedious job-related chores I had brought home for a beautiful Saturday morning. But my wife and I went to a … Continue reading

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