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I love writing on the blackboard!

Not a white board. Not a green board. It has to be a black board. And the board has to be super clean. Not erased with a lot of chalk residue and pentimento all over it. There is something so … Continue reading

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8th grade logic

This morning during advisory I asked my advisees how the year was going so far. They said it seemed alright, OK. Nothing brilliant or sparkling. Sure it was school I was asking them about and they were speaking in front … Continue reading

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What happens when 8th graders finish their homework

They draw with a permanent marker on your hand.

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The students absorbing tonight’s homework assignment

(Research topics have been chosen. Now the students are on their own to immerse themselves in their topics. HW= Homework and yes, as WA made very clear, the word “understand” is on the board twice…with good reason.) 

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Don’t want to peak too early

So, I’m talking with CS today, telling him how smart he is, how sensitive he is to the nuances of complex ideas. I continue that he is able to communicate intricacies and observations with facileness and that he is flexible … Continue reading

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Yo, nation-builder

As I was walking down the hall today, I bumped into TJ, who was shoving books into his locker. He smiled and said, “Ms. Y, you are a nation-builder.” “Yes I am,” I answered. CL, with his blue knitted hat … Continue reading

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