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It takes a village

This is a shout out to JB who, knowing what my hibernation with 8th grade first draft research papers entails, brought up to my desk a surprise lunch, a sprig of fresh marjoram newly pushing through the surface of wintered … Continue reading

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Many miles before I sleep

I am presently buried beneath piles of research papers. Plugging along. They are taking me about 40 minutes to an hour apiece to grade. (Who were those politicians who complained about how easy a teacher’s life is, leaving school at … Continue reading

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Three espressos and 40 research papers

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Magic Words

The students are presently working on their research papers. They have been reading about and exploring their topics for over a week and are starting to organize their ideas. Yesterday we talked about formulating a thesis. This concept is so … Continue reading

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Even Art Linkletter would be hard pressed to top that

My students’ first draft of their research papers were due yesterday. About a month ago I gave them a two-sided checklist of all the pieces, parts, expectations for this paper. We went over the checklist in class, reviewing questions the … Continue reading

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