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Feb 07 2012

POTENTIAL BURSTING.

Bria is a student in my homeroom class. She is tough. She’s going to grow up tough. She’s the kind of girl that has a hard face, threatening posture, and a tendency to lash out when provoked. Sixth grade is an amazing year for kids like her (speaking as a teacher), because they’re tough but…

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Feb 07 2012

Rebirth and Victory.

Monday is the weekly rebirth. I often feel like in the gap between 7pm Sunday night at 7am Monday morning, I forget how to teach. I forget I’ve been teaching for over a year, I forget that I have any idea what I’m doing. Then I get to school, shuffle around for an hour, and…

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