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This blog has finished its purpose

Greetings, dear readers! When I wrote the previous article in my classroom, it became clear to me that this blog has done everything that I wanted it to do. So it is done. But I love writing and have started … Continue reading

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What My Students Have Taught Me

On Thursday right after school I had to rush the few miles to our regional high school for senior project presentations. I have been an evaluator for about ten years; it’s a task that I love and look forward to … Continue reading

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The Washington, DC Trip: Looking for Resilience

Returning to school after February vacation was hard! My flight was cancelled on Saturday (because of fog – who knew?), so I didn’t get home until Sunday night. It was a rush to do laundry and get ready for school, … Continue reading

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I haven’t disappeared — really

If you are looking for my “regular weekly” post, it’s not here yet. It’s report card week, so please stay tuned. I haven’t forgotten — just busy with the details for a week or so. Plus there are a million … Continue reading

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I Could Be a Writing Vagabond

As I write this article, I am in South Dakota for the week, visiting my son’s family. It seems that the New England states may be the only region in the country to have so many school vacations; in addition … Continue reading

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I Believe in the Power of Good and in Paying It Forward

As everyone does, I have had a roller coaster ride of ups and downs in my life, and as a teacher I have been witness to many students and colleagues riding that roller coaster as well. Life does have a … Continue reading

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A Metaphorical Crazy Quilt

With retirement looming ahead, there are some things I’m definitely sad about leaving behind. The biggest is that I won’t have a bunch of middle school kids in my life: the ones who drive me crazy, the ones who touch … Continue reading

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