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michael-seidel's picture
Jan.16.2014
I was reminded last night of how I came to enjoy reading last night.  I attribute the love to Mrs Fogle in sixth grade, reading Flowers for Algernon aloud to us each day.  But Silas Marner, Mrs Massey and The Norton Anthology deserve a lot of credit. By tenth grade, I was reading more yet...
moni-schott's picture
Dec.15.2013
It’s the end of an era, twelve years done and dusted. Twelve years of learning and friendships, challenges and triumphs, and all contained within the four black-spiked walls that have protected our most precious these past years. A period of time, finished. And yet your deep imprint emblazons every...
david-niall-wilson's picture
May.27.2013
Back in high school I had some unique individuals as teachers.  One, for instance, was Mr. Montz.  I may be botching the spelling of his name, it doesn’t matter.  Mr. Montz was famed throughout the school, both for being the best and the strangest history professor in the school’s...
amy-palleson's picture
Mar.31.2013
I can’t tell you what his name is.  Okay.  Well, that’s not entirely true. What I mean is that I shouldn’t tell you what his name is. Or what college he teaches at.  Or what symphony he is a conductor for. Because Google is like truth serum.  And reveals private information...
tami-ruth's picture
Mar.07.2013
Dear Common Sense, Of course everything is o.k. Every now and then, teachers need to take days off. This year you gave me seven classes to teach, five of which require different text books to plan from, and then for S and G’s you have me sitting in the computer room, although beyond basic...
SFKaufman's picture
Feb.01.2013
Recently, I have been accused of being an elitist and that I don't evidence myself with enough humility and humbleness. I do understand and accept the need to maintain an open society for professionals and amateurs in all disciplines and I am all in favor of this, despite the internet being a forum...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Dec.21.2012
(Some of my 4th graders at the Christmas play - I so appreciate them now!)   Like a shooting star Flyin' across the room So fast so far You were gone too soon You're part of me And I'll never be The same here without you You were gone too soon   Shine on! Shine on! You were gone too soon...
suzanne-covich's picture
Dec.19.2012
Christmas is a few days away and I so love the Christ child, born to the Mary who could well have been stoned to death if not for the story of the seed God popped into her, if not for the Joseph standing alongside—outcastes, the pair of them. The innkeeper and others who turned them away sure knew...
dashka-slater's picture
Dec.18.2012
My blog posts, not to mention my Tweets and Facebook posts, have been a cavalcade of self-promotion these days. Not that I'm apologizing for it -- that's just how it is when you have a new book out. But last week, just as I was getting ready to let everyone know that I was being interviewed...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Dec.18.2012
  Long ago in my native homeland, Vietnam, I used to bow. As a grade school student, with arms folded, and eyes staring at my sandaled feet, I would mumble, "Thua thay!" - Greetings Teacher! - whenever I'd run into a teacher in the hallway or enter a classroom. Such was the Old World tradition...