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An EACHable Moment

Great teachers recognize a teachable moment.  They take advantage of unexpected circumstances and use those as a backdrop to teach a lesson.  These are often the most powerful for…

What the Duck?

Silence was golden until a tiny, fuzzy duckling began to waddle and quack across the middle of the classroom floor.  Two of my brilliant students had hot-wired this little…

Re: RESPECT AKA TCB

  Respect   Everyone   So   Peace rEmains in the  Classroom.  Thank you. I cheated.  I stole Aretha Franklin’s song of the century and morphed it into a standard…

I Taught Jesus.

We are generally careful about separating church and state in public schools. So, I was surprised when a parent told me that the Son of God was a student…

School is Never Fine.

The three-legged stool is often used as a metaphor for the parent/student/teacher relationship. All three legs are necessary for a balanced educational experience. Here is the truth: the legs…