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Dear Weary Teacher

Dear Weary Teacher, I know it’s only September, and I also know that you are tired. Beat. Worn down. And it’s only September. I know that you are overwhelmed. Stressed. Frazzled. And it’s only September. I know that you are … Continue reading

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Running Back to the Ark

The drop hit him on the nose first. He looked up, squinted into the sky. The air smelled like rain. Another drop, then another. Soon the sound of pattering rain filled his ears as the air around him danced with … Continue reading

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The Least Likely One

I may have been the least likely one from my first grade class to become a teacher. I was probably the least likely one to sing in front of large crowds, and especially to speak at churches and teacher conferences. … Continue reading

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When You Thought I Wasn’t Listening

My oldest son Parker used to hang onto every word I’d say. Every. Single. Word. He and I would hang out for most of the day together and he’d always greet his Dad at the end of the day with, … Continue reading

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Teachers, This Could Be YOUR Year

This could be your year. The one you’ve been waiting for. It could be the first year you have your own classroom. You’ve studied, observed, interviewed, waited, despaired with disappointment, interviewed some more, waited some more, worked another job that … Continue reading

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If You Give A Teacher A Class List

If you give a teacher her class list, she’s going to want some mailing addresses to go with it. So she’ll dig through mounds of registration forms to find “her kids” and write each address. Seeing all those addresses will … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: The Power of Routine

It was inevitable. My voice was leaving me slowly but surely. The crud that had been going around my classroom had made its way to me, and my voice was sounding more and more hoarse as a result. I knew … Continue reading

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