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“So, do you miss teaching?”

I get that question every once in a while. People also ask if I miss the kids. And the answer has steadfastly been: “No, I do not miss teaching.” “No, I do not miss the kids.” I don’t know why, … Continue reading

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Getting from NO to YES

Opposition from the NRA and some of their members to any and all forms of reasonable gun and gun safety legislation may never change, may never ever diminish or lose volume and intensity, but, I imagine that if they choose to continue … Continue reading

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Nervous about Tuesday?

Isn’t everyone? How many words can you come up with to describe how you and your friends and neighbors are feeling? It has not interfered with my sleep, but I do know folks who tell me that they have lain … Continue reading

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Copier Down,…

It is time for all schools to have machines that are reliable and up to the task of making hundreds of copies every day. Really. No matter what other technology they talk about for classrooms and schools, it is still … Continue reading

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A Founding Father’s Words of Wisdom

“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by … Continue reading

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I Geek Science

I do. I always have. Since my dad bought me a chemistry set for Christmas in 1960; since my dad got me a microscope the following Christmas; since I got my very own subscription to National Geographic on the same holiday from … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation

Here it is, May 28th, and it is 90 freakin’ degrees out there! I am much better at coping with seasonally cold weather than this seriously hot and humid stuff. Summer does not officially begin, calendar-wise, until June 20. Holy Toledo! … Continue reading

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