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Listen to Them Sing!

“It’s easy to be discouraged looking at the world.  It’s easy to wonder what is happening to our society and ask why is it so bad?  It’s easy to give up hope.  However, I guarantee if you open your ears … Continue reading

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Successful

After 9 years of teaching, I have reached a point where students I once taught in the 8th grade are now graduating from high school.   As 8th graders, they were just entering their teenage years and 5 years later … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know How Lynn Did It

I sat in my classroom exhausted after a full day of student teaching and couldn’t wait to go home and relax.  I had no clue that teaching would be this draining.  It suddenly dawned on me that for several years … Continue reading

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It Was Unheard of in My Day

My senior year in high school the New Journal and Guide, a local newspaper, printed an article discussing the differences my Grandfather and I experienced playing football in the state of Virginia. The article describes how…

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We Quit

The notes were filled with grammatical errors but the messages were loud and clear.   I was “mean”, “didn’t pay fair”, “smelled like butt”, and “they quit”! The 4 employees that I hired weekly to “keep our block clean” were no … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Happens

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Near Miss Part 2: I Showed My Class A Naked Lady

Co-worker: Did anything happen in school today? Son: Nope Co-worker: Really? Nothing interesting happened today? Son: Nope Co-worker: Nothing out of the ordinary? Son: Nope Co-worker: What about in Mr. Bacchus’ class? Son: Nope Co- worker: Mr. Bacchus is always … Continue reading

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