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Boston Marathon bombings and the t-word

I performed an experiment using my 10th graders Tuesday – they are such great test subjects. I wrote on the board “terrorism” and “terror act.” The students were assigned to write down the words and images that first came to […]

Boston Marathon bombings and the t-word

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I performed an experiment using my 10th graders Tuesday – they are such great test subjects. I wrote on the board “terrorism” and “terror act.” The students were assigned to write down the words and images that first came to […]

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Gun lobby needs to go back to school

I came across an article in Education Week about conservative leaders calling for the arming of teachers. As an educator, I found this quite disturbing. “We cannot continue to be

Student Shooting: ‘Could it happen at my school?’

The end of the school day comes and I see an email from my superintendent sending condolences to those affected by the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Do schools really need to start early? How about Parenting 101 classes instead?

An article I read about a petition by parents to get Montgomery County school to start schools at a later time made me laugh in annoyance. This is folly.

Chick-fil-A: Which side is the most rational?

The interwebs are abuzz with the Chick-fil-A controversy. As I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I came across this image. Scroll down two more statuses, and I get this

Technology: Education’s boon or bane?

A fellow teacher shared with me an article inThe Washington Post about two D.C.-area private schools, one that uses computers in the classroom and one that uses strictly traditional teaching methods  -  no electronics

Who cares about grammar?

I teach English to high schoolers. In addition to being able to understand standard English, I have to learn today’s “English” as butchered by today’s youth. Below is an

Kony 2012 teaches students to get involved

The other morning one of my students came to me with excitement and energy - a rarity for a teenager prior to the beginning of high school classes. “Have

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