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Posts Tagged ‘starting the year’

The Lost Art of the Handshake

The Lost Art of the Handshake

For many years now I have been conducting a social experiment in the doorway of my classroom. The subjects of my experiment have been all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some limp, others drool, many of them have trouble writing down the correct day of [...]

My Illegal Honors Student From Arizona

My Illegal Honors Student From Arizona

I just talked to a former student, we’ll call him Jorge, who is entering his first year at the University of California. He came in after school today, dressed a little older than I remember him, with slick sunglasses and slicker hair. He had a [...]

Notes From the First Two Days

Notes From the First Two Days

I’m teaching all 9th graders. Before balancing, my classes are at 42 students. Classes won’t be balanced for two weeks. Let me say that again, I have 42 9th graders in a small classroom. It’s cool though, they wrote poetry today-EVERY SINGLE [...]

Preparing for the Haters

Preparing for the Haters

High School starts in my district next week. I’m preparing myself in a variety of ways. I’m reading up on a lot of education theory and studies (Keeping Track by Jeannie Oakes is one I’m halfway through), I’m looking over unit plans here on [...]