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Jun 02 2013

The Role of Parents

The longer I am in teaching, the more I feel that the biggest factor in (the vast majority of) students’ academic success is their parents.  Although there have been instances where a teacher or other school faculty member has had the power to turn a kid around, I believe that the most fundamental element is…

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So yesterday I had an incident at school.   Long story short: my kids were behaving like absolute zoo animals.  It was just like what you see in the movies — kids throwing pencils at each other, yelling, screaming, boys chasing each other around the room, kids throwing each others’ stuff in the trash as…

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To preface this post: no I’m not pregnant, no I don’t have a baby, no I don’t have a secret younger sibling that you all never knew about. When the school year starts, that’s when I lose touch with/stop communicating with the outside world regularly.  Finally, when I get a break for school vacation or…

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