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NWP and Room 207:Letters to the Next President: Student Voice, Choice and Action in our Democratic Society

I watched the Republican National Convention this week, on CSPAN, to get the full picture. I will attempt to do the same next week in watching the Democratic National Convention although I will be doing some major work with NWP … Continue reading

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Have the Strength to Be That Somebody

In a world that feels somewhat scary and hopeless, let’s be the light in the darkness, the calm in the storm. My daughter flies off to Europe today to travel with the love of her life. They have been planning … Continue reading

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Whatever You Do, Do What Matters

It is nice to know people read from this space. Blogging is a lonely writing place at times. I know that I read many posts daily and make no response, so I am not surprised to have so few comments. … Continue reading

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The World Just Keeps Crashing In… But We Stand Up, Speak Up, and Believe in What Matters

I have looked back on my blog over the past year, and sadly, this isn’t the first time when I sit and wonder how I am going to explain senseless anger and violence to my students. They are on summer … Continue reading

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Something about a Clean Closet…

There is something about a clean closet. I look on Pinterest with envy with all those people who manage to keep their closets clutter free and clothes all in rows by style, color and even outfit. I pin all sorts … Continue reading

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#Summerstories Calendaring The Summer is More Freeing Than You Think

There is something to be said for summer. Summer for most teachers is more of a working vacation. ¬†When I check out the Snapchats, Instagram pics, and Facebook posts, there are a mixture of family photos, a few toes in … Continue reading

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Some Days, I Hate To Write #summerstories

I am taking a break from writing as I write this post. The irony on that opening statement is not lost on me. I have been in my office most of the day today, writing, but saying nothing. Does anyone … Continue reading

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Let Summer Begin: #summerstories

So this first week of summer was spent in class. Yup, in class. So those of you who think teachers have the summer off, that is only partially true. It is a time to take a break, but also to … Continue reading

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Every Summer Has A Story, What Will You Create This Summer?

This is the end of my 28th year of teaching. Twenty. Eight. Years. That sounds astounding when I say it or put it in writing. How is it possible that time flies by so fast? How is it that when … Continue reading

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It’s Promotion Day in Room 207

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. The past two days have been spent saying goodbye to my current students, and getting in touch with some students from the past. It is nice to have been around long enough … Continue reading

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