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Puns & Peace of Mind

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This summer, I saw my life unfold on the silver screen — yes, my life has been adapted into a feature film. The flattering part of it was that when it came to casting, the executives at Disney spared no

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Splash Around

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It’s warm, but the sun is on the descent. The tall grass is gripping onto the cool wind as it tries to come in off the water. The opening between patches of tall grass is a clear entry point into

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Illuminations

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“How has remote teaching changed you as a teacher?” my principal asked. Like a good educator, this question came at the end of our discussion. He had already walked me through guiding questions that he knew would churn up a

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“Keep Moving”

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In August of 2016, I made the choice to “come home” after 7 years in Orlando, Florida. I crammed what I could into a Honda Civic, gave away my remaining IKEA furniture, and began a solo mission driving across the

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Super Market Teach

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Petrified, I hover in aisle 7 waiting for a crowd to leave aisle 8. Aisle 8 may contain my last item on my grocery list, but it also contains 7 other adults — one of whom is wearing a mask

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A Most Excellent Antidote

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In any October that is not 2020, I, along with countless other Americans, will line up to enter haunted houses. We line up to walk through a land of make-believe. It heightens our senses, brings us a sense of whimsy,

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Scaffolding across the Digital Divide

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Somehow, someway, this semester my students will study the words of W.E.B. Du Bois, Ray Bradbury, William Shakespeare, Octavia Butler, John Updike, and depending on time, a smattering of other poets. But first, we’re studying The Carebears. 9th grade honors

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