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The Perfect Pie

James King Uncategorized

The crisp, hot air floods the room. The air has a scent of browned bread, and a hint of sweet berries. With a bit of effort, and a functional oven, a decadent pie emerges from the oven. While critics and

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Underlings No More

James King Uncategorized

Soon-to-be traitor Cassius states “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / it is in ourselves” in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. I recently threw this quote at my ninth graders while they practiced interpreting

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Am I Having Fun?

James King Uncategorized

I made more money at jobs with a high school diploma than I do as a teacher. 15 years have passed. I completed an associate’s degree as well as my bachelor’s. I left well paying jobs, took on debt, and

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Most Spirited

James King Uncategorized

Earlier this week, just a few moments after sunrise, I found myself looking down at my school from atop a steep slope. I was pulling weeds, and raking a rocky hillside. No. This was not penance for some classroom stunt.

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Perspective

In Search of New Perspectives

James King Education

In undergrad, I recall having a class discussion about how many ‘hats’ teachers had to wear. It was accompanied by a cartoon with a leaning tower of ball caps precariously placed atop a teacher’s head. I am sure you are

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