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Stripping My Identity

It started with a girl.  It always starts with a girl. In the summer between my 8th grade and freshman year of high school, my then girlfriend was in a community theater production of Gypsy. She asked if I wanted

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100 Book Challenge Book 4:

4. Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It– By Kelly Gallagher I just read this book at, of all places, a dance competition for my daughter.  It was enlightening, but I was hoping for

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Parenting and Teaching Parallels

I was pretty pumped tonight.  For the first time in forever, I felt on top of things.  I got home  by 4:30, knocked out a five and a half mile run and push up challenge by 5:30.  (Just in case

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Post-Conference Reflections:

We never once turned on the radio.  Strangely, that is what I remember most  about this conference I just returned home from. Let me backtrack a bit.  The conference, all in all, was pretty much worthless.  I am trying to

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Taking Off the Training Wheels

I have a very nice student teacher named Molly. I think she will be great, as soon as I can relinquish the classroom to her fully, something that has been much harder to do than I had originally thought. We met

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