• Taking The ‘L’ In Your Classroom

    I am guessing they you probably have heard of the video game Fortnite. You may have even heard of “Taking the L.” This is a dance for players to rub in the loss or defeat of another...

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  • A Poem For HBW At Graduation 2018

    Congratulations to the HBW Class of 2018! Thank you to Ms. McNeal for inspiring me to write this poem, which she shared at the ceremony today. Messy in the Middle It’s messy in the middle. You’re not...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • ‘Twas the Night Before PARCC

    I dedicate this poem to all of the inspiring teachers I am proud to work with at H.B.W. ‘Twas the night before PARCC, when all through the school, All the posters were covered, for that was the...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • How I’m Like Ebenezer Scrooge

    Don’t worry. I’m not a curmudgeon exclaiming “Bah Humbug” at every checkout. I’m like Ebenezer Scrooge because I’ve seen the error of my ways, and it’s time to make amends. A few years ago, I chased kids...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Shouldn’t All Education Be ‘Special’?

    I’ve been thinking a lot about special education students lately. I’m not a special education teacher, but of course, I teach special education students every day. I was reaching for a gallon of milk, and my eyes...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Teaching With Compassion

    I think all educators lose sight of the big picture from time to time, myself included. We are so busy doing what we think we MUST: grading the papers, making the copies, sending the emails, and perfecting...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • What If Every Day Were Halloween?

    What if every day were Halloween? Initially this sounds like a very, very bad idea. Children going door to door demanding and consuming large quantities of sugar? Every day?! It’s a teacher’s and parent’s nightmare. But hear...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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