• Verona Has Lucked Out

    The outcome wasn’t certain for the Essex town that day. The clock read ten to eight with just ten minutes left to pray. West Caldwell cancelled school first, and then others did the same. Silence fell upon...

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  • Each Day Should Have Some Halloween

    Door to door, the kids are trick or treating Collecting candy for overeating. Kids are cloaked in possibility A day to choose who you can be. A day for creativity to be celebrated A simple tradition that’s...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Making A Difference

    If only we could transform the usual platitudes Into meaningful choices and everyday attitudes If only we could do the things we say we’ll do Then we could make a difference profound and true. And at the...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 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...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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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 5 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 7 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 11 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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