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Mar 29 2011

The Love, Part 2…

Sometimes, I’ll hear a student say to a teacher, “You’re not my mom!” or “You’re not my dad!” On occasion, I’ve heard the teacher respond, “Thank goodness!” or some variation. I figured that I’d respond in the same way to any difficult student should the situation arise. I love my students, but in most cases,…

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Mar 08 2011

The Love…

Where is the love? That is the question. My PD observed me today for Round 3, and behavior management was the focus area of the day. In my least-invested algebra class, behavior is a huge problem, and it has become a battle, as my PD put it. “You don’t teach us” vs. “You don’t pay…

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