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HIM:  What are you going to do on your second day off? (I’m a school teacher, so yesterday was my first real day of summer.) ME:  Nothing. HIM:  What? ME:  Nothing. HIM:  No.  Seriously.  What do you have planned? ME: … Continue reading

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Why English Teachers Should NOT Try Online Dating

English teachers, like me, should NOT date online. It is only a series of misadventures in matching. I cannot edit. I cannot provide feedback. A brief list of why I cannot do this follows: hey sweetie …… u ski ?? … Continue reading

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Questions from Under the Covers

Questions from Under the Covers   For years, I prided myself on never taking a sick day. What I didn’t realize was that, even though I tried not to breathe on students or colleagues, I was spreading my nasty germs. … Continue reading

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Say “Yes” to the Dress

Sometimes, in English class, I think, “This is such a great conversation.  I love the way eighth graders think critically.” Then .  . . Today, discussing The Giver and freedom of choice, I posed the following: Are the any times when it … Continue reading

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It’s Going to Be a DWIGHT Christmas

It’s Going to Be a Dwight Christmas After All A few days ago, someone Dwight loved very much met me at my front door, handed me a box and told me, “Here. Here are some of Dwight’s ashes. He would … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being a Junior High School Teacher

One of the perks of teaching junior high school is SPIRIT WEEK.  Every few months, the Student Council produces a Spirit Week.  It is designed to get everybody on the same page, celebrate our school community, and dress up. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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