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Elementary s3 ep 22

A New Jersey judge is found murdered on a subway platform. The obvious suspect is escaped prisoner Nikki Moreno, who the judge sentenced to four years for drug dealing, and whose prints are found on the murder weapon; then a guard from the prison turns up dead as well. 139 more words


The truth about the system...the school system that is...

This year has been challenging to say the least. It has been an uphill battle with co-workers, parents, students, administrators, an emotional train wreck, and it has left almost every teacher at my school feeling a lack of support and trust. 480 more words


Girls with Pens

The girls in our spring “Girls With Pens” workshops had been told they’d be writing, but they squealed with delight when I told them we’d be making up stories. 2,543 more words


Kids Say the Darndest Things

Student: “Simon says, kiss your teacher!”
Me: “Uhh, pick something else…”

During our Hen and Egg roleplay, one group of 4th graders changed the hen to a rooster and had an alternate ending: 21 more words


The Best Professional Development

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There’s a distinct difference between Professional Development (PD) and Inservice.  It’s not often spoken of in the board I work in.  PD is the furthering of knowledge and skills and practices that a teacher has, involves some tough and sometimes confrontational conversations, and typically leaves the participating teacher feeling excited or inspired or more confident or more prepared or more clear on their practice.   662 more words

Elyse's Mini TV Roundup

Sorry about the hiatus, dear reader. Clara has been away and I promised her I wouldn’t talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron until she got back. 1,020 more words