Posts Tagged: teachers

Just Keep Swimming

That little jingle—be honest you sang the title of this blog—has been a constant companion in my classroom. Every time my students get stuck or frustrated, I would lighten the…
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Focus Our Practice

As a teacher, we take on many roles for our students. This year, I was a high school varsity boys basketball coach. Our team was small, in more ways than…
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Why I Boiled Our Leopard Gecko

I walked into my classroom Monday morning and found one of our leopard geckos dead. My students were so sad, but I was secretly happy because I could add his…
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Want to Be a Surgeon? Start Today!

Want to Be a Surgeon? Start Today! is a billboard that people would cringe at should they be posted all around their city. So why is it any different when…
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What’s in a Grade?

In ninth grade, I did a leaf collection project for my biology class. My grandfather, a science professor, and my dad, a medical doctor, helped me make sure that my…
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