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My student evaluations came in today, and I haven’t got it in me to open them

I don’t know about you, but I’ve probably had one of, if not the, hardest semester in 28 years of teaching. I’ve taught in different countries, in many different educational environments, but this last year has been just the toughest. Yet I have it so much easier than most.  My current role is as an …

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I Am a Terrible Substitute Teacher. Here’s Why That Matters.

Substitute teachers are essential to the successful operation of a school, especially in times of record numbers of teacher absences and open positions. Recent publications in TIME and EdWeek outline the crisis in detail, but if you are an educator or a parent, you likely have personal experience with this growing problem. As the COVID …

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Parents Will Get to Decide What Their Children Are Taught

Earlier this month, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted, “I think parents should decide what their children are taught in schools. That is all.” Like many other deep thinkers in education, Pompeo is qualified to address complex issues in the field because he attended public school.  To his credit, Pompeo graduated first in his …

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