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  • Grading Interview     Ever feel like something you spend lots of effort doing is a complete waste of time?  After putting much thought into grading students' assignments, I hand the papers back and ...
    Posted May 22, 2011, 3:53 PM by Unknown user
  • Exquisite Corpse Comes to Class A mysterious hands reach up from the water to snatch boaters.  Ravenous man-eating worms devour a group of middle-school students.  What exactly happened in ELA class today?Inspired ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2011, 11:50 AM by Unknown user
  • Staying True to Your Life Principles As part of our "Meet a Hero" project, I spend the afternoon today completing my homework (a few students already have me beat here) and interviewing James Wilfong, a fellow ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2011, 6:12 PM by Unknown user
  • Reader: Door to a Thousand Classrooms Have you ever wished you had a superpower?  Personally I've always wished I had the power to stop and start time at will.  During the school day I could ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2011, 8:06 AM by Unknown user
  • Hero Project Guiding Image
    Posted Jan 28, 2011, 11:57 AM by Unknown user
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