back to school
dealing with parents
why teachers leave
February 11, 2018
Lining up here. Standing there. Sitting down. No, not there. Here. Books here. Bag there. Hands to yourself. Yes, you, my friend. What’s your name again?
The first weeks back at school are nothing short of boot camp. We direct students here and there like lost kittens i...
January 27, 2018
“You have a student in your class who vomits. A lot.”
“Right... Like, at lunch time?"
"No, no. Just randomly."
I’d spent some time preparing for the first week back. I’d bought some new stickers, read Bill Rogers’ suggestions for the establishment phase and planned...
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