Category: teaching

A Lesson In Apologizing

I received this letter from my student. He couldn’t wait to give it me. Yes, I had cut access from all of his favorite things. Prior to this letter, he defied every single thing that he was instructed to do. He refused to acknowledge anyone that spoke to him and he even chose to be

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It’s Christmastime In The City, Not In My Classroom!

Every year that I have taught, my entire classroom celebrated Christmas. It’s one of the first things that I ask students and parents. Not specifically whether or not they celebrate my favorite holiday, but what cultural traditions and activities do they like to acknowledge. So, I try to incorporate and acknowledge important traditions into lesson

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Teaching is My Cup of Tea

It’s been 3 months since the 2019-2020 school year has started. Shamefully, today is the first day that I had a full conversation with one of my students. It’s not cause I haven’t tried. Somehow, within the first 1 minute of meeting me, he realized that I wasn’t his cup of tea. Now, he has

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