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So many words, so many words, so many words…

Years ago, I was working with a student who was on homebound due to a serious health issue. She was angry at this health issue, and she had every right to be, and snarky and funny and I loved her … Continue reading

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Why I failed at grad school.

I have a master’s in secondary education with a specialty in special education. And I thought I was done with school forever because if there was one thing I had learned my first go round, it was that going to … Continue reading

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“I never know what I’m saying…”

Sometimes, I don’t even know what I’m feeling either. Or maybe it’s too many things at one time and I need to be still and process them. Because the state I’m in starts school in mid-August, teachers report in 9 … Continue reading

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Wondering what happens when they grow up…

It might not be the wisest thing for me to do, writing this morning before a shower or coffee or when I’m still utterly wrecked by the engulfing sad of a beautiful book I read yesterday. But here I am … Continue reading

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It’s finals week. My brains are scattered…

It is finals week at my high school. “My high school.” Suddenly, that’s amusing. It’s not my high school, these are not my children, they aren’t always my students on my caseload. Now I realize, I do not feel that … Continue reading

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I probably shouldn’t post at night (warning: education rant to come) . . .

. . . but something is really tugging at me hard. When can we separate the horrible lives that too many of my students endure growing up from their being complete and utter jackasses making dumb decisions about their futures … Continue reading

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I mentioned the whole teacher thing, right?

Yes, I am public high school teacher. Special education, or, as we call it here, exceptional education. Ex ed for short. I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was in 10th grade and took Ms. Clouse’s Shakespeare class (and … Continue reading

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