End of Year Survey

The end of a school year always feels to me a bit like the end of a long journey. Everyone’s a bit weary, but there’s still quite a bit of work to be done. There are certain fellow travelers who I’m  looking forward to being away from. I find that this is the perfect time […]

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First Day Jitters

I walked into class yesterday and found myself nervous. The class was a whole new group of students. They’d had a different teacher the previous period, Joan, a wonderful British woman I’ve come to enjoy working with. My reptilian brain went into competitive mode: they probably liked Joan so much that they’ll be dissatisfied with […]

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