Monthly Archives: June 2016

45 Pounds and 191 Posts

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UnknownAnd so the school year draws to a close. . . Last July I made two commitments to myself. One – I wanted to lose 50 pounds during the school year. Two – I wanted to commit to writing one blog post for each and every school day – – this will be the 191st!   And I did it! Sorta – – I actually lost 45 pounds and not 50 pounds but just enough to keep me humble. Read more

Brushing a Bit Close

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imagesNow that we are all but done with the year, my teacher persona is a bit more relaxed – and now with classes of only a few lost souls (who forgot the secret that no one comes to school the last week), I am beginning to see students less filtered.   One young man worries me a bit . . .  Read more

Days in the Cage

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UnknownThese last strained days of school are a lesson in living in a cage. You would think that these last few days of class would be the perfect time to offer the end-of-the-year exams – especially since it is the end-of-the-year. But, no – the end-of-the-year exams were offered in early May when they should have been named the”weeks-before-the-end-of-the-year-exam” Read more