Summer Starts Right Now

When my students were promoted to second grade they recited a poem. Hello, Summer! -- (A Last Day of School Poem) by Gregory K. It begins with the lines Goodbye, classroom! Goodbye, Teach! You can find me at the beach... (The entire poem can be found here) I think of this poem today because it …

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Kuwait City

Kuwait is a country that seems like one big city and then desert. I've lived here for two years and I am not sure if Salmiya (where I live) is a separate city or simply a district or county or some other part of Kuwait City. The road between the two is short and busy …

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First Five Years

The statistic is that most new teachers quit in the first 5 years. There are many reasons for this from administration to the zoo animals some people call children. Teachers are being asked to do more with less each day. From stagnant salaries and facilities to broken buildings and broken homes teachers have much to …

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