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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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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