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The Best Gift for World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day (convened by UNICEF, Education International, and the International Labour Organization) is coming up on October 5, and teachers are working incredibly hard, as usual. You’re probably working very hard, too, so I’m going to suggest a quick and easy way to thank your kids’ teachers–buy them a

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What Will the Aide Do? [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I had something else scheduled for today, but this week, I noticed that several copies of my indie-published Heart of a Teacher sold in paperback (it’s also available in a Kindle edition). It dawned on me that perhaps someone bought

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Thankful for… Laughter

I was talking to my parents on the phone, and even while discussing another doctor’s appointment (they have so many every week), my dad and I found things to laugh about. When they were calling him from the waiting room, he couldn’t find the door people were disappearing into, which

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Testing Shame, a Poem About High-Stakes Testing

Testing Shame, a Poem About High-Stakes Testing

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Hi poets and teachers–Over these last weeks of school, I’m sharing several poems from my new collection, The Heart of a Teacher. Today’s short poem is a sad one (but others are funny or sarcastic or celebratory–they aren’t all negative:>)

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When They Write

When They Write, a Poem About Student Writing

Here’s another poem from my new collection, The Heart of a Teacher. This one was inspired by the sound of students writing. I love when I’m visiting a school, and I set them off on a quick-writing exercise. When I say, “Go!” and the pencils start moving over the page,

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Acceleration Exasperation

I promised to share a few poems from my new collection, The Heart of a Teacher, over these last weeks of school. Here’s one inspired by, well, you can probably guess. Right now, the Kindle version only is listed on Amazon, but in a few days the paperback version will

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