Monthly Archives: June 2011

This is What the R-Word Looks Like: Part II

The next day, I check in with Ms. Anne.  “I’d like to talk to her class, for maybe 15 minutes: would that work?”  The class already has a classroom meeting structure, which I’ve seen this teacher use to brilliant effect … Continue reading

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This is What the R-Word Looks Like: Part 1

It is the first day of the last week of school when I get the call in my office.  Aniyah’s mom is on the phone.  She sounds upset.  Come down. Crud.  Aniyah’s class, right now, is in the auditorium, rehearsing … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Random Acts

My school was ambushed today by a Random Act of Kindness.  The city fire department got wind, last month, of a penny drive for Japan–started by one second grader, it spread throughout our school.  For reasons I genuinely don’t want … Continue reading

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