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Dec 14 2010

Off the Clock

The problem with teaching is that you’re not allowed to do most of your job while on the clock. Writing lesson plans, designing activities, analyzing state documents to decide what to teach and prioritize, getting materials, grading work, entering grades into the computer, running detentions or extra help, writing worksheets, formatting worksheets, making photocopies, setting…

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Dec 14 2010

Successful Scaffolding

“Miss, haven’t you only been teaching two years?” “Yep.” “How come you can teach us so fast then? The other teachers… they go soooooo slooooowwww. And they get us all confused. But you go really fast and we don’t get confused. You make it easy but it’s fast.” Screw test scores. Someone thinks I’m teaching.

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