Category Archives: teaching

I don’t think I’m teaching them anything

The first 9 weeks of school are over and in one week it will be Fall Break!  And I’m ready for a break, I can tell you. After a surprisingly smooth start (given that I was hired the week before … Continue reading

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Intangible Rewards

Teaching is not a lucrative profession.  I leave home at 5:30 AM and arrive home between 5:30 to 6:00 in the evening so it’s certainly a full-time job but even so the pay is so low that my kids are still eligible … Continue reading

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Waiting to Exhale

We are studying the atmosphere in 8th grade science class and the students just learned that Earth’s atmosphere is pressing against them with a force of 14.7 pounds per square inch. Lately I’ve been feeling it.  I am enormously busy! … Continue reading

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