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A Flawed System Composed of Critiques

School is difficult. School is challenging. Policies in school aren’t effective. So many critiques about school exist, and these critiques center around what can be done to make students perform better on tests, not how can we make students learn … Continue reading

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Holidays in School

Today in the union, I was looking around for inspiration for my blog post and I saw these huge balloons with Happy Valentine’s Day written all over them and it hit me: holidays in education. I remember in elementary school … Continue reading

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What Makes for Good Reading?

Throughout childhood, I always felt behind my classmates in reading speed and comprehension. For the longest time, I had no enthusiasm to read, and only truly started reading in about first or second grade when my mom forced me to … Continue reading

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3 Points Make a BIG Difference

We all know the joy and heartbreak of a three point shot in UNC Basketball. But how do we feel about it when it comes to our high schools? When I first heard about the new ten point grading system … Continue reading

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Reform Real Chat from a Teacher Wannabe

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a kid. There something about school I have always loved, there is so much hope in education. In general I have always been an extremely idealistic person, sometimes to an … Continue reading

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Literacy is important to me because…

Prior to this year I had never really thought about how I would finish this sentence if I were asked to. I am afraid (and ashamed) to say I have taken my ability to read and write for granted for … Continue reading

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Learning To Read (Between the Lines)

Truth be told, I really don’t remember learning to read. When I was three, I was given a book of fairy tales from my grandfather for Christmas.  It’s one of my earliest memories, and I still have that book in … Continue reading

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