Monthly Archives: January 2016

Let The Ice Melt Slowly

Prior to teaching I simply had no idea it was possible to be THAT physically and emotionally tired at 5 PM on a Friday night; even after 7 years practicing law in Manhattan. I love my job and the organization … Continue reading

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“I’d Like to Chime In”

There are many things I love about Doug Lemov’s post Exit Tickets that Encourage Self-reflection. The substance of it is important – I recently added something similar to my APWH Exit Tickets (I think I stole it from some awesome … Continue reading

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Du Bois Fought Back

Ta-Nehisi Coates brought this article on W.E. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction from the African American Intellectual History Society to my attention via Twitter. I wrote about the current “debate” awhile ago, but Guy Emerson Mount ┬áprovides a crucial reminder of … Continue reading

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Enjoy A Big Break

The Myth of a Teacher’s Summer Vacation from The Atlantic sat in my inbox for awhile as a pondered a response. As I approach hour seven of planning (and cleaning out my inbox) on News Year Day, I post it … Continue reading

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