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There are many things young children don't know they know.  It is not unusual for a Kindergarten teacher to amaze students with simple science or art demonstrations.  This is why, I think, teaching kindergarten is awesome.  Everyday you get to show these little people something they never knew about.  They didn't even know they didn't know about sand art. When it comes to school subjects students...

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Having a visual processing disorder is as real and debilitating as needing glasses.  Additionally,  they are the same in that for both, bigger is better. Like most things I have learned about teaching I learned that big words are better by accident and from a child.  Elliot.  He was a cute, spunky 7 year old whose mother told me he couldn't read. By our third tutoring session I...

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So as the school year winds down some of us are running in high gear on the inside.   Teachers are different than other people.  Students are talking about summer plans and parents are panicking over summer babysitting while we are cleaning, cramming and planning for next year. I know it makes me bear-like at home when no one understands this is not an easy time of the year for...

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I teach at a charter school so I have 6 more weeks of lessons, routines, assignments and parent concerns. My friends, they have 6 days until beaches, sun, wine and sleep. So, for the third night in a row, I am eating cheesecake. It is a crazy world. I never decided to be a teacher to get summers off but, we all put so much heart and...

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There are do's and don'ts for everything and in teaching they might not be what you think. Do come to work clean and well kept.  We all know that you can be a great teacher in sweats and a pony tail.  We all know different schools have different standards but clean and well kept are always in style.  Now for my personal opinion.  I work...

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