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Posts tagged with: Teaching

The Greenwich Times recently posted an article (listed below here) detailing the challenges and the corresponding attitudes of Greenwich teachers who will respond to those challenges as the school year begins. I just wanted to take a moment to thank...
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I ran across this article in the New York Times, a thought-provoking one on the homeschooling phenomenon, and thought I would share it: Pods, Microschools and Tutors: Can Parents Solve the Education Crisis on Their Own? As school openings remain...
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This all seems so familiar somehow: ordering a hundred homeschool supplies on Amazon, preparing a schedule, gearing up my mind for the unfathomable idea that I can somehow work full time and homeschool teach my kids full time simultaneously.  It’s...
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I’ve often wondered about overlap between anxiety, learning disabilities and ADHD. My assumption, as I think many teachers assume, was that the three go hand in hand. After all, having a learning disability such as dyslexia would be anxiety provoking,...
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A recent study conducted in 2018 by the American College Health Association suggested that 31.9% of College students reported feeling stress & anxiety over the past 12 months, and that is just the number willing to admit it. One can...
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I’ll never forget the warm sweat that would glide down the sides of my shirt as I crept up to the board when Mrs. Phelps would ask me to put a homework problem on the board for Geometry. The room...
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One of the questions that parents, fellow teachers, or administrators frequently ask an English teacher is… ‘how do you teach writing’? They ask with a bit of awe and wonder, likely still colored by their own 12th grade compositional struggles;...
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I gave my eight year-old daughter a practice problem from a critical reading practice section of an SAT out of morbid curiosity. It was a vocab in context question, which she promptly answered correctly in under a minute. I bring...
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If you’re anything like me, you were a bit excited to get to be your child’s teacher in the spring when the pandemic started. After I dropped my kids off at school, I barely heard anything about what they did...
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I remember when I began teaching trying desperately to cover the entire gamut. When given American Literature it was unfathomable to consider forgoing Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway, often the choice. Quite often I’d end up jamming in too...
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