Monthly Archives: August 2012

Syllabus for 2012-2013 8th Grade English

A syllabus is a tricky thing, and I often put off making mine until push comes to shove. This year, however, I started thinking about my syllabus a good bit before the beginning of the school year because I knew … Continue reading

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My Grading Policy Explained

Dear Students and Parents, I have written this blog post so that from the beginning of the semester you can understand where your grade in my class comes from. Introduction: Over the past few years, I have become very interested … Continue reading

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The Great Divide: Are teachers are just like 8th graders?

Last year, the Junior High Division in my school went 1:1 with Macbook laptops. I could not have been happier. My classroom went paperless, I never had to stand in line at the copier, an I could easily and quickly … Continue reading

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