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Empty Handed In the woke of the recent tragedy in Florida, some people have been quick to call for (more) gun control. The usage of guns should be controlled, but not with the typical definition of those who are seemingly calling for it. Each state has their own laws, but one thing remains throughout most [...]

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I see us on Facebook. On the soccer field. In the classroom. We are the generation born between 1961–1981. We are now finally of age. We thought adulthood began at 18, but that was just a stepping stone. No, we are now parents, for fuck’s sake. We are in charge. Many of us are educators.  [...]

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Students: The Original American Revolutionaries   Stop. Hey, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s going down Young people speaking their minds Getting so much resistance from behind...   The lunch counter sit-ins The Children’s March in Birmingham Freedom Summer Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman The Little Rock 9 Kent State Jackson State DACA & Immigration walkouts [...]

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Last night Twitter and Instagram exploded with thousands of photos of teachers with a sign detailing what teachers really need for their classrooms using the #ArmMeWith hashtag. This movement was in a show of solidarity with the students from Parkland, Florida who are advocating for common sense gun laws following 17 students and teachers killed [...]

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By Guest Writer: Nicole H. So, little Susie didn’t get straight A’s. Well, straight 1’s, because little Susie is too young for letter grades. And you’re bummed. No, you’re mad. You’re thinking she won’t get into a good college. She won’t ever become the doctor you want her to be. Everything is ruined and she [...]

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It’s been a tough week. If you are a teacher, student or parent in an American public school, the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people is just as upsetting as the mass shooting that came before it. Memories of the Las Vegas shooting, the Orlando Pulse shooting, San Bernardino, Virginia Tech, Aurora, [...]

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I did not sign up to be a hero. No, that was not part of my plan. At least, not in the way that most people think of heroes. When most of us think of heroes, we think of warriors or people who put their lives on the line on a regular to protect others [...]

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"The kind of teacher you become will become will directly be related to the kind of teachers you associate with. Teaching is a profession where misery does more than just love company, it recruits, seduces, and romances it. Avoid people who are unhappy and disgruntled about the possibilities for transforming education. They are the enemy of [...]

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Last week, a question was posted in The Educator's Room Facebook page that got me thinking. The question asked about our goals as teachers and where we see our professional careers going. I scrolled through the comments and saw a lot of different responses. Many responded, but there were few who stated that their career [...]

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The contents of this article may seem obvious, but when I was a new teacher fresh out of college, no one went over the basics of living as an adult with me. My parents passed away shortly after I started my teaching career, and I had to learn these financial survival skills from the school [...]

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