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Chicken Wings, Forgeries, and Goodbyes: Project 180, Day 60


Morning, all. Headed to the doc today. Arm’s still giving me troubles, and the name “Chicken Wing” has begun to stick as a result of my carrying it tucked closely to my side. Oh, kids…

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Not Enough: Project 180, Day 59


Though I have not fully processed all that I learned from the recent midterm conferences, I have reached a humbling conclusion. My dedication is not enough. Despite my commitment to lead and support my kids…

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Long Story, Short Post: Project 180, Day 58


Sorry no post. Long Story. Back with you tomorrow.


In the Middle: Project 180, Day 57


  In teaching as in life, the battle is constant; the struggle is real. Head and heart locked in conflict, as divided as together, as different as the same, as trusting as suspicious. And we…

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Jump In: Project 180, Day 56


Though many of my students have expressed their appreciation for less stress in the P-180 classroom, it is not an environment without pressure. It’s just different pressure. In a traditional classroom setting, pressure generally exists…

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Voices Within: Project 180, November 20, 2016


Only two comments this week. Sure to have fewer this next week with only 2 half days. Come on break! “So far this class seems chaotic, and I wonder if it’s gonna settle down. Right…

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P-180 Growth Garage: Models and Movies


Young writers need models. And while that “need” certainly varies from writer to writer, providing models for our students is one way to help them grow as writers. Some will use them more than others….

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And Then the Sun Shines: Project 180


This is part of a note from a parent who was unable to attend conferences last night. Wanted to share. Brightened my day. Thanks to all who have offered your support today. Your words help…

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Let’s Make a Deal: Project 180, Day 55


It’s too bad that one’s peace cannot be ruled by a simple majority. It’s too bad that one’s brain conspires against the very thing it needs most. It’s too bad that one can neither remember…

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Meet the Parents: Project 180, Day 54


Test today. I will do the taking. Parents will do the scoring. And while it would be disingenuous of me to suggest that I am not experiencing a little test anxiety as I look ahead…

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