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Dear Rambo

( This is largely for my Co-fellow—you have been a large asset to our school, students, and community. Thank you for your constant encouragement, empathy, and understanding on days when I need it most)  Next year, due to a plethora … Continue reading

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All that glitters is not gold

  “Miss B, I’m sad…” “Why’s that?” “I didn’t score very well. I don’t understand why. I think I have been paying attention in class. I do the homework. I ask questions.  I stay after to self-study. Why didn’t I … Continue reading

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..but I didn’t get first

Kevin, who has yet to reach 5 feet, has wide eyes framed by thick black glasses. He sits in the front of the class with a bright personality, but lacks discipline when it comes to his studies. For the past … Continue reading

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Beer and Baijiu

I stepped out of my evening class at 10pm with my English Class Representative walking alongside me. She had an arm full of 111 class’s first English Test. Students rushed around me, excited to be out of their little stools … Continue reading

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I can see clearly now

Michael, sat in the back of the class and was never a very attentive student. He liked to gaze out the window, draw on his desk, or stare blankly at his notebook when it came time to write notes.  It … Continue reading

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no pain, no gain

It’s 7:35 in the morning and the English mid-term exam is set to begin in fifteen minutes. With a cup of hot instant nescafe coffee in my left hand and a half eaten banana in my right, I am standing … Continue reading

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seek to understand

“One challenge teachers face is disruptive behavior in their classrooms. In a 2004 survey, 75 % of teachers noted that they would spend more time teaching and teaching effectively if they had less disruptive behavior in their classrooms (Public Agenda, … Continue reading

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