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My Shared Sacrifice
So I totally get the idea of shared sacrifice. I don't have a problem doing my part to get the economy back on track. I actually vote for policies that help people that need it, and don't mind ...
thalli1 12/08/2012 18 35 1 -
Binders Full of Us...
As I stayed up too late last night watching election results, I couldn't help but see a pattern emerging. It was very clear to me that binders full of women stood up and re-elected our president ...
thalli1 11/07/2012 39 79 - -
Teacher Appreciation Week
Well, teacher appreciation week is over. While I do appreciate all the kind words and the efforts of my principal, the classified staff at my school, and the parents' club to make us feel ...
thalli1 05/07/2011 7 5 - 49
So. Tired. of. Belt. Tightening.
I keep hearing our leaders telling us that every American needs to tighten our belt and pull together during these tough times. I'm beyond sick of hearing people say that our country is ...
thalli1 04/10/2011 10 26 - 111
I'm a Union Girl
I started my career teaching in a Catholic school. I taught there for ten years. I loved it. The students were all college bound, and parent expectations were incredibly high. My standardized test ...
thalli1 03/22/2011 9 25 1 81
A Letter to the Universe...and Wisconsin
I once mailed a letter to my mom. She left me and my four brothers and sisters when we were kids. I had no way to get the letter to her, so I just put it in the mailbox as a symbol. In my mind I ...
thalli1 03/11/2011 6 16 1 91
Calling out "Bob"
I have an imaginary student in my classroom. His name is Bob. He comes into the conversation whenever something is going wrong in the classroom. I'll say something like, "Okay class, we have a ...
thalli1 03/10/2011 37 72 4 670
Notice to All Banker Types from a Teacher
I have used a bank many times. I have a checking account and a savings account (although I do admit I haven't added anything to my savings account for the past fifteen years since my pay has been ...
thalli1 03/07/2011 329 627 27 1999
I Don't Want to Race to the Top...
I much prefer strolling slowly down a garden path, with a few hills just to get my heart rate up a little. I can't see why everyone is so interested in making education a race instead of the ...
thalli1 03/06/2011 48 82 4 392
I'm an Internet Sensation? Huh?
Crazy. I received a message that The Washington Post wants to publish my diary called "I Don't Want to Be a Teacher Any More." To top that off I got an email from Markos with info from someone at ...
thalli1 03/05/2011 225 814 14 3801
Differentiation and My Daughter
My daughter has been teaching middle school for the past eight years. She’s bright, beautiful, and passionate about her job. She’s an amazing teacher. She works in a very tough ...
thalli1 03/04/2011 3 5 - 115
Out of the Mouths of Babes
Dear Caden's Parents, Your son is a genius. Yeah, I'm pretty sure they should give him a job at ODE or maybe as an adviser to Arne Duncan. We're in class and I'm giving them a pep talk because ...
thalli1 03/02/2011 3 12 1 92
You Can Stop Waiting—I Am Superman!
Last summer, my daughter and I went to a conference about science. It was really interesting and we learned a lot. We were trying to get a handle on the new science standards in Oregon, ...
thalli1 03/01/2011 29 77 2 393
I Don't Want to be a Teacher Any More
I’ve always been a teacher. Even before I received my teaching credentials 34 years ago, I was the one who Mr. Wells asked to help Kim Hull learn how to do his story problems. I ...
thalli1 02/26/2011 335 646 44 3387
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