Each had the names of the pupil and school, and a short blurb on the back cover.
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They were printed in colour and laminated to make them more durable and were finished off by being bound together using attractive spine bars. Internally I decided to keep all fonts and point size uniform as this gave the finished anthologies a more professional appearance. I was able to focus on a funny moment, show appreciation for a kind deed done, and really get to grips with an appreciation of their work. One more inclusion was adding in comments on the pupils and their work by professional writers who they had either worked with at Arvon Helen Cross, Alan Durant and Catherine Fox , or whom I had approached to offer constructive criticism Cathy MacPhail, Skye Loneragan, and Lewis Hetherington.
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In addition, I am confident that the following benefits are apparent as well:. I love teaching students in classrooms, face to face.
- America’s Great Depression: A History of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl.
- OPINION: Confessions of a white teacher in an urban school.
- Concordia Publishing House.
- A Prayer for the Dying: A Novel!
But, there is a particular thrill of experimenting with this different, though related, kind of work and the delivery of a MOOC. I hope the MOOC is rich in information, but beyond that, and even more important, I hope it offers an exhilarating, compact way to study a fundamental art. From my own point of view, the course is my attempt to put into a single, compact form everything I think I know about writing and reading poetry. As Poet Laureate of the United States , Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, in which thousands of Americans—of varying backgrounds, all ages, and from every state—shared their favorite poems.
In real life, Johnson was an ex-Marine. Related: Nearly charter schools are whiter than the nearby district schools. Nothing in my life prepared me. Now, here I was, a white teacher parking a candy-colored car in one of the most crime-ridden areas of Brooklyn. Not one of my students was white.
Every student lived in poverty. Their parents were, mostly, in prison. My students lived with grandparents or older siblings, and the older siblings were often in gangs. I had gone to a New York City job fair, interviewed with one principal and was handed the job. No demo lesson, no series of interviews.
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I was in. I told my father that I could teach anywhere.
I was wildly unaware of my environment, the needs of my students and their home lives. There were bars on the windows of my classroom, but the windows barely opened anyway. This next mistake was not mine, but a flaw deeply ingrained in the system. They had repeated kindergarten and first grade, and they were on their second year of second grade with me.
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At a. Things deteriorated for my class. I constantly lost my voice.
I should never have played. Another mistake I made was not giving my students what they needed, but what I thought they needed. It was personalized learning! They were cute!
And fun! First, my file folder games started disappearing. Ever the optimist, I took this as a good sign — maybe my students wanted to play them at home? This was not, in fact, the case. To show me how wrong I was, my students started destroying them in class. Related: Back to school ideas for preschool thru college — and teachers too.