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So I’ve probably written a dozen theses this week at the AP US History institute I’m at. It makes me realize: I have to make my students write EVERY DAY. Because I’ve gotten a lot better and feel ready to teach, just in 4 days. Practice in writing is key…

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JOZY! http://wp.me/s2xxBR-jozy

If you aren’t a soccer fan, you really should be. Especially as the United States starts to come into it’s own.

I’ve already decided that I am going to bring soccer culture into my classroom next year: using yellow and red cards for discipline, having a…

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GOLLLLLLLLLL #USA #gol #soccer #goldcup

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In light of the results of the Zimmerman trial, I have had a lot on my mind regarding justice, our legal system, and how it relates to my teaching. As you may have presumed, the population I teach is largely African American and I have many young black…

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  • Student: "Mr. Dykhouse, could the principal fire you? In Jamaica, the principal can't fire teachers."
  • Me: "Yeah Ryan, he could fire me. Especially since I'm a first year teacher."
  • Student: "Oh he would never fire you! Students rave about you"
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Anniversary date night! To the cook shop! #loveher #oneyear

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  • Q: So it’s fine to say, everybody should learn a little bit about how to program and this way of thinking because it’s valuable and important. But then maybe that’s just not realistic. Donald Knuth told me that he thinks two percent of the population have brains wired the right way to think about programming.
  • Hal Abelson: That same logic would lead you to say that one percent of the US's population is wired to understand Mandarin. The reasoning there is equivalent.
Source: codequarterly.com
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Lunch salad the wife made! #mansalad #gotsteak?

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May Day in NYC. DOWN WITH CAPITALISM #saidfrommyiphone #irony #notmarxist

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Educating with Compassion

One of the greatest challenges of teaching is classroom management. The phrasing itself,…

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