Category Archives: School

On seeing your teacher at the grocery store

There is that story that teachers tell about seeing a student outside the context of the school building, the student completely flummoxed by the teacher being in, say, the grocery store or at the gas station. “I’d thought you lived … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts of Back-to-School Night

A quick Friday post – and much thanks to my parent peeps that helped with the below: 1. Don’t ask us to fill out a handout that asks questions such as, “Is there anything that you’d like to share with … Continue reading

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Grumpy Middle School Dad & Thoughtful Middle School Dad

A hypothetical conversation. You watch: The thoughtful guy will win out, I know. Thoughtful Middle School Dad: Why the…um…grumpy face? Grumpy Middle School Dad: My kid – just driving me crazy. TMSD: (face set in mock horror) No! Really?! GMSD: … Continue reading

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Remembering important teachers, part 4

This post is from Elena Juris, the Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health Training Center and the author of Positive Options for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. And hooray for New Orleans! Ms. Landry was my 7th grade English teacher, … Continue reading

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Remembering important teachers, part 3: Ms. Fair

Emily Auerswald and Steve Soden, siblings who are six years apart, were both fortunate to attend Friends Academy in Dartmouth, MA in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They fondly remember a legendary history teacher, Ms. Fair. Emily: One of … Continue reading

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Remembering important teachers, part 2: It’s all about the food!

Here are recollections about important teachers from my friend Isabel McLean, who’s a lead instructional coach at Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia. See Isabel’s blog here. As the new school year begins, it seems the right time to reflect … Continue reading

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