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Adapting to the New Normal

Friday the 13th is truly a jinxed day.  Friday, March 13th proved no different as that was the last day of “normal” for me and my kids.  The end of the marking period with a “get your grades entered now” mandate, meant that my kids worked a bit more independently Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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A Global Look at Teaching English

It’s a rare opportunity to share what other English teachers around the globe do in their classrooms to instill the love of language and literature that many of us have.   Do we have similar challenges? Successes? Joys? Frustrations? Are our classes really that different? Recently, Alexa Griffey, a hometown Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Snow Days: blessing or curse?

January!  Definitely a word that triggers lots of emotions:  new beginnings, resolutions, auld lang syne and for teachers, the midpoint of the school year.  We’re in the home stretch!!  But there’s always a little teeny tiny hiccup this time of year, that four letter word that many of us love Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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American Literature–going rogue

And we’re off….a new school year!  That certainly was a quick summer (aren’t they all) and like many of you, I’m positive you spent some of it thinking, planning, thinking, planning and doing even more thinking and planning about this year. I’ve been thinking about my American Literature course and Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago