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Ha!! I teach second grade (not high school English) but I am right there with you in terms of expectations for ourselves this summer. I admire teachers (like my mom) who spent tons of time developing some area of their practice and reading up on new strategies. Yes, I did take a class in redesigning social studies curriculum and wrote a kick-a*s unit, but then I also read a huge amount of chick-lit, devoured Harry Potter and caught up on back episodes of What Not To Wear. Mmm-hmm. Now I've got two weeks to go (and I'm switching grades!!) and I'm rationalizing that being super rested and armed with a great new unit is enough...

Good luck with your new school year!!!!

PS_ loved your blog...keep it coming!



you're my kind of teacher.


I'm excited to have happened upon your blog. I teach at a school full of privileged kids who have everything so I could definitely relate to your comment about how far removed a book like great expectations is from your students. The other day I had a student who didn't do her homework (post a comment to the class blog) because she coudn't figure out how to work her new iPhone.

My plan this summer was to overcome the envy I feel towards my students who travel the globe all summer long by making a group of them take me along. We had a great time in Alaska. It definitely beat summer reading.

I'm adding your blog to my reading list (and skipping Great Expectations).


My favorite summer reading was Love in the Time of Cholera. What teenager wouldn't plow through a book with so many sex scenes?!

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Given how bad we looked at trial, do we even want to appeal the Witt case? If we don't appeal Witt, though, have we in effect conceded the whole ball game? Will a lame duck session pull our butts out of the fire? This is really no fun.


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