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The Purpose of Grades is to Bribe and Threaten

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  Here’s your homework assignment. Ask a dozen teachers, what is the purpose behind grading students? I don’t know for sure what they’ll tell you, but whatever they say it will likely fall into one of three categories. The first … Continue reading

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Why Do We Want a Scholarship Endowment for Refugee Students?

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  For those who don’t know me, my name is Brian Huskie. I’m a teacher in an urban school district and as of this writing I’ve been there for eight years, five of which I’ve taught English Language Learners. Before … Continue reading

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Five Ways Teachers Waste Their Time

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  My name is Brian Huskie, I’m a National Board Certified English teacher, I’ve been teaching for nine years in an urban school district, and I spend an obscene proportion of my day busily wasting time. After some reflection, I … Continue reading

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People Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou “Because I don’t goddamn listen.” Rohan, age 3 or 4.   Not my … Continue reading

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Love, Responsibility, and Freedom

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After my first semester at college I jumped into a car with a bunch of guys and drove to a state park a half hour away. I can’t remember if I knew what the mission was, but it was late … Continue reading

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