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Prompt: What do you think is the most important thing for today's kids to learn in school?   Critical thinking and tenacity. With the internet, teachers have become knowledge advocates instead of gatekeepers. Anyone can learn anything, and with widespread information comes widespread misinformation. The most important thing anyone can learn in this world is …

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Prompt: What is the biggest trigger for stress in your life?   I am blessed with a low-stress life. These days, all my stress is self-inflicted: me stressing about something I don't need to actually stress out about. Back in the day, though, my biggest source of stress was parents. Not mine - they're lovely …

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Prompt: If you were to teach as a career, what would you teach?   I actually did teach for a (3-year) career! Before becoming part of the IT crowd, I taught physics. Physics is a fascinating subject to teach. There are complexities and a whole lot of math, but it answers all those why questions. When …

Day 121

Prompt: teaching.   I shake off the cold, brushing snow from my jacket before unlocking the classroom. It's cold inside, the heat not yet turned on for the school. Saves them money to keep it cold at night. The handle to my office makes me want to put my gloves back on, the small room …

Day 120

Continuing my post from yesterday.   After the last bell, "physics club" meets. It's an unofficial gathering of a few students that need a place to hang out while their rides navigate the heavy traffic around the school. Today, we talk about a new Catholic holiday called "Lint Day" where instead of palms around your …

Day 119

Prompt: teaching. I figure I'll do a "life in the day of" type of post.   The school looms ahead of me in the fog, the weather mirroring my mind as I shake the last vestiges of sleep from it. Anxiety kept me up late, later than I should ever be up, squeezing in a …

Day 112

I'm preparing for a certification today, so forgive the extra short post. Prompt: a character that makes work/school/neighborhood/etc interesting.   It must be 7:30. I know this because the door to my classroom just slammed open. "WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!" Jason exclaims, slouching into one of the chairs. "You're not going to die from …