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Ask Sarah LIVE: Testing Season

Ask Sarah LIVE: Testing Season

Once again, Ask Sarah, made the leap to Facebook Live and once again, you showed up with your questions, your comments, your conversation. Here’s the snack-size version of the broadcast, so you can find or watch just the portions you want to. You can also catch the...

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Overstepped from Above

Overstepped from Above

Dear Sarah, How do you deal with situations where you’re overstepped and disrespected by those above you? I had a situation this year that I had no idea how to handle. Sincerely, Overstepped from Above Dear Overstepped from Above, It’s an awful feeling, isn’t it? That...

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Reflections on More than Disciplinarians

Reflections on More than Disciplinarians

I often tell my students they should somehow be changed by the books they read. I ask them to pay attention to how they enter a text and see if they are different when they leave it. I suggest this is the mark of a worthwhile text; the ones that take us on a journey....

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Tense Staff Meetings

Tense Staff Meetings

Dear Sarah, My question is concerning change... more specifically how to foster change within a teaching staff? We attempted a vertical alignment meeting at the end of the previous school year, it was a tense meeting that produced little to no change. As we begin this...

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Losing Love of Teaching

Losing Love of Teaching

Dear Sarah, I don’t think I love teaching anymore. There are loads of initiatives being dumped on us and who I once was as a teacher is lost. What do I do? Sincerely, Losing Love of Teaching Dear Losing Love of Teaching, A handful of years ago I found myself at the...

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Remembering Great Ideas

Remembering Great Ideas

Dear Sarah, How do I keep track of changes I want to make for next year? I find that I always have these great ideas and think “oh I’ll remember that” and then next year comes along and I can’t remember, or I remember too late. Sincerely, Remembering Great Ideas...

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Balancing it All

Balancing it All

Dear Sarah, How do you balance your teaching with everything else going on in your life (parenting, national work, etc)? Sincerely, Balancing it All Dear Balancing it All, This is going to sound less like a column and more like a confession. I’m wired to collect and...

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A Year of Ask Sarah

A Year of Ask Sarah

52 weeks. Hundreds of questions. Thousands of words. Countless teachers making a difference. That’s what my first year of writing this column has been: a through line into this wonderful community of educators who continue to converge around questions, to unite in...

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Winter Break Slump

Winter Break Slump

Dear Sarah, What should I be doing to wrap up things for the calendar year and make sure my students don’t forget everything during winter break? Sincerely, Winter Break Slump Dear Winter Break Slump, I was born and raised in Iowa. (That’s corn, not potatoes.) Which...

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