Classroom Classics

Tales from time spent at the front of the classroom.

Happy Anniversary to The Goddess Howe!

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to The Goddess Howe blog! Yep, one year ago today I posted my very first blog as I stepped off into this crazy journey of pursuing my dreams. To all of you who have subscribed to the blog, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Your support means the world … Continue reading »

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No Zero Grading Policy

The Orlando Sentinel published an article this week about the no-zero grading policy.  It appears that high schools across Central Florida are starting to incorporate the policy of giving nothing below a 50%.  This has been a common practice for many middle schools for several years now. The article in the newspaper actually said it … Continue reading »

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Teenagers, Teachers, & Years that don’t Exist

One of the great joys of teaching middle schoolers is that they typically think they know everything, but they haven’t seen enough, done enough, or read enough to know much of anything.  By the time they reach 7th or 8th grade, most pre-teens and teenagers think they are ready to graduate and live their lives, … Continue reading »

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Grizzly Bears, Class Size, and Chewing Gum

Chewing gum by itself doesn’t seem like a good reason for anyone to quit teaching.  So when people ask why I left the profession, and I answer “penguin eggs and chewing gum”, they always look confused.  It’s a quick, easy answer to a question that isn’t at all quick or easy to answer. We’ll call … Continue reading »

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