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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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Penguin Eggs and Chewing Gum: Why I Quit Teaching

When people ask me why I stopped teaching, I think I am just going to say “Penguin Eggs and Chewing Gum”.  After all, I haven’t figured out how to wrap up five years of frustrations, tears, joys, triumphs, defeats, red tape, and nightmares into a quick, easy answer.  It doesn’t really fit into one sentence all neat and cheery with a … Continue reading »

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