Tag Archives: Tough Love

Notes of Thanks

Just before finals and the holiday break, I received a few thank you notes from students and a fellow teacher, along with several chocolate goodies.   These notes will definitely help me to rekindle my passion for teaching over the … Continue reading

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Inadvertently Shortchanging Students: Angelica’s Story

Holding students to high expectations is not just for teachers. A Disrupted Morning Ritual As I counted off students in my fourth period AP Calculus AB class early this morning, I came up one person short.  My immediate thought, before … Continue reading

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“Tough Love” is Tough

While all students will come to feel relaxed, encouraged, motivated, and supported in my classroom, my support will be in the form of respectful, equitable “tough love” where all students will be held to high standards, provided access to open, … Continue reading

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