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Winter

Several years ago, when I began teaching in a Title I school, I saw firsthand just how much I had been a privileged child. Of course I knew that not everyone was growing up the way that I did… but it saddened me to see that the majority of my class could not relate to my childhood excitement. Many did not even have a big Christmas dinner, the way that my family always had. From then on, for me, the “Christmas Spirit” was defined as…

One of the things I really try to do as a teacher is to make sure that my breaks from work are my time. I know that some of you are probably thinking this isn’t possible. Instead of visions of sugarplums dancing in your head over the break, you see visions of yourself hunched over a table at the local 24/7 IHOP grading papers and slurping down cups of bottomless coffee…