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As a teacher, I worry about my students as they grow up in this crazy world. Below is my prayer.
Praying because no one should be killed senselessly. Not young black men and women. Not policemen and policewomen. Not Muslims. Not Jews. Not Christians. Not Americans. Not immigrants. Not the poor. Not the rich. Not the young. Not the old. No one. And doing so in the name of religion, patriotism, pride, retaliation, or for any other reason is just wrong.
Do you find yourself marking out exclamation point after exclamation point when reading your students’ writing? Here is a journal prompt to get the kids thinking about when they should use exclamation points.
I am not meaning this as a commentary on the current educational system, but I thought it was interesting to see the two lists.
This blog post is full of great ideas and resources.